2 Cores, @2.4 GHz, Penryn.
Release date ≤ Q4 2013.


4 Cores, 8 Threads @1.80 GHz, Whiskey Lake.
Release date ≈ Q3 2018.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 18,928 user samples
5,690 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 15% Base clock 2.4 GHz
Worst Bench: 6% Base clock 2.4 GHz, turbo 0.6 GHz (avg)
Poor: 6% Great: 15%
SPEED RANK: 955th / 1184
Gaming 13%
Tree trunk
Desktop 23%
Workstation 8%
Tree trunk
13,238 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 79% Base clock 2 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 33% Base clock 2 GHz, turbo 0.4 GHz (avg)
Poor: 33% Great: 79%
SPEED RANK: 197th / 1184
Gaming 58%
Desktop 72%
Workstation 40%
Speed boat
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
13 % 57.9 % Hugely faster effective speed.
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
38.1 Pts 113 Pts Hugely faster single-core speed.
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
71.1 Pts 206 Pts Hugely faster dual-core speed.
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
73.3 Pts 328 Pts Hugely faster quad-core speed.
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
74.5 Pts 439 Pts Hugely faster octa-core speed.
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
75.2 Pts 423 Pts Hugely faster 64-core speed.
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
44.7 Pts 137 Pts Hugely faster OC single-core speed.
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
86.3 Pts 269 Pts Hugely faster OC dual-core speed.
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
86.3 Pts 456 Pts Hugely faster OC quad-core speed.
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
86.5 Pts 618 Pts Hugely faster OC octa-core speed.
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
86.6 Pts 602 Pts Hugely faster OC 64-core speed.
Market Share
Based on 21,014,315 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.03 % 0.36 % Insanely higher market share.
User Rating
UBM User Rating
51 % 61 % More popular.
70+ Months 12+ Months Hugely more recent.
Launch Date
Launch Date
Q3'08 Q3'18
3 MB L2 8 MB SmartCache
45 nm 14 nm
Recommended Price
Recommended Customer Price
$211.00 $409.00
Bus Speed
Bus Speed
1066 MHz FSB 4 GT/s OPI
Package Size
Package Size
35 mm x 35mm 46x24
Turbo Boost Tech
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
No 2.0
Hyper-Threading Tech
Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology ‡
No Yes
Trusted Execution Tech
Intel® Trusted Execution Technology ‡
Yes No

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