IntelBX80646I54690
AMD100-100000065BOX

4 Cores, 4 Threads @3.5GHz, Haswell.
Release date: Q2 2014.

6 Cores, 12 Threads @3.7GHz, Zen3.
Release date: Q4 2020.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 457,115 user samples
73,695 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 77% Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 50% Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
Poor: 50% Great: 77%
SPEED RANK: 467th / 1452
Gaming
Gaming 67%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 73%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 50%
Yacht
383,420 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 107% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.65 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 83% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.55 GHz (avg)
Poor: 83% Great: 107%
SPEED RANK: 114th / 1452
Gaming
Gaming 96%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 99%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 87%
Aircraft carrier
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
67.1 % 95.9 % Much faster effective speed.
+43%
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
81.1 Pts 84 Pts +4%
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Speed
96.1 Pts 162 Pts Much faster single-core speed.
+69%
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Speed
189 Pts 315 Pts Much faster dual-core speed.
+67%
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Speed
306 Pts 580 Pts Hugely faster quad-core speed.
+90%
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Speed
324 Pts 883 Pts Hugely faster octa-core speed.
+173%
Memory
OC Memory Latency
93.2 Pts 93.8 Pts +1%
1-Core
OC Single Core Speed
106 Pts 172 Pts Much faster OC single-core speed.
+62%
2-Core
OC Dual Core Speed
209 Pts 342 Pts Much faster OC dual-core speed.
+64%
4-Core
OC Quad Core Speed
382 Pts 667 Pts Much faster OC quad-core speed.
+75%
8-Core
OC Octa Core Speed
387 Pts 989 Pts Hugely faster OC octa-core speed.
+156%
Market Share
Based on 68,075,134 CPUs tested
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.12 % 1.25 % Hugely higher market share.
+942%
Value
Value For Money
107 % 121 % Better value.
+13%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
55 % 94 % Much more popular.
+71%
Price
Price (score)
$51 Much cheaper.
+57%
$120
Age
Newest
121 Months 43 Months Much more recent.
+64%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
84 Watts 65 Watts More energy efficient.
+23%
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
4 cores 6 cores Much higher core count.
+50%
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
4 threads 12 threads Hugely higher thread count.
+200%
Lithography
Manufacturing process
22 nm 7 nm Much newer manufacturing.
+68%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.5 GHz 3.7 GHz Slightly faster base frequency.
+6%
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
3.9 GHz 4.6 GHz Faster turbo frequency.
+18%
64-Core
OC Multi Core Speed
388 Pts 1160 Pts Hugely faster OC 64-core speed.
+199%
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Speed
327 Pts 1055 Pts Hugely faster 64-core speed.
+223%
Series
CPU Architecture
Haswell Zen3
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1150 AM4
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
HD 4600 None
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