IntelBX80601920
AMD100-100000065BOX

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

6 Cores, 12 Threads @3.7GHz, Zen3.
Release date: Q4 2020.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 269,237 user samples
66,871 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 72% Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 3.95 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 54% Base clock 2.65 GHz, turbo 1.55 GHz (avg)
Poor: 54% Great: 72%
SPEED RANK: 438th / 1316
Gaming
Gaming 64%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 66%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 48%
Yacht
202,366 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 105% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.8 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 87% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 2.3 GHz (avg)
Poor: 87% Great: 105%
SPEED RANK: 32nd / 1316
Gaming
Gaming 97%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 99%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 91%
Nuclear submarine
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
64 % 96.8 % Much faster effective speed.
+51%
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
87.3 Pts 87.7 Pts +0%
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
65.8 Pts 156 Pts Hugely faster single-core speed.
+137%
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
127 Pts 306 Pts Hugely faster dual-core speed.
+141%
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
224 Pts 569 Pts Hugely faster quad-core speed.
+154%
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
318 Pts 926 Pts Hugely faster octa-core speed.
+191%
Memory
OC Memory Latency
95.2 Pts +0% 94.9 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
79.4 Pts 161 Pts Hugely faster OC single-core speed.
+103%
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
156 Pts 321 Pts Hugely faster OC dual-core speed.
+106%
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
279 Pts 634 Pts Hugely faster OC quad-core speed.
+127%
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
392 Pts 997 Pts Hugely faster OC octa-core speed.
+154%
Market Share
Based on 46,498,853 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.1 % 3.34 % Insanely higher market share.
+3,240%
Value
Value For Money
67.1 % 97.6 % Much better value.
+45%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
54 % 92 % Much more popular.
+70%
Price
Price (score)
$234 Cheaper.
+13%
$270
Age
Newest
156 Months 10 Months Hugely more recent.
+94%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
130 Watts 65 Watts Much more energy efficient.
+50%
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 7 nm Hugely newer manufacturing.
+84%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
2.66 GHz 3.7 GHz Much faster base frequency.
+39%
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
2.93 GHz 4.6 GHz Much faster turbo frequency.
+57%
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
393 Pts 1291 Pts Hugely faster OC 64-core speed.
+228%
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
322 Pts 1191 Pts Hugely faster 64-core speed.
+270%
Series
CPU Architecture
Nehalem Zen3
Socket
Motherboard Socket
LGA1366 AM4
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
None None
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