Intel
$281
AMD100-100000071BOX
 $281 

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

8 Cores, 16 Threads @3.6GHz, Zen2.
Release date: Q3 2019.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 702,445 user samples
56,192 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 60% Base clock 2.3 GHz, turbo 2.3 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 37% Base clock 2.3 GHz, turbo 1.6 GHz (avg)
Poor: 37% Great: 60%
SPEED RANK: 718th / 1316
Gaming
Gaming 51%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 57%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 36%
Jet ski
646,253 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 93% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.15 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 78% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 0.55 GHz (avg)
Poor: 78% Great: 93%
SPEED RANK: 79th / 1316
Gaming
Gaming 87%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 88%
Aircraft carrier
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
51.1 % 86.6 % Much faster effective speed.
+69%
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
75.7 Pts 78.4 Pts +4%
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
62.4 Pts 135 Pts Hugely faster single-core speed.
+116%
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
104 Pts 267 Pts Hugely faster dual-core speed.
+157%
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
156 Pts 508 Pts Hugely faster quad-core speed.
+226%
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
159 Pts 916 Pts Hugely faster octa-core speed.
+476%
Memory
OC Memory Latency
89.7 Pts +2% 88.3 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
75.6 Pts 141 Pts Hugely faster OC single-core speed.
+87%
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
127 Pts 281 Pts Hugely faster OC dual-core speed.
+121%
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
178 Pts 549 Pts Hugely faster OC quad-core speed.
+208%
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
179 Pts 1014 Pts Hugely faster OC octa-core speed.
+466%
Market Share
Based on 46,466,808 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.14 % 2.76 % Insanely higher market share.
+1,871%
Value
Value For Money
51 % 84.1 % Much better value.
+65%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
51 % 91 % Much more popular.
+78%
Price
Price (score)
$281 Slightly cheaper.
+9%
$309
Age
Newest
96 Months 26 Months Much more recent.
+73%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
15 Watts Much more energy efficient.
+77%
65 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 7 nm Much newer manufacturing.
+68%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
1.6 GHz 3.6 GHz Hugely faster base frequency.
+125%
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
2.6 GHz 4.4 GHz Much faster turbo frequency.
+69%
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
179 Pts 1497 Pts Hugely faster OC 64-core speed.
+736%
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
160 Pts 1405 Pts Hugely faster 64-core speed.
+778%
Series
CPU Architecture
Haswell Zen2
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCBGA1168 AM4
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
HD 4400 None
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