Intel
Intel
$281
  

2 Cores, 4 Threads @1.9 GHz, Haswell.
Release date ≤ Q1 2014.

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2 Cores, 4 Threads @1.6GHz, Haswell.
Release date: Q3 2013.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 56,508 user samples
20,622 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 44% Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 2.6 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 22% Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 0.35 GHz (avg)
Poor: 22% Great: 44%
SPEED RANK: 578th / 1206
Gaming
Gaming 37%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 41%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 18%
Surfboard
35,886 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 39% Base clock 2.3 GHz, turbo 2.3 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 15% Base clock 2.3 GHz, turbo 0.8 GHz (avg)
Poor: 15% Great: 39%
SPEED RANK: 669th / 1206
Gaming
Gaming 33%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 36%
Jet ski
Workstation
Workstation 16%
Surfboard
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
37.2 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+13%
32.8 %
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
69 Pts Slightly faster single-core speed.
+13%
61.1 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
117 Pts Slightly faster dual-core speed.
+15%
102 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
173 Pts Slightly faster quad-core speed.
+13%
153 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
178 Pts Slightly faster octa-core speed.
+14%
156 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
84.5 Pts Slightly faster OC single-core speed.
+12%
75.5 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
143 Pts Slightly faster OC dual-core speed.
+13%
127 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
202 Pts Slightly faster OC quad-core speed.
+13%
179 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
202 Pts Slightly faster OC octa-core speed.
+13%
179 Pts
Market Share
Based on 22,711,973 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.15 % 0.16 % Slightly higher market share.
+7%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
58 % More popular.
+16%
50 %
Age
Newest
69+ Months Slightly more recent.
+8%
75 Months
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
202 Pts Slightly faster OC 64-core speed.
+13%
179 Pts
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
179 Pts Slightly faster 64-core speed.
+13%
158 Pts
Embedded Options Available
Embedded Options Available
Yes No
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency
1.1 GHz 1 GHz
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
Trusted Execution Tech
Intel® Trusted Execution Technology ‡
Yes No

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