IntelBX80671I76850K
AMDYD1600BBAEBOX

6 Cores, 12 Threads @3.6GHz, Broadwell-E.
Release date: Q2 2016.

6 Cores, 12 Threads @3.2GHz, Zen.
Release date: Q2 2017.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 159,000 user samples
12,177 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 108% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 77% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 0.2 GHz (avg)
Poor: 77% Great: 108%
SPEED RANK: 39th / 1158
Gaming
Gaming 92%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 89%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 80%
Battleship
146,823 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 95% Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 3.95 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 71% Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 1.35 GHz (avg)
Poor: 71% Great: 95%
SPEED RANK: 76th / 1158
Gaming
Gaming 82%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 79%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 75%
Battleship
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
92.5 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+13%
81.9 %
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
116 Pts Slightly faster single-core speed.
+13%
103 Pts
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
455 Pts Slightly faster quad-core speed.
+15%
396 Pts
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
897 Pts +5% 857 Pts
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
136 Pts Faster OC single-core speed.
+16%
117 Pts
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
540 Pts Faster OC quad-core speed.
+17%
462 Pts
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
1045 Pts Slightly faster OC multi-core speed.
+6%
988 Pts
Market Share
Based on 17,143,379 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.09 % 1.48 % Insanely higher market share.
+1,544%
Value
Value For Money
79.2 % 119 % Much better value.
+50%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
63 % 144 % Hugely more popular.
+129%
Price
Price (score)
$440 $108 Much cheaper.
+75%
Age
Newest
35 Months 25 Months More recent.
+29%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
140 Watts 65 Watts Much more energy efficient.
+54%
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
6 cores 6 cores
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
12 threads 12 threads
Lithography
Manufacturing process
14 nm 14 nm
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.6 GHz Slightly faster base frequency.
+12%
3.2 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4 GHz Slightly faster turbo frequency.
+11%
3.6 GHz
SC Int
Single Core Integer Speed
129 Pts Faster single-core int speed.
+15%
112 Pts
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
142 Pts Faster single-core fp speed.
+17%
121 Pts
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
513 Pts Faster quad-core int speed.
+15%
445 Pts
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
562 Pts Faster quad-core fp speed.
+17%
482 Pts
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
962 Pts +0% 958 Pts
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
1120 Pts Slightly faster multi-core fp speed.
+12%
997 Pts
Series
CPU Architecture
Broadwell-E Zen
Socket
Motherboard Socket
LGA2011-V3 AM4
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
None None
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