IntelBX80646I74790K
$348
IntelBX80646I54460
$194
 $348 

4 Cores, 8 Threads @4.0GHz, Haswell.
Release date: Q2 2014.

 $194 

4 Cores, 4 Threads @3.2GHz, Haswell.
Release date: Q2 2014.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 684,500 user samples
436,157 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 89% Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.7 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 67% Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 0.85 GHz (avg)
Poor: 67% Great: 89%
SPEED RANK: 180th / 1363
Gaming
Gaming 80%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 84%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser
248,343 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 77% Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 54% Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
Poor: 54% Great: 77%
SPEED RANK: 389th / 1363
Gaming
Gaming 69%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 73%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 51%
Yacht
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
80 % Faster effective speed.
+17%
68.6 %
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
88.3 Pts Slightly lower memory latency.
+6%
83.1 Pts
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Speed
116 Pts Much faster single-core speed.
+32%
87.7 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Speed
219 Pts Faster dual-core speed.
+27%
173 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Speed
388 Pts Faster quad-core speed.
+24%
313 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Speed
583 Pts Hugely faster octa-core speed.
+82%
320 Pts
Memory
OC Memory Latency
96.8 Pts +5% 92.6 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Speed
131 Pts Much faster OC single-core speed.
+36%
96.6 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Speed
251 Pts Much faster OC dual-core speed.
+32%
190 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Speed
452 Pts Faster OC quad-core speed.
+25%
363 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Speed
672 Pts Hugely faster OC octa-core speed.
+85%
363 Pts
Market Share
Based on 55,527,415 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.78 % Much higher market share.
+42%
0.55 %
Value
Value For Money
75.2 % 75.8 % +1%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
87 % Much more popular.
+53%
57 %
Price
Price (score)
$348 $194 Much cheaper.
+44%
Age
Newest
99 Months +1% 100 Months
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
88 Watts 84 Watts +5%
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
4 cores 4 cores
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
8 threads Hugely higher thread count.
+100%
4 threads
Lithography
Manufacturing process
22 nm 22 nm
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
4 GHz Faster base frequency.
+25%
3.2 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4.4 GHz Faster turbo frequency.
+29%
3.4 GHz
64-Core
OC Multi Core Speed
676 Pts Hugely faster OC 64-core speed.
+86%
363 Pts
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Speed
595 Pts Hugely faster 64-core speed.
+85%
322 Pts
Series
CPU Architecture
Haswell Haswell
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1150 FCLGA1150
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
HD 4600 HD 4600
Cache
Cache
8 MB SmartCache 6 MB SmartCache
Recommended Price
Recommended Customer Price
$339.00 - $350.00 $182.00 - $187.00
Max Turbo Frequency
Max Turbo Frequency
4.4 GHz 3.4 GHz
Graphics Output
Graphics Output
eDP/DP/HDMI/DVI/VGA eDP/DP/HDMI/VGA
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency
1.25 GHz 1.1 GHz
Hyper-Threading Tech
Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology ‡
Yes No
PCI Express Revision
PCI Express Revision
3.0 Up to 3.0

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