IntelBX80637I73770
IntelBX80684I99900K

4 Cores, 8 Threads @3.4GHz, Ivy Bridge.
Release date: Q1 2012.

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8 Cores, 16 Threads @3.6GHz, Coffee Lake.
Release date: Q4 2018.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 255,905 user samples
140,989 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 72% Base clock 3.4 GHz
Worst Bench: 47% Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 0.45 GHz (avg)
Poor: 47% Great: 72%
SPEED RANK: 198th / 1206
Gaming
Gaming 63%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 66%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 44%
Speed boat
114,916 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 108% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 5.3 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 78% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.8 GHz (avg)
Poor: 78% Great: 108%
SPEED RANK: 3rd / 1206
Gaming
Gaming 99%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 99%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 100%
Nuclear submarine
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
63.3 % 99 % Much faster effective speed.
+56%
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
99.4 Pts 143 Pts Much faster single-core speed.
+44%
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
191 Pts 284 Pts Much faster dual-core speed.
+49%
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
337 Pts 560 Pts Much faster quad-core speed.
+66%
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
492 Pts 1041 Pts Hugely faster octa-core speed.
+112%
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
111 Pts 155 Pts Much faster OC single-core speed.
+40%
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
214 Pts 309 Pts Much faster OC dual-core speed.
+44%
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
404 Pts 617 Pts Much faster OC quad-core speed.
+53%
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
566 Pts 1197 Pts Hugely faster OC octa-core speed.
+111%
Market Share
Based on 22,642,520 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.75 % 1.64 % Hugely higher market share.
+119%
Value
Value For Money
69.5 % 85.5 % Better value.
+23%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
71 % 158 % Hugely more popular.
+123%
Price
Price (score)
$198 Much cheaper.
+58%
$475
Age
Newest
93 Months 13 Months Hugely more recent.
+86%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
77 Watts More energy efficient.
+19%
95 Watts
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
4 cores 8 cores Hugely higher core count.
+100%
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
8 threads 16 threads Hugely higher thread count.
+100%
Lithography
Manufacturing process
22 nm 14 nm Much newer manufacturing.
+36%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.4 GHz 3.6 GHz Slightly faster base frequency.
+6%
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
3.9 GHz 5 GHz Faster turbo frequency.
+28%
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
563 Pts 1674 Pts Hugely faster OC 64-core speed.
+197%
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
499 Pts 1498 Pts Hugely faster 64-core speed.
+200%
Series
CPU Architecture
Ivy Bridge Coffee Lake
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1155 FCLGA1151
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
HD 4000 UHD 630
Launch Date
Launch Date
Q2'12 Q4'18
Cache
Cache
8 MB SmartCache 16 MB SmartCache
Instruction Set Extensions
Instruction Set Extensions
SSE4.1/4.2, AVX Intel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2
Embedded Options Available
Embedded Options Available
Yes No
Lithography
Lithography
22 nm 14 nm
Recommended Price
Recommended Customer Price
$283.00 - $305.00 $488.00 - $499.00
Bus Speed
Bus Speed
5 GT/s DMI 8 GT/s DMI3
Thermal Solution Specification
Thermal Solution Specification
2011D PCG 2015D (130W)
Max Memory Size
Max Memory Size (dependent on memory type)
32 GB 64 GB
Memory Types
Memory Types
DDR3 1333/1600 DDR4-2666
Memory Bandwidth
Max Memory Bandwidth
25.6 GB/s 41.6 GB/s
Processor Graphics
Processor Graphics ‡
Intel® HD Graphics 4000 Intel® UHD Graphics 630
Graphics Base Frequency
Graphics Base Frequency
650 MHz 350 MHz
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency
1.15 GHz 1.20 GHz
TSX-NI
Intel® TSX-NI
No Yes
PCI Express Configurations
PCI Express Configurations ‡
up to 1x16, 2x8, 1x8 & 2x4 Up to 1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4

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