IntelBX80646I54690K
AMD100-100000071BOX

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

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

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 234,007 user samples
134,194 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 89% Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.95 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 54% Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 0.75 GHz (avg)
Poor: 54% Great: 89%
SPEED RANK: 97th / 1206
Gaming
Gaming 74%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 76%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 41%
Speed boat
99,813 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 97% Base clock 4.45 GHz, turbo 4.45 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 83% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 0.55 GHz (avg)
Poor: 83% Great: 97%
SPEED RANK: 20th / 1206
Gaming
Gaming 93%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 93%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 93%
Nuclear submarine
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
74.1 % 92.8 % Faster effective speed.
+25%
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
112 Pts 135 Pts Faster single-core speed.
+21%
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
222 Pts 269 Pts Faster dual-core speed.
+21%
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
415 Pts 520 Pts Faster quad-core speed.
+25%
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
420 Pts 943 Pts Hugely faster octa-core speed.
+125%
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
132 Pts 141 Pts Slightly faster OC single-core speed.
+7%
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
265 Pts 282 Pts Slightly faster OC dual-core speed.
+6%
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
515 Pts 551 Pts Slightly faster OC quad-core speed.
+7%
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
516 Pts 1055 Pts Hugely faster OC octa-core speed.
+104%
Market Share
Based on 24,103,442 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.62 % 2.18 % Hugely higher market share.
+252%
Value
Value For Money
82.3 % 89.2 % Slightly better value.
+8%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
113 % 163 % Much more popular.
+44%
Price
Price (score)
$189 Much cheaper.
+41%
$320
Age
Newest
68 Months 6 Months Hugely more recent.
+91%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
88 Watts 65 Watts More energy efficient.
+26%
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 Slightly faster turbo frequency.
+13%
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
519 Pts 1524 Pts Hugely faster OC 64-core speed.
+194%
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
424 Pts 1423 Pts Hugely faster 64-core speed.
+236%
Series
CPU Architecture
Haswell Zen2
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 3700X is a $320 USD 8-core, 16-thread mid-range Ryzen 3000 series CPU. It has a maximum stock boost clock of 4.4 GHz, 32 MB of L3 cache, supports 3200 MHz DDR4 memory and has a power draw of 65W TDP. 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 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. [Jul '19 CPUPro]

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