Intel
IntelBX80637I53470

2 Cores, 2 Threads @3 GHz, Ivy Bridge.
Release date ≤ Q1 2014.

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

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 101,965 user samples
9,144 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 29% Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 2.95 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 19% Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 3 GHz (avg)
Poor: 19% Great: 29%
SPEED RANK: 655th / 1184
Gaming
Gaming 26%
Raft
Desktop
Desktop 46%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 17%
Surfboard
92,821 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 59% Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 42% Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 1.1 GHz (avg)
Poor: 42% Great: 59%
SPEED RANK: 228th / 1184
Gaming
Gaming 55%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 63%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 33%
Sail boat
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
26 % 54.8 % Hugely faster effective speed.
+111%
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
75.8 Pts 92.2 Pts Faster single-core speed.
+22%
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
144 Pts 182 Pts Faster dual-core speed.
+26%
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
147 Pts 341 Pts Hugely faster quad-core speed.
+132%
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
149 Pts 347 Pts Hugely faster octa-core speed.
+133%
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
150 Pts 350 Pts Hugely faster 64-core speed.
+133%
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
82.2 Pts 98.6 Pts Faster OC single-core speed.
+20%
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
164 Pts 195 Pts Faster OC dual-core speed.
+19%
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
164 Pts 374 Pts Hugely faster OC quad-core speed.
+128%
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
164 Pts 373 Pts Hugely faster OC octa-core speed.
+127%
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
164 Pts 377 Pts Hugely faster OC 64-core speed.
+130%
Market Share
Based on 21,153,000 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.05 % 0.67 % Insanely higher market share.
+1,240%
Value
Value For Money
44.9 % 73.4 % Much better value.
+63%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
55 % 62 % Slightly more popular.
+13%
Price
Price (score)
$38 Much cheaper.
+60%
$96
Age
Newest
69+ Months More recent.
+23%
90 Months
Launch Date
Launch Date
Q2'13 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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