IntelBX80637I53570K
IntelBX80646I74790K

4 Cores, 4 Threads @3.4GHz, Ivy Bridge.
Release date: Q2 2012.

4 Cores, 8 Threads @4.0GHz, Haswell.
Release date: Q2 2014.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 229,887 user samples
74,113 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 89% Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 4.7 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 55% Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 1.1 GHz (avg)
Poor: 55% Great: 89%
SPEED RANK: 98th / 1132
Gaming
Gaming 74%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 73%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 45%
Speed boat
155,774 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 99% Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.7 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 73% Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 0.5 GHz (avg)
Poor: 73% Great: 99%
SPEED RANK: 46th / 1132
Gaming
Gaming 86%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 63%
Destroyer
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
74.1 % 85.6 % Faster effective speed.
+16%
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
103 Pts 122 Pts Faster single-core speed.
+18%
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
382 Pts 415 Pts Slightly faster quad-core speed.
+9%
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
392 Pts 637 Pts Much faster multi-core speed.
+62%
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
121 Pts 136 Pts Slightly faster OC single-core speed.
+12%
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
470 Pts 499 Pts Slightly faster OC quad-core speed.
+6%
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
472 Pts 722 Pts Much faster OC multi-core speed.
+53%
Market Share
Based on 11,633,159 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.85 % 1.68 % Hugely higher market share.
+98%
Value
Value For Money
69.2 % 78.7 % Slightly better value.
+14%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
68 % 94 % Much more popular.
+38%
Price
Price (score)
$350 +4% $365
Age
Newest
78 Months 52 Months Much more recent.
+33%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
77 Watts Slightly more energy efficient.
+12%
88 Watts
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
4 cores 4 cores
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
4 threads 8 threads Hugely higher thread count.
+100%
Lithography
Manufacturing process
22 nm 22 nm
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.4 GHz 4 GHz Faster base frequency.
+18%
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
3.8 GHz 4.4 GHz Faster turbo frequency.
+16%
SC Int
Single Core Integer Speed
119 Pts 138 Pts Faster single-core int speed.
+16%
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
123 Pts 138 Pts Slightly faster single-core fp speed.
+12%
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
466 Pts 506 Pts Slightly faster quad-core int speed.
+9%
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
475 Pts 505 Pts Slightly faster quad-core fp speed.
+6%
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
466 Pts 688 Pts Much faster multi-core int speed.
+48%
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
480 Pts 735 Pts Much faster multi-core fp speed.
+53%
Series
CPU Architecture
Ivy Bridge Haswell
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1155 FCLGA1150
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
HD 4000 HD 4600
Launch Date
Launch Date
Q2'12 Q2'14
Cache
Cache
6 MB SmartCache 8 MB SmartCache
Instruction Set Extensions
Instruction Set Extensions
SSE4.1/4.2, AVX SSE4.1/4.2, AVX 2.0
Recommended Price
Recommended Customer Price
$225.00 - $235.00 $339.00 - $350.00
Bus Speed
Bus Speed
5 GT/s DMI 5 GT/s DMI2
Thermal Solution Specification
Thermal Solution Specification
2011D PCG 2013D
Memory Types
Memory Types
DDR3 1333/1600 DDR3-1333/1600, DDR3L-1333/1600 @ 1.5V
Processor Graphics
Processor Graphics ‡
Intel® HD Graphics 4000 Intel® HD Graphics 4600
Graphics Base Frequency
Graphics Base Frequency
650 MHz 350 MHz
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency
1.15 GHz 1.25 GHz
Hyper-Threading Tech
Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology ‡
No Yes
Virtualization for Directed I/O (VT-d)
Intel® Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d) ‡
No Yes
PCI Express Configurations
PCI Express Configurations ‡
up to 1x16, 2x8, 1x8 & 2x4 Up to 1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4

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