IntelBX80677I77700
IntelBX8070110100

4 Cores, 8 Threads @3.6GHz, Kaby Lake.
Release date: Q1 2017.

4 Cores, 8 Threads @3.6GHz, Comet Lake.
Release date: Q2 2020.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 260,398 user samples
239,198 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 88% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 67% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.05 GHz (avg)
Poor: 67% Great: 88%
SPEED RANK: 157th / 1316
Gaming
Gaming 80%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 83%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser
21,200 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 92% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 77% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 0.8 GHz (avg)
Poor: 77% Great: 92%
SPEED RANK: 89th / 1316
Gaming
Gaming 85%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 89%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 71%
Battleship
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
79.6 % 85.4 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+7%
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
85.9 Pts 89.1 Pts +4%
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
117 Pts 126 Pts Slightly faster single-core speed.
+8%
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
223 Pts 244 Pts Slightly faster dual-core speed.
+9%
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
397 Pts 441 Pts Faster quad-core speed.
+11%
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
591 Pts 666 Pts Faster octa-core speed.
+13%
Memory
OC Memory Latency
93.2 Pts 94.4 Pts +1%
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
128 Pts 132 Pts +3%
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
250 Pts 258 Pts +3%
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
463 Pts 493 Pts Slightly faster OC quad-core speed.
+6%
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
662 Pts 692 Pts +5%
Market Share
Based on 46,497,193 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.57 % Hugely higher market share.
+119%
0.26 %
Value
Value For Money
76.2 % 96.3 % Better value.
+26%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
59 % 87 % Much more popular.
+47%
Price
Price (score)
$327 $180 Much cheaper.
+45%
Age
Newest
56 Months 16 Months Much more recent.
+71%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
65 Watts 65 Watts
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
4 cores 4 cores
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
8 threads 8 threads
Lithography
Manufacturing process
14 nm 14 nm
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.6 GHz 3.6 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4.2 GHz 4.3 GHz +2%
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
665 Pts 695 Pts +5%
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
599 Pts 671 Pts Faster 64-core speed.
+12%
Series
CPU Architecture
Kaby Lake Comet Lake
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1151 FCLGA1200
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
HD 630 UHD 630
Launch Date
Launch Date
Q1'17 Q2'20
Cache
Cache
8 MB 6 MB Intel® Smart Cache
Instruction Set Extensions
Instruction Set Extensions
SSE4.1/4.2, AVX 2.0 Intel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2
Max Turbo Frequency
Max Turbo Frequency
4.20 GHz 4.30 GHz
Bus Speed
Bus Speed
8 GT/s DMI3 8 GT/s
Thermal Solution Specification
Thermal Solution Specification
PCG 2015C (65W) PCG 2015C
Max Memory Size
Max Memory Size (dependent on memory type)
64 GB 128 GB
Memory Types
Memory Types
DDR4-2133/2400, DDR3L-1333/1600 @ 1.35V DDR4-2666
Processor Graphics
Processor Graphics ‡
Intel® HD Graphics 630 Intel® UHD Graphics 630
Graphics Base Frequency
Graphics Base Frequency
350.00 MHz 350 MHz
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency
1.15 GHz 1.10 GHz
Turbo Boost Tech
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology ‡
2.0 2
Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
Intel® Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
Yes No
Trusted Execution Tech
Intel® Trusted Execution Technology ‡
Yes No
PCI Express Revision
PCI Express Revision
3.0 3

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