IntelBX80646I54690K
IntelBX80684I78700K

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

6 Cores, 12 Threads @3.7GHz, Coffee Lake.
Release date: Q4 2017.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 224,517 user samples
83,343 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 97% Base clock 4.7 GHz, turbo 6.3 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 60% Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 0.75 GHz (avg)
Poor: 60% Great: 97%
SPEED RANK: 66th / 1129
Gaming
Gaming 79%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 78%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 48%
Yacht
141,174 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 125% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 5.15 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 90% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 1.65 GHz (avg)
Poor: 90% Great: 125%
SPEED RANK: 10th / 1129
Gaming
Gaming 108%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 105%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 96%
Nuclear submarine
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
79.4 % 108 % Much faster effective speed.
+36%
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
111 Pts 138 Pts Faster single-core speed.
+24%
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
409 Pts 525 Pts Faster quad-core speed.
+28%
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
420 Pts 1085 Pts Hugely faster multi-core speed.
+158%
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
132 Pts 155 Pts Faster OC single-core speed.
+17%
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
512 Pts 616 Pts Faster OC quad-core speed.
+20%
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
515 Pts 1248 Pts Hugely faster OC multi-core speed.
+142%
Market Share
Based on 11,488,201 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.98 % 4.86 % Hugely higher market share.
+396%
Value
Value For Money
83.4 % 99 % Better value.
+19%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
73 % 156 % Hugely more popular.
+114%
Price
Price (score)
$255 Much cheaper.
+31%
$370
Age
Newest
53 Months 12 Months Much more recent.
+77%
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 12 threads Hugely higher thread count.
+200%
Lithography
Manufacturing process
22 nm 14 nm Much newer manufacturing.
+36%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.5 GHz 3.7 GHz Slightly faster base frequency.
+6%
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
3.9 GHz 4.7 GHz Faster turbo frequency.
+21%
SC Int
Single Core Integer Speed
132 Pts 151 Pts Slightly faster single-core int speed.
+14%
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
132 Pts 160 Pts Faster single-core fp speed.
+21%
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
517 Pts 598 Pts Faster quad-core int speed.
+16%
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
513 Pts 638 Pts Faster quad-core fp speed.
+24%
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
521 Pts 1150 Pts Hugely faster multi-core int speed.
+121%
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
515 Pts 1323 Pts Hugely faster multi-core fp speed.
+157%
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 12 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 1.20 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
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 i7-8700K is Intel’s latest, top of the range, 8th generation Coffee Lake processor. Like Kaby Lake and Sky Lake before that, Coffee Lake is based on Intel’s 14nm architecture which has been slightly optimized on each iteration. Following AMD’s modus operandi, Intel has upped the cores and threads across the range of their CPUs. In previous generations, a 6-core processor would have been a high-end desk-top (HEDT) processor, however the i7-8700K is the first Intel CPU with 6 cores and 12 threads to be classified (and priced) as a mainstream consumer processor. Specifically, the i7-8700K features a base clock speed of 3.7 GHz which boosts to 4.7 GHz (4.5 GHz for the previous generation i7-7700k), 12MB of smart (L3) cache and 2 channels of DDR4 RAM. The majority of the performance improvements over the 7th generation stem from the higher core count which results in a 50% increase in multi-core speed between the i7-7700k and i7-8700k. A new motherboard will need to be factored into the budget when upgrading to the 8700K as it requires a new Intel Z370 chipset which has supposedly been designed to better deliver power to CPUs with a greater number of cores. Also available in this latest release of CPUs is the 6 core 6 thread i5-8600k which is a more rational option (around $100 cheaper) for the vast majority of users that don’t require hyper-threading. Sandy bridge owners can finally justify an upgrade but with the next iteration of AMD's Zen architecture just around the corner the CPU market will be a lot faster moving now that Intel, once again, has to compete. [Sep '17 CPUPro]

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