IntelBX80623I72600K
AMDFD837EWMHKBOX

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

8 Cores, 8 Threads @3.3GHz, Piledriver.
Release date: Q3 2014.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 149,940 user samples
144,855 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 86% Base clock 5.9 GHz, turbo 8.5 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 63% Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 0.45 GHz (avg)
Poor: 63% Great: 86%
SPEED RANK: 231st / 1316
Gaming
Gaming 75%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 79%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 60%
Gunboat
5,085 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 69% Base clock 4.7 GHz, turbo 4.7 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 51% Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.55 GHz (avg)
Poor: 51% Great: 69%
SPEED RANK: 481st / 1316
Gaming
Gaming 62%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 64%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 49%
Yacht
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
75.1 % Faster effective speed.
+22%
61.6 %
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
89.4 Pts Slightly lower memory latency.
+10%
81.5 Pts
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
98.5 Pts Much faster single-core speed.
+47%
66.9 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
189 Pts Much faster dual-core speed.
+50%
126 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
330 Pts Much faster quad-core speed.
+45%
227 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
482 Pts Faster octa-core speed.
+28%
376 Pts
Memory
OC Memory Latency
96 Pts Slightly lower OC memory latency.
+5%
91 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
120 Pts Much faster OC single-core speed.
+50%
80 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
234 Pts Much faster OC dual-core speed.
+53%
153 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
424 Pts Much faster OC quad-core speed.
+51%
280 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
606 Pts Faster OC octa-core speed.
+24%
488 Pts
Market Share
Based on 46,466,808 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.23 % Insanely higher market share.
+2,200%
0.01 %
Value
Value For Money
56.4 % Slightly better value.
+6%
53.2 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
75 % Much more popular.
+44%
52 %
Price
Price (score)
$785 $471 Much cheaper.
+40%
Age
Newest
128 Months 84 Months Much more recent.
+34%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
95 Watts 95 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% 3.3 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
3.8 GHz 4.3 GHz Faster turbo frequency.
+13%
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
608 Pts Faster OC 64-core speed.
+23%
495 Pts
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
486 Pts Faster 64-core speed.
+27%
383 Pts
Series
CPU Architecture
Sandy Bridge Piledriver
Socket
Motherboard Socket
LGA1155 AM3+
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
HD 3000 None
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