Intel
AMDYD260XBCAFBOX

2 Cores, 2 Threads @3.0GHz, Core.
Release date: Q1 2008.

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Real World Speed
Performance profile from 178,375 user samples
48,048 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 27% Base clock 4.4 GHz
Worst Bench: 17% Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 1.35 GHz (avg)
Poor: 17% Great: 27%
SPEED RANK: 824th / 1206
Gaming
Gaming 25%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 31%
Sail boat
Workstation
Workstation 11%
Tree trunk
130,327 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 85% Base clock 4.25 GHz, turbo 4.25 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 70% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 2.2 GHz (avg)
Poor: 70% Great: 85%
SPEED RANK: 65th / 1206
Gaming
Gaming 79%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 69%
Battle cruiser
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
24.6 % 79.5 % Hugely faster effective speed.
+224%
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
50.1 Pts 118 Pts Hugely faster single-core speed.
+136%
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
95.3 Pts 231 Pts Hugely faster dual-core speed.
+142%
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
96.5 Pts 442 Pts Hugely faster quad-core speed.
+358%
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
98.5 Pts 731 Pts Hugely faster octa-core speed.
+642%
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
54.6 Pts 124 Pts Hugely faster OC single-core speed.
+127%
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
109 Pts 244 Pts Hugely faster OC dual-core speed.
+124%
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
109 Pts 483 Pts Hugely faster OC quad-core speed.
+343%
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
109 Pts 810 Pts Hugely faster OC octa-core speed.
+643%
Market Share
Based on 22,583,421 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.2 % 1.58 % Hugely higher market share.
+690%
Value
Value For Money
43.7 % 95.1 % Hugely better value.
+117%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
55 % 149 % Hugely more popular.
+171%
Price
Price (score)
$34 Much cheaper.
+76%
$145
Age
Newest
143 Months 19 Months Hugely more recent.
+87%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
130 Watts 95 Watts More energy efficient.
+27%
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
2 cores 6 cores Hugely higher core count.
+200%
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
2 threads 12 threads Hugely higher thread count.
+500%
Lithography
Manufacturing process
45 nm 12 nm Much newer manufacturing.
+73%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3 GHz 3.6 GHz Faster base frequency.
+20%
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
3 GHz 4.2 GHz Much faster turbo frequency.
+40%
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
109 Pts 1020 Pts Hugely faster OC 64-core speed.
+836%
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
99.1 Pts 955 Pts Hugely faster 64-core speed.
+864%
Series
CPU Architecture
Core Zen+
Socket
Motherboard Socket
LGA775 AM4
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
None None
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