IntelBX80677I57400
IntelBX80637I53470

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

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

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 148,419 user samples
80,579 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 77% Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 50% Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Poor: 50% Great: 77%
SPEED RANK: 167th / 1157
Gaming
Gaming 69%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 68%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 42%
Speed boat
67,840 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 72% Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 50% Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 0.6 GHz (avg)
Poor: 50% Great: 72%
SPEED RANK: 196th / 1157
Gaming
Gaming 66%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 65%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 40%
Jet ski
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
68.9 % +5% 65.8 %
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
97.6 Pts Slightly faster single-core speed.
+7%
91.6 Pts
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
352 Pts +4% 340 Pts
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
364 Pts +5% 348 Pts
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
108 Pts Slightly faster OC single-core speed.
+10%
98.4 Pts
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
400 Pts Slightly faster OC quad-core speed.
+7%
373 Pts
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
405 Pts Slightly faster OC multi-core speed.
+8%
375 Pts
Market Share
Based on 16,501,535 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.84 % Slightly higher market share.
+6%
0.79 %
Value
Value For Money
80.4 % 94.9 % Better value.
+18%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
60 % 65 % Slightly more popular.
+8%
Price
Price (score)
$193 $110 Much cheaper.
+43%
Age
Newest
27 Months Much more recent.
+68%
84 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%
SC Int
Single Core Integer Speed
104 Pts Slightly faster single-core int speed.
+7%
97.1 Pts
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
112 Pts Slightly faster single-core fp speed.
+12%
100 Pts
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
384 Pts +4% 370 Pts
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
427 Pts Slightly faster quad-core fp speed.
+12%
380 Pts
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
386 Pts +4% 370 Pts
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
426 Pts Slightly faster multi-core fp speed.
+12%
380 Pts
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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