IntelBX80623I72700K
AMDYD160XBCAEWOF

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

6 Cores, 12 Threads @3.6GHz, Zen.
Release date: Q2 2017.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 88,998 user samples
11,811 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 88% Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 5.1 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 51% Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 0.7 GHz (avg)
Poor: 51% Great: 88%
SPEED RANK: 167th / 1173
Gaming
Gaming 69%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 71%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 50%
Yacht
77,187 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 96% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.15 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 75% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 2.2 GHz (avg)
Poor: 75% Great: 96%
SPEED RANK: 66th / 1173
Gaming
Gaming 87%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 84%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 79%
Battleship
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
69.4 % 86.6 % Faster effective speed.
+25%
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
100 Pts 109 Pts Slightly faster single-core speed.
+9%
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
338 Pts 418 Pts Faster quad-core speed.
+24%
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
491 Pts 905 Pts Hugely faster multi-core speed.
+84%
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
122 Pts +3% 118 Pts
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
447 Pts 467 Pts +4%
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
625 Pts 1004 Pts Much faster OC multi-core speed.
+61%
Market Share
Based on 18,581,694 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.07 % 0.54 % Hugely higher market share.
+671%
Value
Value For Money
68.7 % 113 % Much better value.
+65%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
62 % 119 % Hugely more popular.
+92%
Price
Price (score)
$299 $142 Much cheaper.
+52%
Age
Newest
94 Months 27 Months Much more recent.
+71%
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 14 nm Much newer manufacturing.
+56%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.5 GHz 3.6 GHz +3%
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
3.9 GHz 4 GHz +3%
SC Int
Single Core Integer Speed
122 Pts Slightly faster single-core int speed.
+7%
114 Pts
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
123 Pts 123 Pts
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
448 Pts 451 Pts +1%
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
452 Pts 488 Pts Slightly faster quad-core fp speed.
+8%
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
602 Pts 973 Pts Much faster multi-core int speed.
+62%
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
623 Pts 1012 Pts Much faster multi-core fp speed.
+62%
Series
CPU Architecture
Sandy Bridge Zen
Socket
Motherboard Socket
LGA1155 AM4
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
HD 3000 None
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