IntelBX80637I33225
Intel

2 Cores, 4 Threads @3.3GHz, Ivy Bridge.
Release date: Q3 2012.

  

2 Cores, 2 Threads @2.4 GHz, Sandy Bridge.
Release date ≈ Q1 2015.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 3,069 user samples
2,943 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 66% Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 51% Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Poor: 51% Great: 66%
SPEED RANK: 509th / 1316
Gaming
Gaming 60%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 67%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 43%
Speed boat
126 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 52% Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 2.4 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 35% Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 2.4 GHz (avg)
Poor: 35% Great: 52%
SPEED RANK: 821st / 1316
Gaming
Gaming 47%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 55%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 32%
Sail boat
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
59.9 % Faster effective speed.
+27%
47.3 %
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
82.7 Pts Slightly lower memory latency.
+9%
75.8 Pts
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
83.4 Pts Much faster single-core speed.
+44%
57.9 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
147 Pts Much faster dual-core speed.
+35%
109 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
217 Pts Hugely faster quad-core speed.
+95%
111 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
220 Pts Hugely faster octa-core speed.
+95%
113 Pts
Memory
OC Memory Latency
93.6 Pts Lower OC memory latency.
+12%
83.6 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
90.7 Pts Much faster OC single-core speed.
+43%
63.3 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
172 Pts Much faster OC dual-core speed.
+37%
126 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
236 Pts Hugely faster OC quad-core speed.
+87%
126 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
237 Pts Hugely faster OC octa-core speed.
+88%
126 Pts
Market Share
Based on 46,600,629 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.01 % Insanely higher market share.
+∞%
0 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
51 % +2% 50 %
Age
Newest
109 Months 78+ Months More recent.
+28%
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
239 Pts Hugely faster OC 64-core speed.
+88%
127 Pts
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
221 Pts Hugely faster 64-core speed.
+96%
113 Pts
Launch Date
Launch Date
Q3'12 Q2'12
Instruction Set Extensions
Instruction Set Extensions
SSE4.1/4.2, AVX SSE4.1/4.2
Lithography
Lithography
22 nm 32 nm
Recommended Price
Recommended Customer Price
$134.00 $72.00
Memory Types
Memory Types
DDR3 1333/1600 DDR3 1066
Memory Bandwidth
Max Memory Bandwidth
25.6 GB/s 17 GB/s
Processor Graphics
Processor Graphics ‡
Intel® HD Graphics 4000 Intel® HD Graphics
Wireless Display
Intel® Wireless Display
Yes No
# of Displays Supported
# of Displays Supported ‡
3 2
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency
1.05 GHz 1.1 GHz
Quick Sync Video
Intel® Quick Sync Video
Yes No
InTru 3D Tech
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology
Yes No
Clear Video HD Tech
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology
Yes No
Intel Insider
Intel® Insider™
Yes No
Hyper-Threading Tech
Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology ‡
Yes No

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