IntelBX80623I72600K
AMDYD2700BBAFBOX

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

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Real World Speed
Performance profile from 128,671 user samples
81,441 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 79% Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 4.6 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 50% Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 0.65 GHz (avg)
Poor: 50% Great: 79%
SPEED RANK: 203rd / 1206
Gaming
Gaming 63%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 66%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 43%
Speed boat
47,230 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 82% Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.15 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 65% Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Poor: 65% Great: 82%
SPEED RANK: 108th / 1206
Gaming
Gaming 73%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 73%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 74%
Battleship
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
62.8 % 72.6 % Faster effective speed.
+16%
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
98.7 Pts 107 Pts Slightly faster single-core speed.
+8%
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
190 Pts 208 Pts Slightly faster dual-core speed.
+9%
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
334 Pts 404 Pts Faster quad-core speed.
+21%
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
483 Pts 748 Pts Much faster octa-core speed.
+55%
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
119 Pts 120 Pts +1%
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
234 Pts 236 Pts +1%
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
438 Pts 471 Pts Slightly faster OC quad-core speed.
+8%
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
600 Pts 897 Pts Much faster OC octa-core speed.
+50%
Market Share
Based on 22,485,421 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.44 % 0.74 % Much higher market share.
+68%
Value
Value For Money
75.1 % 84.1 % Slightly better value.
+12%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
126 % More popular.
+25%
101 %
Price
Price (score)
$145 Slightly cheaper.
+11%
$163
Age
Newest
107 Months 19 Months Hugely more recent.
+82%
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 12 nm Much newer manufacturing.
+62%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.4 GHz Slightly faster base frequency.
+6%
3.2 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
3.8 GHz 4.1 GHz Slightly faster turbo frequency.
+8%
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
603 Pts 1331 Pts Hugely faster OC 64-core speed.
+121%
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
487 Pts 1132 Pts Hugely faster 64-core speed.
+132%
Series
CPU Architecture
Sandy Bridge Zen+
Socket
Motherboard Socket
LGA1155 AM4
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
HD 3000 None
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