IntelBX80662I76700
IntelBX80646I74790K
$348

4 Cores, 8 Threads @3.4GHz, Skylake.
Release date: Q3 2015.

 $348 

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

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 635,584 user samples
245,629 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 84% Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.75 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 61% Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Poor: 61% Great: 84%
SPEED RANK: 223rd / 1316
Gaming
Gaming 75%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 79%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 62%
Destroyer
389,955 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 93% Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.7 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 69% Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 0.45 GHz (avg)
Poor: 69% Great: 93%
SPEED RANK: 118th / 1316
Gaming
Gaming 83%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 68%
Battle cruiser
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
75.4 % 82.7 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+10%
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
83.2 Pts 89.3 Pts Slightly lower memory latency.
+7%
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
107 Pts 120 Pts Faster single-core speed.
+12%
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
205 Pts 233 Pts Faster dual-core speed.
+14%
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
366 Pts 412 Pts Faster quad-core speed.
+13%
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
548 Pts 612 Pts Faster octa-core speed.
+12%
Memory
OC Memory Latency
92.5 Pts 96.8 Pts +5%
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
121 Pts 133 Pts Slightly faster OC single-core speed.
+10%
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
236 Pts 265 Pts Faster OC dual-core speed.
+12%
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
435 Pts 497 Pts Faster OC quad-core speed.
+14%
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
616 Pts 701 Pts Faster OC octa-core speed.
+14%
Market Share
Based on 46,511,501 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.57 % 0.66 % Higher market share.
+16%
Value
Value For Money
71.3 % 77.8 % Slightly better value.
+9%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
60 % 84 % Much more popular.
+40%
Price
Price (score)
$340 +2% $348
Age
Newest
72 Months More recent.
+17%
87 Months
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
65 Watts More energy efficient.
+26%
88 Watts
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
4 cores 4 cores
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
8 threads 8 threads
Lithography
Manufacturing process
14 nm Much newer manufacturing.
+36%
22 nm
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.4 GHz 4 GHz Faster base frequency.
+18%
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4 GHz 4.4 GHz Faster turbo frequency.
+10%
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
619 Pts 702 Pts Faster OC 64-core speed.
+13%
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
555 Pts 618 Pts Faster 64-core speed.
+11%
Series
CPU Architecture
Skylake Haswell
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1151 FCLGA1150
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
HD 530 HD 4600
Launch Date
Launch Date
Q3'15 Q2'14
Embedded Options Available
Embedded Options Available
Yes No
Lithography
Lithography
14 nm 22 nm
Recommended Price
Recommended Customer Price
$303.00 - $312.00 $339.00 - $350.00
Max Turbo Frequency
Max Turbo Frequency
4 GHz 4.4 GHz
Bus Speed
Bus Speed
8 GT/s DMI3 5 GT/s DMI2
Thermal Solution Specification
Thermal Solution Specification
PCG 2015C (65W) PCG 2013D
Max Memory Size
Max Memory Size (dependent on memory type)
64 GB 32 GB
Memory Types
Memory Types
DDR4-1866/2133, DDR3L-1333/1600 @ 1.35V DDR3-1333/1600, DDR3L-1333/1600 @ 1.5V
Memory Bandwidth
Max Memory Bandwidth
34.1 GB/s 25.6 GB/s
Processor Graphics
Processor Graphics ‡
Intel® HD Graphics 530 Intel® HD Graphics 4600
Graphics Output
Graphics Output
eDP/DP/HDMI/DVI eDP/DP/HDMI/DVI/VGA
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency
1.15 GHz 1.25 GHz
Graphics Video Max Memory
Graphics Video Max Memory
64 GB 2 GB
Graphics and IMC Lithography
Graphics and IMC Lithography
14 nm 22 nm
TSX-NI
Intel® TSX-NI
Yes No
vPro Tech
Intel® vPro™ Technology ‡
Yes No
Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
Intel® Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
Yes No
Trusted Execution Tech
Intel® Trusted Execution Technology ‡
Yes No

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