Intel
IntelBX80662I76700K

2 Cores, 2 Threads @3.0GHz, Core.
Release date: Q1 2008.

4 Cores, 8 Threads @4.0GHz, Skylake.
Release date: Q3 2015.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 239,549 user samples
26,896 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 26% Base clock 4.4 GHz, turbo 4.25 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 17% Base clock 3 GHz
Poor: 17% Great: 26%
SPEED RANK: 760th / 1122
Gaming
Gaming 24%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 31%
Sail boat
Workstation
Workstation 14%
Tree trunk
212,653 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 102% Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.9 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 74% Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 0.8 GHz (avg)
Poor: 74% Great: 102%
SPEED RANK: 36th / 1122
Gaming
Gaming 88%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 90%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
24 % 88.1 % Hugely faster effective speed.
+266%
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
50.3 Pts 125 Pts Hugely faster single-core speed.
+149%
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
97.2 Pts 427 Pts Hugely faster quad-core speed.
+339%
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
100 Pts 668 Pts Hugely faster multi-core speed.
+568%
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
54.7 Pts 142 Pts Hugely faster OC single-core speed.
+160%
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
109 Pts 511 Pts Hugely faster OC quad-core speed.
+369%
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
109 Pts 759 Pts Hugely faster OC multi-core speed.
+596%
Market Share
Based on 10,317,612 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.35 % 1.84 % Hugely higher market share.
+426%
Value
Value For Money
50.6 % 86.4 % Much better value.
+71%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
56 % 77 % Much more popular.
+38%
Price
Price (score)
$40 Hugely cheaper.
+87%
$307
Age
Newest
127 Months 36 Months Much more recent.
+72%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
130 Watts 91 Watts Much more energy efficient.
+30%
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
2 cores 4 cores Hugely higher core count.
+100%
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
2 threads 8 threads Hugely higher thread count.
+300%
Lithography
Manufacturing process
45 nm 14 nm Much newer manufacturing.
+69%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3 GHz 4 GHz Much faster base frequency.
+33%
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
3 GHz 4.2 GHz Much faster turbo frequency.
+40%
SC Int
Single Core Integer Speed
74 Pts 138 Pts Hugely faster single-core int speed.
+86%
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
43.3 Pts 147 Pts Hugely faster single-core fp speed.
+239%
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
148 Pts 502 Pts Hugely faster quad-core int speed.
+239%
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
86.2 Pts 534 Pts Hugely faster quad-core fp speed.
+519%
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
149 Pts 701 Pts Hugely faster multi-core int speed.
+370%
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
86.4 Pts 802 Pts Hugely faster multi-core fp speed.
+828%
Series
CPU Architecture
Core Skylake
Socket
Motherboard Socket
LGA775 FCLGA1151
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
None HD 530
Launch Date
Launch Date
Q1'08 Q3'15
Cache
Cache
6 MB L2 8 MB SmartCache
Embedded Options Available
Embedded Options Available
Yes No
Lithography
Lithography
45 nm 14 nm
Recommended Price
Recommended Customer Price
$149.00 - $179.00 $339.00 - $350.00
Bus Speed
Bus Speed
1333 MHz FSB 8 GT/s DMI3
Turbo Boost Tech
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
No 2.0
Hyper-Threading Tech
Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology ‡
No Yes
AES New Instructions
Intel® AES New Instructions
No Yes
Trusted Execution Tech
Intel® Trusted Execution Technology ‡
Yes No

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