Intel
Intel
$393
  

2 Cores, 4 Threads @2.70 GHz, Kaby Lake.
Release date ≈ Q3 2016.

 $393 

2 Cores, 4 Threads @1.8GHz, Haswell.
Release date: Q3 2013.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 70,205 user samples
52,520 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 62% Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 33% Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 0.3 GHz (avg)
Poor: 33% Great: 62%
SPEED RANK: 310th / 1146
Gaming
Gaming 53%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 59%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 31%
Sail boat
17,685 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 47% Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 2.7 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 13% Base clock 1.8 GHz, turbo 0.8 GHz (avg)
Poor: 13% Great: 47%
SPEED RANK: 529th / 1146
Gaming
Gaming 39%
Jet ski
Desktop
Desktop 44%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 23%
Surfboard
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
52.7 % Much faster effective speed.
+35%
38.9 %
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
91.8 Pts Much faster single-core speed.
+34%
68.7 Pts
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
243 Pts Much faster quad-core speed.
+37%
178 Pts
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
243 Pts Much faster multi-core speed.
+35%
180 Pts
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
108 Pts Faster OC single-core speed.
+25%
86.4 Pts
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
289 Pts Much faster OC quad-core speed.
+38%
209 Pts
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
291 Pts Much faster OC multi-core speed.
+39%
210 Pts
Market Share
Based on 14,839,181 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.53 % Hugely higher market share.
+308%
0.13 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
61 % Slightly more popular.
+9%
56 %
Age
Newest
29+ Months Much more recent.
+55%
65 Months
SC Int
Single Core Integer Speed
104 Pts Faster single-core int speed.
+20%
86.6 Pts
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
111 Pts Faster single-core fp speed.
+27%
87.7 Pts
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
267 Pts Much faster quad-core int speed.
+34%
199 Pts
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
308 Pts Much faster quad-core fp speed.
+44%
214 Pts
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
268 Pts Much faster multi-core int speed.
+34%
200 Pts
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
308 Pts Much faster multi-core fp speed.
+44%
214 Pts
Launch Date
Launch Date
Q3'16 Q3'13
Lithography
Lithography
14 nm 22 nm
Bus Speed
Bus Speed
4 GT/s OPI 5 GT/s DMI2
Max Memory Size
Max Memory Size (dependent on memory type)
32 GB 16 GB
Memory Types
Memory Types
DDR4-2133, LPDDR3-1866, DDR3L-1600 DDR3L 1333/1600, LPDDR3 1333/1600
Memory Bandwidth
Max Memory Bandwidth
34.1 GB/s 25.6 GB/s
Processor Graphics
Processor Graphics ‡
Intel® HD Graphics 620 Intel® HD Graphics 4400
Graphics Base Frequency
Graphics Base Frequency
300.00 MHz 200 MHz
Graphics Output
Graphics Output
eDP/DP/HDMI/DVI eDP/DP/HDMI/VGA
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency
1.05 GHz 1.1 GHz
Graphics Video Max Memory
Graphics Video Max Memory
32 GB 2 GB
Package Size
Package Size
42mm X 24mm 40mm x 24mm x 1.5mm
Virtualization for Directed I/O (VT-d)
Intel® Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d) ‡
Yes No
PCI Express Revision
PCI Express Revision
3.0 2.0
PCI Express Configurations
PCI Express Configurations ‡
1x4, 2x2, 1x2+2x1 and 4x1 4x1, 2x4

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