IntelBX80646I74790K
IntelBX80662I76700K
Real World Speed
Performance profile from 349,642 user samples
147,876 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 97% Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.8 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 71% Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 0.65 GHz (avg)
Poor: 71% Great: 97%
SPEED RANK: 43rd / 1117
Gaming
Gaming 85%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 63%
Destroyer
201,766 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 103% Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.8 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 77% Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 0.2 GHz (avg)
Poor: 77% Great: 103%
SPEED RANK: 34th / 1117
Gaming
Gaming 89%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 91%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 67%
Battle cruiser
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
84.9 % 89 % +5%
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
121 Pts 127 Pts +5%
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
412 Pts 431 Pts +5%
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
635 Pts 676 Pts Slightly faster multi-core speed.
+6%
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
135 Pts 142 Pts Slightly faster OC single-core speed.
+5%
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
494 Pts 521 Pts Slightly faster OC quad-core speed.
+5%
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
715 Pts 768 Pts Slightly faster OC multi-core speed.
+7%
Market Share
Based on 9,824,317 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
1.54 % 1.7 % Slightly higher market share.
+10%
Value
Value For Money
82.4 % +0% 82.4 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
76 % +4% 73 %
Price
Price (score)
$316 Slightly cheaper.
+12%
$359
Age
Newest
49 Months 35 Months More recent.
+29%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
88 Watts +3% 91 Watts
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
4 cores 4 cores
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
8 threads 8 threads
Lithography
Manufacturing process
22 nm 14 nm Much newer manufacturing.
+36%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
4 GHz 4 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4.4 GHz +5% 4.2 GHz
SC Int
Single Core Integer Speed
136 Pts 138 Pts +1%
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
134 Pts 147 Pts Slightly faster single-core fp speed.
+10%
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
496 Pts 512 Pts +3%
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
496 Pts 542 Pts Slightly faster quad-core fp speed.
+9%
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
679 Pts 706 Pts +4%
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
726 Pts 808 Pts Slightly faster multi-core fp speed.
+11%
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
Lithography
Lithography
22 nm 14 nm
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
TSX-NI
Intel® TSX-NI
No Yes

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