IntelBX80662I56400
AMDYD2600BBAFBOX

4 Cores, 4 Threads @2.7GHz, Skylake.
Release date: Q3 2015.

6 Cores, 12 Threads @3.4GHz, Zen+.
Release date: Q2 2018.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 838,010 user samples
155,089 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 77% Base clock 1.6 GHz, turbo 2.7 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 59% Base clock 2.7 GHz, turbo 2.7 GHz (avg)
Poor: 59% Great: 77%
SPEED RANK: 334th / 1316
Gaming
Gaming 69%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 74%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 52%
Yacht
682,921 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 84% Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 3.95 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 67% Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 0.55 GHz (avg)
Poor: 67% Great: 84%
SPEED RANK: 201st / 1316
Gaming
Gaming 76%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 78%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 70%
Battle cruiser
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
69.5 % 76.4 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+10%
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
81.1 Pts +4% 78.2 Pts
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
92.9 Pts 108 Pts Faster single-core speed.
+16%
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
183 Pts 212 Pts Faster dual-core speed.
+16%
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
334 Pts 401 Pts Faster quad-core speed.
+20%
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
340 Pts 668 Pts Hugely faster octa-core speed.
+96%
Memory
OC Memory Latency
90.4 Pts Slightly lower OC memory latency.
+5%
85.8 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
102 Pts 116 Pts Faster OC single-core speed.
+14%
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
200 Pts 229 Pts Faster OC dual-core speed.
+14%
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
376 Pts 452 Pts Faster OC quad-core speed.
+20%
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
377 Pts 749 Pts Hugely faster OC octa-core speed.
+99%
Market Share
Based on 46,571,206 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.35 % 1.7 % Hugely higher market share.
+386%
Value
Value For Money
78 % 83.6 % Slightly better value.
+7%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
56 % 77 % Much more popular.
+38%
Price
Price (score)
$182 Slightly cheaper.
+9%
$200
Age
Newest
72 Months 41 Months Much more recent.
+43%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
65 Watts 65 Watts
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
14 nm 12 nm Newer manufacturing.
+14%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
2.7 GHz 3.4 GHz Faster base frequency.
+26%
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
3.3 GHz 3.9 GHz Faster turbo frequency.
+18%
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
379 Pts 971 Pts Hugely faster OC 64-core speed.
+156%
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
341 Pts 880 Pts Hugely faster 64-core speed.
+158%
Series
CPU Architecture
Skylake Zen+
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1151 AM4
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
HD 530 None
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