Considerably more CPU threads
4 more CPU threads. More threads result in faster performance and better multitasking.
Has dynamic frequency scaling
Dynamic frequency scaling is a technology that allows the processor to conserve power and reduce noise when it is under a light load.
Higher GeekBench result
Higher GeekBench result. This is a cross-platform benchmark that measures the performance of the CPU. (Source: Primate Labs, 2015)
Modestly faster CPU clock speed
4 x 2.4 GHz
4 x 2.3 GHz
4.35% faster CPU clock speed
Substantially bigger L1 cache
64 KB bigger L1 cache. A larger L1 cache results in faster CPU and system-wide performance.
Noticeably smaller semiconductor size
10 nm smaller semiconductor size. A smaller size indicates that the process to create the chip is newer.
Appreciably higher PassMark result
6725 higher PassMark result. This benchmark measures the performance of the CPU using multiple threads.
Reasonably higher turbo clock speed
0.20 GHz higher turbo clock speed. When the CPU is running below its limitations, it can boost to a higher clock speed in order to give increased performance.
Uses hyperthreading technology
Many of Intel's processors use hyperthreading, which means that each core of the processor can work on two threads at once instead of most processors which work on a single thread per core. This means you can have significant performance gains in certain applications.
Has Tri-Gate transistors
An advanced transistor technology developed by Intel that allows lower power consumption and higher speeds.
Sizably higher PassMark result (single)
799 higher PassMark result (single). This benchmark measures the performance of the CPU using a single thread.
Sizably higher PassMark result (overclocked)
5515 higher PassMark result (overclocked). This benchmark measures the performance of the CPU whilst it is overclocked.
Newer version of PCI Express (PCIe)
Newer version of PCI Express (PCIe). PCI Express (PCIe) is a high speed expansion card standard, that connects the computer to it's peripherals. Newer versions can support more bandwidth and deliver better performance.
Notably higher Cinebench 10 result
13462 higher Cinebench 10 result. This benchmark measures the performance of the CPU using multiple threads.
Significantly higher Cinebench 10 result (single)
2779 higher Cinebench 10 result (single). This benchmark measures the performance of the CPU using a single thread.
Measurably faster GPU turbo speed
465 MHz faster GPU turbo speed. When the GPU is running below its limitations, it can boost to a higher clock speed in order to give increased performance.
Distinctly higher 3DMark 06 result
4036 higher 3DMark 06 result. This benchmark measures the performance of the GPU.
Has Intel Quick Sync Video
This allows very fast video transcoding times, for example when ripping a DVD or Blu-ray to your computer.
RdRand is an instruction set used for cryptography.