IntelBX80662I76700K
AMDYD195XA8AEWOF

4 Cores, 8 Threads @4.0GHz, Skylake.
Release date: Q3 2015.

16 Cores, 32 Threads @3.4GHz, Zen.
Release date: Q3 2017.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 227,805 user samples
220,456 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 103% Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 5 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 76% Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 0.8 GHz (avg)
Poor: 76% Great: 103%
SPEED RANK: 45th / 1143
Gaming
Gaming 88%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 90%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser
7,349 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 118% Base clock 4.15 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 96% Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 0.55 GHz (avg)
Poor: 96% Great: 118%
SPEED RANK: 18th / 1143
Gaming
Gaming 108%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 105%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 168%
UFO
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
88 % 108 % Faster effective speed.
+22%
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
126 Pts Slightly faster single-core speed.
+14%
111 Pts
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
427 Pts 435 Pts +2%
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
666 Pts 2309 Pts Hugely faster multi-core speed.
+247%
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
142 Pts Faster OC single-core speed.
+18%
120 Pts
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
518 Pts Slightly faster OC quad-core speed.
+10%
472 Pts
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
765 Pts 2662 Pts Hugely faster OC multi-core speed.
+248%
Market Share
Based on 12,875,723 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
1.88 % Insanely higher market share.
+1,153%
0.15 %
Value
Value For Money
87.2 % +1% 86.6 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
86 % 88 % +2%
Price
Price (score)
$299 Much cheaper.
+43%
$522
Age
Newest
40 Months 16 Months Much more recent.
+60%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
91 Watts Much more energy efficient.
+49%
180 Watts
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
4 cores 16 cores Hugely higher core count.
+300%
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
8 threads 32 threads Hugely higher thread count.
+300%
Lithography
Manufacturing process
14 nm 14 nm
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
4 GHz Faster base frequency.
+18%
3.4 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4.2 GHz +5% 4 GHz
SC Int
Single Core Integer Speed
139 Pts Faster single-core int speed.
+20%
116 Pts
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
147 Pts Faster single-core fp speed.
+19%
124 Pts
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
506 Pts Slightly faster quad-core int speed.
+11%
454 Pts
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
544 Pts Slightly faster quad-core fp speed.
+10%
493 Pts
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
698 Pts 2590 Pts Hugely faster multi-core int speed.
+271%
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
811 Pts 2694 Pts Hugely faster multi-core fp speed.
+232%
Series
CPU Architecture
Skylake Zen
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1151 TR4
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
HD 530 None
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