IntelBX80662I56500
IntelBX80646I54690K

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 470,835 user samples
241,476 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 73% Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 43% Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Poor: 43% Great: 73%
SPEED RANK: 536th / 1456
Gaming
Gaming 64%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 69%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 48%
Yacht
229,359 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 82% Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.6 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 53% Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 0.8 GHz (avg)
Poor: 53% Great: 82%
SPEED RANK: 418th / 1456
Gaming
Gaming 70%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 76%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 52%
Yacht
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
63.6 % 69.6 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+9%
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
75.7 Pts 83.7 Pts Lower memory latency.
+11%
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Speed
92.1 Pts 99.8 Pts Slightly faster single-core speed.
+8%
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Speed
182 Pts 197 Pts Slightly faster dual-core speed.
+8%
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Speed
296 Pts 318 Pts Slightly faster quad-core speed.
+7%
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Speed
315 Pts 345 Pts Slightly faster octa-core speed.
+10%
Memory
OC Memory Latency
89.3 Pts 95.2 Pts Slightly lower OC memory latency.
+7%
1-Core
OC Single Core Speed
103 Pts 123 Pts Faster OC single-core speed.
+19%
2-Core
OC Dual Core Speed
203 Pts 242 Pts Faster OC dual-core speed.
+19%
4-Core
OC Quad Core Speed
366 Pts 404 Pts Faster OC quad-core speed.
+10%
8-Core
OC Octa Core Speed
374 Pts 428 Pts Faster OC octa-core speed.
+14%
Market Share
Based on 68,229,271 CPUs tested
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.68 % Hugely higher market share.
+143%
0.28 %
Value
Value For Money
96.9 % 112 % Better value.
+15%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
65 % 72 % More popular.
+11%
Price
Price (score)
$60 $50 Cheaper.
+17%
Age
Newest
106 Months More recent.
+13%
122 Months
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
65 Watts More energy efficient.
+26%
88 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 Speed
376 Pts 434 Pts Faster OC 64-core speed.
+15%
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Speed
319 Pts 348 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 $242.00 - $243.00
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
vPro Tech
Intel® vPro™ Technology ‡
Yes No
Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
Intel® Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
Yes No
Trusted Execution Tech
Intel® Trusted Execution Technology ‡
Yes No

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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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