IntelBX80623I72600
AMDYD270XBGAFBOX

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

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Real World Speed
Performance profile from 317,394 user samples
97,007 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 66% Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 48% Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.45 GHz (avg)
Poor: 48% Great: 66%
SPEED RANK: 261st / 1206
Gaming
Gaming 59%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 61%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 40%
Jet ski
220,387 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 87% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.15 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 73% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 3.15 GHz (avg)
Poor: 73% Great: 87%
SPEED RANK: 58th / 1206
Gaming
Gaming 82%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 82%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 84%
Aircraft carrier
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
58.5 % 81.7 % Much faster effective speed.
+40%
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
92.3 Pts 119 Pts Faster single-core speed.
+29%
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
178 Pts 234 Pts Much faster dual-core speed.
+31%
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
311 Pts 460 Pts Much faster quad-core speed.
+48%
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
446 Pts 853 Pts Hugely faster octa-core speed.
+91%
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
102 Pts 126 Pts Faster OC single-core speed.
+24%
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
201 Pts 249 Pts Faster OC dual-core speed.
+24%
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
367 Pts 490 Pts Much faster OC quad-core speed.
+34%
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
517 Pts 956 Pts Hugely faster OC octa-core speed.
+85%
Market Share
Based on 22,711,973 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.47 % 2.78 % Hugely higher market share.
+491%
Value
Value For Money
61.2 % 95.2 % Much better value.
+56%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
84 % 116 % Much more popular.
+38%
Price
Price (score)
$236 $159 Much cheaper.
+33%
Age
Newest
107 Months 19 Months Hugely more recent.
+82%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
95 Watts Slightly more energy efficient.
+10%
105 Watts
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
4 cores 8 cores Hugely higher core count.
+100%
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
8 threads 16 threads Hugely higher thread count.
+100%
Lithography
Manufacturing process
32 nm 12 nm Much newer manufacturing.
+62%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.4 GHz 3.7 GHz Slightly faster base frequency.
+9%
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
3.8 GHz 4.3 GHz Slightly faster turbo frequency.
+13%
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
516 Pts 1388 Pts Hugely faster OC 64-core speed.
+169%
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
450 Pts 1284 Pts Hugely faster 64-core speed.
+185%
Series
CPU Architecture
Sandy Bridge Zen+
Socket
Motherboard Socket
LGA1155 AM4
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
HD 2000 None
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