Intel
Intel
  

4 Cores, 4 Threads @1.10 GHz, Apollo Lake.
Release date ≈ Q4 2016.

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2 Cores, 4 Threads @1.9 GHz, Haswell.
Release date ≈ Q3 2014.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 16,830 user samples
3,507 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 31% Base clock 1.1 GHz, turbo 2.1 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 17% Base clock 1.1 GHz, turbo 0.8 GHz (avg)
Poor: 17% Great: 31%
SPEED RANK: 773rd / 1196
Gaming
Gaming 27%
Raft
Desktop
Desktop 28%
Raft
Workstation
Workstation 14%
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13,323 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 31% Base clock 1.9 GHz, turbo 1.9 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 17% Base clock 1.9 GHz, turbo 1.15 GHz (avg)
Poor: 17% Great: 31%
SPEED RANK: 766th / 1196
Gaming
Gaming 27%
Raft
Desktop
Desktop 30%
Raft
Workstation
Workstation 14%
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Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
26.6 % 26.9 % +1%
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
40.7 Pts 48.4 Pts Faster single-core speed.
+19%
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
79.7 Pts 85.6 Pts Slightly faster dual-core speed.
+7%
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
148 Pts Slightly faster quad-core speed.
+15%
129 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
149 Pts Slightly faster octa-core speed.
+12%
133 Pts
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
148 Pts Slightly faster 64-core speed.
+10%
135 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
45.9 Pts 56 Pts Faster OC single-core speed.
+22%
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
87.9 Pts 104 Pts Faster OC dual-core speed.
+18%
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
175 Pts Faster OC quad-core speed.
+18%
148 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
175 Pts Faster OC octa-core speed.
+18%
148 Pts
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
175 Pts Faster OC 64-core speed.
+18%
148 Pts
Market Share
Based on 21,858,256 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.03 % 0.07 % Hugely higher market share.
+133%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
56 % 56 %
Age
Newest
35+ Months Much more recent.
+44%
62+ Months
Launch Date
Launch Date
Q3'16 Q2'14
Cache
Cache
2 MB L2 3 MB SmartCache
Lithography
Lithography
14 nm 22 nm
Recommended Price
Recommended Customer Price
$107.00 $281.00
Max Memory Size
Max Memory Size (dependent on memory type)
8 GB 16 GB
Memory Types
Memory Types
DDR3L/LPDDR3 up to 1866 MT/s; LPDDR4 up to 2400 MT/s DDR3L 1333/1600, LPDDR3 1333/1600
Processor Graphics
Processor Graphics ‡
Intel® HD Graphics 500 Intel® HD Graphics 4400
Graphics Base Frequency
Graphics Base Frequency
200.00 MHz 200 MHz
Graphics Output
Graphics Output
eDP/DP/HDMI/MIPI-DSI eDP/DP/HDMI
Wireless Display
Intel® Wireless Display
No Yes
InTru 3D Tech
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology
No Yes
Graphics Video Max Memory
Graphics Video Max Memory
8 GB 2 GB
USB Revision
USB Revision
2.0/3.0 3.0
# of USB Ports
# of USB Ports
8 4
Total # of SATA Ports
Total # of SATA Ports
2 4
Max # of SATA 6.0 Gb/s Ports
Max # of SATA 6.0 Gb/s Ports
2 4
Package Size
Package Size
24mm x 31mm 40mm x 24mm x 1.5mm
Hyper-Threading Tech
Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology ‡
No Yes
Rapid Storage Tech
Intel® Rapid Storage Technology
No Yes
Smart Connect Tech
Intel® Smart Connect Technology
No Yes
Anti-Theft Tech
Anti-Theft Technology
No Yes
PCI Express Configurations
PCI Express Configurations ‡
1x4 + 1x2 or 4x1 or 2x1+1x2 + 1x2 4x1, 2x4
Max # of PCI Express Lanes
Max # of PCI Express Lanes
6 12

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If you're after low-power computing then this is a good, basic processor to get work done. Based on the 2016 14nm Apollo Lake architecture it is designed for mobile efficiency and comes in a range of laptops from budget to mid-tier. It uses about 4 to 6 watts under load (yes, four to six whole watts) and generally idles under 2 watts. It has four cores with four threads and has a 1.1GHz base clock with a 2.2GHz boost, with the included HD 500 series graphics boasting 12 execution units running at up to 700MHz, although information regarding this is limited given its budget application. If you're processing data then forget anything with this. Although possible, it'll take forever as you're limited to 256k of L1 and 2MB of L2 cache - no L3 at all. The included graphics won't help you here either. For everyday processing, or a cheap laptop for the kids, this is a decent processor but throw more than 2 or 3 basic tasks at it and it flounders. Anything more complex than everyday word processing, internet and multimedia is beyond it, but given that's what the majority of users will be doing this isn't an issue. The bonus? Ultra-light, thin and quiet latops with passive cooling and sub- $250USD price points. Not bad! [Jul '19 boingk]

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