Real World Speed
Performance profile from 126,873 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
79,347 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 98% Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.8 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 76% Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 0.75 GHz (avg)
Poor: 76% Great: 98%
SPEED RANK: 15th / 961
Gaming
Gaming 88%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 89%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 64%
Destroyer
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
81 % -8% 87.8 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+8%
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
112 Pts -11% 124 Pts Slightly faster single-core speed.
+11%
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
419 Pts -3% 430 Pts +3%
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
430 Pts -50% 644 Pts Much faster multi-core speed.
+50%
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
131 Pts -3% 135 Pts +3%
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
516 Pts +4% 498 Pts -4%
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
517 Pts -39% 720 Pts Much faster OC multi-core speed.
+39%
Market Share
Based on 4,104,252 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
1.3 % -52% 1.97 % Much higher market share.
+52%
Value
Value For Money
87.8 % +1% 86.9 % -1%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
73 % -22% 89 % More popular.
+22%
Price
Price (score)
$235 Cheaper.
+22%
$300 -22%
Age
Newest
37 Months -3% 36 Months +3%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
88 Watts 0% 88 Watts 0%
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
4 cores 0% 4 cores 0%
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
4 threads -100% 8 threads Hugely higher thread count.
+100%
Lithography
Manufacturing process
22 nm 0% 22 nm 0%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.5 GHz -14% 4 GHz Slightly faster base frequency.
+14%
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
3.9 GHz -13% 4.4 GHz Slightly faster turbo frequency.
+13%
SC Int
Single Core Integer Speed
133 Pts -3% 137 Pts +3%
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
133 Pts -5% 139 Pts +5%
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
525 Pts +4% 507 Pts -4%
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
524 Pts +3% 510 Pts -3%
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
525 Pts -31% 689 Pts Much faster multi-core int speed.
+31%
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
526 Pts -39% 729 Pts Much faster multi-core fp speed.
+39%
Series
CPU Architecture
Haswell (2013) Haswell (2013)
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1150 FCLGA1150
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
HD 4600 HD 4600
Cache
Cache
6 MB SmartCache 8 MB SmartCache
Recommended Price
Recommended Customer Price
$242.00 - $243.00 $339.00 - $350.00
Graphics Output
Graphics Output
eDP/DP/HDMI/VGA eDP/DP/HDMI/DVI/VGA
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency
1.2 GHz 1.25 GHz
Hyper-Threading Tech
Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology ‡
No Yes

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