IntelBX80662I76700K
IntelBX80684I58400

4 Cores, 8 Threads @4.0GHz, Skylake.
Release date: Q3 2015.

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6 Cores, 6 Threads @2.8GHz, Coffee Lake.
Release date: Q4 2017.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 412,589 user samples
312,153 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 91% Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.7 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 62% Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 0.8 GHz (avg)
Poor: 62% Great: 91%
SPEED RANK: 57th / 1182
Gaming
Gaming 76%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 84%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 57%
Gunboat
100,436 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 84% Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 71% Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
Poor: 71% Great: 84%
SPEED RANK: 50th / 1182
Gaming
Gaming 79%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 57%
Gunboat
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
76.4 % 79 % +3%
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
125 Pts Slightly faster single-core speed.
+7%
117 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
242 Pts +5% 231 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
429 Pts 451 Pts Slightly faster quad-core speed.
+5%
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
640 Pts 641 Pts +0%
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
649 Pts +0% 646 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
142 Pts Faster OC single-core speed.
+16%
122 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
278 Pts Slightly faster OC dual-core speed.
+15%
242 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
517 Pts Slightly faster OC quad-core speed.
+9%
476 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
746 Pts Slightly faster OC octa-core speed.
+7%
694 Pts
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
749 Pts Slightly faster OC 64-core speed.
+7%
698 Pts
Market Share
Based on 19,467,350 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
1.47 % Much higher market share.
+36%
1.08 %
Value
Value For Money
77.1 % 89.1 % Better value.
+16%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
83 % More popular.
+17%
71 %
Price
Price (score)
$269 $179 Much cheaper.
+33%
Age
Newest
48 Months 22 Months Much more recent.
+54%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
91 Watts 65 Watts More energy efficient.
+29%
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
4 cores 6 cores Much higher core count.
+50%
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
8 threads Much higher thread count.
+33%
6 threads
Lithography
Manufacturing process
14 nm 14 nm
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
4 GHz Much faster base frequency.
+43%
2.8 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4.2 GHz +5% 4 GHz
Series
CPU Architecture
Skylake Coffee Lake
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1151 FCLGA1151
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
HD 530 UHD 630
Launch Date
Launch Date
Q3'15 Q4'17
Cache
Cache
8 MB SmartCache 9 MB
Instruction Set Extensions
Instruction Set Extensions
SSE4.1/4.2, AVX 2.0 SSE4.1/4.2, AVX2
Recommended Price
Recommended Customer Price
$339.00 - $350.00 N/A
Thermal Solution Specification
Thermal Solution Specification
PCG 2015D (130W) PCG 2015C (65W)
Memory Types
Memory Types
DDR4-1866/2133, DDR3L-1333/1600 @ 1.35V DDR4-2666
Processor Graphics
Processor Graphics ‡
Intel® HD Graphics 530 Intel® UHD Graphics 630
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency
1.15 GHz 1.05 GHz
Hyper-Threading Tech
Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology ‡
Yes No
TSX-NI
Intel® TSX-NI
Yes No
PCI Express Configurations
PCI Express Configurations ‡
Up to 1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4 Up to 1x16 or 2x8 or 1x8+2x4

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