IntelBX80662I56500
IntelBX80646I54690

4 Cores, 4 Threads @3.2GHz, Skylake.
Release date: Q3 2015.

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

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 276,449 user samples
213,412 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 79% Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.35 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 56% Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 0.8 GHz (avg)
Poor: 56% Great: 79%
SPEED RANK: 302nd / 1316
Gaming
Gaming 71%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 75%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 54%
Yacht
63,037 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 84% Base clock 3.5 GHz
Worst Bench: 60% Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 1.15 GHz (avg)
Poor: 60% Great: 84%
SPEED RANK: 199th / 1316
Gaming
Gaming 76%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 58%
Gunboat
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
71.2 % 76.4 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+7%
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
80.7 Pts 85.1 Pts Slightly lower memory latency.
+5%
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
98.6 Pts 106 Pts Slightly faster single-core speed.
+8%
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
193 Pts 208 Pts Slightly faster dual-core speed.
+8%
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
356 Pts 391 Pts Slightly faster quad-core speed.
+10%
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
363 Pts 397 Pts Slightly faster octa-core speed.
+9%
Memory
OC Memory Latency
91.6 Pts 94.3 Pts +3%
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
110 Pts 114 Pts +4%
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
213 Pts 226 Pts Slightly faster OC dual-core speed.
+6%
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
401 Pts 437 Pts Slightly faster OC quad-core speed.
+9%
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
402 Pts 437 Pts Slightly faster OC octa-core speed.
+9%
Market Share
Based on 46,599,737 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.48 % Hugely higher market share.
+220%
0.15 %
Value
Value For Money
74.5 % 86.3 % Better value.
+16%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
66 % More popular.
+20%
55 %
Price
Price (score)
$235 $178 Cheaper.
+24%
Age
Newest
72 Months More recent.
+18%
88 Months
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
65 Watts More energy efficient.
+23%
84 Watts
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
4 cores 4 cores
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
4 threads 4 threads
Lithography
Manufacturing process
14 nm Much newer manufacturing.
+36%
22 nm
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.2 GHz 3.5 GHz Slightly faster base frequency.
+9%
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
3.6 GHz 3.9 GHz Slightly faster turbo frequency.
+8%
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
406 Pts 438 Pts Slightly faster OC 64-core speed.
+8%
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
365 Pts 399 Pts Slightly faster 64-core speed.
+9%
Series
CPU Architecture
Skylake Haswell
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1151 FCLGA1150
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
HD 530 HD 4600
Launch Date
Launch Date
Q3'15 Q2'14
Embedded Options Available
Embedded Options Available
Yes No
Lithography
Lithography
14 nm 22 nm
Recommended Price
Recommended Customer Price
$192.00 - $202.00 $213.00 - $224.00
Max Turbo Frequency
Max Turbo Frequency
3.6 GHz 3.9 GHz
Bus Speed
Bus Speed
8 GT/s DMI3 5 GT/s DMI2
Thermal Solution Specification
Thermal Solution Specification
PCG 2015C (65W) PCG 2013D
Max Memory Size
Max Memory Size (dependent on memory type)
64 GB 32 GB
Memory Types
Memory Types
DDR4-1866/2133, DDR3L-1333/1600 @ 1.35V DDR3-1333/1600, DDR3L-1333/1600 @ 1.5V
Memory Bandwidth
Max Memory Bandwidth
34.1 GB/s 25.6 GB/s
Processor Graphics
Processor Graphics ‡
Intel® HD Graphics 530 Intel® HD Graphics 4600
Graphics Output
Graphics Output
eDP/DP/HDMI/DVI eDP/DP/HDMI/VGA
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency
1.05 GHz 1.2 GHz
Graphics Video Max Memory
Graphics Video Max Memory
64 GB 2 GB
Graphics and IMC Lithography
Graphics and IMC Lithography
14 nm 22 nm
TSX-NI
Intel® TSX-NI
Yes No
PCI Express Revision
PCI Express Revision
3.0 Up to 3.0

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The Core i5-4690 is Intel's latest and greatest locked Core-i5. This CPU will suit serious gamers that don't plan on overclocking. The 4690 replaces the 4670 and shares exactly the same specs aside from base and turbo clock bumps of 100 MHz. The 100 MHz clock bump results in barely noticeable real world performance improvements and, if anything, makes the older 4670 more attractive as suppliers reduce prices to try to clear stocks. For regular desktop use such as email, surfing, and listening to music, this CPU is overkill and there is far better value amongst lower powered and significantly cheaper CPUs but for gamers and moderate power users the 4690 is a good locked option. [Jun '14 CPUPro]

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