IntelBX80601920
AMDYD260XBCAFBOX

4 Cores, 8 Threads @2.66GHz, Nehalem.
Release date: Q3 2008.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 288,723 user samples
57,342 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 74% Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 54% Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 1.4 GHz (avg)
Poor: 54% Great: 74%
SPEED RANK: 398th / 1276
Gaming
Gaming 65%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 67%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 49%
Yacht
231,381 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 88% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.05 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 70% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Poor: 70% Great: 88%
SPEED RANK: 125th / 1276
Gaming
Gaming 80%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 82%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 74%
Battleship
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
64.5 % 80.2 % Faster effective speed.
+24%
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
88.1 Pts Slightly lower memory latency.
+9%
80.5 Pts
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
66.2 Pts 116 Pts Much faster single-core speed.
+75%
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
128 Pts 226 Pts Much faster dual-core speed.
+77%
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
225 Pts 430 Pts Hugely faster quad-core speed.
+91%
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
323 Pts 714 Pts Hugely faster octa-core speed.
+121%
Memory
OC Memory Latency
96.1 Pts Slightly lower OC memory latency.
+7%
89.5 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
85.6 Pts 124 Pts Much faster OC single-core speed.
+45%
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
168 Pts 243 Pts Much faster OC dual-core speed.
+45%
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
293 Pts 479 Pts Much faster OC quad-core speed.
+63%
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
422 Pts 794 Pts Hugely faster OC octa-core speed.
+88%
Market Share
Based on 36,319,079 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.14 % 1.08 % Hugely higher market share.
+671%
Value
Value For Money
60.6 % 91.9 % Much better value.
+52%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
66 % 172 % Hugely more popular.
+161%
Price
Price (score)
$349 $170 Much cheaper.
+51%
Age
Newest
147 Months 31 Months Much more recent.
+79%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
130 Watts 95 Watts More energy efficient.
+27%
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
4 cores 6 cores Much higher core count.
+50%
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
8 threads 12 threads Much higher thread count.
+50%
Lithography
Manufacturing process
45 nm 12 nm Much newer manufacturing.
+73%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
2.66 GHz 3.6 GHz Much faster base frequency.
+35%
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
2.93 GHz 4.2 GHz Much faster turbo frequency.
+43%
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
431 Pts 1022 Pts Hugely faster OC 64-core speed.
+137%
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
327 Pts 939 Pts Hugely faster 64-core speed.
+187%
Series
CPU Architecture
Nehalem Zen+
Socket
Motherboard Socket
LGA1366 AM4
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
None None
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