IntelBX80662I76700K
IntelBX80623I72600K

4 Cores, 8 Threads
@4.0GHz Skylake (2015)

4 Cores, 8 Threads
@3.4GHz Sandy Bridge (2011)

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 194,331 user samples
160,642 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 106% Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 5 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 79% Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 1.25 GHz (avg)
Poor: 79% Great: 106%
SPEED RANK: 23rd / 980
Gaming
Gaming 92%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 93%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 68%
Battle cruiser
33,689 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 87% Base clock 4.6 GHz
Worst Bench: 55% Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 1.35 GHz (avg)
Poor: 55% Great: 87%
SPEED RANK: 112th / 980
Gaming
Gaming 70%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 71%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 50%
Yacht
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
91.9 % Much faster effective speed.
+32%
69.7 % -32%
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
129 Pts Faster single-core speed.
+29%
100 Pts -29%
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
450 Pts Much faster quad-core speed.
+32%
340 Pts -32%
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
688 Pts Much faster multi-core speed.
+38%
498 Pts -38%
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
144 Pts Faster OC single-core speed.
+21%
119 Pts -21%
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
530 Pts Faster OC quad-core speed.
+19%
444 Pts -19%
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
778 Pts Faster OC multi-core speed.
+27%
611 Pts -27%
Market Share
Based on 5,966,171 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
2.43 % Hugely higher market share.
+216%
0.77 % -216%
Value
Value For Money
90.9 % Slightly better value.
+10%
82.8 % -10%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
106 % Much more popular.
+47%
72 % -47%
Price
Price (score)
$300 -39% $184 Much cheaper.
+39%
Age
Newest
27 Months Much more recent.
+67%
82 Months -67%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
91 Watts +4% 95 Watts -4%
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
4 cores 0% 4 cores 0%
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
8 threads 0% 8 threads 0%
Lithography
Manufacturing process
14 nm Much newer manufacturing.
+56%
32 nm -56%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
4 GHz Faster base frequency.
+18%
3.4 GHz -18%
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4.2 GHz Slightly faster turbo frequency.
+11%
3.8 GHz -11%
SC Int
Single Core Integer Speed
142 Pts Faster single-core int speed.
+19%
119 Pts -19%
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
147 Pts Faster single-core fp speed.
+22%
120 Pts -22%
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
514 Pts Faster quad-core int speed.
+16%
442 Pts -16%
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
545 Pts Faster quad-core fp speed.
+21%
451 Pts -21%
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
718 Pts Faster multi-core int speed.
+21%
591 Pts -21%
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
817 Pts Much faster multi-core fp speed.
+35%
607 Pts -35%
Series
CPU Architecture
Skylake (2015) Sandy Bridge (2011)
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1151 LGA1155
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
HD 530 HD 3000
Launch Date
Launch Date
Q3'15 Q1'11
Instruction Set Extensions
Instruction Set Extensions
SSE4.1/4.2, AVX 2.0 SSE4.1/4.2, AVX
Lithography
Lithography
14 nm 32 nm
Recommended Price
Recommended Customer Price
$339.00 - $350.00 N/A
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
DDR4-1866/2133, DDR3L-1333/1600 @ 1.35V DDR3 1066/1333
Memory Bandwidth
Max Memory Bandwidth
34.1 GB/s 21 GB/s
Processor Graphics
Processor Graphics ‡
Intel® HD Graphics 530 Intel® HD Graphics 3000
Graphics Base Frequency
Graphics Base Frequency
350 MHz 850 MHz
Wireless Display
Intel® Wireless Display
Yes No
# of Displays Supported
# of Displays Supported ‡
3 2
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency
1.15 GHz 1.35 GHz
Virtualization for Directed I/O (VT-d)
Intel® Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d) ‡
Yes No
PCI Express Revision
PCI Express Revision
3.0 2.0

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