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

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6 Cores, 12 Threads @3.6GHz, Zen.
Release date: Q2 2017.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 151,134 user samples
77,610 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 76% Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 5 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 43% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 0.95 GHz (avg)
Poor: 43% Great: 76%
SPEED RANK: 170th / 1182
Gaming
Gaming 60%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 67%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 44%
Speed boat
73,524 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 82% Base clock 4.1 GHz, turbo 4.05 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 62% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.65 GHz (avg)
Poor: 62% Great: 82%
SPEED RANK: 73rd / 1182
Gaming
Gaming 74%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 75%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 65%
Battle cruiser
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
59.6 % 74.1 % Faster effective speed.
+24%
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
99.5 Pts 109 Pts Slightly faster single-core speed.
+10%
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
193 Pts 215 Pts Slightly faster dual-core speed.
+11%
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
337 Pts 417 Pts Faster quad-core speed.
+24%
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
486 Pts 694 Pts Much faster octa-core speed.
+43%
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
490 Pts 909 Pts Hugely faster 64-core speed.
+86%
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
121 Pts +2% 119 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
241 Pts +2% 236 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
447 Pts 467 Pts +4%
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
608 Pts 778 Pts Faster OC octa-core speed.
+28%
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
609 Pts 1002 Pts Much faster OC 64-core speed.
+65%
Market Share
Based on 19,450,402 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.42 % 0.46 % Slightly higher market share.
+10%
Value
Value For Money
52.2 % 90 % Much better value.
+72%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
69 % 102 % Much more popular.
+48%
Price
Price (score)
$450 $137 Much cheaper.
+70%
Age
Newest
103 Months 28 Months Much more recent.
+73%
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 14 nm Much newer manufacturing.
+56%
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 GHz Slightly faster turbo frequency.
+5%
Series
CPU Architecture
Sandy Bridge Zen
Socket
Motherboard Socket
LGA1155 AM4
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
HD 3000 None
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