IntelBX80623I72700K
AMD100-100000159BOX

4 Cores, 8 Threads @3.5GHz, Sandy Bridge.
Release date: Q3 2011.

4 Cores, 8 Threads @3.8GHz, Zen2.
Release date: Q2 2020.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 30,198 user samples
19,373 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 87% Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.9 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 62% Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.55 GHz (avg)
Poor: 62% Great: 87%
SPEED RANK: 226th / 1316
Gaming
Gaming 75%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 79%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 60%
Gunboat
10,825 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 89% Base clock 4.45 GHz, turbo 4.45 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 73% Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
Poor: 73% Great: 89%
SPEED RANK: 138th / 1316
Gaming
Gaming 81%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 71%
Battleship
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
75.3 % 81 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+8%
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
89.3 Pts Lower memory latency.
+14%
78 Pts
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
100 Pts 136 Pts Much faster single-core speed.
+36%
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
191 Pts 263 Pts Much faster dual-core speed.
+38%
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
334 Pts 452 Pts Much faster quad-core speed.
+35%
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
483 Pts 723 Pts Much faster octa-core speed.
+50%
Memory
OC Memory Latency
96 Pts Lower OC memory latency.
+11%
86.6 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
121 Pts 141 Pts Faster OC single-core speed.
+17%
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
239 Pts 281 Pts Faster OC dual-core speed.
+18%
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
430 Pts 502 Pts Faster OC quad-core speed.
+17%
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
609 Pts 775 Pts Faster OC octa-core speed.
+27%
Market Share
Based on 46,506,172 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.04 % 0.11 % Hugely higher market share.
+175%
Value
Value For Money
80.2 % 91.3 % Better value.
+14%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
55 % 71 % More popular.
+29%
Price
Price (score)
$221 $180 Cheaper.
+18%
Age
Newest
120 Months 16 Months Hugely more recent.
+87%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
95 Watts 65 Watts Much more energy efficient.
+32%
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
4 cores 4 cores
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
8 threads 8 threads
Lithography
Manufacturing process
32 nm 7 nm Much newer manufacturing.
+78%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.5 GHz 3.8 GHz Slightly faster base frequency.
+9%
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
3.9 GHz 4.3 GHz Faster turbo frequency.
+10%
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
612 Pts 776 Pts Faster OC 64-core speed.
+27%
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
489 Pts 724 Pts Much faster 64-core speed.
+48%
Series
CPU Architecture
Sandy Bridge Zen2
Socket
Motherboard Socket
LGA1155 AM4
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
HD 3000 None
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