IntelBX80623I72600
AMDYD160XBCAEWOF

4 Cores, 8 Threads @3.4GHz, Sandy Bridge.
Release date: Q1 2011.

6 Cores, 12 Threads @3.6GHz, Zen.
Release date: Q2 2017.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 151,263 user samples
81,088 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 72% Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 51% Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 1.05 GHz (avg)
Poor: 51% Great: 72%
SPEED RANK: 229th / 1165
Gaming
Gaming 63%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 65%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 45%
Yacht
70,175 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 96% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.15 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 75% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.65 GHz (avg)
Poor: 75% Great: 96%
SPEED RANK: 65th / 1165
Gaming
Gaming 87%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 79%
Battleship
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
63.3 % 87 % Much faster effective speed.
+37%
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
91.2 Pts 110 Pts Faster single-core speed.
+21%
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
309 Pts 420 Pts Much faster quad-core speed.
+36%
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
448 Pts 911 Pts Hugely faster multi-core speed.
+103%
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
101 Pts 118 Pts Faster OC single-core speed.
+17%
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
366 Pts 471 Pts Faster OC quad-core speed.
+29%
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
505 Pts 1006 Pts Hugely faster OC multi-core speed.
+99%
Market Share
Based on 18,471,576 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.59 % Slightly higher market share.
+9%
0.54 %
Value
Value For Money
61.9 % 114 % Hugely better value.
+84%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
65 % 119 % Hugely more popular.
+83%
Price
Price (score)
$310 $142 Much cheaper.
+54%
Age
Newest
102 Months 27 Months Much more recent.
+74%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
95 Watts 95 Watts
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
4 cores 6 cores Much higher core count.
+50%
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
8 threads 12 threads Much higher thread count.
+50%
Lithography
Manufacturing process
32 nm 14 nm Much newer manufacturing.
+56%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.4 GHz 3.6 GHz Slightly faster base frequency.
+6%
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
3.8 GHz 4 GHz Slightly faster turbo frequency.
+5%
SC Int
Single Core Integer Speed
101 Pts 114 Pts Slightly faster single-core int speed.
+13%
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
101 Pts 123 Pts Faster single-core fp speed.
+22%
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
367 Pts 453 Pts Faster quad-core int speed.
+23%
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
369 Pts 492 Pts Much faster quad-core fp speed.
+33%
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
483 Pts 977 Pts Hugely faster multi-core int speed.
+102%
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
505 Pts 1014 Pts Hugely faster multi-core fp speed.
+101%
Series
CPU Architecture
Sandy Bridge Zen
Socket
Motherboard Socket
LGA1155 AM4
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
HD 2000 None
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