IntelAW8063801208001
AMDYD260XBCAFBOX

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

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Real World Speed
Performance profile from 163,061 user samples
36,332 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 46% Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 3 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 26% Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 0.55 GHz (avg)
Poor: 26% Great: 46%
SPEED RANK: 514th / 1206
Gaming
Gaming 40%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 45%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 20%
Surfboard
126,729 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 85% Base clock 4.3 GHz
Worst Bench: 70% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Poor: 70% Great: 85%
SPEED RANK: 66th / 1206
Gaming
Gaming 79%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 69%
Battle cruiser
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
40.4 % 79.4 % Hugely faster effective speed.
+97%
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
74.6 Pts 117 Pts Much faster single-core speed.
+57%
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
128 Pts 230 Pts Much faster dual-core speed.
+80%
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
189 Pts 443 Pts Hugely faster quad-core speed.
+134%
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
193 Pts 730 Pts Hugely faster octa-core speed.
+278%
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
86.6 Pts 124 Pts Much faster OC single-core speed.
+43%
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
155 Pts 244 Pts Much faster OC dual-core speed.
+57%
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
214 Pts 482 Pts Hugely faster OC quad-core speed.
+125%
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
214 Pts 807 Pts Hugely faster OC octa-core speed.
+277%
Market Share
Based on 22,511,722 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.18 % 1.27 % Hugely higher market share.
+606%
Value
Value For Money
43.8 % 95 % Hugely better value.
+117%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
59 % 149 % Hugely more popular.
+153%
Price
Price (score)
$207 $145 Much cheaper.
+30%
Age
Newest
83 Months 19 Months Much more recent.
+77%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
35 Watts Much more energy efficient.
+63%
95 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 3.6 GHz Much faster base frequency.
+38%
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
3.2 GHz 4.2 GHz Much faster turbo frequency.
+31%
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
214 Pts 1024 Pts Hugely faster OC 64-core speed.
+379%
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
194 Pts 955 Pts Hugely faster 64-core speed.
+392%
Series
CPU Architecture
Ivy Bridge Zen+
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCBGA1023 AM4
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
HD 4000 None
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