Real World Speed
Performance profile from 94,884 user samples
56,082 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 109% Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.9 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 69% Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 0.75 GHz (avg)
Poor: 69% Great: 109%
SPEED RANK: 8th / 952
Gaming
Gaming 91%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 55%
Gunboat
38,802 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 98% Base clock 4.7 GHz, turbo 6.3 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 62% Base clock 3.5 GHz
Poor: 62% Great: 98%
SPEED RANK: 22nd / 952
Gaming
Gaming 81%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 49%
Yacht
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
90.8 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+12%
81.1 % -12%
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
124 Pts Slightly faster single-core speed.
+10%
113 Pts -10%
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
472 Pts Slightly faster quad-core speed.
+13%
418 Pts -13%
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
485 Pts Slightly faster multi-core speed.
+13%
431 Pts -13%
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
146 Pts Slightly faster OC single-core speed.
+11%
131 Pts -11%
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
573 Pts Slightly faster OC quad-core speed.
+11%
517 Pts -11%
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
577 Pts Slightly faster OC multi-core speed.
+11%
521 Pts -11%
Market Share
Based on 3,220,593 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
2.3 % Much higher market share.
+77%
1.3 % -77%
Value
Value For Money
101 % Slightly better value.
+15%
87.9 % -15%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
96 % More popular.
+26%
76 % -26%
Price
Price (score)
$220 Slightly cheaper.
+6%
$235 -6%
Age
Newest
19 Months Much more recent.
+44%
34 Months -44%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
91 Watts -3% 88 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
14 nm Much newer manufacturing.
+36%
22 nm -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
141 Pts Slightly faster single-core int speed.
+5%
134 Pts -5%
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
151 Pts Slightly faster single-core fp speed.
+13%
134 Pts -13%
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
555 Pts Slightly faster quad-core int speed.
+5%
528 Pts -5%
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
594 Pts Slightly faster quad-core fp speed.
+12%
529 Pts -12%
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
556 Pts Slightly faster multi-core int speed.
+5%
529 Pts -5%
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
596 Pts Slightly faster multi-core fp speed.
+12%
532 Pts -12%
Series
CPU Architecture
Skylake (2015) Haswell (2013)
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1151 FCLGA1150
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
HD 530 HD 4600
Launch Date
Launch Date
Q3'15 Q2'14
Lithography
Lithography
14 nm 22 nm
Bus Speed
Bus Speed
8 GT/s DMI3 5 GT/s DMI2
Thermal Solution Specification
Thermal Solution Specification
PCG 2015D (130W) PCG 2013D
Max Memory Size
Max Memory Size (dependent on memory type)
64 GB 32 GB
Memory Types
Memory Types
DDR4-1866/2133, DDR3L-1333/1600 @ 1.35V DDR3-1333/1600, DDR3L-1333/1600 @ 1.5V
Memory Bandwidth
Max Memory Bandwidth
34.1 GB/s 25.6 GB/s
Processor Graphics
Processor Graphics ‡
Intel® HD Graphics 530 Intel® HD Graphics 4600
Graphics Output
Graphics Output
eDP/DP/HDMI/DVI eDP/DP/HDMI/VGA
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency
1.15 GHz 1.2 GHz
Graphics Video Max Memory
Graphics Video Max Memory
64 GB 2 GB
Graphics and IMC Lithography
Graphics and IMC Lithography
14 nm 22 nm
TSX-NI
Intel® TSX-NI
Yes No

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