4 Cores, @3 GHz, Yorkfield.
Release date ≤ Q4 2013.

4 Cores, 4 Threads @3.1GHz, Sandy Bridge.
Release date: Q1 2011.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 52,044 user samples
5,942 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 49% Base clock 3 GHz
Worst Bench: 27% Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 1.3 GHz (avg)
Poor: 27% Great: 49%
SPEED RANK: 521st / 1144
Gaming 39%
Jet ski
Desktop 38%
Jet ski
Workstation 24%
46,102 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 65% Base clock 3.1 GHz
Worst Bench: 47% Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 1.15 GHz (avg)
Poor: 47% Great: 65%
SPEED RANK: 243rd / 1144
Gaming 60%
Desktop 59%
Workstation 36%
Jet ski
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
39.4 % 59.7 % Much faster effective speed.
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
54.1 Pts 83.4 Pts Much faster single-core speed.
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
205 Pts 308 Pts Much faster quad-core speed.
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
208 Pts 315 Pts Much faster multi-core speed.
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
67.3 Pts 88.9 Pts Much faster OC single-core speed.
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
259 Pts 340 Pts Much faster OC quad-core speed.
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
261 Pts 341 Pts Much faster OC multi-core speed.
Market Share
Based on 13,021,643 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.11 % 0.64 % Hugely higher market share.
Value For Money
58.9 % 87.6 % Much better value.
User Rating
UBM User Rating
58 % 65 % Slightly more popular.
Price (score)
$100 +5% $105
60+ Months Much more recent.
95 Months
SC Int
Single Core Integer Speed
90.6 Pts +2% 88.8 Pts
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
52.8 Pts 89.5 Pts Much faster single-core fp speed.
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
348 Pts +2% 341 Pts
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
204 Pts 342 Pts Much faster quad-core fp speed.
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
350 Pts +3% 340 Pts
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
207 Pts 340 Pts Much faster multi-core fp speed.
Launch Date
Launch Date
Q3'08 Q1'11
12 MB L2 6 MB SmartCache
Embedded Options Available
Embedded Options Available
No Yes
45 nm 32 nm
Recommended Price
Recommended Customer Price
$339.00 $178.00
Bus Speed
Bus Speed
1333 MHz FSB 5 GT/s DMI
Turbo Boost Tech
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
No 2.0
AES New Instructions
Intel® AES New Instructions
No Yes

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Pros: Brilliant value for money. Cons: It's not the 2400k which can be had for just a tiny bit more and offers a lot more flexibility in terms of overclocking. [Apr '12 CPUPro]


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