IntelBX80623I52500K
$246
AMDYD1400BBAEBOX
 $246 

4 Cores, 4 Threads @3.3GHz, Sandy Bridge.
Release date: Q1 2011.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 203,884 user samples
144,475 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 86% Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 4.8 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 60% Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Poor: 60% Great: 86%
SPEED RANK: 257th / 1316
Gaming
Gaming 74%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 77%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 55%
Gunboat
59,409 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 71% Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.95 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 52% Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 0.55 GHz (avg)
Poor: 52% Great: 71%
SPEED RANK: 458th / 1316
Gaming
Gaming 63%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 66%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 53%
Yacht
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
73.8 % Faster effective speed.
+18%
62.8 %
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
87.2 Pts Lower memory latency.
+28%
68 Pts
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
94.4 Pts +3% 91.5 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
185 Pts Slightly faster dual-core speed.
+6%
174 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
349 Pts Faster quad-core speed.
+12%
311 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
354 Pts 491 Pts Much faster octa-core speed.
+39%
Memory
OC Memory Latency
95.2 Pts Lower OC memory latency.
+26%
75.3 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
118 Pts Faster OC single-core speed.
+11%
106 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
232 Pts Faster OC dual-core speed.
+13%
205 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
455 Pts Faster OC quad-core speed.
+23%
371 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
458 Pts 591 Pts Faster OC octa-core speed.
+29%
Market Share
Based on 45,103,013 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.22 % Much higher market share.
+57%
0.14 %
Value
Value For Money
76.3 % Better value.
+19%
64.3 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
73 % More popular.
+22%
60 %
Price
Price (score)
$246 +3% $255
Age
Newest
127 Months 51 Months Much more recent.
+60%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
95 Watts 65 Watts Much more energy efficient.
+32%
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
4 cores 4 cores
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
4 threads 8 threads Hugely higher thread count.
+100%
Lithography
Manufacturing process
32 nm 14 nm Much newer manufacturing.
+56%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.3 GHz +3% 3.2 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
3.7 GHz Slightly faster turbo frequency.
+9%
3.4 GHz
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
457 Pts 601 Pts Much faster OC 64-core speed.
+32%
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
355 Pts 502 Pts Much faster 64-core speed.
+41%
Series
CPU Architecture
Sandy Bridge Zen
Socket
Motherboard Socket
LGA1155 AM4
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
HD 3000 None
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