4 Cores, @3 GHz, Harpertown.
Release date ≤ Q1 2014.


2 Cores, @2.66 GHz, Conroe.
Release date ≤ Q4 2013.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 20,109 user samples
10,608 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 59% Base clock 3.9 GHz, turbo 3.85 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 41% Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 2.95 GHz (avg)
Poor: 41% Great: 59%
SPEED RANK: 721st / 1363
Gaming 51%
Desktop 53%
Workstation 37%
Jet ski
9,501 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 44% Base clock 3.05 GHz
Worst Bench: 25% Base clock 2.65 GHz, turbo 2.65 GHz (avg)
Poor: 25% Great: 44%
SPEED RANK: 1045th / 1363
Gaming 38%
Jet ski
Desktop 42%
Speed boat
Workstation 25%
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
51.5 % Much faster effective speed.
38 %
Avg. Memory Latency
72 Pts Slightly lower memory latency.
66.6 Pts
Avg. Single Core Speed
47.2 Pts Much faster single-core speed.
30.5 Pts
Avg. Dual Core Speed
94.2 Pts Much faster dual-core speed.
57.2 Pts
Avg. Quad Core Speed
181 Pts Hugely faster quad-core speed.
57.8 Pts
Avg. Octa Core Speed
183 Pts Hugely faster octa-core speed.
58.8 Pts
OC Memory Latency
81.1 Pts Slightly lower OC memory latency.
77.2 Pts
OC Single Core Speed
57.7 Pts Much faster OC single-core speed.
34.5 Pts
OC Dual Core Speed
116 Pts Much faster OC dual-core speed.
68.5 Pts
OC Quad Core Speed
229 Pts Hugely faster OC quad-core speed.
68.6 Pts
OC Octa Core Speed
229 Pts Hugely faster OC octa-core speed.
68.7 Pts
Market Share
Based on 55,580,392 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.01 % 0.01 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
54 % Slightly more popular.
51 %
102+ Months +3% 105+ Months
OC Multi Core Speed
230 Pts Hugely faster OC 64-core speed.
68.6 Pts
Avg. Multi Core Speed
184 Pts Hugely faster 64-core speed.
58.8 Pts
Launch Date
Launch Date
Q4'07 Q3'07
12 MB L2 4 MB L2
45 nm 65 nm
VID Voltage Range
VID Voltage Range
0.850V-1.3500V 0.8500V-1.5V
Recommended Price
Recommended Customer Price
$969.00 N/A
FSB Parity
FSB Parity
Yes No
Processing Die Size
Processing Die Size
214 mm2 143 mm2
# of Processing Die Transistors
# of Processing Die Transistors
820 million 291 million
Demand Based Switching
Intel® Demand Based Switching
Yes No
Trusted Execution Tech
Intel® Trusted Execution Technology ‡
No Yes

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Consumes less power than the x5450 while still being as powerful, it is a more ideal choice for people with a weak cooler/ motherboard. If you have the choice between the x5450 and the e5450, get the e5450. [Feb '22 Dariex]


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