2 Cores, @2.5 GHz, Wolfdale.
Release date ≤ Q1 2014.


4 Cores, @3 GHz, Harpertown.
Release date ≤ Q1 2014.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 9,561 user samples
1,345 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 17% Base clock 4.15 GHz
Worst Bench: 7% Base clock 1.3 GHz, turbo 0.45 GHz (avg)
Poor: 7% Great: 17%
SPEED RANK: 937th / 1184
Gaming 14%
Tree trunk
Desktop 24%
Workstation 9%
Tree trunk
8,216 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 41% Base clock 4.3 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 23% Base clock 3 GHz
Poor: 23% Great: 41%
SPEED RANK: 512th / 1184
Gaming 33%
Sail boat
Desktop 38%
Jet ski
Workstation 20%
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
13.7 % 33.1 % Hugely faster effective speed.
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
40.2 Pts 54.6 Pts Much faster single-core speed.
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
75.3 Pts 108 Pts Much faster dual-core speed.
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
77.1 Pts 207 Pts Hugely faster quad-core speed.
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
78.8 Pts 209 Pts Hugely faster octa-core speed.
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
80.5 Pts 211 Pts Hugely faster 64-core speed.
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
49.2 Pts 65.9 Pts Much faster OC single-core speed.
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
93 Pts 131 Pts Much faster OC dual-core speed.
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
97.6 Pts 261 Pts Hugely faster OC quad-core speed.
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
96.8 Pts 261 Pts Hugely faster OC octa-core speed.
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
96.6 Pts 265 Pts Hugely faster OC 64-core speed.
Market Share
Based on 21,111,615 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0 % 0.05 % Insanely higher market share.
Value For Money
22.3 % 35.3 % Much better value.
User Rating
UBM User Rating
51 % 60 % More popular.
Price (score)
$47 Much cheaper.
67+ Months 67+ Months
Launch Date
Launch Date
Q3'09 Q4'07
1 MB L2 12 MB L2
VID Voltage Range
VID Voltage Range
0.8500V-1.3625V 0.850V-1.3500V
Recommended Price
Recommended Customer Price
$47.00 $969.00
Bus Speed
Bus Speed
800 MHz FSB 1333 MHz FSB

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This Xeon CPU is based on the Harpertown architecture and can be modded to work in many mainstream LGA 775 boards, thanks to it's clock speed it delivers an great perfomance, but is outperformed by any Core i5 CPU on the same clock speed. Gaming-wise is one the best upgrade paths for LGA 775 if your board support it, for office or web browsing better consideer the Pentium E6700 or the Core 2 Duo E8500. Any GPU better than the GTX 1050 Ti will be bottlenecked by this CPU on modern AAA games. Most of them will be playable on constant 30 FPS. This CPU can be easily overclocked to 3.8GHz-4GHz if you have the right board, the perfomance incrase will be noticeable. [Aug '18 IagoX_009]


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