4 Cores, 8 Threads @3.5GHz, Sandy Bridge.
Release date: Q3 2011.

6 Cores, 12 Threads @3.2 GHz, Sandy Bridge EP.
Release date ≤ Q2 2014.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 31,479 user samples
21,519 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 86% Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.6 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 62% Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 1.05 GHz (avg)
Poor: 62% Great: 86%
SPEED RANK: 252nd / 1355
Gaming 75%
Desktop 79%
Workstation 60%
9,960 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 83% Base clock 4.6 GHz, turbo 6.9 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 67% Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
Poor: 67% Great: 83%
SPEED RANK: 272nd / 1355
Gaming 74%
Desktop 75%
Workstation 65%
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
75.2 % +1% 74.4 %
Avg. Memory Latency
88.7 Pts Slightly lower memory latency.
82.9 Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
99.2 Pts Slightly faster single-core speed.
92.4 Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
189 Pts +2% 186 Pts
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
335 Pts 355 Pts Slightly faster quad-core speed.
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
501 Pts 573 Pts Faster octa-core speed.
OC Memory Latency
95.7 Pts +4% 92.2 Pts
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
121 Pts Faster OC single-core speed.
108 Pts
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
237 Pts Faster OC dual-core speed.
211 Pts
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
424 Pts +1% 418 Pts
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
627 Pts 675 Pts Slightly faster OC octa-core speed.
Market Share
Based on 53,521,951 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.03 % 0.03 %
Value For Money
85.1 % Slightly better value.
77.6 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
55 % Slightly more popular.
51 %
Price (score)
$177 Cheaper.
129 Months 98+ Months More recent.
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
628 Pts 837 Pts Much faster OC 64-core speed.
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
505 Pts 720 Pts Much faster 64-core speed.
Launch Date
Launch Date
Q4'11 Q1'12
8 MB SmartCache 12 MB SmartCache
Instruction Set Extensions
Instruction Set Extensions
SSE4.1/4.2, AVX AVX
Recommended Price
Recommended Customer Price
N/A $583.00
Max Turbo Frequency
Max Turbo Frequency
3.9 GHz 3.8 GHz
Bus Speed
Bus Speed
5 GT/s DMI 0 QPI
Expected Discontinuance
Expected Discontinuance
Q1'2013 Q2'15
Max Memory Size
Max Memory Size (dependent on memory type)
32 GB 256 GB
Memory Types
Memory Types
DDR3 1066/1333 DDR3 800/1066/1333/1600
Memory Channels
Max # of Memory Channels
2 4
Memory Bandwidth
Max Memory Bandwidth
21 GB/s 51.2 GB/s
ECC Memory Supported
ECC Memory Supported ‡
No Yes
Package Size
Package Size
37.5mm x 37.5mm 52.5mm x 45.0 mm
Virtualization for Directed I/O (VT-d)
Intel® Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d) ‡
No Yes
vPro Tech
Intel® vPro™ Technology ‡
No Yes
Identity Protection Tech
Intel® Identity Protection Technology ‡
Yes No
Flex Memory Access
Intel® Flex Memory Access
Yes No
Trusted Execution Tech
Intel® Trusted Execution Technology ‡
No Yes
PCI Express Revision
PCI Express Revision
2.0 3.0
Max # of PCI Express Lanes
Max # of PCI Express Lanes
16 40

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