Real World Speed
Performance profile from 114,908 user samples
58,826 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 100% Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.9 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 76% Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 0.6 GHz (avg)
Poor: 76% Great: 100%
SPEED RANK: 13th / 952
Gaming
Gaming 88%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 89%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 65%
Destroyer
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
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
88.1 % -3% 90.8 % +3%
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
124 Pts 0% 124 Pts 0%
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
432 Pts -9% 472 Pts Slightly faster quad-core speed.
+9%
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
649 Pts Much faster multi-core speed.
+34%
485 Pts -34%
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
137 Pts -7% 146 Pts Slightly faster OC single-core speed.
+7%
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
506 Pts -13% 573 Pts Slightly faster OC quad-core speed.
+13%
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
735 Pts Faster OC multi-core speed.
+27%
577 Pts -27%
Market Share
Based on 3,220,593 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
2.1 % -10% 2.3 % Slightly higher market share.
+10%
Value
Value For Money
83.3 % -21% 101 % Better value.
+21%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
95 % -1% 96 % +1%
Price
Price (score)
$339 -35% $220 Much cheaper.
+35%
Age
Newest
33 Months -42% 19 Months Much more recent.
+42%
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
8 threads Hugely higher thread count.
+100%
4 threads -100%
Lithography
Manufacturing process
22 nm -36% 14 nm Much newer manufacturing.
+36%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
4 GHz Slightly faster base frequency.
+14%
3.5 GHz -14%
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4.4 GHz Slightly faster turbo frequency.
+13%
3.9 GHz -13%
SC Int
Single Core Integer Speed
139 Pts -1% 141 Pts +1%
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
140 Pts -8% 151 Pts Slightly faster single-core fp speed.
+8%
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
507 Pts -9% 555 Pts Slightly faster quad-core int speed.
+9%
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
513 Pts -16% 594 Pts Faster quad-core fp speed.
+16%
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
702 Pts Faster multi-core int speed.
+26%
556 Pts -26%
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
743 Pts Faster multi-core fp speed.
+25%
596 Pts -25%
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
8 MB SmartCache 6 MB SmartCache
Lithography
Lithography
22 nm 14 nm
Recommended Price
Recommended Customer Price
$339.00 - $350.00 $242.00 - $243.00
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/DVI/VGA eDP/DP/HDMI/DVI
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency
1.25 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 ‡
Yes No
TSX-NI
Intel® TSX-NI
No Yes

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