IntelBX80646I54690K
AMDFD8350FRHKBOX

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

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8 Cores, 8 Threads @4.0GHz, Piledriver.
Release date: Q4 2012.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 395,523 user samples
160,500 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 89% Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.8 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 55% Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 1.3 GHz (avg)
Poor: 55% Great: 89%
SPEED RANK: 97th / 1206
Gaming
Gaming 74%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 76%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 41%
Speed boat
235,023 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 55% Base clock 5 GHz
Worst Bench: 39% Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 1.4 GHz (avg)
Poor: 39% Great: 55%
SPEED RANK: 377th / 1206
Gaming
Gaming 49%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 49%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 39%
Jet ski
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
74 % Much faster effective speed.
+52%
48.7 %
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
112 Pts Much faster single-core speed.
+53%
73.1 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
221 Pts Much faster dual-core speed.
+56%
142 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
414 Pts Much faster quad-core speed.
+54%
268 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
422 Pts 458 Pts Slightly faster octa-core speed.
+9%
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
132 Pts Much faster OC single-core speed.
+61%
81.9 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
263 Pts Much faster OC dual-core speed.
+63%
161 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
517 Pts Much faster OC quad-core speed.
+67%
310 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
520 Pts 531 Pts +2%
Market Share
Based on 23,795,819 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.6 % 0.86 % Much higher market share.
+43%
Value
Value For Money
82.2 % Better value.
+18%
69.8 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
113 % Much more popular.
+59%
71 %
Price
Price (score)
$189 $75 Much cheaper.
+60%
Age
Newest
68 Months More recent.
+22%
87 Months
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
88 Watts More energy efficient.
+30%
125 Watts
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
4 cores 8 cores Hugely higher core count.
+100%
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
4 threads 8 threads Hugely higher thread count.
+100%
Lithography
Manufacturing process
22 nm Much newer manufacturing.
+31%
32 nm
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.5 GHz 4 GHz Slightly faster base frequency.
+14%
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
3.9 GHz 4.2 GHz Slightly faster turbo frequency.
+8%
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
521 Pts 536 Pts +3%
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
426 Pts 465 Pts Slightly faster 64-core speed.
+9%
Series
CPU Architecture
Haswell Piledriver
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1150 AM3+
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
HD 4600 None
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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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In terms of raw single-core performance the flagship AMD FX-8350 is lagging behind intel's processor line-up by over two generations. The PassMark Single Thread scores for the i5-2500K vs the FX-8350 are 1863 to 1520 which shows that in terms of raw per-core processing the FX-8350 is lagging the two year old i5 by 23%. Where the AMD FX makes up is on multi-core performance, with a score of 9156 vs 6745, the AMD leads the Intel 2500K by 36% making it the far more capable multi-threaded server orientated performer. The AMD is also cheaper but significantly more power hungry which counts strongly against it as a server proposition. The FX-8350 could be a good fit for specific server use cases but for general consumer use, which is single and dual core intensive, Intel's two year old i5-2500K delivers better performance. [May '13 CPUPro]

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