IntelBX80646I54690K
AMDYD180XBCAEWOF

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

8 Cores, 16 Threads
@3.6GHz Zen (2017)

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 70,297 user samples
62,535 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 100% Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.8 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 60% Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 0.75 GHz (avg)
Poor: 60% Great: 100%
SPEED RANK: 40th / 980
Gaming
Gaming 82%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 50%
Yacht
7,762 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 101% Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.35 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 81% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 1.6 GHz (avg)
Poor: 81% Great: 101%
SPEED RANK: 22nd / 980
Gaming
Gaming 92%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 90%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 100%
Nuclear submarine
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
81.8 % -12% 92 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+12%
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
113 Pts +2% 111 Pts -2%
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
423 Pts 0% 423 Pts 0%
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
435 Pts -184% 1235 Pts Hugely faster multi-core speed.
+184%
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
134 Pts Slightly faster OC single-core speed.
+13%
119 Pts -13%
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
530 Pts Slightly faster OC quad-core speed.
+12%
472 Pts -12%
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
533 Pts -153% 1347 Pts Hugely faster OC multi-core speed.
+153%
Market Share
Based on 5,943,008 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
1.19 % Hugely higher market share.
+261%
0.33 % -261%
Value
Value For Money
88.7 % -1% 89.4 % +1%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
80 % -21% 97 % More popular.
+21%
Price
Price (score)
$235 Cheaper.
+25%
$315 -25%
Age
Newest
42 Months -81% 8 Months Hugely more recent.
+81%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
88 Watts Slightly more energy efficient.
+7%
95 Watts -7%
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
4 cores -100% 8 cores Hugely higher core count.
+100%
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
4 threads -300% 16 threads Hugely higher thread count.
+300%
Lithography
Manufacturing process
22 nm -36% 14 nm Much newer manufacturing.
+36%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.5 GHz -3% 3.6 GHz +3%
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
3.9 GHz -3% 4 GHz +3%
SC Int
Single Core Integer Speed
133 Pts Faster single-core int speed.
+16%
115 Pts -16%
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
134 Pts Slightly faster single-core fp speed.
+8%
124 Pts -8%
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
526 Pts Faster quad-core int speed.
+15%
456 Pts -15%
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
528 Pts Slightly faster quad-core fp speed.
+7%
492 Pts -7%
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
529 Pts -148% 1311 Pts Hugely faster multi-core int speed.
+148%
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
529 Pts -157% 1358 Pts Hugely faster multi-core fp speed.
+157%
Series
CPU Architecture
Haswell (2013) Zen (2017)
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1150 AM4
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
HD 4600 None
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The Intel Core i5-4690K is the latest incremental upgrade to Intel's unlocked mid-range quad core family of processors. The 4690K replaces the 4670K. Comparing the 4690K and 4670K shows that little has changed. The two chips share identical architecture; in fact the only difference between them is a 100 MHz bump to both the base and turbo clocks. The 100 MHz bump translates to an insignificant 2.9% performance increase. In terms of outright performance the 4690K has an effective speed of 103 which thanks to its superb single and dual core performance, is 12% stronger than the average of the group leaders. Overall the 4690K brings nothing new to the table so owners of previous flagship i5's will gain little by upgrading but as a new purchase the 4690K is a strong contender for both power users and high end gamers. [Jul '14 CPUPro]

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The Ryzen 7 1800X is AMD's flagship Ryzen CPU. Clocked at 3.6 GHz with a turbo frequency of 4.0 GHz (stock) this chip offers a staggering level of multi-core performance. Comparing the 1800X with the Intel i7-6850K shows that the 1800X delivers 25% more multi-core throughput than its more expensive counterpart. Historically AMD's CPU architecture has had a much lower IPC than Intel's and consequently Intel have dominated the CPU market since 2009. Comparing IPC between Intel's Kaby Lake and Ryzen shows a maximum gap of just 9%. A very welcome shake-up of the CPU market will unfold as the remaining Ryzen 5 and Ryzen 3 models are rolled out. For now the 1800X offers workstation users similar processing power to a $1,000 i7-6900K at half the price. [Mar '17 CPUPro]

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