Intel
Intel

2 Cores, 4 Threads @2.6 GHz, Ivy Bridge.
Release date ≤ Q4 2013.

  

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

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 51,419 user samples
30,496 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 57% Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 3.1 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 30% Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 3.1 GHz (avg)
Poor: 30% Great: 57%
SPEED RANK: 777th / 1369
Gaming
Gaming 48%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 54%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 34%
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: 1280th / 1369
Gaming
Gaming 28%
Raft
Desktop
Desktop 31%
Sail boat
Workstation
Workstation 18%
Surfboard
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
48 % Much faster effective speed.
+69%
28.4 %
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
68.5 Pts Much lower memory latency.
+35%
50.9 Pts
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Speed
65.7 Pts Hugely faster single-core speed.
+234%
19.7 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Speed
115 Pts Hugely faster dual-core speed.
+225%
35.4 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Speed
160 Pts Hugely faster quad-core speed.
+335%
36.8 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Speed
167 Pts Hugely faster octa-core speed.
+341%
37.9 Pts
Memory
OC Memory Latency
83.1 Pts Lower OC memory latency.
+24%
66.9 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Speed
81.4 Pts Hugely faster OC single-core speed.
+248%
23.4 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Speed
139 Pts Hugely faster OC dual-core speed.
+198%
46.6 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Speed
202 Pts Hugely faster OC quad-core speed.
+334%
46.5 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Speed
202 Pts Hugely faster OC octa-core speed.
+333%
46.7 Pts
Market Share
Based on 57,263,412 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.07 % Hugely higher market share.
+133%
0.03 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
53 % +4% 51 %
Age
Newest
108+ Months 97+ Months More recent.
+10%
64-Core
OC Multi Core Speed
202 Pts Hugely faster OC 64-core speed.
+335%
46.4 Pts
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Speed
168 Pts Hugely faster 64-core speed.
+353%
37.1 Pts
Launch Date
Launch Date
Q2'12 Q3'14
Cache
Cache
3 MB SmartCache 1 MB L2
Recommended Price
Recommended Customer Price
$225.00 - $227.00 $107.00
Max Memory Size
Max Memory Size (dependent on memory type)
32 GB 8 GB
Memory Types
Memory Types
DDR3/L/-RS 1333/1600 DDR3L 1333
Memory Bandwidth
Max Memory Bandwidth
25.6 GB/s 21.32 GB/s
Processor Graphics
Processor Graphics ‡
Intel® HD Graphics 4000 Intel® HD Graphics
Graphics Base Frequency
Graphics Base Frequency
650 MHz 311 MHz
# of Displays Supported
# of Displays Supported ‡
3 2
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency
1.2 GHz 792 MHz
InTru 3D Tech
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology
Yes No
Clear Video HD Tech
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology
Yes No
Intel Insider
Intel® Insider™
Yes No
Package Size
Package Size
37.5 x 37.5mm (rPGA988B); 31.0 x 24.0mm (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 Revision
PCI Express Revision
3.0 2.0
PCI Express Configurations
PCI Express Configurations ‡
1x16, 2x8, 1x8 2x4 1x4
Max # of PCI Express Lanes
Max # of PCI Express Lanes
1 4

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