IntelBX80623I72600K
AMDYD1600BBAEBOX

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

6 Cores, 12 Threads @3.2GHz, Zen.
Release date: Q2 2017.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 159,560 user samples
57,605 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 88% Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 4.9 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 52% Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 0.35 GHz (avg)
Poor: 52% Great: 88%
SPEED RANK: 149th / 1129
Gaming
Gaming 69%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 70%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 50%
Yacht
101,955 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 94% Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.15 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 69% Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 1.35 GHz (avg)
Poor: 69% Great: 94%
SPEED RANK: 62nd / 1129
Gaming
Gaming 81%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 79%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 74%
Battleship
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
69 % 81 % Faster effective speed.
+17%
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
99.4 Pts 102 Pts +3%
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
335 Pts 391 Pts Faster quad-core speed.
+17%
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
501 Pts 852 Pts Much faster multi-core speed.
+70%
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
122 Pts Slightly faster OC single-core speed.
+6%
115 Pts
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
447 Pts 457 Pts +2%
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
624 Pts 980 Pts Much faster OC multi-core speed.
+57%
Market Share
Based on 11,527,860 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.57 % 1.63 % Hugely higher market share.
+186%
Value
Value For Money
62.8 % 103 % Much better value.
+63%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
68 % 142 % Hugely more popular.
+109%
Price
Price (score)
$375 $155 Much cheaper.
+59%
Age
Newest
93 Months 18 Months Hugely more recent.
+81%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
95 Watts 65 Watts Much more energy efficient.
+32%
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 Slightly faster base frequency.
+6%
3.2 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
3.8 GHz Slightly faster turbo frequency.
+6%
3.6 GHz
SC Int
Single Core Integer Speed
122 Pts Slightly faster single-core int speed.
+10%
111 Pts
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
122 Pts +2% 120 Pts
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
446 Pts +2% 438 Pts
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
449 Pts 477 Pts Slightly faster quad-core fp speed.
+6%
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
600 Pts 950 Pts Much faster multi-core int speed.
+58%
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
619 Pts 987 Pts Much faster multi-core fp speed.
+59%
Series
CPU Architecture
Sandy Bridge Zen
Socket
Motherboard Socket
LGA1155 AM4
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
HD 3000 None
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