Intel
IntelBX80623I72600K

4 Cores, 8 Threads @2.2GHz, Sandy Bridge.
Release date: Q3 2011.

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

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 119,331 user samples
32,077 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 52% Base clock 2.2 GHz, turbo 2.8 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 14% Base clock 2.2 GHz
Poor: 14% Great: 52%
SPEED RANK: 487th / 1203
Gaming
Gaming 42%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 44%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 28%
Raft
87,254 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 80% Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 5 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 45% Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 29,907,658 GHz (avg)
Poor: 45% Great: 80%
SPEED RANK: 204th / 1203
Gaming
Gaming 63%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 66%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 43%
Speed boat
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
41.6 % 62.7 % Much faster effective speed.
+51%
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
66.6 Pts 99.1 Pts Much faster single-core speed.
+49%
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
127 Pts 190 Pts Much faster dual-core speed.
+50%
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
218 Pts 332 Pts Much faster quad-core speed.
+52%
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
303 Pts 484 Pts Much faster octa-core speed.
+60%
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
80.3 Pts 121 Pts Much faster OC single-core speed.
+51%
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
155 Pts 236 Pts Much faster OC dual-core speed.
+52%
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
289 Pts 446 Pts Much faster OC quad-core speed.
+54%
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
378 Pts 610 Pts Much faster OC octa-core speed.
+61%
Market Share
Based on 22,404,632 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.14 % 0.44 % Hugely higher market share.
+214%
Value
Value For Money
45.5 % 75.1 % Much better value.
+65%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
61 % 126 % Hugely more popular.
+107%
Price
Price (score)
$200 $145 Cheaper.
+28%
Age
Newest
99 Months Slightly more recent.
+7%
107 Months
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
45 Watts Much more energy efficient.
+53%
95 Watts
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
4 cores 4 cores
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
8 threads 8 threads
Lithography
Manufacturing process
32 nm 32 nm
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
2.2 GHz 3.4 GHz Much faster base frequency.
+55%
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
3.1 GHz 3.8 GHz Faster turbo frequency.
+23%
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
381 Pts 613 Pts Much faster OC 64-core speed.
+61%
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
308 Pts 491 Pts Much faster 64-core speed.
+59%
Series
CPU Architecture
Sandy Bridge Sandy Bridge
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCPGA988 LGA1155
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
HD 3000 HD 3000
Launch Date
Launch Date
Q4'11 Q1'11
Cache
Cache
6 MB SmartCache 8 MB SmartCache
Instruction Set Extensions
Instruction Set Extensions
AVX SSE4.1/4.2, AVX
Memory Bandwidth
Max Memory Bandwidth
21.3 GB/s 21 GB/s
Graphics Base Frequency
Graphics Base Frequency
650 MHz 850 MHz
Wireless Display
Intel® Wireless Display
Yes No
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency
1.1 GHz 1.35 GHz
Package Size
Package Size
37.5mm x 37.5 (rPGA998) 37.5mm x 37.5mm

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