IntelBX80623I72600
AMDYD260XBCAFBOX

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

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Real World Speed
Performance profile from 222,732 user samples
90,009 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 66% Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.75 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 47% Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 0.6 GHz (avg)
Poor: 47% Great: 66%
SPEED RANK: 270th / 1203
Gaming
Gaming 58%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 60%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 39%
Jet ski
132,723 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 85% Base clock 3.6 GHz
Worst Bench: 70% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.05 GHz (avg)
Poor: 70% Great: 85%
SPEED RANK: 65th / 1203
Gaming
Gaming 80%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 69%
Battle cruiser
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
57.7 % 79.5 % Much faster effective speed.
+38%
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
91.6 Pts 117 Pts Faster single-core speed.
+28%
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
176 Pts 230 Pts Much faster dual-core speed.
+31%
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
304 Pts 443 Pts Much faster quad-core speed.
+46%
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
439 Pts 729 Pts Much faster octa-core speed.
+66%
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
100 Pts 124 Pts Faster OC single-core speed.
+24%
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
196 Pts 245 Pts Faster OC dual-core speed.
+25%
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
364 Pts 484 Pts Much faster OC quad-core speed.
+33%
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
493 Pts 808 Pts Much faster OC octa-core speed.
+64%
Market Share
Based on 22,395,743 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.53 % 1.24 % Hugely higher market share.
+134%
Value
Value For Money
60.4 % 96 % Much better value.
+59%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
84 % 151 % Much more popular.
+80%
Price
Price (score)
$236 $140 Much cheaper.
+41%
Age
Newest
107 Months 19 Months Hugely more recent.
+82%
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 12 nm Much newer manufacturing.
+62%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.4 GHz 3.6 GHz Slightly faster base frequency.
+6%
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
3.8 GHz 4.2 GHz Slightly faster turbo frequency.
+11%
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
494 Pts 1024 Pts Hugely faster OC 64-core speed.
+107%
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
447 Pts 954 Pts Hugely faster 64-core speed.
+113%
Series
CPU Architecture
Sandy Bridge Zen+
Socket
Motherboard Socket
LGA1155 AM4
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
HD 2000 None
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