Intel
AMD100-100000031BOX
  

6 Cores, 12 Threads @2.60 GHz, 45 W.
Release date ≈ Q1 2020.

6 Cores, 12 Threads @3.6GHz, Zen2.
Release date: Q3 2019.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 1,279,435 user samples
206,796 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 89% Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 4.25 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 51% Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 0.8 GHz (avg)
Poor: 51% Great: 89%
SPEED RANK: 283rd / 1442
Gaming
Gaming 77%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 67%
Battle cruiser
1,072,639 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 92% Base clock 4.45 GHz, turbo 4.45 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 73% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Poor: 73% Great: 92%
SPEED RANK: 201st / 1442
Gaming
Gaming 83%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 77%
Battleship
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
76.8 % 83.1 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+8%
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
82.2 Pts Slightly lower memory latency.
+8%
76.3 Pts
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Speed
112 Pts 133 Pts Faster single-core speed.
+19%
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Speed
210 Pts 259 Pts Faster dual-core speed.
+23%
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Speed
385 Pts 483 Pts Faster quad-core speed.
+25%
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Speed
614 Pts 792 Pts Faster octa-core speed.
+29%
Memory
OC Memory Latency
93.4 Pts Slightly lower OC memory latency.
+7%
87.5 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Speed
132 Pts 141 Pts Slightly faster OC single-core speed.
+7%
2-Core
OC Dual Core Speed
253 Pts 281 Pts Faster OC dual-core speed.
+11%
4-Core
OC Quad Core Speed
475 Pts 546 Pts Faster OC quad-core speed.
+15%
8-Core
OC Octa Core Speed
783 Pts 869 Pts Faster OC octa-core speed.
+11%
Market Share
Based on 67,685,664 CPUs tested
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.83 % 1.28 % Much higher market share.
+54%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
55 % 95 % Much more popular.
+73%
Age
Newest
49+ Months More recent.
+14%
57 Months
64-Core
OC Multi Core Speed
978 Pts 1091 Pts Faster OC 64-core speed.
+12%
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Speed
750 Pts 999 Pts Much faster 64-core speed.
+33%
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