IntelBX80601950
AMDFD6300WMHKBOX

4 Cores, 8 Threads @3.07GHz, Nehalem.
Release date: Q1 2009.

6 Cores, 6 Threads @3.5GHz, Piledriver.
Release date: Q4 2012.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 286,802 user samples
36,442 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 75% Base clock 4.2 GHz
Worst Bench: 55% Base clock 3.05 GHz, turbo 1.6 GHz (avg)
Poor: 55% Great: 75%
SPEED RANK: 376th / 1316
Gaming
Gaming 67%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 70%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 51%
Yacht
250,360 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 67% Base clock 4.6 GHz
Worst Bench: 49% Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.55 GHz (avg)
Poor: 49% Great: 67%
SPEED RANK: 507th / 1316
Gaming
Gaming 60%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 63%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 45%
Yacht
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
67 % Faster effective speed.
+12%
60.1 %
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
87.2 Pts Slightly lower memory latency.
+8%
80.5 Pts
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
75.2 Pts Faster single-core speed.
+12%
67.3 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
146 Pts Faster dual-core speed.
+17%
125 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
257 Pts Faster quad-core speed.
+17%
220 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
364 Pts Faster octa-core speed.
+23%
295 Pts
Memory
OC Memory Latency
96 Pts Slightly lower OC memory latency.
+6%
90.5 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
88 Pts Faster OC single-core speed.
+14%
76.9 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
171 Pts Faster OC dual-core speed.
+16%
148 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
310 Pts Faster OC quad-core speed.
+18%
263 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
429 Pts Faster OC octa-core speed.
+19%
362 Pts
Market Share
Based on 45,179,526 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.07 % 0.32 % Hugely higher market share.
+357%
Value
Value For Money
62.9 % 81.9 % Much better value.
+30%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
54 % 55 % +2%
Price
Price (score)
$350 $90 Much cheaper.
+74%
Age
Newest
149 Months 106 Months More recent.
+29%
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 Much higher thread count.
+33%
6 threads
Lithography
Manufacturing process
45 nm 32 nm Newer manufacturing.
+29%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.07 GHz 3.5 GHz Faster base frequency.
+14%
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
3.33 GHz 4.1 GHz Faster turbo frequency.
+23%
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
429 Pts Faster OC 64-core speed.
+19%
362 Pts
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
367 Pts Faster 64-core speed.
+23%
299 Pts
Series
CPU Architecture
Nehalem Piledriver
Socket
Motherboard Socket
LGA1366 AM3+
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
None None
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