IntelBX80646I54690K
IntelBX80684I58600K

4 Cores, 4 Threads @3.5GHz, Haswell.
Release date: Q2 2014.

6 Cores, 6 Threads @3.6GHz, Coffee Lake.
Release date: Q4 2017.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 125,899 user samples
82,615 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 98% Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.8 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 58% Base clock 3.5 GHz
Poor: 58% Great: 98%
SPEED RANK: 61st / 1122
Gaming
Gaming 80%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 79%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 49%
Yacht
43,284 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 117% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 5.3 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 90% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 0.8 GHz (avg)
Poor: 90% Great: 117%
SPEED RANK: 12th / 1122
Gaming
Gaming 101%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 98%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 74%
Battleship
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
80.1 % 101 % Faster effective speed.
+27%
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
111 Pts 132 Pts Faster single-core speed.
+19%
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
413 Pts 516 Pts Faster quad-core speed.
+25%
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
422 Pts 748 Pts Much faster multi-core speed.
+77%
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
131 Pts 152 Pts Faster OC single-core speed.
+16%
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
516 Pts 598 Pts Faster OC quad-core speed.
+16%
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
515 Pts 873 Pts Much faster OC multi-core speed.
+70%
Market Share
Based on 10,346,816 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.92 % 1.6 % Much higher market share.
+74%
Value
Value For Money
84.2 % 108 % Better value.
+29%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
72 % 129 % Much more popular.
+79%
Price
Price (score)
$255 $245 +4%
Age
Newest
51 Months 10 Months Hugely more recent.
+80%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
88 Watts Slightly more energy efficient.
+7%
95 Watts
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
4 cores 6 cores Much higher core count.
+50%
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
4 threads 6 threads Much higher thread count.
+50%
Lithography
Manufacturing process
22 nm 14 nm Much newer manufacturing.
+36%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.5 GHz 3.6 GHz +3%
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
3.9 GHz 4.3 GHz Slightly faster turbo frequency.
+10%
SC Int
Single Core Integer Speed
133 Pts 146 Pts Slightly faster single-core int speed.
+10%
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
131 Pts 159 Pts Faster single-core fp speed.
+21%
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
525 Pts 574 Pts Slightly faster quad-core int speed.
+9%
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
512 Pts 628 Pts Faster quad-core fp speed.
+23%
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
524 Pts 839 Pts Much faster multi-core int speed.
+60%
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
513 Pts 940 Pts Hugely faster multi-core fp speed.
+83%
Series
CPU Architecture
Haswell Coffee Lake
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1150 FCLGA1151
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
HD 4600 UHD 630
Launch Date
Launch Date
Q2'14 Q4'17
Cache
Cache
6 MB SmartCache 9 MB
Instruction Set Extensions
Instruction Set Extensions
SSE4.1/4.2, AVX 2.0 SSE4.1/4.2, AVX2
Lithography
Lithography
22 nm 14 nm
Recommended Price
Recommended Customer Price
$242.00 - $243.00 N/A
Bus Speed
Bus Speed
5 GT/s DMI2 8 GT/s DMI3
Thermal Solution Specification
Thermal Solution Specification
PCG 2013D PCG 2015C (130W)
Max Memory Size
Max Memory Size (dependent on memory type)
32 GB 64 GB
Memory Types
Memory Types
DDR3-1333/1600, DDR3L-1333/1600 @ 1.5V DDR4-2666
Processor Graphics
Processor Graphics ‡
Intel® HD Graphics 4600 Intel® UHD Graphics 630
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency
1.2 GHz 1.15 GHz
Graphics Video Max Memory
Graphics Video Max Memory
2 GB 64 GB
TSX-NI
Intel® TSX-NI
No Yes
vPro Tech
Intel® vPro™ Technology ‡
No Yes
Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
Intel® Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
No Yes
Trusted Execution Tech
Intel® Trusted Execution Technology ‡
No Yes
PCI Express Configurations
PCI Express Configurations ‡
Up to 1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4 Up to 1x16 or 2x8 or 1x8+2x4

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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 unlocked hex-core i5-8600K from Intel’s latest Coffee Lake generation of processors is the new flagship of the i5 series, succeeding the Kaby Lake quad-core i5-7600K. The 8th generation of processors brings the largest performance uplift since Sandy Bridge by adding more cores at each of the i3, i5 and i7 product lines. Like the other Coffee Lake processors, the i5-8600K is built upon optimized 14nm architecture, marginally improved upon from Kaby Lake and Skylake. The 8600K has a 95W TDP and a nominal stock clock of 3.6 GHz, which boosts to 4.1 GHz for all six cores, 4.2 GHz for dual/quad and 4.3 GHz for single core. Early benchmarks put the i5-8600K’s effective speed 15% ahead of the i5-7600K. A 50% increase in multi-core speed is explained by two additional cores and thanks to the quad-core clock bump from 4 GHz on the 7600K to 4.2 GHz on the 8600K there is also an additional 5% performance boost across all workloads. All Coffee Lake processors require a 300-series chipset, making a straight CPU upgrade unfeasible despite sharing the same socket as their Z270 predecessors. Even though most games still use less than 4 cores simultaneously, the i5-8600K is a great choice for gamers (especially streamers) but for $80 less, the 8350K which is faster than last years 7600K and only marginally weaker for gaming than the 8600K is certainly well worth considering as well. [Oct '17 CPUPro]

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