Intel
$281
AMDYD270XBGAFBOX
 $281 

2 Cores, 4 Threads @1.6GHz, Haswell.
Release date: Q3 2013.

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Real World Speed
Performance profile from 269,885 user samples
35,989 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 39% Base clock 1.6 GHz, turbo 2.35 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 16% Base clock 2.3 GHz, turbo 0.7 GHz (avg)
Poor: 16% Great: 39%
SPEED RANK: 669th / 1206
Gaming
Gaming 33%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 36%
Jet ski
Workstation
Workstation 16%
Surfboard
233,896 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 86% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.3 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 71% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.3 GHz (avg)
Poor: 71% Great: 86%
SPEED RANK: 59th / 1206
Gaming
Gaming 81%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 83%
Aircraft carrier
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
32.7 % 81.3 % Hugely faster effective speed.
+149%
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
60.7 Pts 118 Pts Hugely faster single-core speed.
+94%
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
102 Pts 233 Pts Hugely faster dual-core speed.
+128%
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
152 Pts 458 Pts Hugely faster quad-core speed.
+201%
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
156 Pts 848 Pts Hugely faster octa-core speed.
+444%
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
75.6 Pts 125 Pts Much faster OC single-core speed.
+65%
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
127 Pts 247 Pts Hugely faster OC dual-core speed.
+94%
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
179 Pts 490 Pts Hugely faster OC quad-core speed.
+174%
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
179 Pts 955 Pts Hugely faster OC octa-core speed.
+434%
Market Share
Based on 24,746,592 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.19 % 2.57 % Insanely higher market share.
+1,253%
Value
Value For Money
32.6 % 93.1 % Hugely better value.
+186%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
52 % 119 % Hugely more popular.
+129%
Price
Price (score)
$281 $170 Much cheaper.
+40%
Age
Newest
77 Months 21 Months Much more recent.
+73%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
15 Watts Hugely more energy efficient.
+86%
105 Watts
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
2 cores 8 cores Hugely higher core count.
+300%
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
4 threads 16 threads Hugely higher thread count.
+300%
Lithography
Manufacturing process
22 nm 12 nm Much newer manufacturing.
+45%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
1.6 GHz 3.7 GHz Hugely faster base frequency.
+131%
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
2.6 GHz 4.3 GHz Much faster turbo frequency.
+65%
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
179 Pts 1384 Pts Hugely faster OC 64-core speed.
+673%
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
158 Pts 1281 Pts Hugely faster 64-core speed.
+711%
Series
CPU Architecture
Haswell Zen+
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCBGA1168 AM4
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
HD 4400 None
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