Intel
Intel
  

2 Cores, 4 Threads @1.7 GHz, Haswell.
Release date ≈ Q3 2014.

  

2 Cores, 4 Threads @2.3 GHz, Skylake.
Release date ≈ Q4 2015.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 42,278 user samples
32,909 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 42% Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 2.4 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 21% Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 0.8 GHz (avg)
Poor: 21% Great: 42%
SPEED RANK: 586th / 1144
Gaming
Gaming 35%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 40%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 21%
Surfboard
9,369 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 41% Base clock 2.3 GHz, turbo 2.3 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 25% Base clock 2.3 GHz, turbo 0.4 GHz (avg)
Poor: 25% Great: 41%
SPEED RANK: 572nd / 1144
Gaming
Gaming 36%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 40%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 22%
Surfboard
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
35 % 36.2 % +3%
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
62.2 Pts +1% 61.6 Pts
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
159 Pts 169 Pts Slightly faster quad-core speed.
+6%
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
165 Pts 173 Pts +5%
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
78.1 Pts Slightly faster OC single-core speed.
+10%
70.8 Pts
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
186 Pts 192 Pts +3%
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
187 Pts 193 Pts +3%
Market Share
Based on 13,021,643 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.31 % Hugely higher market share.
+244%
0.09 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
60 % Slightly more popular.
+9%
55 %
Age
Newest
52+ Months 38+ Months More recent.
+27%
SC Int
Single Core Integer Speed
77.4 Pts Slightly faster single-core int speed.
+13%
68.3 Pts
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
78.9 Pts Slightly faster single-core fp speed.
+8%
72.9 Pts
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
177 Pts 178 Pts +1%
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
190 Pts 203 Pts Slightly faster quad-core fp speed.
+7%
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
178 Pts 178 Pts
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
190 Pts 204 Pts Slightly faster multi-core fp speed.
+7%
Launch Date
Launch Date
Q2'14 Q3'15
Embedded Options Available
Embedded Options Available
No Yes
Lithography
Lithography
22 nm 14 nm
Max Memory Size
Max Memory Size (dependent on memory type)
16 GB 32 GB
Memory Types
Memory Types
DDR3L 1333/1600, LPDDR3 1333/1600 DDR4-1866/2133, LPDDR3-1600/1866
Memory Bandwidth
Max Memory Bandwidth
25.6 GB/s 34.1 GB/s
Processor Graphics
Processor Graphics ‡
Intel® HD Graphics 4400 Intel® HD Graphics 520
Graphics Base Frequency
Graphics Base Frequency
200 MHz 300 MHz
Graphics Output
Graphics Output
eDP/DP/HDMI eDP/DP/HDMI/DVI
Graphics Video Max Memory
Graphics Video Max Memory
2 GB 32 GB
Package Size
Package Size
40mm x 24mm x 1.5mm 42mm X 24mm
Turbo Boost Tech
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
2.0 No
Virtualization for Directed I/O (VT-d)
Intel® Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d) ‡
No Yes
PCI Express Revision
PCI Express Revision
2.0 3.0
PCI Express Configurations
PCI Express Configurations ‡
4x1, 2x4 1x4, 2x2, 1x2+2x1 and 4x1

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