IntelBX80633I74960X
$1,189
IntelBX80684I39100F
 $1,189 

6 Cores, 12 Threads @3.6GHz, Ivy Bridge-E.
Release date: Q3 2013.

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4 Cores, 4 Threads @3.6GHz, Coffee Lake.
Release date: Q2 2019.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 8,606 user samples
2,812 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 87% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.9 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 60% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Poor: 60% Great: 87%
SPEED RANK: 113th / 1203
Gaming
Gaming 72%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 72%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 60%
Destroyer
5,794 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 86% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 67% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 0.2 GHz (avg)
Poor: 67% Great: 86%
SPEED RANK: 65th / 1203
Gaming
Gaming 79%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 82%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 43%
Speed boat
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
71.8 % 79.4 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+11%
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
104 Pts 121 Pts Faster single-core speed.
+16%
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
207 Pts 238 Pts Slightly faster dual-core speed.
+15%
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
406 Pts 443 Pts Slightly faster quad-core speed.
+9%
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
651 Pts Much faster octa-core speed.
+45%
449 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
126 Pts 129 Pts +2%
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
252 Pts 254 Pts +1%
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
496 Pts +2% 487 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
796 Pts Much faster OC octa-core speed.
+63%
488 Pts
Market Share
Based on 22,403,968 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.01 % 0.31 % Insanely higher market share.
+3,000%
Value
Value For Money
48.1 % 110 % Hugely better value.
+128%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
55 % 160 % Hugely more popular.
+191%
Price
Price (score)
$1,189 $86 Hugely cheaper.
+93%
Age
Newest
75 Months 8 Months Hugely more recent.
+89%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
130 Watts 65 Watts Much more energy efficient.
+50%
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
6 cores Much higher core count.
+50%
4 cores
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
12 threads Hugely higher thread count.
+200%
4 threads
Lithography
Manufacturing process
22 nm 14 nm Much newer manufacturing.
+36%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.6 GHz 3.6 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4 GHz 4.2 GHz +5%
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
976 Pts Hugely faster OC 64-core speed.
+99%
491 Pts
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
814 Pts Much faster 64-core speed.
+80%
453 Pts
Series
CPU Architecture
Ivy Bridge-E Coffee Lake
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA2011 FCLGA1151
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
None None
Launch Date
Launch Date
Q3'13 Q2'19
Cache
Cache
15 MB SmartCache 6 MB SmartCache
Instruction Set Extensions
Instruction Set Extensions
SSE4.2, AVX, AES Intel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2
Lithography
Lithography
22 nm 14 nm
Bus Speed
Bus Speed
5 GT/s DMI2 8 GT/s DMI3
Memory Types
Memory Types
DDR3 1333/1600/1866 DDR4-2400
Memory Channels
Max # of Memory Channels
4 2
Memory Bandwidth
Max Memory Bandwidth
59.7 GB/s 37.5 GB/s
ECC Memory Supported
ECC Memory Supported ‡
No Yes
Package Size
Package Size
52.5mm x 45.0mm 37.5mm x 37.5mm
Hyper-Threading Tech
Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology ‡
Yes No
Max # of PCI Express Lanes
Max # of PCI Express Lanes
40 16

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