IntelBX80662I76700K
IntelBX80646I54690K
Real World Speed
Performance profile from 235,684 user samples
170,341 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 106% Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.6 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 80% Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 0.65 GHz (avg)
Poor: 80% Great: 106%
SPEED RANK: 23rd / 981
Gaming
Gaming 93%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 93%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 68%
Battle cruiser
65,343 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 99% Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.7 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 62% Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 0.8 GHz (avg)
Poor: 62% Great: 99%
SPEED RANK: 41st / 981
Gaming
Gaming 82%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 50%
Yacht
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
92.6 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+13%
81.8 % -13%
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
130 Pts Faster single-core speed.
+15%
113 Pts -15%
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
454 Pts Slightly faster quad-core speed.
+7%
423 Pts -7%
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
688 Pts Much faster multi-core speed.
+59%
433 Pts -59%
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
144 Pts Slightly faster OC single-core speed.
+8%
133 Pts -8%
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
536 Pts +2% 523 Pts -2%
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
777 Pts Much faster OC multi-core speed.
+48%
526 Pts -48%
Market Share
Based on 6,886,549 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
2.13 % Hugely higher market share.
+120%
0.97 % -120%
Value
Value For Money
91.6 % Slightly better value.
+7%
85.9 % -7%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
109 % Much more popular.
+31%
83 % -31%
Price
Price (score)
$300 -15% $255 Slightly cheaper.
+15%
Age
Newest
29 Months Much more recent.
+34%
44 Months -34%
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
8 threads Hugely higher thread count.
+100%
4 threads -100%
Lithography
Manufacturing process
14 nm Much newer manufacturing.
+36%
22 nm -36%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
4 GHz Slightly faster base frequency.
+14%
3.5 GHz -14%
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4.2 GHz Slightly faster turbo frequency.
+8%
3.9 GHz -8%
SC Int
Single Core Integer Speed
142 Pts Slightly faster single-core int speed.
+7%
133 Pts -7%
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
147 Pts Slightly faster single-core fp speed.
+11%
132 Pts -11%
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
523 Pts -0% 525 Pts +0%
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
551 Pts Slightly faster quad-core fp speed.
+6%
522 Pts -6%
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
718 Pts Much faster multi-core int speed.
+38%
522 Pts -38%
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
816 Pts Much faster multi-core fp speed.
+56%
523 Pts -56%
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
Cache
Cache
8 MB SmartCache 6 MB SmartCache
Lithography
Lithography
14 nm 22 nm
Recommended Price
Recommended Customer Price
$339.00 - $350.00 $242.00 - $243.00
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
Hyper-Threading Tech
Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology ‡
Yes No
TSX-NI
Intel® TSX-NI
Yes No

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