IntelBX80646I54690
IntelBX80684I38100

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

4 Cores, 4 Threads @3.6GHz, Coffee Lake.
Release date: Q4 2017.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 77,957 user samples
34,282 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 83% Base clock 3.5 GHz
Worst Bench: 55% Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 1.05 GHz (avg)
Poor: 55% Great: 83%
SPEED RANK: 121st / 1159
Gaming
Gaming 74%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 73%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 45%
Yacht
43,675 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 84% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.55 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 58% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Poor: 58% Great: 84%
SPEED RANK: 99th / 1159
Gaming
Gaming 77%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 76%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 47%
Yacht
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
74 % 76.6 % +4%
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
104 Pts 107 Pts +3%
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
379 Pts 394 Pts +4%
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
392 Pts 405 Pts +3%
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
115 Pts +3% 112 Pts
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
435 Pts 440 Pts +1%
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
436 Pts 443 Pts +2%
Market Share
Based on 17,684,988 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.21 % 0.57 % Hugely higher market share.
+171%
Value
Value For Money
80.8 % 106 % Much better value.
+31%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
61 % 91 % Much more popular.
+49%
Price
Price (score)
$231 $122 Much cheaper.
+47%
Age
Newest
61 Months 20 Months Much more recent.
+67%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
84 Watts 65 Watts More energy efficient.
+23%
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
4 cores 4 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 3.6 GHz +3%
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
3.9 GHz Slightly faster turbo frequency.
+8%
3.6 GHz
SC Int
Single Core Integer Speed
114 Pts Slightly faster single-core int speed.
+6%
108 Pts
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
116 Pts 117 Pts +1%
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
437 Pts +3% 423 Pts
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
438 Pts 466 Pts Slightly faster quad-core fp speed.
+6%
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
437 Pts +3% 424 Pts
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
438 Pts 466 Pts Slightly faster multi-core fp speed.
+6%
Series
CPU Architecture
Haswell Coffee Lake
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1150 FCLGA1151
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
HD 4600 UHD 630
Launch Date
Launch Date
Q2'14 Q4'17
Cache
Cache
6 MB SmartCache 6 MB
Instruction Set Extensions
Instruction Set Extensions
SSE4.1/4.2, AVX 2.0 SSE4.1/4.2, AVX2
Lithography
Lithography
22 nm 14 nm
Recommended Price
Recommended Customer Price
$213.00 - $224.00 N/A
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 DDR4-2400
Processor Graphics
Processor Graphics ‡
Intel® HD Graphics 4600 Intel® UHD Graphics 630
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
Turbo Boost Tech
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
2.0 No
vPro Tech
Intel® vPro™ Technology ‡
Yes No
Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
Intel® Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
Yes No
Trusted Execution Tech
Intel® Trusted Execution Technology ‡
Yes No
PCI Express Revision
PCI Express Revision
Up to 3.0 3.0
PCI Express Configurations
PCI Express Configurations ‡
Up to 1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4 Up to 1x16 or 2x8 or 1x8+2x4

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