Intel
Intel

4 Cores, 8 Threads @2.7 GHz, Haswell.
Release date ≤ Q1 2014.

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4 Cores, 8 Threads @2.2 GHz, Sandy Bridge.
Release date ≤ Q4 2013.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 22,247 user samples
15,323 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 80% Base clock 2.7 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 37% Base clock 2.7 GHz, turbo 0.35 GHz (avg)
Poor: 37% Great: 80%
SPEED RANK: 353rd / 1251
Gaming
Gaming 67%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 71%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 53%
Yacht
6,924 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 71% Base clock 2.2 GHz, turbo 3 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 31% Base clock 2.2 GHz, turbo 0.6 GHz (avg)
Poor: 31% Great: 71%
SPEED RANK: 480th / 1251
Gaming
Gaming 60%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 63%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 45%
Yacht
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
66.8 % Faster effective speed.
+12%
59.6 %
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
79.4 Pts 79.5 Pts +0%
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
91.5 Pts Much faster single-core speed.
+36%
67.3 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
173 Pts Much faster dual-core speed.
+35%
128 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
295 Pts Much faster quad-core speed.
+35%
219 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
428 Pts Much faster octa-core speed.
+40%
305 Pts
Memory
OC Memory Latency
91.9 Pts +1% 91 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
110 Pts Faster OC single-core speed.
+29%
85.4 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
212 Pts Faster OC dual-core speed.
+28%
166 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
393 Pts Faster OC quad-core speed.
+28%
306 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
542 Pts Much faster OC octa-core speed.
+34%
403 Pts
Market Share
Based on 30,114,979 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.06 % Hugely higher market share.
+200%
0.02 %
Value
Value For Money
57.3 % 58.4 % +2%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
59 % More popular.
+11%
53 %
Price
Price (score)
$484 $299 Much cheaper.
+38%
Age
Newest
77+ Months +3% 79+ Months
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
544 Pts Much faster OC 64-core speed.
+34%
405 Pts
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
431 Pts Much faster 64-core speed.
+40%
307 Pts
Launch Date
Launch Date
Q2'13 Q1'11
Instruction Set Extensions
Instruction Set Extensions
SSE4.1/4.2, AVX 2.0 AVX
Lithography
Lithography
22 nm 32 nm
Recommended Price
Recommended Customer Price
$378.00 - $380.00 N/A
Max Turbo Frequency
Max Turbo Frequency
3.7 GHz 3.3 GHz
Bus Speed
Bus Speed
5 GT/s DMI2 5 GT/s DMI
Memory Types
Memory Types
DDR3L 1333/1600 DDR3 1066/1333/1600
Processor Graphics
Processor Graphics ‡
Intel® HD Graphics 4600 Intel® HD Graphics 3000
Graphics Base Frequency
Graphics Base Frequency
400 MHz 650 MHz
Graphics Output
Graphics Output
eDP/DP/HDMI/VGA eDP/DP/HDMI/SDVO/CRT
# of Displays Supported
# of Displays Supported ‡
3 2
Package Size
Package Size
37.5mm x 37.5mm x 4.7mm 37.5 x 37.5mm (rPGA988B); 31.0 x 24.0mm (BGA1224)
PCI Express Revision
PCI Express Revision
3 2.0

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