IntelBX80646I54690K
AMDYD150XBBAEBOX

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

4 Cores, 8 Threads @3.5GHz, Zen.
Release date: Q2 2017.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 101,134 user samples
86,130 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 99% Base clock 3.5 GHz
Worst Bench: 59% Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Poor: 59% Great: 99%
SPEED RANK: 62nd / 1129
Gaming
Gaming 81%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 79%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 49%
Yacht
15,004 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 85% Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 64% Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 1.35 GHz (avg)
Poor: 64% Great: 85%
SPEED RANK: 93rd / 1129
Gaming
Gaming 75%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 75%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 57%
Gunboat
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
81 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+9%
74.6 %
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
112 Pts Slightly faster single-core speed.
+8%
104 Pts
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
419 Pts Faster quad-core speed.
+15%
364 Pts
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
428 Pts 590 Pts Much faster multi-core speed.
+38%
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
132 Pts Faster OC single-core speed.
+16%
114 Pts
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
520 Pts Faster OC quad-core speed.
+21%
430 Pts
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
523 Pts 648 Pts Faster OC multi-core speed.
+24%
Market Share
Based on 11,539,232 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.97 % Hugely higher market share.
+234%
0.29 %
Value
Value For Money
85.2 % 101 % Better value.
+19%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
74 % 92 % More popular.
+24%
Price
Price (score)
$255 $130 Much cheaper.
+49%
Age
Newest
53 Months 18 Months Much more recent.
+66%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
88 Watts 65 Watts More energy efficient.
+26%
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
4 cores 4 cores
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
4 threads 8 threads Hugely higher thread count.
+100%
Lithography
Manufacturing process
22 nm 14 nm Much newer manufacturing.
+36%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.5 GHz 3.5 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
3.9 GHz Slightly faster turbo frequency.
+5%
3.7 GHz
SC Int
Single Core Integer Speed
133 Pts Faster single-core int speed.
+20%
111 Pts
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
133 Pts Slightly faster single-core fp speed.
+11%
120 Pts
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
528 Pts Faster quad-core int speed.
+29%
409 Pts
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
522 Pts Faster quad-core fp speed.
+18%
444 Pts
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
528 Pts 629 Pts Faster multi-core int speed.
+19%
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
522 Pts 655 Pts Faster multi-core fp speed.
+25%
Series
CPU Architecture
Haswell Zen
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1150 AM4
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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The quad core and octa threaded Ryzen 1500X is a sub-$200 chip based on AMD's latest Zen architecture. It is released this month as part of the Ryzen 5 launch – a mid-market range specced out to challenge Intel's i5 series and yield considerably better multi-threaded performance at budget prices. Comparing the i5-7600K shows that the 7600K is 20% faster for single and quad core workloads but looses by 20% for multi-core workloads. The Ryzen 5 line-up also includes the 6 core 12 threaded 1600X. By comparison, the 1500X is 24% less expensive, comes with a Wraith Spire cooler and impressively yields very similar single and quad core performance, but multi-core performance lags 50% behind the 1600X. Both chips can be overclocked, but out the box, the base and boost clock speeds are 3.5GHz and 3.7GHz for the 1500X and 3.6GHz and 4.0GHz for the 1600X. The 1500X is a very reasonable CPU for the money, which thanks to AMD's recent IPC improvements, punches far above its weight for multi-threaded performance by Intel's standards. [Apr '17 CPUPro]

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