Intel
AMD100-100000065BOX

4 Cores, 8 Threads @2.8 GHz, Ivy Bridge.
Release date ≤ Q4 2013.

6 Cores, 12 Threads @3.7GHz, Zen3.
Release date: Q4 2020.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 196,552 user samples
3,894 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 77% Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 41% Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 0.6 GHz (avg)
Poor: 41% Great: 77%
SPEED RANK: 373rd / 1316
Gaming
Gaming 67%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 71%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 54%
Yacht
192,658 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 106% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.8 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 87% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Poor: 87% Great: 106%
SPEED RANK: 33rd / 1316
Gaming
Gaming 97%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 99%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 90%
Nuclear submarine
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
67.3 % 96.5 % Much faster effective speed.
+43%
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
80 Pts 87.5 Pts Slightly lower memory latency.
+9%
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
88.7 Pts 155 Pts Much faster single-core speed.
+75%
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
170 Pts 305 Pts Much faster dual-core speed.
+79%
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
298 Pts 567 Pts Hugely faster quad-core speed.
+90%
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
430 Pts 925 Pts Hugely faster octa-core speed.
+115%
Memory
OC Memory Latency
90.7 Pts 95.1 Pts +5%
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
103 Pts 163 Pts Much faster OC single-core speed.
+58%
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
202 Pts 323 Pts Much faster OC dual-core speed.
+60%
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
382 Pts 633 Pts Much faster OC quad-core speed.
+66%
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
514 Pts 1000 Pts Hugely faster OC octa-core speed.
+95%
Market Share
Based on 46,610,596 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.01 % 3.34 % Insanely higher market share.
+33,300%
Value
Value For Money
55.8 % 96.4 % Much better value.
+73%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
52 % 92 % Much more popular.
+77%
Price
Price (score)
$549 $279 Much cheaper.
+49%
Age
Newest
92+ Months 10 Months Hugely more recent.
+89%
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
517 Pts 1294 Pts Hugely faster OC 64-core speed.
+150%
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
433 Pts 1190 Pts Hugely faster 64-core speed.
+175%
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