IntelBX80677I77700K
IntelBX80646I54690K

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

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 73,406 user samples
31,293 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 113% Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 5.15 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 88% Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 2.2 GHz (avg)
Poor: 88% Great: 113%
SPEED RANK: 2nd / 959
Gaming
Gaming 100%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 101%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 74%
Battleship
42,113 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 98% Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.8 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 66% Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 0.75 GHz (avg)
Poor: 66% Great: 98%
SPEED RANK: 22nd / 959
Gaming
Gaming 82%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 50%
Yacht
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
100 % Faster effective speed.
+22%
82.3 % -22%
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
140 Pts Faster single-core speed.
+24%
113 Pts -24%
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
491 Pts Slightly faster quad-core speed.
+15%
427 Pts -15%
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
747 Pts Much faster multi-core speed.
+72%
435 Pts -72%
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
155 Pts Faster OC single-core speed.
+18%
131 Pts -18%
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
565 Pts Slightly faster OC quad-core speed.
+9%
517 Pts -9%
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
835 Pts Much faster OC multi-core speed.
+60%
521 Pts -60%
Market Share
Based on 3,778,557 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
3.75 % Hugely higher market share.
+188%
1.3 % -188%
Value
Value For Money
97.9 % Slightly better value.
+10%
89.2 % -10%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
131 % Much more popular.
+79%
73 % -79%
Price
Price (score)
$309 -24% $235 Cheaper.
+24%
Age
Newest
4 Months Hugely more recent.
+89%
36 Months -89%
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
8 threads Hugely higher thread count.
+100%
4 threads -100%
Lithography
Manufacturing process
14 nm Much newer manufacturing.
+36%
22 nm -36%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
4.2 GHz Faster base frequency.
+20%
3.5 GHz -20%
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4.5 GHz Faster turbo frequency.
+15%
3.9 GHz -15%
SC Int
Single Core Integer Speed
151 Pts Slightly faster single-core int speed.
+14%
133 Pts -14%
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
159 Pts Faster single-core fp speed.
+20%
133 Pts -20%
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
552 Pts +4% 529 Pts -4%
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
586 Pts Slightly faster quad-core fp speed.
+11%
529 Pts -11%
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
773 Pts Much faster multi-core int speed.
+46%
528 Pts -46%
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
883 Pts Much faster multi-core fp speed.
+66%
531 Pts -66%
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
8 MB 6 MB SmartCache
Lithography
Lithography
14 nm 22 nm
Recommended Price
Recommended Customer Price
$339.00 - $350.00 $242.00 - $243.00
Bus Speed
Bus Speed
8 GT/s DMI3 5 GT/s DMI2
Thermal Solution Specification
Thermal Solution Specification
PCG 2015D (130W) 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

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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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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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