IntelBX80684I39100F
IntelBX80662I56600

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

4 Cores, 4 Threads @3.3GHz, Skylake.
Release date: Q3 2015.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 164,065 user samples
84,133 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 87% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 63% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 0.8 GHz (avg)
Poor: 63% Great: 87%
SPEED RANK: 156th / 1316
Gaming
Gaming 80%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 61%
Destroyer
79,932 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 83% Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 59% Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Poor: 59% Great: 83%
SPEED RANK: 249th / 1316
Gaming
Gaming 74%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 79%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 56%
Gunboat
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
79.8 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+7%
74.3 %
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
85.4 Pts +4% 82.2 Pts
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
118 Pts Faster single-core speed.
+11%
106 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
232 Pts Faster dual-core speed.
+11%
209 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
427 Pts Faster quad-core speed.
+11%
383 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
435 Pts Faster octa-core speed.
+12%
389 Pts
Memory
OC Memory Latency
93.7 Pts +2% 92.1 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
128 Pts Slightly faster OC single-core speed.
+8%
119 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
252 Pts Slightly faster OC dual-core speed.
+10%
230 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
483 Pts Faster OC quad-core speed.
+11%
436 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
484 Pts Faster OC octa-core speed.
+11%
436 Pts
Market Share
Based on 46,351,348 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.37 % Hugely higher market share.
+164%
0.14 %
Value
Value For Money
95.2 % Better value.
+24%
76.8 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
85 % Much more popular.
+33%
64 %
Price
Price (score)
$146 Much cheaper.
+41%
$246
Age
Newest
29 Months Much more recent.
+60%
72 Months
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
65 Watts 65 Watts
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
4 cores 4 cores
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
4 threads 4 threads
Lithography
Manufacturing process
14 nm 14 nm
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.6 GHz Slightly faster base frequency.
+9%
3.3 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4.2 GHz Slightly faster turbo frequency.
+8%
3.9 GHz
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
486 Pts Faster OC 64-core speed.
+11%
439 Pts
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
438 Pts Faster 64-core speed.
+12%
392 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
Instruction Set Extensions
Instruction Set Extensions
Intel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2 SSE4.1/4.2, AVX 2.0
Max Turbo Frequency
Max Turbo Frequency
4.20 GHz 3.9 GHz
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
ECC Memory Supported
ECC Memory Supported ‡
Yes No
TSX-NI
Intel® TSX-NI
No Yes
Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
Intel® Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
No Yes
Trusted Execution Tech
Intel® Trusted Execution Technology ‡
No Yes

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