IntelBX80646I54690K
IntelBX80662I76700K
Real World Speed
Performance profile from 235,684 user samples
65,343 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 99% Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.7 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 62% Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 0.8 GHz (avg)
Poor: 62% Great: 99%
SPEED RANK: 41st / 981
Gaming
Gaming 82%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 50%
Yacht
170,341 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 106% Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.6 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 80% Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 0.65 GHz (avg)
Poor: 80% Great: 106%
SPEED RANK: 23rd / 981
Gaming
Gaming 93%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 93%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 68%
Battle cruiser
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
81.8 % -13% 92.6 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+13%
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
113 Pts -15% 130 Pts Faster single-core speed.
+15%
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
423 Pts -7% 454 Pts Slightly faster quad-core speed.
+7%
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
433 Pts -59% 688 Pts Much faster multi-core speed.
+59%
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
133 Pts -8% 144 Pts Slightly faster OC single-core speed.
+8%
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
523 Pts -2% 536 Pts +2%
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
526 Pts -48% 777 Pts Much faster OC multi-core speed.
+48%
Market Share
Based on 6,886,549 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.97 % -120% 2.13 % Hugely higher market share.
+120%
Value
Value For Money
85.9 % -7% 91.6 % Slightly better value.
+7%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
83 % -31% 109 % Much more popular.
+31%
Price
Price (score)
$255 Slightly cheaper.
+15%
$300 -15%
Age
Newest
44 Months -34% 29 Months Much more recent.
+34%
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 -100% 8 threads Hugely higher thread count.
+100%
Lithography
Manufacturing process
22 nm -36% 14 nm Much newer manufacturing.
+36%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.5 GHz -14% 4 GHz Slightly faster base frequency.
+14%
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
3.9 GHz -8% 4.2 GHz Slightly faster turbo frequency.
+8%
SC Int
Single Core Integer Speed
133 Pts -7% 142 Pts Slightly faster single-core int speed.
+7%
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
132 Pts -11% 147 Pts Slightly faster single-core fp speed.
+11%
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
525 Pts +0% 523 Pts -0%
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
522 Pts -6% 551 Pts Slightly faster quad-core fp speed.
+6%
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
522 Pts -38% 718 Pts Much faster multi-core int speed.
+38%
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
523 Pts -56% 816 Pts Much faster multi-core fp speed.
+56%
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
Cache
Cache
6 MB SmartCache 8 MB SmartCache
Lithography
Lithography
22 nm 14 nm
Recommended Price
Recommended Customer Price
$242.00 - $243.00 $339.00 - $350.00
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
Hyper-Threading Tech
Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology ‡
No Yes
TSX-NI
Intel® TSX-NI
No Yes

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