IntelBX80623I72600K
IntelBX80677I57600K

4 Cores, 8 Threads @3.4GHz, Sandy Bridge.
Release date: Q1 2011.

4 Cores, 4 Threads @3.8GHz, Kaby Lake.
Release date: Q1 2017.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 297,942 user samples
117,870 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 87% Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 4.8 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 63% Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 2.05 GHz (avg)
Poor: 63% Great: 87%
SPEED RANK: 223rd / 1305
Gaming
Gaming 75%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 79%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 60%
Gunboat
180,072 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 93% Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 5.3 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 66% Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Poor: 66% Great: 93%
SPEED RANK: 121st / 1305
Gaming
Gaming 83%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 63%
Destroyer
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
75.2 % 82.7 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+10%
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
89.9 Pts +2% 88.4 Pts
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
98 Pts 123 Pts Faster single-core speed.
+26%
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
188 Pts 244 Pts Faster dual-core speed.
+30%
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
330 Pts 444 Pts Much faster quad-core speed.
+35%
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
480 Pts Slightly faster octa-core speed.
+6%
451 Pts
Memory
OC Memory Latency
96.3 Pts 96.3 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
120 Pts 143 Pts Faster OC single-core speed.
+19%
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
234 Pts 284 Pts Faster OC dual-core speed.
+21%
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
432 Pts 543 Pts Faster OC quad-core speed.
+26%
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
610 Pts Faster OC octa-core speed.
+12%
544 Pts
Market Share
Based on 41,983,197 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.25 % 0.31 % Higher market share.
+24%
Value
Value For Money
64.4 % 85.7 % Much better value.
+33%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
75 % +3% 73 %
Price
Price (score)
$490 $244 Much cheaper.
+50%
Age
Newest
123 Months 51 Months Much more recent.
+59%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
95 Watts 91 Watts +4%
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
4 cores 4 cores
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
8 threads Hugely higher thread count.
+100%
4 threads
Lithography
Manufacturing process
32 nm 14 nm Much newer manufacturing.
+56%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.4 GHz 3.8 GHz Faster base frequency.
+12%
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
3.8 GHz 4.2 GHz Faster turbo frequency.
+11%
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
613 Pts Faster OC 64-core speed.
+12%
548 Pts
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
486 Pts Slightly faster 64-core speed.
+8%
452 Pts
Series
CPU Architecture
Sandy Bridge Kaby Lake
Socket
Motherboard Socket
LGA1155 FCLGA1151
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
HD 3000 HD 630
Launch Date
Launch Date
Q1'11 Q1'17
Cache
Cache
8 MB SmartCache 6 MB
Instruction Set Extensions
Instruction Set Extensions
SSE4.1/4.2, AVX SSE4.1/4.2, AVX 2.0
Lithography
Lithography
32 nm 14 nm
Recommended Price
Recommended Customer Price
N/A $242.00 - $243.00
Max Turbo Frequency
Max Turbo Frequency
3.8 GHz 4.20 GHz
Bus Speed
Bus Speed
5 GT/s DMI 8 GT/s DMI3
Max Memory Size
Max Memory Size (dependent on memory type)
32 GB 64 GB
Memory Types
Memory Types
DDR3 1066/1333 DDR4-2133/2400, DDR3L-1333/1600 @ 1.35V
Processor Graphics
Processor Graphics ‡
Intel® HD Graphics 3000 Intel® HD Graphics 630
Graphics Base Frequency
Graphics Base Frequency
850 MHz 350.00 MHz
# of Displays Supported
# of Displays Supported ‡
2 3
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency
1.35 GHz 1.15 GHz
PCI Express Revision
PCI Express Revision
2.0 3.0

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