Intel
Intel
$370
  

4 Cores, 8 Threads @2.6 GHz, Skylake.
Release date ≈ Q3 2015.

 $370 

4 Cores, 8 Threads @2.4GHz, Haswell.
Release date: Q1 2013.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 340,245 user samples
300,706 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 74% Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 3.1 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 48% Base clock 2.6 GHz, turbo 3 GHz (avg)
Poor: 48% Great: 74%
SPEED RANK: 401st / 1316
Gaming
Gaming 66%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 69%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 53%
Yacht
39,539 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 75% Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 44% Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 0.8 GHz (avg)
Poor: 44% Great: 75%
SPEED RANK: 395th / 1316
Gaming
Gaming 66%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 70%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 52%
Yacht
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
65.9 % 66.1 % +0%
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
78.1 Pts 80.2 Pts +3%
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
87.6 Pts +2% 86.3 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
165 Pts +1% 164 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
292 Pts +3% 284 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
428 Pts +4% 410 Pts
Memory
OC Memory Latency
87.5 Pts 90.7 Pts +4%
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
105 Pts Slightly faster OC single-core speed.
+7%
98.5 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
198 Pts +3% 192 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
358 Pts 362 Pts +1%
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
511 Pts +3% 498 Pts
Market Share
Based on 45,030,973 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.54 % Hugely higher market share.
+671%
0.07 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
62 % More popular.
+17%
53 %
Age
Newest
70+ Months Much more recent.
+30%
100 Months
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
515 Pts +3% 501 Pts
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
433 Pts +4% 415 Pts
Launch Date
Launch Date
Q3'15 Q2'13
Lithography
Lithography
14 nm 22 nm
Max Turbo Frequency
Max Turbo Frequency
3.5 GHz 3.4 GHz
Bus Speed
Bus Speed
8 GT/s DMI3 5 GT/s DMI2
Max Memory Size
Max Memory Size (dependent on memory type)
64 GB 32 GB
Memory Types
Memory Types
DDR4-2133, LPDDR3-1866, DDR3L-1600 DDR3L 1333/1600
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 Base Frequency
Graphics Base Frequency
350 MHz 400 MHz
Graphics Output
Graphics Output
eDP/DP/HDMI/DVI eDP/DP/HDMI/VGA
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency
1.05 GHz 1.2 GHz
Graphics Video Max Memory
Graphics Video Max Memory
64 GB 2 GB
Package Size
Package Size
42mm x 28mm 37.5mm x 32mm x 1.6mm
PCI Express Revision
PCI Express Revision
3.0 3
PCI Express Configurations
PCI Express Configurations ‡
Up to 1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4 1x16, 2x8, 1x8 2x4

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