2 Cores, 4 Threads @2.5 GHz, Sandy Bridge.
Release date ≤ Q4 2013.


2 Cores, 2 Threads @2.16 GHz, Bay Trail.
Release date ≈ Q4 2014.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 66,231 user samples
45,308 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 59% Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 3 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 21% Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 0.8 GHz (avg)
Poor: 21% Great: 59%
SPEED RANK: 860th / 1439
Gaming 48%
Desktop 54%
Workstation 33%
Sail boat
20,923 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 37% Base clock 2.15 GHz, turbo 2.55 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 14% Base clock 2.15 GHz, turbo 2.55 GHz (avg)
Poor: 14% Great: 37%
SPEED RANK: 1350th / 1439
Gaming 28%
Desktop 31%
Sail boat
Workstation 18%
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
47.6 % Much faster effective speed.
28.4 %
Avg. Memory Latency
69.5 Pts Much lower memory latency.
50.9 Pts
Avg. Single Core Speed
62.6 Pts Hugely faster single-core speed.
19.7 Pts
Avg. Dual Core Speed
106 Pts Hugely faster dual-core speed.
35.4 Pts
Avg. Quad Core Speed
150 Pts Hugely faster quad-core speed.
36.8 Pts
Avg. Octa Core Speed
155 Pts Hugely faster octa-core speed.
37.9 Pts
OC Memory Latency
88.5 Pts Much lower OC memory latency.
66.9 Pts
OC Single Core Speed
81.7 Pts Hugely faster OC single-core speed.
23.4 Pts
OC Dual Core Speed
142 Pts Hugely faster OC dual-core speed.
46.6 Pts
OC Quad Core Speed
198 Pts Hugely faster OC quad-core speed.
46.5 Pts
OC Octa Core Speed
198 Pts Hugely faster OC octa-core speed.
46.7 Pts
Market Share
Based on 67,322,749 CPUs tested
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.02 % Hugely higher market share.
0.01 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
53 % +4% 51 %
122+ Months 112+ Months Slightly more recent.
OC Multi Core Speed
198 Pts Hugely faster OC 64-core speed.
46.4 Pts
Avg. Multi Core Speed
156 Pts Hugely faster 64-core speed.
37.1 Pts
Launch Date
Launch Date
Q1'11 Q3'14
3 MB SmartCache 1 MB L2
32 nm 22 nm
Recommended Price
Recommended Customer Price
N/A $107.00
Max Memory Size
Max Memory Size (dependent on memory type)
16 GB 8 GB
Memory Types
Memory Types
DDR3 1066/1333 DDR3L 1333
Memory Bandwidth
Max Memory Bandwidth
21.3 GB/s 21.32 GB/s
Processor Graphics
Processor Graphics ‡
Intel® HD Graphics 3000 Intel® HD Graphics
Graphics Base Frequency
Graphics Base Frequency
650 MHz 311 MHz
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency
1.3 GHz 792 MHz
InTru 3D Tech
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology
Yes No
Clear Video HD Tech
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology
Yes No
Package Size
Package Size
37.5mm x 37.5mm (rPGA988B); 31mm x 24mm (BGA1023) 25mm x 27mm
Turbo Boost Tech
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology ‡
2.0 No
Hyper-Threading Tech
Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology ‡
Yes No
Virtualization for Directed I/O (VT-d)
Intel® Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d) ‡
Yes No
vPro Tech
Intel® vPro™ Technology ‡
Yes No
AES New Instructions
Intel® AES New Instructions
Yes No
Anti-Theft Tech
Anti-Theft Technology
Yes No
PCI Express Configurations
PCI Express Configurations ‡
1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4 1x4
Max # of PCI Express Lanes
Max # of PCI Express Lanes
16 4

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This processor may be aging, but for tasks that aren't gaming it still holds up quite well. [May '19 TheWildShadow55]


Great for things like chromebooks or mobile devices, bad for desktops and laptops. This was my CPU for more than two years on a crappy Asus x551ma laptop and oh boy...once I upgraded it was a very very different experience. [Feb '20 Drakorvich]


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