IntelBX80677I57600K
IntelBX80646I54690K

4 Cores, 4 Threads
@3.8GHz Kaby Lake (2017)

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 58,562 user samples
13,524 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 113% Base clock 0.8 GHz, turbo 5.05 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 78% Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4.15 GHz (avg)
Poor: 78% Great: 113%
SPEED RANK: 7th / 961
Gaming
Gaming 95%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 93%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 58%
Gunboat
45,038 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 98% Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.8 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 58% Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 0.3 GHz (avg)
Poor: 58% Great: 98%
SPEED RANK: 27th / 961
Gaming
Gaming 81%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 79%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 49%
Yacht
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
95.4 % Faster effective speed.
+18%
80.9 % -18%
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
131 Pts Faster single-core speed.
+17%
112 Pts -17%
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
495 Pts Faster quad-core speed.
+18%
418 Pts -18%
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
509 Pts Faster multi-core speed.
+19%
428 Pts -19%
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
152 Pts Faster OC single-core speed.
+16%
131 Pts -16%
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
595 Pts Slightly faster OC quad-core speed.
+15%
518 Pts -15%
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
601 Pts Faster OC multi-core speed.
+16%
518 Pts -16%
Market Share
Based on 4,073,867 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
2.21 % 0% 2.21 % 0%
Value
Value For Money
104 % Better value.
+19%
87.7 % -19%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
120 % Much more popular.
+62%
74 % -62%
Price
Price (score)
$231 +2% $235 -2%
Age
Newest
5 Months Hugely more recent.
+86%
37 Months -86%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
91 Watts -3% 88 Watts +3%
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
4 cores 0% 4 cores 0%
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
4 threads 0% 4 threads 0%
Lithography
Manufacturing process
14 nm Much newer manufacturing.
+36%
22 nm -36%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.8 GHz Slightly faster base frequency.
+9%
3.5 GHz -9%
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4.2 GHz Slightly faster turbo frequency.
+8%
3.9 GHz -8%
SC Int
Single Core Integer Speed
147 Pts Slightly faster single-core int speed.
+11%
133 Pts -11%
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
158 Pts Faster single-core fp speed.
+19%
133 Pts -19%
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
576 Pts Slightly faster quad-core int speed.
+9%
529 Pts -9%
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
618 Pts Faster quad-core fp speed.
+17%
526 Pts -17%
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
583 Pts Slightly faster multi-core int speed.
+10%
528 Pts -10%
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
623 Pts Faster multi-core fp speed.
+17%
532 Pts -17%
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
HD 630 HD 4600
Series
CPU Architecture
Kaby Lake (2017) Haswell (2013)
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1151 FCLGA1150
Series
CPU Architecture
Kaby Lake (2017) Haswell (2013)
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1151 FCLGA1150
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
HD 630 HD 4600
Launch Date
Launch Date
Q1'17 Q2'14
Cache
Cache
6 MB 6 MB SmartCache
Lithography
Lithography
14 nm 22 nm
Bus Speed
Bus Speed
8 GT/s DMI3 5 GT/s DMI2
Thermal Solution Specification
Thermal Solution Specification
PCG 2015C (65W) PCG 2013D
Max Memory Size
Max Memory Size (dependent on memory type)
64 GB 32 GB
Memory Types
Memory Types
DDR4-2133/2400, DDR3L-1333/1600 @ 1.35V DDR3-1333/1600, DDR3L-1333/1600 @ 1.5V
Processor Graphics
Processor Graphics ‡
Intel® HD Graphics 630 Intel® HD Graphics 4600
Graphics Base Frequency
Graphics Base Frequency
350.00 MHz 350 MHz
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency
1.15 GHz 1.2 GHz
Graphics Video Max Memory
Graphics Video Max Memory
64 GB 2 GB
TSX-NI
Intel® TSX-NI
Yes No

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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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