IntelBX80646I54690K
IntelBX80677I77700K

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

4 Cores, 8 Threads
@4.2GHz Kaby Lake (2017)

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 236,481 user samples
80,192 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 100% Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.9 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 62% Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 0.6 GHz (avg)
Poor: 62% Great: 100%
SPEED RANK: 54th / 1110
Gaming
Gaming 82%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 50%
Yacht
156,289 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 112% Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 5.1 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 87% Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
Poor: 87% Great: 112%
SPEED RANK: 18th / 1110
Gaming
Gaming 99%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 100%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 73%
Battleship
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
81.9 % 99.3 % Faster effective speed.
+21%
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
113 Pts 140 Pts Faster single-core speed.
+24%
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
424 Pts 486 Pts Slightly faster quad-core speed.
+15%
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
434 Pts 737 Pts Much faster multi-core speed.
+70%
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
134 Pts 154 Pts Slightly faster OC single-core speed.
+15%
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
527 Pts 565 Pts Slightly faster OC quad-core speed.
+7%
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
531 Pts 812 Pts Much faster OC multi-core speed.
+53%
Market Share
Based on 9,314,735 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.72 % 2.53 % Hugely higher market share.
+251%
Value
Value For Money
86.1 % 99.4 % Better value.
+15%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
63 % 115 % Hugely more popular.
+83%
Price
Price (score)
$255 Slightly cheaper.
+12%
$291
Age
Newest
49 Months 17 Months Much more recent.
+65%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
88 Watts +3% 91 Watts
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
4 cores 4 cores
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
4 threads 8 threads Hugely higher thread count.
+100%
Lithography
Manufacturing process
22 nm 14 nm Much newer manufacturing.
+36%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.5 GHz 4.2 GHz Faster base frequency.
+20%
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
3.9 GHz 4.5 GHz Faster turbo frequency.
+15%
SC Int
Single Core Integer Speed
133 Pts 151 Pts Slightly faster single-core int speed.
+14%
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
134 Pts 157 Pts Faster single-core fp speed.
+17%
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
526 Pts 554 Pts Slightly faster quad-core int speed.
+5%
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
526 Pts 586 Pts Slightly faster quad-core fp speed.
+11%
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
523 Pts 751 Pts Much faster multi-core int speed.
+44%
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
531 Pts 858 Pts Much faster multi-core fp speed.
+62%
Series
CPU Architecture
Haswell (2013) Kaby Lake (2017)
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1150 FCLGA1151
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
HD 4600 HD 630
Launch Date
Launch Date
Q2'14 Q1'17
Cache
Cache
6 MB SmartCache 8 MB
Lithography
Lithography
22 nm 14 nm
Recommended Price
Recommended Customer Price
$242.00 - $243.00 $339.00 - $350.00
Bus Speed
Bus Speed
5 GT/s DMI2 8 GT/s DMI3
Thermal Solution Specification
Thermal Solution Specification
PCG 2013D PCG 2015D (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 DDR4-2133/2400, DDR3L-1333/1600 @ 1.35V
Processor Graphics
Processor Graphics ‡
Intel® HD Graphics 4600 Intel® HD Graphics 630
Graphics Base Frequency
Graphics Base Frequency
350 MHz 350.00 MHz
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
Hyper-Threading Tech
Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology ‡
No Yes
TSX-NI
Intel® TSX-NI
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 Core i7-7700K is Intel’s flagship Kaby Lake based CPU which is reported to have the same IPC as its predecessor, Skylake. Comparing the 7700K and 6700K shows that both average effective speed and peak overclocked speed are up by 7%. Most of the increase in average effective speed is explained by the 5% boost in base clocks from 4.0 to 4.2 GHz. The improved peak lab speed is attributable to a combination of better overclocking capacity and improvements in Intel’s speedshift technology which make the 7700K slightly more responsive. Kaby Lake also has marginally better HD 630 integrated graphics. The i7-7700K is priced similarly to the i7-6700K so for top end gaming and workstation builds, the 7700K is the clear choice for 2017. AMD’s Ryzen will release later this year so things could change at that time. [Jan '17 CPUPro]

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