Intel
$225
Intel
$160
 $225 

2 Cores, 4 Threads @1.7GHz, Ivy Bridge.
Release date: Q1 2012.

 $160 

2 Cores, 4 Threads @2.3GHz, Sandy Bridge-E.
Release date: Q1 2011.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 38,906 user samples
14,839 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 38% Base clock 1.7 GHz, turbo 2.4 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 12% Base clock 1.7 GHz, turbo 0.3 GHz (avg)
Poor: 12% Great: 38%
SPEED RANK: 674th / 1159
Gaming
Gaming 31%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 35%
Jet ski
Workstation
Workstation 18%
Surfboard
24,067 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 41% Base clock 2.3 GHz, turbo 2.7 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 15% Base clock 2.3 GHz, turbo 0.8 GHz (avg)
Poor: 15% Great: 41%
SPEED RANK: 621st / 1159
Gaming
Gaming 34%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 39%
Jet ski
Workstation
Workstation 20%
Surfboard
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
30.9 % 34 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+10%
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
54.4 Pts 61.6 Pts Slightly faster single-core speed.
+13%
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
141 Pts 153 Pts Slightly faster quad-core speed.
+9%
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
145 Pts 157 Pts Slightly faster multi-core speed.
+8%
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
70.1 Pts 75.2 Pts Slightly faster OC single-core speed.
+7%
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
171 Pts 182 Pts Slightly faster OC quad-core speed.
+6%
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
172 Pts 183 Pts Slightly faster OC multi-core speed.
+6%
Market Share
Based on 17,926,493 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.09 % 0.15 % Much higher market share.
+67%
Value
Value For Money
34 % 42.6 % Better value.
+25%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
51 % 57 % Slightly more popular.
+12%
Price
Price (score)
$225 $160 Cheaper.
+29%
Age
Newest
87 Months Slightly more recent.
+14%
101 Months
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
17 Watts Much more energy efficient.
+51%
35 Watts
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
2 cores 2 cores
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
4 threads 4 threads
Lithography
Manufacturing process
22 nm Much newer manufacturing.
+31%
32 nm
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
1.7 GHz 2.3 GHz Much faster base frequency.
+35%
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
2.6 GHz 2.9 GHz Slightly faster turbo frequency.
+12%
SC Int
Single Core Integer Speed
69.1 Pts 74.9 Pts Slightly faster single-core int speed.
+8%
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
71 Pts 75.6 Pts Slightly faster single-core fp speed.
+6%
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
169 Pts 176 Pts +4%
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
168 Pts 182 Pts Slightly faster quad-core fp speed.
+8%
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
170 Pts 177 Pts +4%
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
169 Pts 182 Pts Slightly faster multi-core fp speed.
+8%
Series
CPU Architecture
Ivy Bridge Sandy Bridge-E
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCBGA1023 FCBGA1023
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
HD 4000 HD 3000
Launch Date
Launch Date
Q2'12 Q1'11
Lithography
Lithography
22 nm 32 nm
Recommended Price
Recommended Customer Price
$225.00 N/A
Max Memory Size
Max Memory Size (dependent on memory type)
32 GB 16 GB
Memory Types
Memory Types
DDR3/L/-RS 1333/1600 DDR3 1066/1333
Memory Bandwidth
Max Memory Bandwidth
25.6 GB/s 21.3 GB/s
Processor Graphics
Processor Graphics ‡
Intel® HD Graphics 4000 Intel® HD Graphics 3000
Graphics Base Frequency
Graphics Base Frequency
350 MHz 650 MHz
# of Displays Supported
# of Displays Supported ‡
3 2
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency
1.05 GHz 1.2 GHz
Package Size
Package Size
31.0mm x 24.0mm 37.5mmx37.5mm (rPGA988B); 31mm x 24mm (BGA1023)
Graphics and IMC Lithography
Graphics and IMC Lithography
22 nm 32 nm
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
PCI Express Configurations
PCI Express Configurations ‡
1x16, 2x8, 1x8 2x4 1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4
Max # of PCI Express Lanes
Max # of PCI Express Lanes
1 16

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