IntelBX8070110600
IntelBX80637I33225

6 Cores, 12 Threads @3.3GHz, Comet Lake.
Release date: Q2 2020.

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

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 8,432 user samples
5,489 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 99% Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 81% Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Poor: 81% Great: 99%
SPEED RANK: 48th / 1316
Gaming
Gaming 93%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 94%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 85%
Aircraft carrier
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
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
92.6 % Much faster effective speed.
+54%
59.9 %
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
91.4 Pts Lower memory latency.
+11%
82.7 Pts
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
136 Pts Much faster single-core speed.
+63%
83.4 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
265 Pts Hugely faster dual-core speed.
+80%
147 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
504 Pts Hugely faster quad-core speed.
+132%
217 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
827 Pts Hugely faster octa-core speed.
+276%
220 Pts
Memory
OC Memory Latency
96.9 Pts +4% 93.6 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
146 Pts Much faster OC single-core speed.
+61%
90.7 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
288 Pts Much faster OC dual-core speed.
+67%
172 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
558 Pts Hugely faster OC quad-core speed.
+136%
236 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
903 Pts Hugely faster OC octa-core speed.
+281%
237 Pts
Market Share
Based on 46,484,726 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.03 % Hugely higher market share.
+200%
0.01 %
Value
Value For Money
97.5 % Much better value.
+70%
57.4 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
54 % Slightly more popular.
+6%
51 %
Price
Price (score)
$230 Cheaper.
+29%
$325
Age
Newest
16 Months Hugely more recent.
+85%
109 Months
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
65 Watts 55 Watts More energy efficient.
+15%
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
6 cores Hugely higher core count.
+200%
2 cores
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
12 threads Hugely higher thread count.
+200%
4 threads
Lithography
Manufacturing process
14 nm Much newer manufacturing.
+36%
22 nm
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.3 GHz 3.3 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4.8 GHz Much faster turbo frequency.
+45%
3.3 GHz
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
1115 Pts Hugely faster OC 64-core speed.
+367%
239 Pts
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
1052 Pts Hugely faster 64-core speed.
+376%
221 Pts
Series
CPU Architecture
Comet Lake Ivy Bridge
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1200 FCLGA1155
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
UHD 630 HD 4000
Launch Date
Launch Date
Q2'20 Q3'12
Cache
Cache
12 MB Intel® Smart Cache 3 MB SmartCache
Instruction Set Extensions
Instruction Set Extensions
Intel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2 SSE4.1/4.2, AVX
Lithography
Lithography
14 nm 22 nm
Bus Speed
Bus Speed
8 GT/s 5 GT/s DMI
Thermal Solution Specification
Thermal Solution Specification
PCG 2015C 2011C
Max Memory Size
Max Memory Size (dependent on memory type)
128 GB 32 GB
Memory Types
Memory Types
DDR4-2666 DDR3 1333/1600
Memory Bandwidth
Max Memory Bandwidth
41.6 GB/s 25.6 GB/s
Processor Graphics
Processor Graphics ‡
Intel® UHD Graphics 630 Intel® HD Graphics 4000
Graphics Base Frequency
Graphics Base Frequency
350 MHz 650 MHz
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency
1.20 GHz 1.05 GHz
Turbo Boost Tech
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology ‡
2 No
Virtualization for Directed I/O (VT-d)
Intel® Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d) ‡
Yes No
AES New Instructions
Intel® AES New Instructions
Yes No
Secure Key
Secure Key
Yes No
Trusted Execution Tech
Intel® Trusted Execution Technology ‡
Yes No
PCI Express Revision
PCI Express Revision
3 2.0
PCI Express Configurations
PCI Express Configurations ‡
Up to 1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4 up to 1x16, 2x8, 1x8 & 2x4

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