IntelBX80662I76700K
IntelBX80648I75820K

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

6 Cores, 12 Threads
@3.3GHz Haswell-E (2014)

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 199,318 user samples
169,595 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 106% Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.7 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 74% Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 0.8 GHz (avg)
Poor: 74% Great: 106%
SPEED RANK: 25th / 980
Gaming
Gaming 91%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 92%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 67%
Battle cruiser
29,723 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 105% Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 4.6 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 72% Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 1.2 GHz (avg)
Poor: 72% Great: 105%
SPEED RANK: 33rd / 980
Gaming
Gaming 86%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 83%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 75%
Battleship
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
91.1 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+6%
85.9 % -6%
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
128 Pts Faster single-core speed.
+20%
107 Pts -20%
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
446 Pts Slightly faster quad-core speed.
+6%
422 Pts -6%
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
682 Pts -25% 854 Pts Faster multi-core speed.
+25%
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
144 Pts Slightly faster OC single-core speed.
+9%
132 Pts -9%
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
534 Pts +2% 522 Pts -2%
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
776 Pts -33% 1032 Pts Much faster OC multi-core speed.
+33%
Market Share
Based on 6,328,963 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
2.35 % Hugely higher market share.
+400%
0.47 % -400%
Value
Value For Money
92.5 % Better value.
+18%
78.6 % -18%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
108 % Much more popular.
+33%
81 % -33%
Price
Price (score)
$280 Cheaper.
+24%
$370 -24%
Age
Newest
28 Months Much more recent.
+30%
40 Months -30%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
91 Watts Much more energy efficient.
+35%
140 Watts -35%
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
4 cores -50% 6 cores Much higher core count.
+50%
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
8 threads -50% 12 threads Much higher thread count.
+50%
Lithography
Manufacturing process
14 nm Much newer manufacturing.
+36%
22 nm -36%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
4 GHz Faster base frequency.
+21%
3.3 GHz -21%
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4.2 GHz Faster turbo frequency.
+17%
3.6 GHz -17%
SC Int
Single Core Integer Speed
142 Pts Slightly faster single-core int speed.
+9%
130 Pts -9%
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
147 Pts Slightly faster single-core fp speed.
+11%
133 Pts -11%
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
517 Pts +0% 516 Pts -0%
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
544 Pts +4% 523 Pts -4%
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
717 Pts -37% 983 Pts Much faster multi-core int speed.
+37%
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
817 Pts -29% 1050 Pts Faster multi-core fp speed.
+29%
Series
CPU Architecture
Skylake (2015) Haswell-E (2014)
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1151 LGA2011-V3
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
HD 530 None
Launch Date
Launch Date
Q3'15 Q3'14
Cache
Cache
8 MB SmartCache 15 MB SmartCache
Instruction Set Extensions
Instruction Set Extensions
SSE4.1/4.2, AVX 2.0 SSE4.2, AVX 2.0, AES
Lithography
Lithography
14 nm 22 nm
Recommended Price
Recommended Customer Price
$339.00 - $350.00 $389.00 - $396.00
Bus Speed
Bus Speed
8 GT/s DMI3 0 GT/s
Memory Types
Memory Types
DDR4-1866/2133, DDR3L-1333/1600 @ 1.35V DDR4 1333/1600/2133
Memory Channels
Max # of Memory Channels
2 4
Memory Bandwidth
Max Memory Bandwidth
34.1 GB/s 68 GB/s
Processor Graphics
Processor Graphics ‡
Intel® HD Graphics 530 None
Package Size
Package Size
37.5mm x 37.5mm 52.5mm x 45.0mm
Max # of PCI Express Lanes
Max # of PCI Express Lanes
16 28

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