IntelBX80646I54690
AMDFD8350FRHKBOX

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

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

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 79,582 user samples
12,345 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 83% Base clock 3.5 GHz
Worst Bench: 58% Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 0.6 GHz (avg)
Poor: 58% Great: 83%
SPEED RANK: 61st / 967
Gaming
Gaming 75%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 74%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 46%
Yacht
67,237 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 64% Base clock 4.8 GHz
Worst Bench: 48% Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 1.35 GHz (avg)
Poor: 48% Great: 64%
SPEED RANK: 194th / 967
Gaming
Gaming 57%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 56%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 45%
Yacht
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
74.9 % Much faster effective speed.
+31%
57.1 % -31%
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
104 Pts Much faster single-core speed.
+36%
76.3 Pts -36%
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
387 Pts Much faster quad-core speed.
+38%
280 Pts -38%
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
397 Pts -22% 484 Pts Faster multi-core speed.
+22%
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
113 Pts Much faster OC single-core speed.
+33%
85.2 Pts -33%
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
435 Pts Much faster OC quad-core speed.
+36%
321 Pts -36%
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
435 Pts -29% 563 Pts Faster OC multi-core speed.
+29%
Market Share
Based on 4,673,461 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.35 % -469% 1.99 % Hugely higher market share.
+469%
Value
Value For Money
78.8 % -1% 79.2 % +1%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
61 % -13% 69 % Slightly more popular.
+13%
Price
Price (score)
$255 -52% $121 Much cheaper.
+52%
Age
Newest
39 Months Much more recent.
+33%
58 Months -33%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
84 Watts Much more energy efficient.
+33%
125 Watts -33%
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
4 cores -100% 8 cores Hugely higher core count.
+100%
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
4 threads -100% 8 threads Hugely higher thread count.
+100%
Lithography
Manufacturing process
22 nm Much newer manufacturing.
+31%
32 nm -31%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.5 GHz -14% 4 GHz Slightly faster base frequency.
+14%
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
3.9 GHz -8% 4.2 GHz Slightly faster turbo frequency.
+8%
SC Int
Single Core Integer Speed
115 Pts Faster single-core int speed.
+24%
92.9 Pts -24%
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
117 Pts Much faster single-core fp speed.
+47%
79.7 Pts -47%
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
444 Pts Faster quad-core int speed.
+28%
346 Pts -28%
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
446 Pts Much faster quad-core fp speed.
+51%
295 Pts -51%
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
444 Pts -29% 571 Pts Faster multi-core int speed.
+29%
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
446 Pts -9% 488 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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