IntelBX80684I79700K
IntelBX80646I34130

8 Cores, 8 Threads @3.6GHz, Coffee Lake.
Release date: Q4 2018.

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2 Cores, 4 Threads @3.4GHz, Haswell.
Release date: Q3 2013.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 131,352 user samples
106,109 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 109% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 5.2 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 79% Base clock 0.8 GHz, turbo 0.8 GHz (avg)
Poor: 79% Great: 109%
SPEED RANK: 4th / 1206
Gaming
Gaming 99%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 99%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 89%
Aircraft carrier
25,243 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 55% Base clock 3.4 GHz
Worst Bench: 37% Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
Poor: 37% Great: 55%
SPEED RANK: 356th / 1206
Gaming
Gaming 50%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 56%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 25%
Surfboard
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
98.9 % Hugely faster effective speed.
+98%
50 %
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
142 Pts Much faster single-core speed.
+56%
91 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
283 Pts Much faster dual-core speed.
+78%
159 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
561 Pts Hugely faster quad-core speed.
+136%
238 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
1067 Pts Hugely faster octa-core speed.
+341%
242 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
156 Pts Much faster OC single-core speed.
+56%
100 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
312 Pts Much faster OC dual-core speed.
+64%
190 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
623 Pts Hugely faster OC quad-core speed.
+136%
264 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
1213 Pts Hugely faster OC octa-core speed.
+358%
265 Pts
Market Share
Based on 22,637,037 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
2.27 % Insanely higher market share.
+1,319%
0.16 %
Value
Value For Money
91.4 % Much better value.
+42%
64.3 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
169 % Hugely more popular.
+186%
59 %
Price
Price (score)
$369 $111 Much cheaper.
+70%
Age
Newest
13 Months Hugely more recent.
+83%
75 Months
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
95 Watts 54 Watts Much more energy efficient.
+43%
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
8 cores Hugely higher core count.
+300%
2 cores
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
8 threads Hugely higher thread count.
+100%
4 threads
Lithography
Manufacturing process
14 nm Much newer manufacturing.
+36%
22 nm
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.6 GHz Slightly faster base frequency.
+6%
3.4 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4.9 GHz Much faster turbo frequency.
+44%
3.4 GHz
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
1222 Pts Hugely faster OC 64-core speed.
+358%
267 Pts
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
1082 Pts Hugely faster 64-core speed.
+342%
245 Pts
Series
CPU Architecture
Coffee Lake Haswell
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1151 FCLGA1150
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
UHD 630 HD 4400
Launch Date
Launch Date
Q4'18 Q3'13
Cache
Cache
12 MB SmartCache 3 MB SmartCache
Instruction Set Extensions
Instruction Set Extensions
Intel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2 SSE4.1/4.2, AVX 2.0
Lithography
Lithography
14 nm 22 nm
Recommended Price
Recommended Customer Price
$374.00 - $385.00 $117.00
Bus Speed
Bus Speed
8 GT/s DMI3 5 GT/s DMI2
Thermal Solution Specification
Thermal Solution Specification
PCG 2015D (130W) PCG 2013C
Max Memory Size
Max Memory Size (dependent on memory type)
64 GB 32 GB
Memory Types
Memory Types
DDR4-2666 DDR3-1333/1600, DDR3L-1333/1600 @ 1.5V
Memory Bandwidth
Max Memory Bandwidth
41.6 GB/s 25.6 GB/s
ECC Memory Supported
ECC Memory Supported ‡
No Yes
Processor Graphics
Processor Graphics ‡
Intel® UHD Graphics 630 Intel® HD graphics 4400
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency
1.20 GHz 1.15 GHz
Graphics Video Max Memory
Graphics Video Max Memory
64 GB 2 GB
Turbo Boost Tech
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
2.0 No
Hyper-Threading Tech
Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology ‡
No Yes
Virtualization for Directed I/O (VT-d)
Intel® Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d) ‡
Yes No
TSX-NI
Intel® TSX-NI
Yes No
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 Up to 3.0

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From the point of view of a consumer that typically uses a PC for surfing the web, checking email, listening to music and watching videos, I consider that the Haswell i3 processors currently represent the best value for money. The i3-4130 has a performance profile that is just 7% below the top nine group leader average yet it only costs half as much. Power users that play intensive 3d games or run video editing, graphics design or CAD packages will benefit from more than two cores and will do well to look elsewhere but for regular users overall responsiveness will remain largely unchanged regardless of how much more is spent on the CPU. (My new value pick is the G3420 which supersedes my recommendation of the i3-4130.) [Sep '13 CPUPro]

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