Intel
AMD100-100000031BOX
  

4 Cores, 8 Threads @2.9 GHz, Skylake.
Release date ≈ Q1 2016.

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6 Cores, 12 Threads @3.6GHz, Zen2.
Release date: Q3 2019.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 290,309 user samples
1,595 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 81% Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 3.75 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 50% Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 0.6 GHz (avg)
Poor: 50% Great: 81%
SPEED RANK: 262nd / 1244
Gaming
Gaming 71%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 74%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 58%
Gunboat
288,714 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 93% Base clock 4.4 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 74% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.95 GHz (avg)
Poor: 74% Great: 93%
SPEED RANK: 83rd / 1244
Gaming
Gaming 85%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 79%
Battleship
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
71.2 % 84.6 % Faster effective speed.
+19%
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
81.1 Pts +2% 79.5 Pts
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
97.1 Pts 130 Pts Much faster single-core speed.
+34%
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
186 Pts 255 Pts Much faster dual-core speed.
+37%
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
333 Pts 482 Pts Much faster quad-core speed.
+45%
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
490 Pts 797 Pts Much faster octa-core speed.
+63%
Memory
OC Memory Latency
90.7 Pts +2% 89.1 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
114 Pts 136 Pts Faster OC single-core speed.
+19%
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
217 Pts 271 Pts Faster OC dual-core speed.
+25%
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
410 Pts 535 Pts Much faster OC quad-core speed.
+30%
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
564 Pts 879 Pts Much faster OC octa-core speed.
+56%
Market Share
Based on 28,882,976 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.01 % 4.66 % Insanely higher market share.
+46,500%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
53 % 196 % Hugely more popular.
+270%
Age
Newest
52+ Months 10 Months Hugely more recent.
+81%
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
568 Pts 1133 Pts Hugely faster OC 64-core speed.
+99%
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
495 Pts 1039 Pts Hugely faster 64-core speed.
+110%
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