IntelBX80562Q6600
AMDYD260XBCAFBOX

4 Cores, 4 Threads @2.4GHz, Core.
Release date: Q1 2007.

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Real World Speed
Performance profile from 169,961 user samples
42,383 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 32% Base clock 2.4 GHz
Worst Bench: 18% Base clock 2.4 GHz
Poor: 18% Great: 32%
SPEED RANK: 816th / 1206
Gaming
Gaming 25%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 26%
Raft
Workstation
Workstation 14%
Tree trunk
127,578 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 85% Base clock 4.3 GHz, turbo 4.25 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 70% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 0.55 GHz (avg)
Poor: 70% Great: 85%
SPEED RANK: 67th / 1206
Gaming
Gaming 80%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 69%
Battle cruiser
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
25 % 79.6 % Hugely faster effective speed.
+218%
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
37.6 Pts 117 Pts Hugely faster single-core speed.
+211%
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
75 Pts 230 Pts Hugely faster dual-core speed.
+207%
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
140 Pts 445 Pts Hugely faster quad-core speed.
+218%
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
143 Pts 732 Pts Hugely faster octa-core speed.
+412%
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
47.2 Pts 124 Pts Hugely faster OC single-core speed.
+163%
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
94 Pts 244 Pts Hugely faster OC dual-core speed.
+160%
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
186 Pts 483 Pts Hugely faster OC quad-core speed.
+160%
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
186 Pts 805 Pts Hugely faster OC octa-core speed.
+333%
Market Share
Based on 22,715,049 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.15 % 1.49 % Hugely higher market share.
+893%
Value
Value For Money
27.8 % 100 % Hugely better value.
+261%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
67 % 150 % Hugely more popular.
+124%
Price
Price (score)
$190 $120 Much cheaper.
+37%
Age
Newest
155 Months 19 Months Hugely more recent.
+88%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
105 Watts 95 Watts Slightly more energy efficient.
+10%
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
4 cores 6 cores Much higher core count.
+50%
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
4 threads 12 threads Hugely higher thread count.
+200%
Lithography
Manufacturing process
65 nm 12 nm Hugely newer manufacturing.
+82%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
2.4 GHz 3.6 GHz Much faster base frequency.
+50%
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
2.4 GHz 4.2 GHz Much faster turbo frequency.
+75%
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
187 Pts 1023 Pts Hugely faster OC 64-core speed.
+447%
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
144 Pts 956 Pts Hugely faster 64-core speed.
+564%
Series
CPU Architecture
Core Zen+
Socket
Motherboard Socket
LGA775 AM4
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
None None
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