Real World Speed
Performance profile from 116,198 user samples
95,985 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 106% Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 5 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 81% Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 0.8 GHz (avg)
Poor: 81% Great: 106%
SPEED RANK: 5th / 952
Gaming
Gaming 93%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 93%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 69%
Battle cruiser
20,213 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 89% Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 67% Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 0.8 GHz (avg)
Poor: 67% Great: 89%
SPEED RANK: 28th / 952
Gaming
Gaming 80%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
93 % Faster effective speed.
+16%
80.1 % -16%
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
130 Pts Faster single-core speed.
+17%
111 Pts -17%
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
456 Pts Faster quad-core speed.
+16%
394 Pts -16%
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
699 Pts Faster multi-core speed.
+16%
604 Pts -16%
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
144 Pts Faster OC single-core speed.
+17%
123 Pts -17%
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
535 Pts Faster OC quad-core speed.
+18%
453 Pts -18%
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
782 Pts Faster OC multi-core speed.
+24%
632 Pts -24%
Market Share
Based on 3,220,593 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
3.7 % Hugely higher market share.
+236%
1.1 % -236%
Value
Value For Money
92 % Better value.
+15%
79.7 % -15%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
98 % Much more popular.
+58%
62 % -58%
Price
Price (score)
$300 -2% $295 +2%
Age
Newest
19 Months -5% 18 Months Slightly more recent.
+5%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
91 Watts -29% 65 Watts More energy efficient.
+29%
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 0% 14 nm 0%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
4 GHz Faster base frequency.
+18%
3.4 GHz -18%
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4.2 GHz +5% 4 GHz -5%
SC Int
Single Core Integer Speed
141 Pts Faster single-core int speed.
+18%
119 Pts -18%
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
148 Pts Faster single-core fp speed.
+17%
126 Pts -17%
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
522 Pts Faster quad-core int speed.
+18%
441 Pts -18%
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
548 Pts Faster quad-core fp speed.
+17%
468 Pts -17%
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
724 Pts Faster multi-core int speed.
+24%
584 Pts -24%
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
817 Pts Faster multi-core fp speed.
+24%
661 Pts -24%
Series
CPU Architecture
Skylake (2015) Skylake (2015)
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1151 FCLGA1151
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
HD 530 HD 530
Embedded Options Available
Embedded Options Available
No Yes
Recommended Price
Recommended Customer Price
$339.00 - $350.00 $303.00 - $312.00
Thermal Solution Specification
Thermal Solution Specification
PCG 2015D (130W) PCG 2015C (65W)
vPro Tech
Intel® vPro Technology ‡
No Yes
Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
Intel® Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
No Yes
Trusted Execution Tech
Trusted Execution Technology ‡
No Yes

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