Intel
$225
Intel
$225
 $225 

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

 $225 

2 Cores, 4 Threads @2.5GHz, Sandy Bridge.
Release date: Q1 2012.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 65,380 user samples
24,049 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 59% Base clock 1.7 GHz, turbo 2.4 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 33% Base clock 1.7 GHz, turbo 1.7 GHz (avg)
Poor: 33% Great: 59%
SPEED RANK: 765th / 1316
Gaming
Gaming 50%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 55%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 35%
Sail boat
41,331 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 60% Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 2.9 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 33% Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 0.85 GHz (avg)
Poor: 33% Great: 60%
SPEED RANK: 698th / 1316
Gaming
Gaming 52%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 58%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 36%
Jet ski
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
49.8 % 51.8 % +4%
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
74.9 Pts 76.6 Pts +2%
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
57 Pts 65.3 Pts Faster single-core speed.
+15%
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
96.7 Pts 110 Pts Faster dual-core speed.
+14%
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
145 Pts 158 Pts Slightly faster quad-core speed.
+9%
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
148 Pts 162 Pts Slightly faster octa-core speed.
+9%
Memory
OC Memory Latency
89.7 Pts +0% 89.4 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
70.3 Pts 80.5 Pts Faster OC single-core speed.
+15%
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
122 Pts 145 Pts Faster OC dual-core speed.
+19%
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
171 Pts 196 Pts Faster OC quad-core speed.
+15%
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
171 Pts 196 Pts Faster OC octa-core speed.
+15%
Market Share
Based on 44,009,016 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.06 % 0.12 % Hugely higher market share.
+100%
Value
Value For Money
52.7 % 54.9 % +4%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
51 % 53 % +4%
Price
Price (score)
$225 $225
Age
Newest
111 Months +2% 113 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 2.5 GHz Much faster base frequency.
+47%
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
2.6 GHz 3.1 GHz Faster turbo frequency.
+19%
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
172 Pts 196 Pts Faster OC 64-core speed.
+14%
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
148 Pts 161 Pts Slightly faster 64-core speed.
+9%
Series
CPU Architecture
Ivy Bridge Sandy Bridge
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCBGA1023 FCBGA1023
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
HD 4000 HD 3000
Launch Date
Launch Date
Q2'12 Q1'12
Lithography
Lithography
22 nm 32 nm
Recommended Price
Recommended Customer Price
$225.00 N/A
Max Turbo Frequency
Max Turbo Frequency
2.6 GHz 3.1 GHz
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 1.3 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
Max # of PCI Express Lanes
Max # of PCI Express Lanes
1 16

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