IntelBX80662I56600K
IntelBX80677G4560

2 Cores, 4 Threads
@3.5GHz Kaby Lake (2017)

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 84,630 user samples
76,714 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 108% Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.9 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 72% Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 0.75 GHz (avg)
Poor: 72% Great: 108%
SPEED RANK: 18th / 968
Gaming
Gaming 89%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 54%
Yacht
7,916 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 64% Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 45% Base clock 3.5 GHz
Poor: 45% Great: 64%
SPEED RANK: 179th / 968
Gaming
Gaming 59%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 66%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 35%
Jet ski
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
89.5 % Much faster effective speed.
+51%
59.2 % -51%
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
122 Pts Faster single-core speed.
+20%
102 Pts -20%
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
466 Pts Much faster quad-core speed.
+70%
274 Pts -70%
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
476 Pts Much faster multi-core speed.
+70%
280 Pts -70%
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
144 Pts Much faster OC single-core speed.
+32%
109 Pts -32%
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
567 Pts Hugely faster OC quad-core speed.
+92%
296 Pts -92%
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
570 Pts Hugely faster OC multi-core speed.
+91%
299 Pts -91%
Market Share
Based on 4,697,666 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
1.73 % Hugely higher market share.
+170%
0.64 % -170%
Value
Value For Money
103 % Slightly better value.
+7%
96.5 % -7%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
101 % -13% 114 % Slightly more popular.
+13%
Price
Price (score)
$200 -60% $79 Much cheaper.
+60%
Age
Newest
24 Months -71% 7 Months Much more recent.
+71%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
91 Watts -41% 54 Watts Much more energy efficient.
+41%
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
4 cores Hugely higher core count.
+100%
2 cores -100%
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
4 threads 0% 4 threads 0%
Lithography
Manufacturing process
14 nm 0% 14 nm 0%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.5 GHz 0% 3.5 GHz 0%
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
3.9 GHz Slightly faster turbo frequency.
+11%
3.5 GHz -11%
SC Int
Single Core Integer Speed
140 Pts Much faster single-core int speed.
+31%
107 Pts -31%
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
149 Pts Much faster single-core fp speed.
+33%
112 Pts -33%
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
549 Pts Hugely faster quad-core int speed.
+100%
275 Pts -100%
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
586 Pts Hugely faster quad-core fp speed.
+88%
311 Pts -88%
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
553 Pts Hugely faster multi-core int speed.
+100%
276 Pts -100%
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
591 Pts Hugely faster multi-core fp speed.
+89%
312 Pts -89%
Series
CPU Architecture
Skylake (2015) Kaby Lake (2017)
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1151 FCLGA1151
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
HD 530 HD 610
Launch Date
Launch Date
Q3'15 Q1'17
Cache
Cache
6 MB SmartCache 3 MB
Instruction Set Extensions
Instruction Set Extensions
SSE4.1/4.2, AVX 2.0 SSE4.1/4.2
Recommended Price
Recommended Customer Price
$242.00 - $243.00 $64.00
Thermal Solution Specification
Thermal Solution Specification
PCG 2015D (130W) PCG 2015C (65W)
Memory Types
Memory Types
DDR4-1866/2133, DDR3L-1333/1600 @ 1.35V DDR4-2133/2400, DDR3L-1333/1600 @ 1.35V
ECC Memory Supported
ECC Memory Supported ‡
No Yes
Processor Graphics
Processor Graphics ‡
Intel® HD Graphics 530 Intel® HD Graphics 610
Graphics Base Frequency
Graphics Base Frequency
350 MHz 350.00 MHz
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency
1.15 GHz 1.05 GHz
Hyper-Threading Tech
Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology ‡
No Yes

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