6 Cores, 6 Threads @2.90 GHz, 65 W.
Release date ≈ Q1 2019.

4 Cores, 8 Threads @2.8 GHz, Lynnfield.
Release date ≤ Q4 2013.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 38,930 user samples
13,447 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 96% Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 84% Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 1.25 GHz (avg)
Poor: 84% Great: 96%
SPEED RANK: 49th / 1173
Gaming 92%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop 89%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser
25,483 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 59% Base clock 3.9 GHz, turbo 3.85 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 36% Base clock 2.8 GHz
Poor: 36% Great: 59%
SPEED RANK: 376th / 1173
Gaming 49%
Desktop 51%
Workstation 35%
Sail boat
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
91.6 % Hugely faster effective speed.
48.8 %
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
120 Pts Much faster single-core speed.
72.7 Pts
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
465 Pts Hugely faster quad-core speed.
234 Pts
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
673 Pts Hugely faster multi-core speed.
338 Pts
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
126 Pts Much faster OC single-core speed.
85.3 Pts
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
490 Pts Much faster OC quad-core speed.
286 Pts
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
718 Pts Much faster OC multi-core speed.
418 Pts
Market Share
Based on 18,583,852 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.85 % Hugely higher market share.
0.13 %
Value For Money
118 % Hugely better value.
49.5 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
66 % More popular.
57 %
Price (score)
$150 Much cheaper.
5+ Months Hugely more recent.
67+ Months
SC Int
Single Core Integer Speed
122 Pts Much faster single-core int speed.
80.3 Pts
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
131 Pts Much faster single-core fp speed.
88.8 Pts
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
473 Pts Much faster quad-core int speed.
276 Pts
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
512 Pts Much faster quad-core fp speed.
297 Pts
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
689 Pts Much faster multi-core int speed.
396 Pts
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
758 Pts Much faster multi-core fp speed.
429 Pts
Launch Date
Launch Date
Q1'19 Q3'09
9 MB SmartCache 8 MB SmartCache
Instruction Set Extensions
Instruction Set Extensions
Intel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2 SSE4.2
Embedded Options Available
Embedded Options Available
No Yes
14 nm 45 nm
Bus Speed
Bus Speed
8 GT/s DMI3 2.5 GT/s DMI
Max Memory Size
Max Memory Size (dependent on memory type)
128 GB 16 GB
Memory Types
Memory Types
DDR4-2666 DDR3 1066/1333
Memory Bandwidth
Max Memory Bandwidth
41.6 GB/s 21 GB/s
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
Yes No
Turbo Boost Tech
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
2.0 1.0
Hyper-Threading Tech
Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology ‡
No Yes
AES New Instructions
Intel® AES New Instructions
Yes No
Trusted Execution Tech
Intel® Trusted Execution Technology ‡
No Yes
PCI Express Revision
PCI Express Revision
3.0 2.0
PCI Express Configurations
PCI Express Configurations ‡
Up to 1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4 1x16, 2x8

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Good gaming capabilities if you don't want to overclock. If you do, i recommend the ryzen 5 3600 (or ryzen 3, when or if that comes out at the time of writing this) [Jul '19 GamingEliot]


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