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 237,250 user samples
32,633 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 74% Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 54% Base clock 2.25 GHz, turbo 1.2 GHz (avg)
Poor: 54% Great: 74%
SPEED RANK: 344th / 1275
Gaming
Gaming 67%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 70%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 51%
Yacht
204,617 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 68% Base clock 4.6 GHz, turbo 4.55 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 51% Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Poor: 51% Great: 68%
SPEED RANK: 461st / 1275
Gaming
Gaming 61%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 64%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 46%
Yacht
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
67.2 % Faster effective speed.
+10%
61.1 %
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
88.2 Pts Slightly lower memory latency.
+8%
82 Pts
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
74.7 Pts Faster single-core speed.
+12%
66.9 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
145 Pts Faster dual-core speed.
+15%
126 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
254 Pts Faster quad-core speed.
+14%
222 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
362 Pts Faster octa-core speed.
+21%
298 Pts
Memory
OC Memory Latency
95.8 Pts Slightly lower OC memory latency.
+5%
91.1 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
84.5 Pts Faster OC single-core speed.
+10%
76.7 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
167 Pts Faster OC dual-core speed.
+14%
147 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
309 Pts Faster OC quad-core speed.
+17%
265 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
407 Pts Faster OC octa-core speed.
+11%
366 Pts
Market Share
Based on 36,200,521 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.08 % 0.54 % Hugely higher market share.
+575%
Value
Value For Money
63.1 % 83.3 % Much better value.
+32%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
63 % 69 % Slightly more popular.
+10%
Price
Price (score)
$350 $90 Much cheaper.
+74%
Age
Newest
141 Months 98 Months Much more recent.
+30%
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
415 Pts Faster OC 64-core speed.
+13%
368 Pts
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
365 Pts Faster 64-core speed.
+21%
301 Pts
Series
CPU Architecture
Nehalem Piledriver
Socket
Motherboard Socket
LGA1366 AM3+
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
None None
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