IntelBX80677I77700
IntelBX80646I54690K

4 Cores, 8 Threads @3.6GHz, Kaby Lake.
Release date: Q1 2017.

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

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 137,582 user samples
51,308 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 94% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 72% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 1.15 GHz (avg)
Poor: 72% Great: 94%
SPEED RANK: 52nd / 1122
Gaming
Gaming 83%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 84%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 62%
Destroyer
86,274 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 97% Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.8 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 60% Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 0.65 GHz (avg)
Poor: 60% Great: 97%
SPEED RANK: 61st / 1122
Gaming
Gaming 80%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 79%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 49%
Yacht
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
83.4 % +4% 80.4 %
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
118 Pts Slightly faster single-core speed.
+6%
111 Pts
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
405 Pts 416 Pts +3%
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
636 Pts Much faster multi-core speed.
+50%
424 Pts
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
128 Pts 131 Pts +2%
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
475 Pts 513 Pts Slightly faster OC quad-core speed.
+8%
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
674 Pts Much faster OC multi-core speed.
+31%
515 Pts
Market Share
Based on 10,301,358 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.93 % Slightly higher market share.
+9%
0.85 %
Value
Value For Money
82 % 84.5 % +3%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
66 % 71 % Slightly more popular.
+8%
Price
Price (score)
$305 $255 Cheaper.
+16%
Age
Newest
19 Months Much more recent.
+63%
51 Months
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
65 Watts More energy efficient.
+26%
88 Watts
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
4 cores 4 cores
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
8 threads Hugely higher thread count.
+100%
4 threads
Lithography
Manufacturing process
14 nm Much newer manufacturing.
+36%
22 nm
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.6 GHz +3% 3.5 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4.2 GHz Slightly faster turbo frequency.
+8%
3.9 GHz
SC Int
Single Core Integer Speed
124 Pts 132 Pts Slightly faster single-core int speed.
+6%
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
132 Pts +2% 130 Pts
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
462 Pts 523 Pts Slightly faster quad-core int speed.
+13%
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
496 Pts 512 Pts +3%
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
623 Pts Faster multi-core int speed.
+20%
521 Pts
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
708 Pts Much faster multi-core fp speed.
+39%
511 Pts
Series
CPU Architecture
Kaby Lake Haswell
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1151 FCLGA1150
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
HD 630 HD 4600
Launch Date
Launch Date
Q1'17 Q2'14
Cache
Cache
8 MB 6 MB SmartCache
Lithography
Lithography
14 nm 22 nm
Recommended Price
Recommended Customer Price
$303.00 - $312.00 $242.00 - $243.00
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
Hyper-Threading Tech
Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology ‡
Yes No
TSX-NI
Intel® TSX-NI
Yes No
vPro Tech
Intel® vPro™ Technology ‡
Yes No
Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
Intel® Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
Yes No
Trusted Execution Tech
Intel® Trusted Execution Technology ‡
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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