Real World Speed
Performance profile from 112,754 user samples
47,526 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 98% Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.8 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 60% Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 1.2 GHz (avg)
Poor: 60% Great: 98%
SPEED RANK: 25th / 961
Gaming
Gaming 81%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 79%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 49%
Yacht
65,228 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 107% Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.8 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 66% Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 0.8 GHz (avg)
Poor: 66% Great: 107%
SPEED RANK: 15th / 961
Gaming
Gaming 88%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 53%
Yacht
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
81 % -9% 88 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+9%
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
112 Pts -7% 120 Pts Slightly faster single-core speed.
+7%
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
419 Pts -9% 458 Pts Slightly faster quad-core speed.
+9%
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
430 Pts -9% 468 Pts Slightly faster multi-core speed.
+9%
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
131 Pts -9% 143 Pts Slightly faster OC single-core speed.
+9%
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
516 Pts -9% 562 Pts Slightly faster OC quad-core speed.
+9%
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
517 Pts -9% 563 Pts Slightly faster OC multi-core speed.
+9%
Market Share
Based on 4,104,252 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
1.3 % -34% 1.74 % Much higher market share.
+34%
Value
Value For Money
87.8 % -12% 98.8 % Slightly better value.
+12%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
73 % -36% 99 % Much more popular.
+36%
Price
Price (score)
$235 -9% $214 Slightly cheaper.
+9%
Age
Newest
37 Months -41% 22 Months Much more recent.
+41%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
88 Watts +3% 91 Watts -3%
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
4 cores 0% 4 cores 0%
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
4 threads 0% 4 threads 0%
Lithography
Manufacturing process
22 nm -36% 14 nm Much newer manufacturing.
+36%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.5 GHz 0% 3.5 GHz 0%
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
3.9 GHz 0% 3.9 GHz 0%
SC Int
Single Core Integer Speed
133 Pts -4% 138 Pts +4%
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
133 Pts -11% 148 Pts Slightly faster single-core fp speed.
+11%
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
525 Pts -4% 544 Pts +4%
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
524 Pts -11% 582 Pts Slightly faster quad-core fp speed.
+11%
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
525 Pts -4% 546 Pts +4%
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
526 Pts -11% 585 Pts Slightly faster multi-core fp speed.
+11%
Series
CPU Architecture
Haswell (2013) Skylake (2015)
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1150 FCLGA1151
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
HD 4600 HD 530
Launch Date
Launch Date
Q2'14 Q3'15
Lithography
Lithography
22 nm 14 nm
Bus Speed
Bus Speed
5 GT/s DMI2 8 GT/s DMI3
Thermal Solution Specification
Thermal Solution Specification
PCG 2013D PCG 2015D (130W)
Max Memory Size
Max Memory Size (dependent on memory type)
32 GB 64 GB
Memory Types
Memory Types
DDR3-1333/1600, DDR3L-1333/1600 @ 1.5V DDR4-1866/2133, DDR3L-1333/1600 @ 1.35V
Memory Bandwidth
Max Memory Bandwidth
25.6 GB/s 34.1 GB/s
Processor Graphics
Processor Graphics ‡
Intel® HD Graphics 4600 Intel® HD Graphics 530
Graphics Output
Graphics Output
eDP/DP/HDMI/VGA eDP/DP/HDMI/DVI
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency
1.2 GHz 1.15 GHz
Graphics Video Max Memory
Graphics Video Max Memory
2 GB 64 GB
Graphics and IMC Lithography
Graphics and IMC Lithography
22 nm 14 nm
TSX-NI
Intel® TSX-NI
No Yes

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