IntelBX80623I72600K
AMDFD8320FRHKBOX

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

8 Cores, 8 Threads @3.5GHz, Piledriver.
Release date: Q4 2012.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 243,491 user samples
127,217 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 86% Base clock 5.9 GHz, turbo 8.3 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 59% Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 1.1 GHz (avg)
Poor: 59% Great: 86%
SPEED RANK: 251st / 1316
Gaming
Gaming 74%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 78%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat
116,274 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 70% Base clock 4.8 GHz, turbo 4.8 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 53% Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 2.9 GHz (avg)
Poor: 53% Great: 70%
SPEED RANK: 462nd / 1316
Gaming
Gaming 63%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 64%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 50%
Yacht
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
74.1 % Faster effective speed.
+18%
62.7 %
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
89 Pts Slightly lower memory latency.
+9%
81.3 Pts
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
96.2 Pts Much faster single-core speed.
+42%
67.6 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
185 Pts Much faster dual-core speed.
+42%
130 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
323 Pts Much faster quad-core speed.
+35%
239 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
469 Pts Faster octa-core speed.
+16%
406 Pts
Memory
OC Memory Latency
96 Pts Slightly lower OC memory latency.
+5%
91 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
117 Pts Much faster OC single-core speed.
+50%
77.8 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
233 Pts Much faster OC dual-core speed.
+55%
150 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
418 Pts Much faster OC quad-core speed.
+49%
281 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
599 Pts Faster OC octa-core speed.
+21%
495 Pts
Market Share
Based on 44,905,252 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.23 % Much higher market share.
+44%
0.16 %
Value
Value For Money
75.6 % Better value.
+16%
65 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
75 % Much more popular.
+34%
56 %
Price
Price (score)
$258 $244 Slightly cheaper.
+6%
Age
Newest
126 Months 105 Months More recent.
+17%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
95 Watts More energy efficient.
+24%
125 Watts
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
4 cores 8 cores Hugely higher core count.
+100%
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
8 threads 8 threads
Lithography
Manufacturing process
32 nm 32 nm
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.4 GHz 3.5 GHz +3%
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
3.8 GHz 4 GHz Slightly faster turbo frequency.
+5%
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
600 Pts Faster OC 64-core speed.
+21%
496 Pts
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
474 Pts Faster 64-core speed.
+16%
409 Pts
Series
CPU Architecture
Sandy Bridge Piledriver
Socket
Motherboard Socket
LGA1155 AM3+
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
HD 3000 None
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