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

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 131,659 user samples
197 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 42% Base clock 2.4 GHz
Worst Bench: 10% Base clock 2.4 GHz
Poor: 10% Great: 42%
SPEED RANK: 1282nd / 1314
Gaming 24%
Desktop 27%
Workstation 15%
131,462 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 75% Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 56% Base clock 3.1 GHz, turbo 0.55 GHz (avg)
Poor: 56% Great: 75%
SPEED RANK: 352nd / 1314
Gaming 69%
Battle cruiser
Desktop 72%
Workstation 51%
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
23.9 % 68.6 % Hugely faster effective speed.
Avg. Memory Latency
43.7 Pts 84.7 Pts Hugely lower memory latency.
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
23.6 Pts 83 Pts Hugely faster single-core speed.
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
25.2 Pts 162 Pts Hugely faster dual-core speed.
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
26.2 Pts 304 Pts Insanely faster quad-core speed.
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
26.9 Pts 308 Pts Insanely faster octa-core speed.
OC Memory Latency
80.5 Pts 92 Pts Lower OC memory latency.
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
31.2 Pts 88.8 Pts Hugely faster OC single-core speed.
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
36.2 Pts 173 Pts Hugely faster OC dual-core speed.
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
36.2 Pts 337 Pts Hugely faster OC quad-core speed.
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
36.5 Pts 337 Pts Hugely faster OC octa-core speed.
Market Share
Based on 42,983,667 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0 % 0.43 % Insanely higher market share.
User Rating
UBM User Rating
50 % 60 % More popular.
89+ Months More recent.
124 Months
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
36.9 Pts 339 Pts Hugely faster OC 64-core speed.
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
28.6 Pts 310 Pts Hugely faster 64-core speed.

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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