IntelBX80646I54690
AMD100-100000059WOF

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

16 Cores, 32 Threads @3.4GHz, Zen3.
Release date: Q4 2020.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 97,302 user samples
63,037 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 84% Base clock 3.5 GHz
Worst Bench: 60% Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 1.15 GHz (avg)
Poor: 60% Great: 84%
SPEED RANK: 199th / 1316
Gaming
Gaming 76%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 58%
Gunboat
34,265 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 108% Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 4.75 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 88% Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 1.35 GHz (avg)
Poor: 88% Great: 108%
SPEED RANK: 16th / 1316
Gaming
Gaming 100%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 101%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 126%
UFO
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
76.4 % 100 % Much faster effective speed.
+31%
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
85.1 Pts 87.1 Pts +2%
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
106 Pts 159 Pts Much faster single-core speed.
+50%
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
208 Pts 315 Pts Much faster dual-core speed.
+51%
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
391 Pts 607 Pts Much faster quad-core speed.
+55%
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
397 Pts 1188 Pts Hugely faster octa-core speed.
+199%
Memory
OC Memory Latency
94.3 Pts 95.3 Pts +1%
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
114 Pts 169 Pts Much faster OC single-core speed.
+48%
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
226 Pts 334 Pts Much faster OC dual-core speed.
+48%
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
437 Pts 650 Pts Much faster OC quad-core speed.
+49%
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
437 Pts 1277 Pts Hugely faster OC octa-core speed.
+192%
Market Share
Based on 46,464,793 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.15 % 0.64 % Hugely higher market share.
+327%
Value
Value For Money
86.3 % Better value.
+18%
73.1 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
55 % 67 % More popular.
+22%
Price
Price (score)
$178 Much cheaper.
+80%
$878
Age
Newest
88 Months 10 Months Hugely more recent.
+89%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
84 Watts More energy efficient.
+20%
105 Watts
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
4 cores 16 cores Hugely higher core count.
+300%
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
4 threads 32 threads Hugely higher thread count.
+700%
Lithography
Manufacturing process
22 nm 7 nm Much newer manufacturing.
+68%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.5 GHz +3% 3.4 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
3.9 GHz 4.9 GHz Faster turbo frequency.
+26%
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
438 Pts 3306 Pts Hugely faster OC 64-core speed.
+655%
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
399 Pts 2921 Pts Hugely faster 64-core speed.
+632%
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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The 16-core, 32-thread Ryzen 9 5950X is an impressive workhorse. It sits at the top of AMD’s latest Zen 3 based, 5000 series of CPUs and sends a clear message that AMD can beat Intel in terms of raw performance and core count. The 5950X has a boost clock speed of up to 4.9 GHz, a massive 72 MB cache and a TDP rating of 105W. Despite the clear “gaming” focus of AMD’s 5000 series launch marketing, the 5950X does not efficiently leverage all its 16 cores in gaming (as demonstrated by similar effective speed scores compared to the 12-core 5900X, 8-core 5800X and 6-core 5600X.) 16 cores are only suitable for professional use cases that have CPU processing needs which cannot be more efficiently met by a GPU or other dedicated hardware. There is no Intel equivalent with this number of cores, and the 5950X’s uniqueness is reflected in its $799 USD price tag, 45% more expensive than the 5900X. Gamers will get far higher FPS per dollar by allocating a higher proportion of their budget towards a better GPU rather than blowing $799 USD on the 5950X. Professional users that plan to use 32 concurrent threads at 100% load will find value in the 5950X. On the other hand, workstation users that rarely exceed 20 concurrent threads at 100% should consider the 10850K for around half the money. [Nov '20 CPUPro]

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