IntelBX80646I54690
AMD100-100000071BOX

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

8 Cores, 16 Threads @3.6GHz, Zen2.
Release date: Q3 2019.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 666,937 user samples
63,361 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 84% Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 58% Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Poor: 58% Great: 84%
SPEED RANK: 214th / 1316
Gaming
Gaming 76%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 57%
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603,576 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 93% Base clock 4.5 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 78% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 1.35 GHz (avg)
Poor: 78% Great: 93%
SPEED RANK: 78th / 1316
Gaming
Gaming 87%
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Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 88%
Aircraft carrier
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
75.7 % 86.6 % Faster effective speed.
+14%
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
84.6 Pts Slightly lower memory latency.
+8%
78.4 Pts
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
105 Pts 135 Pts Faster single-core speed.
+29%
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
207 Pts 267 Pts Faster dual-core speed.
+29%
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
386 Pts 508 Pts Much faster quad-core speed.
+32%
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
392 Pts 915 Pts Hugely faster octa-core speed.
+133%
Memory
OC Memory Latency
94.1 Pts Slightly lower OC memory latency.
+8%
87.5 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
114 Pts 142 Pts Faster OC single-core speed.
+25%
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
225 Pts 281 Pts Faster OC dual-core speed.
+25%
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
434 Pts 550 Pts Faster OC quad-core speed.
+27%
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
435 Pts 1033 Pts Hugely faster OC octa-core speed.
+137%
Market Share
Based on 44,924,470 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.14 % 2.98 % Insanely higher market share.
+2,029%
Value
Value For Money
85.5 % 87.4 % +2%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
55 % 90 % Much more popular.
+64%
Price
Price (score)
$178 Much cheaper.
+34%
$269
Age
Newest
86 Months 24 Months Much more recent.
+72%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
84 Watts 65 Watts More energy efficient.
+23%
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
4 cores 8 cores Hugely higher core count.
+100%
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
4 threads 16 threads Hugely higher thread count.
+300%
Lithography
Manufacturing process
22 nm 7 nm Much newer manufacturing.
+68%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.5 GHz 3.6 GHz +3%
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
3.9 GHz 4.4 GHz Faster turbo frequency.
+13%
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
437 Pts 1498 Pts Hugely faster OC 64-core speed.
+243%
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
393 Pts 1407 Pts Hugely faster 64-core speed.
+258%
Series
CPU Architecture
Haswell Zen2
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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The 3700X is a $320 USD 8-core, 16-thread mid-range Ryzen 3000 series CPU. Out of the box, the 3700X, 3600X and 3600 achieve similar quad core speeds but the 16 threaded 3700X is 30% faster at multi-core computations than the 12 threaded 3600X. Comparing the 3700X to Intel’s i7-9700K shows that, when overclocked, the 3700X is 26% faster at 64-core computations but 13% slower for gaming and desktop (sub eight core performance). Unlike lower end Ryzen 3000 SKUs, the 3700X comes with a half decent cooler but AMD should not have bothered since a $20 aftermarket cooler is still quieter, easier to change, and better at cooling. With a Gammaxx 400 cooler we were able to maintain a 43.25x OC during our EFps tests. We had to use a fixed clock OC (rather than Offset/PBO) to avoid significant frame drops in Fortnite. With strong single-core scores, the 3700X should offer very strong gaming performance but in reality it is let down by its memory controller, which, although significantly improved over previous Ryzen iterations, still has limited bandwidth and high latency. The heavily hyped 3700X, paired with a 2060S, offers real world gaming performance comparable to the $80 USD entry level 4-core, 4-thread Intel Core i3-9100F. At $320 USD, the 3700X offers reasonable value to full time media encoders but general desktop users, gamers and even streamers should look elsewhere. Streaming with dedicated hardware such as NVENC or a separate stream PC will nearly always result in fewer dropped frames. The 3700X severely bottlenecks a 2070S: gamers should investigate the 9600K, which is both cheaper and faster[Jul '19 CPUPro]

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