IntelBX80677I57400
IntelBX80637I53470

4 Cores, 4 Threads @3.0GHz, Kaby Lake.
Release date: Q1 2017.

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4 Cores, 4 Threads @3.2GHz, Ivy Bridge.
Release date: Q2 2012.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 181,801 user samples
95,920 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 64% Base clock 3 GHz
Worst Bench: 42% Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 1 GHz (avg)
Poor: 42% Great: 64%
SPEED RANK: 208th / 1182
Gaming
Gaming 56%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 67%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 35%
Sail boat
85,881 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 59% Base clock 4 GHz
Worst Bench: 43% Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Poor: 43% Great: 59%
SPEED RANK: 221st / 1182
Gaming
Gaming 55%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 63%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 34%
Sail boat
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
56.4 % +2% 55.3 %
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
97.9 Pts Slightly faster single-core speed.
+6%
92.5 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
192 Pts Slightly faster dual-core speed.
+5%
182 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
349 Pts +1% 345 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
356 Pts +2% 349 Pts
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
361 Pts +3% 351 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
107 Pts Slightly faster OC single-core speed.
+8%
98.7 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
210 Pts Slightly faster OC dual-core speed.
+8%
195 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
401 Pts Slightly faster OC quad-core speed.
+7%
374 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
400 Pts Slightly faster OC octa-core speed.
+7%
374 Pts
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
403 Pts Slightly faster OC 64-core speed.
+7%
376 Pts
Market Share
Based on 19,400,529 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.77 % Slightly higher market share.
+15%
0.67 %
Value
Value For Money
63.2 % 67.3 % Slightly better value.
+6%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
63 % 68 % Slightly more popular.
+8%
Price
Price (score)
$184 $136 Cheaper.
+26%
Age
Newest
31 Months Much more recent.
+65%
88 Months
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
65 Watts More energy efficient.
+16%
77 Watts
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
4 cores 4 cores
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
4 threads 4 threads
Lithography
Manufacturing process
14 nm Much newer manufacturing.
+36%
22 nm
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3 GHz 3.2 GHz Slightly faster base frequency.
+7%
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
3.5 GHz 3.6 GHz +3%
Series
CPU Architecture
Kaby Lake Ivy Bridge
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1151 FCLGA1155
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
HD 630 HD 2500
Launch Date
Launch Date
Q1'17 Q2'12
Cache
Cache
6 MB 6 MB SmartCache
Instruction Set Extensions
Instruction Set Extensions
SSE4.1/4.2, AVX 2.0 SSE4.1/4.2, AVX
Lithography
Lithography
14 nm 22 nm
Recommended Price
Recommended Customer Price
$182.00 $184.00 - $195.00
Bus Speed
Bus Speed
8 GT/s DMI3 5 GT/s DMI
Thermal Solution Specification
Thermal Solution Specification
PCG 2015C (65W) 2011D
Max Memory Size
Max Memory Size (dependent on memory type)
64 GB 32 GB
Memory Types
Memory Types
DDR4-2133/2400, DDR3L-1333/1600 @ 1.35V DDR3 1333/1600
Processor Graphics
Processor Graphics ‡
Intel® HD Graphics 630 Intel® HD Graphics 2500
Graphics Base Frequency
Graphics Base Frequency
350.00 MHz 650 MHz
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency
1.00 GHz 1.1 GHz
TSX-NI
Intel® TSX-NI
Yes No
vPro Tech
Intel® vPro™ Technology ‡
No Yes
PCI Express Configurations
PCI Express Configurations ‡
Up to 1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4 up to 1x16, 2x8, 1x8 & 2x4

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