IntelBX80646I54690K
IntelBX80646I74790K
Real World Speed
Performance profile from 153,444 user samples
57,619 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 100% Base clock 4.8 GHz, turbo 6.55 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 65% Base clock 4.5 GHz, turbo 1 GHz (avg)
Poor: 65% Great: 100%
SPEED RANK: 38th / 980
Gaming
Gaming 83%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 50%
Yacht
95,825 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 100% Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.7 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 74% Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 0.8 GHz (avg)
Poor: 74% Great: 100%
SPEED RANK: 29th / 980
Gaming
Gaming 89%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 90%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 65%
Destroyer
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
82.7 % -7% 88.9 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+7%
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
114 Pts -11% 126 Pts Slightly faster single-core speed.
+11%
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
428 Pts -2% 435 Pts +2%
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
439 Pts -47% 646 Pts Much faster multi-core speed.
+47%
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
134 Pts -3% 138 Pts +3%
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
527 Pts +4% 508 Pts -4%
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
532 Pts -36% 724 Pts Much faster OC multi-core speed.
+36%
Market Share
Based on 5,505,973 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
1.13 % -68% 1.9 % Much higher market share.
+68%
Value
Value For Money
89.6 % Slightly better value.
+7%
84 % -7%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
80 % -21% 97 % More popular.
+21%
Price
Price (score)
$235 Much cheaper.
+31%
$339 -31%
Age
Newest
41 Months -2% 40 Months +2%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
88 Watts 0% 88 Watts 0%
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
4 cores 0% 4 cores 0%
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
4 threads -100% 8 threads Hugely higher thread count.
+100%
Lithography
Manufacturing process
22 nm 0% 22 nm 0%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.5 GHz -14% 4 GHz Slightly faster base frequency.
+14%
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
3.9 GHz -13% 4.4 GHz Slightly faster turbo frequency.
+13%
SC Int
Single Core Integer Speed
133 Pts -4% 138 Pts +4%
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
134 Pts -3% 138 Pts +3%
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
529 Pts +3% 513 Pts -3%
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
525 Pts +3% 512 Pts -3%
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
529 Pts -30% 687 Pts Faster multi-core int speed.
+30%
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
528 Pts -39% 734 Pts Much faster multi-core fp speed.
+39%
Series
CPU Architecture
Haswell (2013) Haswell (2013)
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1150 FCLGA1150
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
HD 4600 HD 4600
Cache
Cache
6 MB SmartCache 8 MB SmartCache
Recommended Price
Recommended Customer Price
$242.00 - $243.00 $339.00 - $350.00
Graphics Output
Graphics Output
eDP/DP/HDMI/VGA eDP/DP/HDMI/DVI/VGA
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency
1.2 GHz 1.25 GHz
Hyper-Threading Tech
Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology ‡
No Yes

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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 Intel Core i7-4790K, codenamed Devil's Canyon, is an upgraded 4770K, Intel's current flagship i7. The 4790K features an improved thermal interface which enables it to dissipate heat more efficiently than the 4770K. Comparing the 4770K and 4790K shows that stock performance has improved by 13% which is consistent with the base clock jump from 3.5 GHz to 4.0 GHz. OC performance remains unchanged. Comparing the 4790K and 4790 shows that at stock clocks the 4790K is around 16% faster which considering the small price difference makes the 4790K a far better choice. Previously Intel targeted the unlocked K versions at overclockers but with Devil's Canyon they have included VT-d on the K chip and this time it's squarely aimed at both power users and overclockers alike. Until the release of Broadwell in six months, the 4790K is the high end CPU of choice. [Jul '14 CPUPro]

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