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 166,516 user samples
21,395 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 61% Base clock 4.15 GHz, turbo 4.15 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 38% Base clock 1.6 GHz, turbo 0.85 GHz (avg)
Poor: 38% Great: 61%
SPEED RANK: 329th / 1159
Gaming
Gaming 52%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 53%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 37%
Jet ski
145,121 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 53% Base clock 4.8 GHz
Worst Bench: 36% Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 1.35 GHz (avg)
Poor: 36% Great: 53%
SPEED RANK: 407th / 1159
Gaming
Gaming 46%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 47%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 32%
Sail boat
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
52.2 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+14%
46 %
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
75.1 Pts Slightly faster single-core speed.
+12%
67.3 Pts
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
256 Pts Slightly faster quad-core speed.
+14%
225 Pts
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
365 Pts Faster multi-core speed.
+20%
304 Pts
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
89.2 Pts Faster OC single-core speed.
+16%
77 Pts
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
312 Pts Faster OC quad-core speed.
+16%
268 Pts
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
435 Pts Faster OC multi-core speed.
+18%
368 Pts
Market Share
Based on 17,677,617 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.13 % 0.81 % Hugely higher market share.
+523%
Value
Value For Money
49 % 83.2 % Much better value.
+70%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
63 % 71 % Slightly more popular.
+13%
Price
Price (score)
$345 $60 Hugely cheaper.
+83%
Age
Newest
123 Months 80 Months Much more recent.
+35%
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%
SC Int
Single Core Integer Speed
85.9 Pts Slightly faster single-core int speed.
+6%
81.3 Pts
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
92.3 Pts Faster single-core fp speed.
+26%
73.2 Pts
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
300 Pts Slightly faster quad-core int speed.
+7%
280 Pts
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
323 Pts Much faster quad-core fp speed.
+32%
245 Pts
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
412 Pts Slightly faster multi-core int speed.
+9%
378 Pts
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
445 Pts Much faster multi-core fp speed.
+38%
323 Pts
Series
CPU Architecture
Nehalem Piledriver
Socket
Motherboard Socket
LGA1366 AM3+
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
None None
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