IntelBX80623I72600K
AMDYD260XBCAFBOX

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

6 Cores, 12 Threads @3.6GHz, Zen+.
Release date: Q2 2018.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 160,855 user samples
72,437 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 90% Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 5.1 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 55% Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 1.6 GHz (avg)
Poor: 55% Great: 90%
SPEED RANK: 153rd / 1173
Gaming
Gaming 71%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 72%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 51%
Yacht
88,418 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 99% Base clock 4.3 GHz, turbo 4.25 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 82% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 1.35 GHz (avg)
Poor: 82% Great: 99%
SPEED RANK: 44th / 1173
Gaming
Gaming 93%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 90%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 84%
Aircraft carrier
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
70.7 % 92.6 % Much faster effective speed.
+31%
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
101 Pts 118 Pts Faster single-core speed.
+17%
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
346 Pts 447 Pts Faster quad-core speed.
+29%
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
501 Pts 958 Pts Hugely faster multi-core speed.
+91%
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
122 Pts 124 Pts +2%
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
458 Pts 485 Pts Slightly faster OC quad-core speed.
+6%
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
619 Pts 1027 Pts Much faster OC multi-core speed.
+66%
Market Share
Based on 18,599,728 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.44 % 1.76 % Hugely higher market share.
+300%
Value
Value For Money
60.1 % 119 % Hugely better value.
+98%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
68 % 104 % Much more popular.
+53%
Price
Price (score)
$450 $149 Much cheaper.
+67%
Age
Newest
102 Months 15 Months Hugely more recent.
+85%
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 12 nm Much newer manufacturing.
+62%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.4 GHz 3.6 GHz Slightly faster base frequency.
+6%
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
3.8 GHz 4.2 GHz Slightly faster turbo frequency.
+11%
SC Int
Single Core Integer Speed
123 Pts +2% 120 Pts
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
123 Pts 128 Pts +4%
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
458 Pts 469 Pts +2%
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
456 Pts 506 Pts Slightly faster quad-core fp speed.
+11%
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
598 Pts 999 Pts Much faster multi-core int speed.
+67%
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
617 Pts 1032 Pts Much faster multi-core fp speed.
+67%
Series
CPU Architecture
Sandy Bridge Zen+
Socket
Motherboard Socket
LGA1155 AM4
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
HD 3000 None
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