IntelBX80637I73770K
AMDYD260XBCAFBOX

4 Cores, 8 Threads @3.5GHz, Ivy Bridge.
Release date: Q2 2012.

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

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 483,481 user samples
164,935 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 87% Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.6 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 66% Base clock 3.9 GHz, turbo 1.75 GHz (avg)
Poor: 66% Great: 87%
SPEED RANK: 193rd / 1316
Gaming
Gaming 77%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 62%
Destroyer
318,546 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 86% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 69% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 0.55 GHz (avg)
Poor: 69% Great: 86%
SPEED RANK: 161st / 1316
Gaming
Gaming 79%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 73%
Battleship
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
76.7 % 79.2 % +3%
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
88.3 Pts Lower memory latency.
+11%
79.5 Pts
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
104 Pts 114 Pts Slightly faster single-core speed.
+10%
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
201 Pts 223 Pts Faster dual-core speed.
+11%
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
354 Pts 424 Pts Faster quad-core speed.
+20%
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
520 Pts 706 Pts Much faster octa-core speed.
+36%
Memory
OC Memory Latency
96.1 Pts Slightly lower OC memory latency.
+9%
87.9 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
120 Pts 123 Pts +2%
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
236 Pts 242 Pts +3%
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
430 Pts 476 Pts Faster OC quad-core speed.
+11%
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
613 Pts 787 Pts Faster OC octa-core speed.
+28%
Market Share
Based on 46,512,679 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.25 % 0.7 % Hugely higher market share.
+180%
Value
Value For Money
77.6 % 86.7 % Better value.
+12%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
62 % 85 % Much more popular.
+37%
Price
Price (score)
$267 $200 Cheaper.
+25%
Age
Newest
113 Months 41 Months Much more recent.
+64%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
77 Watts More energy efficient.
+19%
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
22 nm 12 nm Much newer manufacturing.
+45%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.5 GHz 3.6 GHz +3%
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
3.9 GHz 4.2 GHz Slightly faster turbo frequency.
+8%
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
618 Pts 1009 Pts Much faster OC 64-core speed.
+63%
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
525 Pts 930 Pts Much faster 64-core speed.
+77%
Series
CPU Architecture
Ivy Bridge Zen+
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1155 AM4
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
HD 4000 None
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