IntelBX80662I36100
IntelBX80646I34160

2 Cores, 4 Threads @3.7GHz, Skylake.
Release date: Q4 2015.

2 Cores, 4 Threads @3.6GHz, Haswell.
Release date: Q3 2014.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 146,563 user samples
102,166 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 72% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 49% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 2.1 GHz (avg)
Poor: 49% Great: 72%
SPEED RANK: 453rd / 1316
Gaming
Gaming 63%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 72%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 46%
Yacht
44,397 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 70% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 48% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 0.35 GHz (avg)
Poor: 48% Great: 70%
SPEED RANK: 477th / 1316
Gaming
Gaming 62%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 70%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 45%
Speed boat
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
63 % +2% 61.9 %
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
80.1 Pts 80.9 Pts +1%
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
103 Pts Slightly faster single-core speed.
+9%
94.6 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
179 Pts Slightly faster dual-core speed.
+7%
167 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
266 Pts Slightly faster quad-core speed.
+7%
249 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
271 Pts Slightly faster octa-core speed.
+6%
255 Pts
Memory
OC Memory Latency
93.4 Pts +1% 92.9 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
114 Pts Slightly faster OC single-core speed.
+8%
106 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
210 Pts +5% 200 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
307 Pts Slightly faster OC quad-core speed.
+10%
280 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
308 Pts Slightly faster OC octa-core speed.
+10%
281 Pts
Market Share
Based on 44,963,955 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.2 % Hugely higher market share.
+82%
0.11 %
Value
Value For Money
78.5 % +1% 78 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
62 % More popular.
+15%
54 %
Price
Price (score)
$125 $120 +4%
Age
Newest
69 Months More recent.
+16%
82 Months
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
47 Watts More energy efficient.
+13%
54 Watts
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
2 cores 2 cores
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
4 threads 4 threads
Lithography
Manufacturing process
14 nm Much newer manufacturing.
+36%
22 nm
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.7 GHz +3% 3.6 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
3.7 GHz +3% 3.6 GHz
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
310 Pts Slightly faster OC 64-core speed.
+10%
283 Pts
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
274 Pts Slightly faster 64-core speed.
+7%
256 Pts
Series
CPU Architecture
Skylake Haswell
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1151 FCLGA1150
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
HD 530 HD 4400
Launch Date
Launch Date
Q3'15 Q3'14
Embedded Options Available
Embedded Options Available
Yes No
Lithography
Lithography
14 nm 22 nm
Bus Speed
Bus Speed
8 GT/s DMI3 5 GT/s DMI2
Thermal Solution Specification
Thermal Solution Specification
PCG 2015C (65W) PCG 2013C
Max Memory Size
Max Memory Size (dependent on memory type)
64 GB 32 GB
Memory Types
Memory Types
DDR4-1866/2133, DDR3L-1333/1600 @ 1.35V DDR3-1333/1600, DDR3L-1333/1600 @ 1.5V
Memory Bandwidth
Max Memory Bandwidth
34.1 GB/s 25.6 GB/s
Processor Graphics
Processor Graphics ‡
Intel® HD Graphics 530 Intel® HD Graphics 4400
Graphics Output
Graphics Output
eDP/DP/HDMI/DVI eDP/DP/HDMI/DVI/VGA
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency
1.05 GHz 1.15 GHz
Graphics Video Max Memory
Graphics Video Max Memory
64 GB 2 GB
Graphics and IMC Lithography
Graphics and IMC Lithography
14 nm 22 nm
Virtualization for Directed I/O (VT-d)
Intel® Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d) ‡
Yes No
PCI Express Revision
PCI Express Revision
3.0 Up to 3.0

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