IntelBX80677I77700K
IntelBX80648I75820K

4 Cores, 8 Threads
@4.2GHz Kaby Lake (2017)

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

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 113,850 user samples
86,986 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 112% Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 5 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 89% Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 0.8 GHz (avg)
Poor: 89% Great: 112%
SPEED RANK: 13th / 980
Gaming
Gaming 100%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 101%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 74%
Battleship
26,864 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 105% Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 73% Base clock 3.3 GHz
Poor: 73% Great: 105%
SPEED RANK: 32nd / 980
Gaming
Gaming 87%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 84%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 76%
Battleship
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
100 % Faster effective speed.
+15%
86.9 % -15%
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
140 Pts Faster single-core speed.
+30%
108 Pts -30%
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
493 Pts Faster quad-core speed.
+15%
427 Pts -15%
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
742 Pts -17% 865 Pts Faster multi-core speed.
+17%
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
155 Pts Faster OC single-core speed.
+17%
132 Pts -17%
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
573 Pts Slightly faster OC quad-core speed.
+10%
523 Pts -10%
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
828 Pts -26% 1043 Pts Faster OC multi-core speed.
+26%
Market Share
Based on 5,470,792 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
4.35 % Insanely higher market share.
+1,108%
0.36 % -1,108%
Value
Value For Money
99.2 % Better value.
+27%
77.9 % -27%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
159 % Hugely more popular.
+96%
81 % -96%
Price
Price (score)
$300 Cheaper.
+23%
$391 -23%
Age
Newest
9 Months Much more recent.
+76%
38 Months -76%
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
4.2 GHz Faster base frequency.
+27%
3.3 GHz -27%
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4.5 GHz Faster turbo frequency.
+25%
3.6 GHz -25%
SC Int
Single Core Integer Speed
152 Pts Slightly faster single-core int speed.
+14%
133 Pts -14%
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
158 Pts Faster single-core fp speed.
+20%
132 Pts -20%
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
560 Pts Slightly faster quad-core int speed.
+7%
521 Pts -7%
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
589 Pts Slightly faster quad-core fp speed.
+13%
522 Pts -13%
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
762 Pts -30% 987 Pts Faster multi-core int speed.
+30%
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
865 Pts -23% 1061 Pts Faster multi-core fp speed.
+23%
Series
CPU Architecture
Kaby Lake (2017) Haswell-E (2014)
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1151 LGA2011-V3
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
HD 630 None
Launch Date
Launch Date
Q1'17 Q3'14
Cache
Cache
8 MB 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
DDR4-2133/2400, DDR3L-1333/1600 @ 1.35V DDR4 1333/1600/2133
Memory Channels
Max # of Memory Channels
2 4
Processor Graphics
Processor Graphics ‡
Intel® HD Graphics 630 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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