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IntelBX80646I54690K

8 Cores, 8 Threads @4.7GHz, Piledriver.
Release date: Q3 2013.

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

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 196,827 user samples
22,278 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 76% Base clock 5.1 GHz, turbo 5.1 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 58% Base clock 4.7 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
Poor: 58% Great: 76%
SPEED RANK: 292nd / 1251
Gaming
Gaming 69%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 71%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 57%
Gunboat
174,549 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 91% Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.6 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 64% Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Poor: 64% Great: 91%
SPEED RANK: 127th / 1251
Gaming
Gaming 80%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 84%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 61%
Destroyer
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
69.4 % 80.1 % Faster effective speed.
+15%
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
85.7 Pts 89.5 Pts +4%
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
79.7 Pts 110 Pts Much faster single-core speed.
+38%
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
154 Pts 218 Pts Much faster dual-core speed.
+42%
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
288 Pts 408 Pts Much faster quad-core speed.
+42%
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
498 Pts Faster octa-core speed.
+20%
415 Pts
Memory
OC Memory Latency
93.8 Pts 97.1 Pts +4%
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
88.8 Pts 130 Pts Much faster OC single-core speed.
+46%
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
175 Pts 259 Pts Much faster OC dual-core speed.
+48%
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
331 Pts 506 Pts Much faster OC quad-core speed.
+53%
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
565 Pts Faster OC octa-core speed.
+11%
509 Pts
Market Share
Based on 30,113,948 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.07 % 0.53 % Hugely higher market share.
+657%
Value
Value For Money
74.3 % 85.2 % Better value.
+15%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
67 % 118 % Much more popular.
+76%
Price
Price (score)
$217 +2% $222
Age
Newest
84 Months 74 Months More recent.
+12%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
220 Watts 88 Watts Much more energy efficient.
+60%
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
8 cores Hugely higher core count.
+100%
4 cores
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
8 threads Hugely higher thread count.
+100%
4 threads
Lithography
Manufacturing process
32 nm 22 nm Much newer manufacturing.
+31%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
4.7 GHz Much faster base frequency.
+34%
3.5 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
5 GHz Faster turbo frequency.
+28%
3.9 GHz
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
567 Pts Faster OC 64-core speed.
+12%
507 Pts
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
502 Pts Faster 64-core speed.
+20%
419 Pts
Series
CPU Architecture
Piledriver Haswell
Socket
Motherboard Socket
AM3+ FCLGA1150
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
None HD 4600
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AMD released the FX-9590 back in July 2013 but it's not until recently that these processors have started hitting the shelves and even now prices are still extremely high. This is the first mainstream 5GHz processor but clock speed isn't the key performance indicator it once was. Comparing the 9590 to the 8350 shows that the 9590 has 16% better overall performance which is almost exactly in line with its base clock increase from 4.0 to 4.7 GHz. Despite this performance boost the 9590 still lags Intel's most recent 4770K Haswell processor by 26% and that's despite the AMD's 27% higher base clock. In terms of relative performance the AMD's strong point is Integer processing where it has 8 processing units vs just four (one per core) in the 4770K. Overall, especially at current prices, the 9590 doesn't represent good value for money. [Jan '14 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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