IntelBX80648I75820K
IntelBX80662I56600K

6 Cores, 12 Threads @3.3GHz, Haswell-E.
Release date: Q3 2014.

4 Cores, 4 Threads @3.5GHz, Skylake.
Release date: Q3 2015.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 166,435 user samples
36,644 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 103% Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 4.8 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 68% Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 1.2 GHz (avg)
Poor: 68% Great: 103%
SPEED RANK: 47th / 1129
Gaming
Gaming 85%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 82%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 75%
Battleship
129,791 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 105% Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 5 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 68% Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 0.75 GHz (avg)
Poor: 68% Great: 105%
SPEED RANK: 43rd / 1129
Gaming
Gaming 86%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 84%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 52%
Yacht
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
84.7 % 86 % +2%
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
106 Pts 119 Pts Slightly faster single-core speed.
+12%
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
414 Pts 445 Pts Slightly faster quad-core speed.
+7%
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
849 Pts Hugely faster multi-core speed.
+87%
455 Pts
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
128 Pts 142 Pts Slightly faster OC single-core speed.
+11%
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
507 Pts 549 Pts Slightly faster OC quad-core speed.
+8%
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
1021 Pts Hugely faster OC multi-core speed.
+85%
551 Pts
Market Share
Based on 11,543,550 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.35 % 1.26 % Hugely higher market share.
+260%
Value
Value For Money
77.4 % 92.8 % Better value.
+20%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
66 % 73 % Slightly more popular.
+11%
Price
Price (score)
$370 $238 Much cheaper.
+36%
Age
Newest
50 Months 38 Months More recent.
+24%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
140 Watts 91 Watts Much more energy efficient.
+35%
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
3.3 GHz 3.5 GHz Slightly faster base frequency.
+6%
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
3.6 GHz 3.9 GHz Slightly faster turbo frequency.
+8%
SC Int
Single Core Integer Speed
129 Pts 137 Pts Slightly faster single-core int speed.
+6%
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
130 Pts 149 Pts Slightly faster single-core fp speed.
+15%
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
514 Pts 522 Pts +2%
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
512 Pts 585 Pts Slightly faster quad-core fp speed.
+14%
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
967 Pts Hugely faster multi-core int speed.
+84%
525 Pts
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
1038 Pts Much faster multi-core fp speed.
+77%
586 Pts
Series
CPU Architecture
Haswell-E Skylake
Socket
Motherboard Socket
LGA2011-V3 FCLGA1151
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
None HD 530
Launch Date
Launch Date
Q3'14 Q3'15
Cache
Cache
15 MB SmartCache 6 MB SmartCache
Instruction Set Extensions
Instruction Set Extensions
SSE4.2, AVX 2.0, AES SSE4.1/4.2, AVX 2.0
Lithography
Lithography
22 nm 14 nm
Recommended Price
Recommended Customer Price
$389.00 - $396.00 $242.00 - $243.00
Bus Speed
Bus Speed
0 GT/s 8 GT/s DMI3
Memory Types
Memory Types
DDR4 1333/1600/2133 DDR4-1866/2133, DDR3L-1333/1600 @ 1.35V
Memory Channels
Max # of Memory Channels
4 2
Memory Bandwidth
Max Memory Bandwidth
68 GB/s 34.1 GB/s
Processor Graphics
Processor Graphics ‡
None Intel® HD Graphics 530
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
28 16

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