IntelBX80646I54690K
IntelBX80677I57600K

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

4 Cores, 4 Threads @3.8GHz, Kaby Lake.
Release date: Q1 2017.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 153,349 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: 68th / 1132
Gaming
Gaming 80%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 78%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 48%
Yacht
67,208 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 109% Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 5.1 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 74% Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 1.25 GHz (avg)
Poor: 74% Great: 109%
SPEED RANK: 31st / 1132
Gaming
Gaming 92%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 91%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 56%
Gunboat
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
79.5 % 92.2 % Faster effective speed.
+16%
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
111 Pts 129 Pts Faster single-core speed.
+16%
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
410 Pts 475 Pts Faster quad-core speed.
+16%
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
421 Pts 487 Pts Faster multi-core speed.
+16%
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
131 Pts 149 Pts Slightly faster OC single-core speed.
+14%
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
512 Pts 570 Pts Slightly faster OC quad-core speed.
+11%
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
516 Pts 574 Pts Slightly faster OC multi-core speed.
+11%
Market Share
Based on 11,607,141 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
1.03 % Higher market share.
+23%
0.84 %
Value
Value For Money
83.6 % 97.5 % Better value.
+17%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
74 % 97 % Much more popular.
+31%
Price
Price (score)
$255 $251 +2%
Age
Newest
53 Months 21 Months Much more recent.
+60%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
88 Watts +3% 91 Watts
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
4 cores 4 cores
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
4 threads 4 threads
Lithography
Manufacturing process
22 nm 14 nm Much newer manufacturing.
+36%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.5 GHz 3.8 GHz Slightly faster base frequency.
+9%
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
3.9 GHz 4.2 GHz Slightly faster turbo frequency.
+8%
SC Int
Single Core Integer Speed
132 Pts 144 Pts Slightly faster single-core int speed.
+9%
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
132 Pts 155 Pts Faster single-core fp speed.
+17%
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
517 Pts 541 Pts +5%
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
517 Pts 614 Pts Faster quad-core fp speed.
+19%
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
516 Pts 547 Pts Slightly faster multi-core int speed.
+6%
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
515 Pts 613 Pts Faster multi-core fp speed.
+19%
Series
CPU Architecture
Haswell Kaby Lake
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1150 FCLGA1151
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
HD 4600 HD 630
Launch Date
Launch Date
Q2'14 Q1'17
Cache
Cache
6 MB SmartCache 6 MB
Lithography
Lithography
22 nm 14 nm
Bus Speed
Bus Speed
5 GT/s DMI2 8 GT/s DMI3
Thermal Solution Specification
Thermal Solution Specification
PCG 2013D PCG 2015C (65W)
Max Memory Size
Max Memory Size (dependent on memory type)
32 GB 64 GB
Memory Types
Memory Types
DDR3-1333/1600, DDR3L-1333/1600 @ 1.5V DDR4-2133/2400, DDR3L-1333/1600 @ 1.35V
Processor Graphics
Processor Graphics ‡
Intel® HD Graphics 4600 Intel® HD Graphics 630
Graphics Base Frequency
Graphics Base Frequency
350 MHz 350.00 MHz
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency
1.2 GHz 1.15 GHz
Graphics Video Max Memory
Graphics Video Max Memory
2 GB 64 GB
TSX-NI
Intel® TSX-NI
No Yes

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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 i5-7600K targets high end gamers, it sits just behind the flagship i7-7700K in Intel’s Kaby Lake lineup. The 7600K will likely be the most popular gaming CPU of 2017 (some competition from AMD’s upcoming Zen/Ryzen CPUs, would be very welcome). Comparing the 7600K and 6600K shows that the two processors are very closely matched and comparing the 7600K vs the hyper-threaded 7700K highlights the relative strength of the 7700K for workstation performance. There are no significant architectural differences between Kaby Lake and Skylake so, when fully overclocked, the two generations should perform similarly but Kaby Lake offers faster base clocks, improved speed shift technology which helps CPU responsiveness, and better integrated graphics[Jan '17 CPUPro]

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