IntelBX80673I77820X
AMDYD260XBCAFBOX

8 Cores, 16 Threads @3.6GHz, Skylake-X.
Release date: Q2 2017.

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Real World Speed
Performance profile from 136,062 user samples
12,603 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 103% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.95 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 73% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Poor: 73% Great: 103%
SPEED RANK: 30th / 1184
Gaming
Gaming 88%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 88%
Aircraft carrier
123,459 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 85% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.3 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 67% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 1.8 GHz (avg)
Poor: 67% Great: 85%
SPEED RANK: 52nd / 1184
Gaming
Gaming 79%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 69%
Battle cruiser
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
87.8 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+12%
78.5 %
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
127 Pts Slightly faster single-core speed.
+9%
117 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
251 Pts Slightly faster dual-core speed.
+10%
229 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
494 Pts Slightly faster quad-core speed.
+12%
442 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
911 Pts Faster octa-core speed.
+25%
728 Pts
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
1319 Pts Much faster 64-core speed.
+38%
954 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
145 Pts Faster OC single-core speed.
+18%
123 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
289 Pts Faster OC dual-core speed.
+18%
244 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
578 Pts Faster OC quad-core speed.
+20%
482 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
1135 Pts Much faster OC octa-core speed.
+41%
805 Pts
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
1541 Pts Much faster OC 64-core speed.
+51%
1020 Pts
Market Share
Based on 21,083,121 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.11 % 1.25 % Insanely higher market share.
+1,036%
Value
Value For Money
75.7 % 93 % Better value.
+23%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
65 % 142 % Hugely more popular.
+118%
Price
Price (score)
$476 $150 Much cheaper.
+68%
Age
Newest
27 Months 18 Months Much more recent.
+33%
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
3.6 GHz 3.6 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4.5 GHz Slightly faster turbo frequency.
+7%
4.2 GHz
Series
CPU Architecture
Skylake-X Zen+
Socket
Motherboard Socket
LGA2066 AM4
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
None None
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