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 60,910 user samples
4,759 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 38% Base clock 2.9 GHz
Worst Bench: 26% Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 1.25 GHz (avg)
Poor: 26% Great: 38%
SPEED RANK: 594th / 1143
Gaming
Gaming 35%
Sail boat
Desktop
Desktop 45%
Speed boat
Workstation
Workstation 20%
Surfboard
56,151 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 72% Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 54% Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 0.55 GHz (avg)
Poor: 54% Great: 72%
SPEED RANK: 178th / 1143
Gaming
Gaming 66%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 65%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 40%
Speed boat
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
34.8 % 66.5 % Hugely faster effective speed.
+91%
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
73.3 Pts 92.3 Pts Faster single-core speed.
+26%
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
140 Pts 343 Pts Hugely faster quad-core speed.
+145%
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
145 Pts 351 Pts Hugely faster multi-core speed.
+142%
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
79.4 Pts 98.8 Pts Faster OC single-core speed.
+24%
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
158 Pts 375 Pts Hugely faster OC quad-core speed.
+137%
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
158 Pts 377 Pts Hugely faster OC multi-core speed.
+139%
Market Share
Based on 12,890,891 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.06 % 0.73 % Insanely higher market share.
+1,117%
Value
Value For Money
53.6 % 94.3 % Much better value.
+76%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
52 % 65 % More popular.
+25%
Price
Price (score)
$92 Cheaper.
+20%
$115
Age
Newest
58+ Months More recent.
+28%
80 Months
SC Int
Single Core Integer Speed
78.3 Pts 97.8 Pts Faster single-core int speed.
+25%
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
80.8 Pts 100 Pts Faster single-core fp speed.
+24%
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
156 Pts 372 Pts Hugely faster quad-core int speed.
+138%
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
160 Pts 380 Pts Hugely faster quad-core fp speed.
+138%
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
157 Pts 372 Pts Hugely faster multi-core int speed.
+137%
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
161 Pts 380 Pts Hugely faster multi-core fp speed.
+136%
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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