IntelBX80671I76850K
AMDYD2700BBAFBOX

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

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Real World Speed
Performance profile from 65,424 user samples
16,345 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 95% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 70% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 0.35 GHz (avg)
Poor: 70% Great: 95%
SPEED RANK: 61st / 1206
Gaming
Gaming 81%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 67%
Battle cruiser
49,079 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 82% Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.15 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 66% Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 2.7 GHz (avg)
Poor: 66% Great: 82%
SPEED RANK: 108th / 1206
Gaming
Gaming 72%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 73%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 73%
Battleship
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
80.8 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+11%
72.5 %
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
117 Pts Slightly faster single-core speed.
+9%
107 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
233 Pts Slightly faster dual-core speed.
+12%
208 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
458 Pts Slightly faster quad-core speed.
+14%
403 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
729 Pts 745 Pts +2%
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
137 Pts Slightly faster OC single-core speed.
+14%
120 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
273 Pts Faster OC dual-core speed.
+16%
236 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
546 Pts Faster OC quad-core speed.
+17%
467 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
869 Pts 883 Pts +2%
Market Share
Based on 22,447,016 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.07 % 0.73 % Hugely higher market share.
+943%
Value
Value For Money
73.1 % 83.9 % Slightly better value.
+15%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
83 % 101 % More popular.
+22%
Price
Price (score)
$400 $163 Much cheaper.
+59%
Age
Newest
42 Months 19 Months Much more recent.
+55%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
140 Watts 65 Watts Much more energy efficient.
+54%
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
6 cores 8 cores Much higher core count.
+33%
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
12 threads 16 threads Much higher thread count.
+33%
Lithography
Manufacturing process
14 nm 12 nm Slightly newer manufacturing.
+14%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.6 GHz Slightly faster base frequency.
+12%
3.2 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4 GHz 4.1 GHz +2%
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
1056 Pts 1324 Pts Faster OC 64-core speed.
+25%
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
903 Pts 1125 Pts Faster 64-core speed.
+25%
Series
CPU Architecture
Broadwell-E Zen+
Socket
Motherboard Socket
LGA2011-V3 AM4
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
None None
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The Ryzen 7 2700 is an 8 core, 16 thread high-end desktop processor featuring AMD’s second generation 12nm Zen+ architecture and Precision Boost 2 technology. It is the second strongest of four new Ryzen CPUs due for imminent release. The second generation Ryzen processors, codenamed Pinnacle Ridge, are both compatible with the new 400 series and 300 series of motherboards. Official specs for the 2700 are yet to be seen, but early benchmarks appear to indicate base and boost clock speeds of 3.2 and 4.1 GHz respectively. This translates to a modest improvement upon the previous generation 1700 which continues to offer fantastic value for money in terms of multi-core performance. The expected retail price of $299 includes a Wraith cooler and costs the same as Intel’s 6 core 12 thread i7-8700. As expected, the 8700 beats the 2700 on single and quad core intensive tasks, but lags slightly for higher core workloads.  [Apr '18 CPUPro]

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