Intel
IntelBX80637I53470

2 Cores, 2 Threads @2.9 GHz, Ivy Bridge.
Release date ≤ Q1 2014.

4 Cores, 4 Threads @3.2GHz, Ivy Bridge.
Release date: Q2 2012.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 151,409 user samples
10,848 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 58% Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 2.9 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 40% Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 2.9 GHz (avg)
Poor: 40% Great: 58%
SPEED RANK: 681st / 1272
Gaming
Gaming 52%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 62%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 36%
Jet ski
140,561 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 78% Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 61% Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 1.05 GHz (avg)
Poor: 61% Great: 78%
SPEED RANK: 270th / 1272
Gaming
Gaming 71%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 75%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 53%
Yacht
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
52 % 71.4 % Much faster effective speed.
+37%
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
80.5 Pts 84.3 Pts +5%
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
72.6 Pts 92 Pts Faster single-core speed.
+27%
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
136 Pts 181 Pts Much faster dual-core speed.
+33%
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
139 Pts 339 Pts Hugely faster quad-core speed.
+144%
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
140 Pts 343 Pts Hugely faster octa-core speed.
+145%
Memory
OC Memory Latency
91.4 Pts 93.1 Pts +2%
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
79.6 Pts 98.5 Pts Faster OC single-core speed.
+24%
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
158 Pts 195 Pts Faster OC dual-core speed.
+23%
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
158 Pts 373 Pts Hugely faster OC quad-core speed.
+136%
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
158 Pts 374 Pts Hugely faster OC octa-core speed.
+137%
Market Share
Based on 34,630,417 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.05 % 0.67 % Insanely higher market share.
+1,240%
Value
Value For Money
70.4 % 99.1 % Much better value.
+41%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
54 % 72 % Much more popular.
+33%
Price
Price (score)
$92 $84 Slightly cheaper.
+9%
Age
Newest
81+ Months More recent.
+21%
102 Months
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
158 Pts 376 Pts Hugely faster OC 64-core speed.
+138%
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
140 Pts 346 Pts Hugely faster 64-core speed.
+147%
Launch Date
Launch Date
Q1'13 Q2'12
Cache
Cache
3 MB SmartCache 6 MB SmartCache
Instruction Set Extensions
Instruction Set Extensions
SSE4.1/4.2 SSE4.1/4.2, AVX
Recommended Price
Recommended Customer Price
$64.00 $184.00 - $195.00
Thermal Solution Specification
Thermal Solution Specification
2011C 2011D
Memory Types
Memory Types
DDR3 1333 DDR3 1333/1600
Memory Bandwidth
Max Memory Bandwidth
21 GB/s 25.6 GB/s
ECC Memory Supported
ECC Memory Supported ‡
Yes No
Processor Graphics
Processor Graphics ‡
Intel® HD Graphics Intel® HD Graphics 2500
Wireless Display
Intel® Wireless Display
No Yes
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency
1.05 GHz 1.1 GHz
Quick Sync Video
Intel® Quick Sync Video
No Yes
InTru 3D Tech
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology
No Yes
Clear Video HD Tech
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology
No Yes
Intel Insider
Intel® Insider™
No Yes
Turbo Boost Tech
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology ‡
No 2.0
Virtualization for Directed I/O (VT-d)
Intel® Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d) ‡
No Yes
vPro Tech
Intel® vPro™ Technology ‡
No Yes
AES New Instructions
Intel® AES New Instructions
No Yes
Secure Key
Secure Key
No Yes
Trusted Execution Tech
Intel® Trusted Execution Technology ‡
No Yes
Anti-Theft Tech
Anti-Theft Technology
No Yes
PCI Express Revision
PCI Express Revision
2.0 3.0

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