IntelBX80684I39100F
IntelBX80662I36320

4 Cores, 4 Threads @3.6GHz, Coffee Lake.
Release date: Q2 2019.

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2 Cores, 4 Threads @3.9GHz, Skylake.
Release date: Q4 2015.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 7,263 user samples
6,225 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 86% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 69% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 0.8 GHz (avg)
Poor: 69% Great: 86%
SPEED RANK: 64th / 1206
Gaming
Gaming 80%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 82%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 44%
Speed boat
1,038 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 68% Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 45% Base clock 3.9 GHz, turbo 2.05 GHz (avg)
Poor: 45% Great: 68%
SPEED RANK: 216th / 1206
Gaming
Gaming 62%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 68%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 31%
Sail boat
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
79.7 % Faster effective speed.
+29%
61.8 %
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
121 Pts Slightly faster single-core speed.
+9%
111 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
239 Pts Faster dual-core speed.
+23%
195 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
445 Pts Much faster quad-core speed.
+50%
297 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
451 Pts Much faster octa-core speed.
+49%
302 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
129 Pts Slightly faster OC single-core speed.
+6%
122 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
254 Pts Slightly faster OC dual-core speed.
+12%
226 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
489 Pts Much faster OC quad-core speed.
+49%
329 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
490 Pts Much faster OC octa-core speed.
+49%
329 Pts
Market Share
Based on 22,511,188 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.31 % Insanely higher market share.
+∞%
0 %
Value
Value For Money
110 % Much better value.
+57%
70.3 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
157 % Hugely more popular.
+175%
57 %
Price
Price (score)
$86 Much cheaper.
+51%
$174
Age
Newest
8 Months Hugely more recent.
+84%
50 Months
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
65 Watts 47 Watts More energy efficient.
+28%
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
4 cores Hugely higher core count.
+100%
2 cores
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
4 threads 4 threads
Lithography
Manufacturing process
14 nm 14 nm
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.6 GHz 3.9 GHz Slightly faster base frequency.
+8%
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4.2 GHz Slightly faster turbo frequency.
+8%
3.9 GHz
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
493 Pts Much faster OC 64-core speed.
+49%
331 Pts
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
454 Pts Much faster 64-core speed.
+49%
305 Pts
Series
CPU Architecture
Coffee Lake Skylake
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1151 FCLGA1151
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
None HD 530
Launch Date
Launch Date
Q2'19 Q3'15
Cache
Cache
6 MB SmartCache 4 MB SmartCache
Instruction Set Extensions
Instruction Set Extensions
Intel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2 SSE4.1/4.2, AVX 2.0
Memory Types
Memory Types
DDR4-2400 DDR4-1866/2133, DDR3L-1333/1600 @ 1.35V
Memory Bandwidth
Max Memory Bandwidth
37.5 GB/s 34.1 GB/s
Turbo Boost Tech
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
2.0 No
Hyper-Threading Tech
Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology ‡
No Yes

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