IntelBX80677I57600K
IntelBX80623I52400

4 Cores, 4 Threads @3.8GHz, Kaby Lake.
Release date: Q1 2017.

4 Cores, 4 Threads @3.1GHz, Sandy Bridge.
Release date: Q1 2011.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 113,508 user samples
70,315 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 111% Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 5.05 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 71% Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 2.05 GHz (avg)
Poor: 71% Great: 111%
SPEED RANK: 29th / 1128
Gaming
Gaming 91%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 90%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 56%
Gunboat
43,193 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 65% Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 49% Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 0.25 GHz (avg)
Poor: 49% Great: 65%
SPEED RANK: 230th / 1128
Gaming
Gaming 60%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 59%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 36%
Jet ski
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
91.5 % Much faster effective speed.
+53%
60 %
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
127 Pts Much faster single-core speed.
+52%
83.4 Pts
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
473 Pts Much faster quad-core speed.
+53%
310 Pts
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
485 Pts Much faster multi-core speed.
+53%
316 Pts
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
149 Pts Much faster OC single-core speed.
+67%
89.1 Pts
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
579 Pts Much faster OC quad-core speed.
+72%
337 Pts
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
575 Pts Much faster OC multi-core speed.
+69%
340 Pts
Market Share
Based on 10,975,868 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.79 % Higher market share.
+20%
0.66 %
Value
Value For Money
99.4 % Slightly better value.
+15%
86.4 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
93 % Much more popular.
+45%
64 %
Price
Price (score)
$234 $110 Much cheaper.
+53%
Age
Newest
20 Months Much more recent.
+78%
92 Months
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
91 Watts +4% 95 Watts
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
4 cores 4 cores
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
4 threads 4 threads
Lithography
Manufacturing process
14 nm Much newer manufacturing.
+56%
32 nm
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.8 GHz Faster base frequency.
+23%
3.1 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4.2 GHz Faster turbo frequency.
+24%
3.4 GHz
SC Int
Single Core Integer Speed
144 Pts Much faster single-core int speed.
+62%
88.7 Pts
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
156 Pts Much faster single-core fp speed.
+75%
89.3 Pts
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
553 Pts Much faster quad-core int speed.
+63%
339 Pts
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
609 Pts Much faster quad-core fp speed.
+80%
339 Pts
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
554 Pts Much faster multi-core int speed.
+63%
339 Pts
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
610 Pts Much faster multi-core fp speed.
+80%
339 Pts
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
HD 630 HD 2000
Series
CPU Architecture
Kaby Lake Sandy Bridge
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1151 LGA1155
Series
CPU Architecture
Kaby Lake Sandy Bridge
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1151 LGA1155
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
HD 630 HD 2000
Launch Date
Launch Date
Q1'17 Q1'11
Cache
Cache
6 MB 6 MB SmartCache
Instruction Set Extensions
Instruction Set Extensions
SSE4.1/4.2, AVX 2.0 SSE4.1/4.2, AVX
Embedded Options Available
Embedded Options Available
No Yes
Lithography
Lithography
14 nm 32 nm
Recommended Price
Recommended Customer Price
$242.00 - $243.00 $178.00
Bus Speed
Bus Speed
8 GT/s DMI3 5 GT/s DMI
Max Memory Size
Max Memory Size (dependent on memory type)
64 GB 32 GB
Memory Types
Memory Types
DDR4-2133/2400, DDR3L-1333/1600 @ 1.35V DDR3 1066/1333
Processor Graphics
Processor Graphics ‡
Intel® HD Graphics 630 Intel® HD Graphics 2000
Graphics Base Frequency
Graphics Base Frequency
350.00 MHz 850 MHz
# of Displays Supported
# of Displays Supported ‡
3 2
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency
1.15 GHz 1.1 GHz
vPro Tech
Intel® vPro™ Technology ‡
No Yes
PCI Express Revision
PCI Express Revision
3.0 2.0

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Pros: Brilliant value for money. Cons: It's not the 2400k which can be had for just a tiny bit more and offers a lot more flexibility in terms of overclocking. [Apr '12 CPUPro]

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