IntelBX80623I72600K
AMDYD1700BBAEBOX

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

8 Cores, 16 Threads @3.0GHz, Zen.
Release date: Q1 2017.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 143,073 user samples
61,270 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 86% Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 4.6 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 51% Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 1.2 GHz (avg)
Poor: 51% Great: 86%
SPEED RANK: 169th / 1144
Gaming
Gaming 68%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 70%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 50%
Yacht
81,803 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 98% Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 72% Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 1.55 GHz (avg)
Poor: 72% Great: 98%
SPEED RANK: 58th / 1144
Gaming
Gaming 84%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 90%
Nuclear submarine
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
67.7 % 84.3 % Faster effective speed.
+24%
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
98.5 Pts 100 Pts +2%
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
327 Pts 392 Pts Faster quad-core speed.
+20%
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
495 Pts 1113 Pts Hugely faster multi-core speed.
+125%
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
119 Pts +3% 115 Pts
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
434 Pts 459 Pts Slightly faster OC quad-core speed.
+6%
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
610 Pts 1307 Pts Hugely faster OC multi-core speed.
+114%
Market Share
Based on 13,926,557 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.5 % 0.8 % Much higher market share.
+60%
Value
Value For Money
57.4 % 106 % Hugely better value.
+84%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
66 % 118 % Much more popular.
+79%
Price
Price (score)
$452 $160 Much cheaper.
+65%
Age
Newest
96 Months 22 Months Much more recent.
+77%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
95 Watts 65 Watts Much more energy efficient.
+32%
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
4 cores 8 cores Hugely higher core count.
+100%
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
8 threads 16 threads Hugely higher thread count.
+100%
Lithography
Manufacturing process
32 nm 14 nm Much newer manufacturing.
+56%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.4 GHz Slightly faster base frequency.
+13%
3 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
3.8 GHz +3% 3.7 GHz
SC Int
Single Core Integer Speed
119 Pts Slightly faster single-core int speed.
+7%
111 Pts
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
119 Pts 120 Pts +1%
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
427 Pts 440 Pts +3%
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
436 Pts 479 Pts Slightly faster quad-core fp speed.
+10%
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
589 Pts 1268 Pts Hugely faster multi-core int speed.
+115%
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
607 Pts 1318 Pts Hugely faster multi-core fp speed.
+117%
Series
CPU Architecture
Sandy Bridge Zen
Socket
Motherboard Socket
LGA1155 AM4
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
HD 3000 None
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