IntelBX80646I54690
IntelBX80677I37100

4 Cores, 4 Threads @3.5GHz, Haswell.
Release date: Q2 2014.

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2 Cores, 4 Threads @3.9GHz, Kaby Lake.
Release date: Q1 2017.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 83,808 user samples
42,423 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 76% Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 52% Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 0.7 GHz (avg)
Poor: 52% Great: 76%
SPEED RANK: 140th / 1203
Gaming
Gaming 68%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 71%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 37%
Jet ski
41,385 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 67% Base clock 3.9 GHz
Worst Bench: 46% Base clock 3.9 GHz, turbo 2.05 GHz (avg)
Poor: 46% Great: 67%
SPEED RANK: 234th / 1203
Gaming
Gaming 61%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 67%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 30%
Sail boat
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
68.4 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+13%
60.6 %
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
105 Pts 110 Pts +5%
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
206 Pts Slightly faster dual-core speed.
+7%
193 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
379 Pts Much faster quad-core speed.
+32%
288 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
387 Pts Much faster octa-core speed.
+32%
294 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
115 Pts 120 Pts +4%
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
226 Pts +0% 225 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
434 Pts Much faster OC quad-core speed.
+34%
325 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
435 Pts Much faster OC octa-core speed.
+34%
325 Pts
Market Share
Based on 22,405,380 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.23 % 0.25 % Slightly higher market share.
+9%
Value
Value For Money
72.7 % 76.1 % +5%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
64 % +2% 63 %
Price
Price (score)
$222 $122 Much cheaper.
+45%
Age
Newest
67 Months 35 Months Much more recent.
+48%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
84 Watts 51 Watts Much more energy efficient.
+39%
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
4 cores Hugely higher core count.
+100%
2 cores
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
4 threads 4 threads
Lithography
Manufacturing process
22 nm 14 nm Much newer manufacturing.
+36%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.5 GHz 3.9 GHz Slightly faster base frequency.
+11%
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
3.9 GHz 3.9 GHz
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
438 Pts Much faster OC 64-core speed.
+34%
326 Pts
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
393 Pts Much faster 64-core speed.
+33%
296 Pts
Series
CPU Architecture
Haswell Kaby Lake
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1150 FCLGA1151
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
HD 4600 HD 630
Launch Date
Launch Date
Q2'14 Q1'17
Cache
Cache
6 MB SmartCache 3 MB
Lithography
Lithography
22 nm 14 nm
Recommended Price
Recommended Customer Price
$213.00 - $224.00 $117.00
Bus Speed
Bus Speed
5 GT/s DMI2 8 GT/s DMI3
Thermal Solution Specification
Thermal Solution Specification
PCG 2013D PCG 2015C (65W)
Max Memory Size
Max Memory Size (dependent on memory type)
32 GB 64 GB
Memory Types
Memory Types
DDR3-1333/1600, DDR3L-1333/1600 @ 1.5V DDR4-2133/2400, DDR3L-1333/1600 @ 1.35V
Processor Graphics
Processor Graphics ‡
Intel® HD Graphics 4600 Intel® HD Graphics 630
Graphics Base Frequency
Graphics Base Frequency
350 MHz 350.00 MHz
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency
1.2 GHz 1.10 GHz
Graphics Video Max Memory
Graphics Video Max Memory
2 GB 64 GB
Hyper-Threading Tech
Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology ‡
No Yes
TSX-NI
Intel® TSX-NI
No Yes
vPro Tech
Intel® vPro™ Technology ‡
Yes No
Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
Intel® Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
Yes No
PCI Express Revision
PCI Express Revision
Up to 3.0 3.0

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