IntelBX80646G3258
IntelBX80662I76700K

2 Cores, 2 Threads @3.2GHz, Haswell.
Release date: Q2 2014.

4 Cores, 8 Threads @4.0GHz, Skylake.
Release date: Q3 2015.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 276,187 user samples
15,501 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 60% Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 30% Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 0.4 GHz (avg)
Poor: 30% Great: 60%
SPEED RANK: 405th / 1144
Gaming
Gaming 45%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 58%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 26%
Raft
260,686 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 103% Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 5 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 75% Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 0.85 GHz (avg)
Poor: 75% Great: 103%
SPEED RANK: 45th / 1144
Gaming
Gaming 89%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 90%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
45.5 % 88.9 % Hugely faster effective speed.
+95%
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
95.2 Pts 126 Pts Much faster single-core speed.
+32%
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
184 Pts 433 Pts Hugely faster quad-core speed.
+135%
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
187 Pts 663 Pts Hugely faster multi-core speed.
+255%
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
126 Pts 143 Pts Slightly faster OC single-core speed.
+13%
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
248 Pts 519 Pts Hugely faster OC quad-core speed.
+109%
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
249 Pts 763 Pts Hugely faster OC multi-core speed.
+206%
Market Share
Based on 13,907,899 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.08 % 1.71 % Insanely higher market share.
+2,038%
Value
Value For Money
80.3 % 89.1 % Slightly better value.
+11%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
63 % 83 % Much more popular.
+32%
Price
Price (score)
$64 Much cheaper.
+78%
$290
Age
Newest
56 Months 41 Months More recent.
+27%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
53 Watts Much more energy efficient.
+42%
91 Watts
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
2 cores 4 cores Hugely higher core count.
+100%
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
2 threads 8 threads Hugely higher thread count.
+300%
Lithography
Manufacturing process
22 nm 14 nm Much newer manufacturing.
+36%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.2 GHz 4 GHz Faster base frequency.
+25%
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
3.2 GHz 4.2 GHz Much faster turbo frequency.
+31%
SC Int
Single Core Integer Speed
126 Pts 139 Pts Slightly faster single-core int speed.
+10%
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
125 Pts 147 Pts Faster single-core fp speed.
+18%
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
249 Pts 518 Pts Hugely faster quad-core int speed.
+108%
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
246 Pts 544 Pts Hugely faster quad-core fp speed.
+121%
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
252 Pts 693 Pts Hugely faster multi-core int speed.
+175%
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
248 Pts 813 Pts Hugely faster multi-core fp speed.
+228%
Series
CPU Architecture
Haswell Skylake
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1150 FCLGA1151
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
HD HD 530
Launch Date
Launch Date
Q2'14 Q3'15
Cache
Cache
3 MB 8 MB SmartCache
Instruction Set Extensions
Instruction Set Extensions
SSE4.1/4.2 SSE4.1/4.2, AVX 2.0
Lithography
Lithography
22 nm 14 nm
Recommended Price
Recommended Customer Price
$72.00 $339.00 - $350.00
Bus Speed
Bus Speed
5 GT/s DMI2 8 GT/s DMI3
Thermal Solution Specification
Thermal Solution Specification
PCG 2013C PCG 2015D (130W)
Max Memory Size
Max Memory Size (dependent on memory type)
32 GB 64 GB
Memory Types
Memory Types
DDR3-1333, DDR3L-1333 @ 1.5V DDR4-1866/2133, DDR3L-1333/1600 @ 1.35V
Memory Bandwidth
Max Memory Bandwidth
21.3 GB/s 34.1 GB/s
ECC Memory Supported
ECC Memory Supported ‡
Yes No
Processor Graphics
Processor Graphics ‡
Intel® HD Graphics Intel® HD Graphics 530
Graphics Output
Graphics Output
eDP/DP/HDMI/DVI/VGA eDP/DP/HDMI/DVI
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency
1.1 GHz 1.15 GHz
Clear Video HD Tech
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology
No Yes
Graphics Video Max Memory
Graphics Video Max Memory
1.7 GB 64 GB
Graphics and IMC Lithography
Graphics and IMC Lithography
22 nm 14 nm
Turbo Boost Tech
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
No 2.0
Hyper-Threading Tech
Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology ‡
No Yes
Virtualization for Directed I/O (VT-d)
Intel® Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d) ‡
No Yes
TSX-NI
Intel® TSX-NI
No Yes
AES New Instructions
Intel® AES New Instructions
No Yes
PCI Express Revision
PCI Express Revision
Up to 3.0 3.0

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The Intel G3258 is the first budget Pentium processor to feature an unlocked multiplier. This enables a comfortable overclock to 4.3 GHz using just the stock heat sink and fan. At 4.3 GHz, in terms of single and dual core performance, the G3258 challenges a fully overclocked i7-4790K, the fastest CPU I have seen to date! These results are stunning considering that the G3258 is retailing for around one fifth as much as an i7-4790K. The G3258's Achilles heel is its poor multi-core performance which is over 50% weaker than the group leaders. For the vast majority of users, assuming an overclock of 4.3 GHz, the G3258 is the best value processor on the market by miles. On the other hand, users that encode multi-media or run SLI/Crossfire setups should look elsewhere. [Jul '14 CPUPro]

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The Core i7-6700K is Intel's latest "Skylake" flagship processor. It replaces the hugely successful i7-4790K and takes the crown as the fastest mainstream consumer CPU available. Comparing performance and specs between the 4790K and 6700K shows that the configuration is largely unchanged (same base clocks, cores, threads) but the improved manufacturing process (14nm) brings a small reduction in TDP and a performance improvement of 8%; almost exactly the same jump as between the Ivy Bridge 3770K and Haswell 4770K. Owners of any unlocked-K Intel CPU from Sandy Bridge or onwards still have no real reason to upgrade as the performance improvements are largely academic but the i7-6700K will be the CPU of choice for the vast majority of top end PC builds in 2015. [Aug '15 CPUPro]

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