IntelBX80646I54690K
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 154,746 user samples
123,465 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 97% Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.7 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 59% Base clock 3.5 GHz
Poor: 59% Great: 97%
SPEED RANK: 76th / 1147
Gaming
Gaming 81%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 79%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 49%
Yacht
31,281 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 84% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 66% Base clock 1.2 GHz, turbo 1.2 GHz (avg)
Poor: 66% Great: 84%
SPEED RANK: 86th / 1147
Gaming
Gaming 78%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 76%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 47%
Yacht
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
80.6 % +3% 78.1 %
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
112 Pts +4% 108 Pts
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
417 Pts +3% 404 Pts
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
426 Pts +3% 412 Pts
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
131 Pts Faster OC single-core speed.
+17%
112 Pts
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
511 Pts Faster OC quad-core speed.
+16%
442 Pts
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
515 Pts Faster OC multi-core speed.
+16%
445 Pts
Market Share
Based on 15,599,209 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.82 % Higher market share.
+19%
0.69 %
Value
Value For Money
84.7 % 109 % Better value.
+29%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
72 % 90 % More popular.
+25%
Price
Price (score)
$255 $119 Much cheaper.
+53%
Age
Newest
58 Months 17 Months Much more recent.
+71%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
88 Watts 65 Watts More energy efficient.
+26%
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
132 Pts Faster single-core int speed.
+22%
108 Pts
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
131 Pts Slightly faster single-core fp speed.
+12%
117 Pts
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
520 Pts Faster quad-core int speed.
+23%
424 Pts
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
511 Pts Slightly faster quad-core fp speed.
+10%
466 Pts
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
522 Pts Faster multi-core int speed.
+23%
425 Pts
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
513 Pts Slightly faster multi-core fp speed.
+10%
468 Pts
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
$242.00 - $243.00 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
PCI Express Configurations
PCI Express Configurations ‡
Up to 1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4 Up to 1x16 or 2x8 or 1x8+2x4

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