Intel
IntelBX80637I53470
  

2 Cores, 2 Threads @2.5 GHz, Ivy Bridge.
Release date ≈ Q4 2014.

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

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 79,388 user samples
298 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 33% Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 2.5 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 22% Base clock 2.5 GHz, turbo 2.5 GHz (avg)
Poor: 22% Great: 33%
SPEED RANK: 705th / 1173
Gaming
Gaming 30%
Raft
Desktop
Desktop 38%
Jet ski
Workstation
Workstation 17%
Surfboard
79,090 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 72% Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 55% Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
Poor: 55% Great: 72%
SPEED RANK: 205th / 1173
Gaming
Gaming 67%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 66%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 40%
Speed boat
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
29.8 % 66.6 % Hugely faster effective speed.
+123%
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
62.5 Pts 93.2 Pts Much faster single-core speed.
+49%
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
120 Pts 342 Pts Hugely faster quad-core speed.
+185%
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
124 Pts 351 Pts Hugely faster multi-core speed.
+183%
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
68.7 Pts 98.5 Pts Much faster OC single-core speed.
+43%
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
136 Pts 373 Pts Hugely faster OC quad-core speed.
+174%
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
137 Pts 376 Pts Hugely faster OC multi-core speed.
+174%
Market Share
Based on 18,626,044 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0 % 0.63 % Insanely higher market share.
+∞%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
50 % 67 % Much more popular.
+34%
Age
Newest
56+ Months Much more recent.
+36%
87 Months
SC Int
Single Core Integer Speed
67.7 Pts 97.5 Pts Much faster single-core int speed.
+44%
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
69.6 Pts 100 Pts Much faster single-core fp speed.
+44%
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
135 Pts 373 Pts Hugely faster quad-core int speed.
+176%
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
138 Pts 379 Pts Hugely faster quad-core fp speed.
+175%
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
136 Pts 372 Pts Hugely faster multi-core int speed.
+174%
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
139 Pts 380 Pts Hugely faster multi-core fp speed.
+173%
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
2011A 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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