IntelAW8063801208001
AMDYD2600BBAFBOX

2 Cores, 4 Threads @2.6GHz, Ivy Bridge.
Release date: Q1 2013.

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Real World Speed
Performance profile from 254,019 user samples
28,267 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 36% Base clock 2.6 GHz
Worst Bench: 20% Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 1.2 GHz (avg)
Poor: 20% Great: 36%
SPEED RANK: 550th / 1184
Gaming
Gaming 31%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 45%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 20%
Surfboard
225,752 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 83% Base clock 4.3 GHz, turbo 4.25 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 62% Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 1.4 GHz (avg)
Poor: 62% Great: 83%
SPEED RANK: 72nd / 1184
Gaming
Gaming 74%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 76%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 65%
Battle cruiser
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
31.2 % 74.4 % Hugely faster effective speed.
+138%
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
73.6 Pts 110 Pts Much faster single-core speed.
+49%
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
126 Pts 217 Pts Much faster dual-core speed.
+72%
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
186 Pts 419 Pts Hugely faster quad-core speed.
+125%
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
191 Pts 693 Pts Hugely faster octa-core speed.
+263%
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
193 Pts 904 Pts Hugely faster 64-core speed.
+368%
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
86.4 Pts 119 Pts Much faster OC single-core speed.
+38%
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
155 Pts 236 Pts Much faster OC dual-core speed.
+52%
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
214 Pts 469 Pts Hugely faster OC quad-core speed.
+119%
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
214 Pts 780 Pts Hugely faster OC octa-core speed.
+264%
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
214 Pts 1005 Pts Hugely faster OC 64-core speed.
+370%
Market Share
Based on 21,015,913 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.19 % 2.92 % Insanely higher market share.
+1,437%
Value
Value For Money
33.9 % 96.1 % Hugely better value.
+184%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
60 % 142 % Hugely more popular.
+137%
Price
Price (score)
$207 $110 Much cheaper.
+47%
Age
Newest
81 Months 17 Months Much more recent.
+79%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
35 Watts Much more energy efficient.
+46%
65 Watts
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
2 cores 6 cores Hugely higher core count.
+200%
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
4 threads 12 threads Hugely higher thread count.
+200%
Lithography
Manufacturing process
22 nm 12 nm Much newer manufacturing.
+45%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
2.6 GHz 3.4 GHz Much faster base frequency.
+31%
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
3.2 GHz 3.9 GHz Faster turbo frequency.
+22%
Series
CPU Architecture
Ivy Bridge Zen+
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCBGA1023 AM4
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
HD 4000 None
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The Intel Core i5-3230M is a dual-core four thread mobile processor based on the 3rd generation Ivy Bridge architecture. It was launched in Q1 2013 and, for a mobile processor, scores a reasonable effective speedscore of 66: the base clock speed is 2.6 GHz which can reach 3.2 GHz under turbo boost. The i5-3230M features Intel HD Graphics 4000, so both the GPU and CPU are improvement over the comparable i5 Sandy Bridge processors. The i5-3230M is absolutely fine for casual usage, however, like most laptop processors, would struggle with CPU intensive tasks such as CAD and video encoding. Additionally the IGP is unsuitable for the graphics requirements of modern 3D games. Despite having a respectable TDP of 35W this is halved in more recent processors such as the i5-3317U which leads to more battery life. [Nov '14 CPUPro]

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The Ryzen 5 2600, from AMD’s second generation (Zen+) of high-end desktop Ryzen processors, supersedes the first generation Ryzen 5 1600. The newer generation sees a lithography reduction from 14nm to 12nm, but no increase in the number of cores and threads (6 and 12 respectively) over the ground-breaking first generation which continues to surpass similarly priced Intel CPUs in terms of multi-core performance. In other words, progress between generations is predominantly driven by power efficiency and therefore higher attainable clock speeds. The 2600 appears to have a stock base/boost clock of 3.4 / 3.9 GHz compared to the 1600’s 3.2 / 3.6 GHz which is expected to result in a modest increase in effective speed that said, early benchmarks are inconclusive. Included in the expected retail price of about $200 is a Wraith Stealth cooler, so the 2600, like the 1600 before it, represents great value for workstation users. The 2600 compliments the new 400 series motherboards and is also backwards compatible with the 300 series following a bios update. [Apr '18 CPUPro]

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