IntelBX80601950
AMD100-100000025BOX

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

8 Cores, 16 Threads @3.9GHz, Zen2.
Release date: Q3 2019.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 183,402 user samples
35,920 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 74% Base clock 3.05 GHz, turbo 3.05 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 55% Base clock 3.05 GHz, turbo 1.6 GHz (avg)
Poor: 55% Great: 74%
SPEED RANK: 381st / 1316
Gaming
Gaming 67%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 70%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 51%
Yacht
147,482 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 95% Base clock 4.45 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 79% Base clock 3.9 GHz, turbo 0.55 GHz (avg)
Poor: 79% Great: 95%
SPEED RANK: 70th / 1316
Gaming
Gaming 87%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 89%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 90%
Aircraft carrier
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
66.9 % 87.2 % Much faster effective speed.
+30%
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
87.1 Pts Lower memory latency.
+11%
78.2 Pts
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
75.1 Pts 137 Pts Hugely faster single-core speed.
+82%
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
146 Pts 271 Pts Hugely faster dual-core speed.
+86%
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
256 Pts 516 Pts Hugely faster quad-core speed.
+102%
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
363 Pts 932 Pts Hugely faster octa-core speed.
+157%
Memory
OC Memory Latency
95.6 Pts Slightly lower OC memory latency.
+8%
88.6 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
84 Pts 144 Pts Much faster OC single-core speed.
+71%
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
163 Pts 286 Pts Much faster OC dual-core speed.
+75%
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
308 Pts 556 Pts Hugely faster OC quad-core speed.
+81%
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
400 Pts 1031 Pts Hugely faster OC octa-core speed.
+158%
Market Share
Based on 46,563,090 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.06 % 0.61 % Hugely higher market share.
+917%
Value
Value For Money
66.3 % 82.2 % Better value.
+24%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
54 % 67 % More popular.
+24%
Price
Price (score)
$287 Cheaper.
+17%
$344
Age
Newest
150 Months 26 Months Hugely more recent.
+83%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
130 Watts 105 Watts More energy efficient.
+19%
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
4 cores 8 cores Hugely higher core count.
+100%
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
8 threads 16 threads Hugely higher thread count.
+100%
Lithography
Manufacturing process
45 nm 7 nm Hugely newer manufacturing.
+84%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.07 GHz 3.9 GHz Faster base frequency.
+27%
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
3.33 GHz 4.5 GHz Much faster turbo frequency.
+35%
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
402 Pts 1539 Pts Hugely faster OC 64-core speed.
+283%
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
365 Pts 1446 Pts Hugely faster 64-core speed.
+296%
Series
CPU Architecture
Nehalem Zen2
Socket
Motherboard Socket
LGA1366 AM4
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
None None
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