IntelBX80601950
AMDFD6300WMHKBOX

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

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

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 192,473 user samples
24,164 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 58% Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.15 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 37% Base clock 3.05 GHz, turbo 1.6 GHz (avg)
Poor: 37% Great: 58%
SPEED RANK: 375th / 1203
Gaming
Gaming 49%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 51%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 33%
Sail boat
168,309 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 49% Base clock 4.8 GHz, turbo 4.75 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 30% Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 1.8 GHz (avg)
Poor: 30% Great: 49%
SPEED RANK: 482nd / 1203
Gaming
Gaming 42%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 44%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 27%
Raft
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
48.6 % Faster effective speed.
+16%
41.9 %
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
75.9 Pts Slightly faster single-core speed.
+13%
66.9 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
148 Pts Faster dual-core speed.
+18%
125 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
260 Pts Faster quad-core speed.
+18%
221 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
368 Pts Faster octa-core speed.
+25%
294 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
91.3 Pts Faster OC single-core speed.
+19%
76.9 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
179 Pts Faster OC dual-core speed.
+21%
148 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
314 Pts Faster OC quad-core speed.
+18%
266 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
448 Pts Faster OC octa-core speed.
+24%
360 Pts
Market Share
Based on 22,395,104 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.12 % 0.74 % Hugely higher market share.
+517%
Value
Value For Money
47.8 % 57.1 % Better value.
+20%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
65 % +2% 64 %
Price
Price (score)
$297 $90 Much cheaper.
+70%
Age
Newest
129 Months 86 Months Much more recent.
+33%
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 Slightly 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
445 Pts Faster OC 64-core speed.
+23%
362 Pts
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
373 Pts Faster 64-core speed.
+25%
299 Pts
Series
CPU Architecture
Nehalem Piledriver
Socket
Motherboard Socket
LGA1366 AM3+
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
None None
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