IntelBX80646I54690
AMDFD8350FRHKBOX

4 Cores, 4 Threads
@3.5GHz Haswell (2013)

8 Cores, 8 Threads
@4.0GHz Piledriver (2012)

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 121,452 user samples
17,418 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 85% Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 59% Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 0.65 GHz (avg)
Poor: 59% Great: 85%
SPEED RANK: 62nd / 985
Gaming
Gaming 76%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 75%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 46%
Yacht
104,034 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 65% Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 3.95 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 49% Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
Poor: 49% Great: 65%
SPEED RANK: 206th / 985
Gaming
Gaming 57%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 56%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 46%
Yacht
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
76.3 % Much faster effective speed.
+33%
57.2 %
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
106 Pts Much faster single-core speed.
+39%
76.3 Pts
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
394 Pts Much faster quad-core speed.
+40%
281 Pts
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
404 Pts 486 Pts Faster multi-core speed.
+20%
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
116 Pts Much faster OC single-core speed.
+36%
85.2 Pts
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
446 Pts Much faster OC quad-core speed.
+39%
321 Pts
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
445 Pts 554 Pts Faster OC multi-core speed.
+24%
Market Share
Based on 7,412,876 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.29 % 1.71 % Hugely higher market share.
+490%
Value
Value For Money
80.2 % +0% 80 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
66 % 76 % More popular.
+15%
Price
Price (score)
$255 $119 Much cheaper.
+53%
Age
Newest
45 Months More recent.
+30%
64 Months
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
84 Watts Much more energy efficient.
+33%
125 Watts
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
4 cores 8 cores Hugely higher core count.
+100%
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
4 threads 8 threads Hugely higher thread count.
+100%
Lithography
Manufacturing process
22 nm Much newer manufacturing.
+31%
32 nm
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.5 GHz 4 GHz Slightly faster base frequency.
+14%
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
3.9 GHz 4.2 GHz Slightly faster turbo frequency.
+8%
SC Int
Single Core Integer Speed
114 Pts Faster single-core int speed.
+23%
92.4 Pts
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
116 Pts Much faster single-core fp speed.
+47%
79.1 Pts
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
443 Pts Faster quad-core int speed.
+30%
341 Pts
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
442 Pts Much faster quad-core fp speed.
+51%
292 Pts
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
445 Pts 563 Pts Faster multi-core int speed.
+27%
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
444 Pts 483 Pts Slightly faster multi-core fp speed.
+9%
Series
CPU Architecture
Haswell (2013) Piledriver (2012)
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1150 AM3+
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
HD 4600 None
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The Core i5-4690 is Intel's latest and greatest locked Core-i5. This CPU will suit serious gamers that don't plan on overclocking. The 4690 replaces the 4670 and shares exactly the same specs aside from base and turbo clock bumps of 100 MHz. The 100 MHz clock bump results in barely noticeable real world performance improvements and, if anything, makes the older 4670 more attractive as suppliers reduce prices to try to clear stocks. For regular desktop use such as email, surfing, and listening to music, this CPU is overkill and there is far better value amongst lower powered and significantly cheaper CPUs but for gamers and moderate power users the 4690 is a good locked option. [Jun '14 CPUPro]

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In terms of raw single-core performance the flagship AMD FX-8350 is lagging behind intel's processor line-up by over two generations. The PassMark Single Thread scores for the i5-2500K vs the FX-8350 are 1863 to 1520 which shows that in terms of raw per-core processing the FX-8350 is lagging the two year old i5 by 23%. Where the AMD FX makes up is on multi-core performance, with a score of 9156 vs 6745, the AMD leads the Intel 2500K by 36% making it the far more capable multi-threaded server orientated performer. The AMD is also cheaper but significantly more power hungry which counts strongly against it as a sever proposition. The FX-8350 could be a good fit for specific server use cases but for general consumer use, which is single and dual core intensive, Intel's two year old i5-2500K delivers better performance. [May '13 CPUPro]

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We calculate effective speed which measures real world performance for typical consumers. Effective speed is adjusted by current prices to yield a value for money rating which is geared towards gamers. Our calculated values are checked against thousands of individual user ratings. The customizable table below combines these factors to bring you the definitive list of top CPUs. [CPUPro]

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