IntelBX80646I54690
AMD100-100000065BOX

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

6 Cores, 12 Threads @3.7GHz, Zen3.
Release date: Q4 2020.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 384,826 user samples
71,975 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 83% Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 59% Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Poor: 59% Great: 83%
SPEED RANK: 249th / 1355
Gaming
Gaming 75%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 79%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 57%
Gunboat
312,851 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 106% Base clock 4.65 GHz, turbo 4.85 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 85% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Poor: 85% Great: 106%
SPEED RANK: 39th / 1355
Gaming
Gaming 97%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 99%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 91%
Nuclear submarine
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
75.5 % 96.6 % Faster effective speed.
+28%
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
84.6 Pts 86.9 Pts +3%
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
104 Pts 157 Pts Much faster single-core speed.
+51%
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
204 Pts 305 Pts Much faster dual-core speed.
+50%
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
384 Pts 570 Pts Much faster quad-core speed.
+48%
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
387 Pts 954 Pts Hugely faster octa-core speed.
+147%
Memory
OC Memory Latency
94 Pts 94.7 Pts +1%
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
112 Pts 165 Pts Much faster OC single-core speed.
+47%
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
221 Pts 327 Pts Much faster OC dual-core speed.
+48%
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
428 Pts 642 Pts Much faster OC quad-core speed.
+50%
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
426 Pts 1046 Pts Hugely faster OC octa-core speed.
+146%
Market Share
Based on 52,696,213 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.13 % 2.29 % Insanely higher market share.
+1,662%
Value
Value For Money
105 % 106 % +1%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
55 % 94 % Much more popular.
+71%
Price
Price (score)
$85 Much cheaper.
+58%
$200
Age
Newest
96 Months 18 Months Hugely more recent.
+81%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
84 Watts 65 Watts More energy efficient.
+23%
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 7 nm Much newer manufacturing.
+68%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.5 GHz 3.7 GHz Slightly faster base frequency.
+6%
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
3.9 GHz 4.6 GHz Faster turbo frequency.
+18%
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
430 Pts 1328 Pts Hugely faster OC 64-core speed.
+209%
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
389 Pts 1216 Pts Hugely faster 64-core speed.
+213%
Series
CPU Architecture
Haswell Zen3
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1150 AM4
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
HD 4600 None
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The Core i5-4690 is Intel's latest and greatest locked Core-i5. This CPU will suit serious gamers that don't plan on overclocking. The 4690 replaces the 4670 and shares exactly the same specs aside from base and turbo clock bumps of 100 MHz. The 100 MHz clock bump results in barely noticeable real world performance improvements and, if anything, makes the older 4670 more attractive as suppliers reduce prices to try to clear stocks. For regular desktop use such as email, surfing, and listening to music, this CPU is overkill and there is far better value amongst lower powered and significantly cheaper CPUs but for gamers and moderate power users the 4690 is a good locked option. [Jun '14 CPUPro]

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