2 Cores, @2.66 GHz, Wolfdale.
Release date ≤ Q4 2013.

4 Cores, 4 Threads @3.5GHz, Kaby Lake.
Release date: Q1 2017.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 48,058 user samples
7,418 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 45% Base clock 2.15 GHz, turbo 1.8 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 27% Base clock 2.65 GHz, turbo 2.65 GHz (avg)
Poor: 27% Great: 45%
SPEED RANK: 1032nd / 1363
Gaming 39%
Jet ski
Desktop 44%
Speed boat
Workstation 26%
40,640 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 88% Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 63% Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.75 GHz (avg)
Poor: 63% Great: 88%
SPEED RANK: 188th / 1363
Gaming 79%
Desktop 84%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation 60%
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
38.7 % 79.1 % Hugely faster effective speed.
Avg. Memory Latency
65.4 Pts 84.8 Pts Lower memory latency.
Avg. Single Core Speed
37.5 Pts 116 Pts Hugely faster single-core speed.
Avg. Dual Core Speed
71.3 Pts 229 Pts Hugely faster dual-core speed.
Avg. Quad Core Speed
71.9 Pts 423 Pts Hugely faster quad-core speed.
Avg. Octa Core Speed
72.9 Pts 430 Pts Hugely faster octa-core speed.
OC Memory Latency
76 Pts 93.6 Pts Lower OC memory latency.
OC Single Core Speed
42.9 Pts 126 Pts Hugely faster OC single-core speed.
OC Dual Core Speed
85.3 Pts 250 Pts Hugely faster OC dual-core speed.
OC Quad Core Speed
85.4 Pts 489 Pts Hugely faster OC quad-core speed.
OC Octa Core Speed
85.4 Pts 489 Pts Hugely faster OC octa-core speed.
Market Share
Based on 55,581,859 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.01 % 0.07 % Hugely higher market share.
Value For Money
72.5 % 95.1 % Much better value.
User Rating
UBM User Rating
52 % 55 % Slightly more popular.
Price (score)
$28 Hugely cheaper.
105+ Months 68 Months Much more recent.
OC Multi Core Speed
85.1 Pts 488 Pts Hugely faster OC 64-core speed.
Avg. Multi Core Speed
73.4 Pts 432 Pts Hugely faster 64-core speed.
Launch Date
Launch Date
Q3'08 Q1'17
3 MB L2 6 MB
45 nm 14 nm
Recommended Price
Recommended Customer Price
$117.00 $213.00 - $224.00
Bus Speed
Bus Speed
1066 MHz FSB 8 GT/s DMI3
Virtualization Tech (VT-x)
Intel® Virtualization Technology (VT-x) ‡
No Yes
Turbo Boost Tech
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology ‡
No 2.0
AES New Instructions
Intel® AES New Instructions
No Yes
Trusted Execution Tech
Intel® Trusted Execution Technology ‡
No Yes

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