IntelBX80671I76900K
AMDYD260XBCAFBOX

8 Cores, 16 Threads @3.2GHz, Broadwell-E.
Release date: Q2 2016.

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Real World Speed
Performance profile from 131,209 user samples
4,480 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 94% Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 69% Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 1.65 GHz (avg)
Poor: 69% Great: 94%
SPEED RANK: 63rd / 1206
Gaming
Gaming 80%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 80%
Aircraft carrier
126,729 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 85% Base clock 4.3 GHz
Worst Bench: 70% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Poor: 70% Great: 85%
SPEED RANK: 66th / 1206
Gaming
Gaming 79%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 69%
Battle cruiser
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
80.4 % +1% 79.4 %
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
115 Pts 117 Pts +2%
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
228 Pts 230 Pts +1%
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
459 Pts +4% 443 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
851 Pts Faster octa-core speed.
+17%
730 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
135 Pts Slightly faster OC single-core speed.
+9%
124 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
268 Pts Slightly faster OC dual-core speed.
+10%
244 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
535 Pts Slightly faster OC quad-core speed.
+11%
482 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
1036 Pts Faster OC octa-core speed.
+28%
807 Pts
Market Share
Based on 22,511,188 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.02 % 1.27 % Insanely higher market share.
+6,250%
Value
Value For Money
60.4 % 95 % Much better value.
+57%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
58 % 149 % Hugely more popular.
+157%
Price
Price (score)
$785 $145 Hugely cheaper.
+82%
Age
Newest
42 Months 19 Months Much more recent.
+55%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
140 Watts 95 Watts Much more energy efficient.
+32%
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
8 cores Much higher core count.
+33%
6 cores
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
16 threads Much higher thread count.
+33%
12 threads
Lithography
Manufacturing process
14 nm 12 nm Slightly newer manufacturing.
+14%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.2 GHz 3.6 GHz Slightly faster base frequency.
+12%
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4 GHz 4.2 GHz +5%
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
1368 Pts Much faster OC 64-core speed.
+34%
1024 Pts
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
1175 Pts Faster 64-core speed.
+23%
955 Pts
Series
CPU Architecture
Broadwell-E Zen+
Socket
Motherboard Socket
LGA2011-V3 AM4
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
None None
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