IntelBX80646I54690K
AMDYD170XBCAEWOF

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

8 Cores, 16 Threads @3.4GHz, Zen.
Release date: Q1 2017.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 122,660 user samples
86,141 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 97% Base clock 4.8 GHz, turbo 6.6 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 59% Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 0.5 GHz (avg)
Poor: 59% Great: 97%
SPEED RANK: 66th / 1130
Gaming
Gaming 80%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 78%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 48%
Yacht
36,519 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 99% Base clock 4.05 GHz
Worst Bench: 77% Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
Poor: 77% Great: 99%
SPEED RANK: 36th / 1130
Gaming
Gaming 89%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 95%
Nuclear submarine
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
79.5 % 88.5 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+11%
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
111 Pts Slightly faster single-core speed.
+6%
105 Pts
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
410 Pts 412 Pts +0%
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
421 Pts 1166 Pts Hugely faster multi-core speed.
+177%
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
131 Pts Slightly faster OC single-core speed.
+13%
116 Pts
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
512 Pts Slightly faster OC quad-core speed.
+10%
465 Pts
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
516 Pts 1318 Pts Hugely faster OC multi-core speed.
+155%
Market Share
Based on 11,594,309 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
1.03 % Hugely higher market share.
+102%
0.51 %
Value
Value For Money
83.6 % 106 % Better value.
+27%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
74 % 107 % Much more popular.
+45%
Price
Price (score)
$255 $180 Cheaper.
+29%
Age
Newest
53 Months 19 Months Much more recent.
+64%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
88 Watts Slightly more energy efficient.
+7%
95 Watts
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 14 nm Much newer manufacturing.
+36%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.5 GHz +3% 3.4 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
3.9 GHz +3% 3.8 GHz
SC Int
Single Core Integer Speed
132 Pts Faster single-core int speed.
+18%
112 Pts
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
132 Pts Slightly faster single-core fp speed.
+8%
122 Pts
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
517 Pts Faster quad-core int speed.
+16%
445 Pts
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
517 Pts Slightly faster quad-core fp speed.
+7%
484 Pts
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
516 Pts 1275 Pts Hugely faster multi-core int speed.
+147%
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
515 Pts 1329 Pts Hugely faster multi-core fp speed.
+158%
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 AMD Ryzen 7 1700X isn't due for release until next week but two of our users has already submitted benchmarks. Comparing the quad and single core scores from our samples shows a relative 4.3% boost on the single core score so it’s possible that turbo wasn’t fully engaged (12% turbo boost expected). These preliminary results are seriously impressive as they put Zen’s IPC between 0% and 9% below Intel’s Kaby Lake. Even in the worst case scenario these results are still impressive. Comparing Intel’s $1,000 6900K and the 1700X shows that AMD delivers comparable performance for half the price! A shake-up of the CPU market will unfold as Zen rolls out. If Ryzen CPUs can overclock to 4.6+ GHz they will likely dominate the entire market putting a very welcome end to the monotonous tick-tock of recent years. [Feb '17 CPUPro]

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