IntelBX80662I56600K
AMDYD1600BBAEBOX

4 Cores, 4 Threads @3.5GHz, Skylake.
Release date: Q3 2015.

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6 Cores, 12 Threads @3.2GHz, Zen.
Release date: Q2 2017.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 407,372 user samples
208,241 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 85% Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.8 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 51% Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 0.75 GHz (avg)
Poor: 51% Great: 85%
SPEED RANK: 95th / 1182
Gaming
Gaming 69%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 42%
Speed boat
199,131 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 80% Base clock 4.1 GHz, turbo 4.05 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 57% Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 1.4 GHz (avg)
Poor: 57% Great: 80%
SPEED RANK: 94th / 1182
Gaming
Gaming 69%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 70%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 61%
Destroyer
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
68.9 % 69.1 % +0%
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
117 Pts Slightly faster single-core speed.
+15%
102 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
232 Pts Faster dual-core speed.
+15%
201 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
428 Pts Slightly faster quad-core speed.
+10%
390 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
437 Pts 649 Pts Much faster octa-core speed.
+49%
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
440 Pts 847 Pts Hugely faster 64-core speed.
+92%
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
139 Pts Faster OC single-core speed.
+21%
115 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
276 Pts Faster OC dual-core speed.
+21%
228 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
532 Pts Faster OC quad-core speed.
+18%
452 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
533 Pts 760 Pts Much faster OC octa-core speed.
+43%
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
534 Pts 971 Pts Hugely faster OC 64-core speed.
+82%
Market Share
Based on 19,509,286 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.9 % 1.33 % Much higher market share.
+48%
Value
Value For Money
74.5 % 88.6 % Better value.
+19%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
73 % 120 % Much more popular.
+64%
Price
Price (score)
$210 $113 Much cheaper.
+46%
Age
Newest
48 Months 28 Months Much more recent.
+42%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
91 Watts 65 Watts More energy efficient.
+29%
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 14 nm
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.5 GHz Slightly faster base frequency.
+9%
3.2 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
3.9 GHz Slightly faster turbo frequency.
+8%
3.6 GHz
Series
CPU Architecture
Skylake Zen
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1151 AM4
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
HD 530 None
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