IntelBX80623I72600K
AMDYD250XBBM4KAF

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

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 81,563 user samples
81,294 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 87% Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 4.9 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 51% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 0.35 GHz (avg)
Poor: 51% Great: 87%
SPEED RANK: 172nd / 1173
Gaming
Gaming 69%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 70%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 50%
Yacht
269 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 89% Base clock 4.05 GHz, turbo 4.05 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 65% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
Poor: 65% Great: 89%
SPEED RANK: 96th / 1173
Gaming
Gaming 78%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 60%
Gunboat
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
69.1 % 78.4 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+14%
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
99.3 Pts 111 Pts Slightly faster single-core speed.
+12%
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
337 Pts 380 Pts Slightly faster quad-core speed.
+13%
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
489 Pts 612 Pts Faster multi-core speed.
+25%
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
121 Pts +3% 118 Pts
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
451 Pts 451 Pts
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
614 Pts 661 Pts Slightly faster OC multi-core speed.
+8%
Market Share
Based on 18,552,346 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.44 % Insanely higher market share.
+4,300%
0.01 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
68 % Slightly more popular.
+11%
61 %
Age
Newest
102 Months 10+ Months Hugely more recent.
+90%
SC Int
Single Core Integer Speed
121 Pts Slightly faster single-core int speed.
+6%
114 Pts
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
122 Pts 123 Pts +1%
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
453 Pts +3% 439 Pts
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
449 Pts 472 Pts Slightly faster quad-core fp speed.
+5%
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
595 Pts 645 Pts Slightly faster multi-core int speed.
+8%
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
613 Pts 665 Pts Slightly faster multi-core fp speed.
+8%
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