IntelBX80662I56600
IntelBX80646I54690K

4 Cores, 4 Threads @3.3GHz, Skylake.
Release date: Q3 2015.

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

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 295,884 user samples
83,669 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 83% Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 61% Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
Poor: 61% Great: 83%
SPEED RANK: 233rd / 1316
Gaming
Gaming 75%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 79%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 57%
Gunboat
212,215 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 90% Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.6 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 59% Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 1.3 GHz (avg)
Poor: 59% Great: 90%
SPEED RANK: 176th / 1316
Gaming
Gaming 78%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 83%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 60%
Gunboat
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
74.9 % 78.5 % +5%
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
82.5 Pts 86.7 Pts Slightly lower memory latency.
+5%
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
106 Pts 110 Pts +4%
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
210 Pts 216 Pts +3%
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
388 Pts 406 Pts +5%
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
394 Pts 411 Pts +4%
Memory
OC Memory Latency
92.4 Pts 95.9 Pts +4%
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
119 Pts 130 Pts Slightly faster OC single-core speed.
+9%
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
230 Pts 260 Pts Faster OC dual-core speed.
+13%
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
435 Pts 504 Pts Faster OC quad-core speed.
+16%
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
436 Pts 503 Pts Faster OC octa-core speed.
+15%
Market Share
Based on 44,987,980 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.14 % 0.31 % Hugely higher market share.
+121%
Value
Value For Money
77.5 % 89.1 % Better value.
+15%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
63 % 72 % More popular.
+14%
Price
Price (score)
$246 $175 Cheaper.
+29%
Age
Newest
70 Months More recent.
+19%
86 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
3.3 GHz 3.5 GHz Slightly faster base frequency.
+6%
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
3.9 GHz 3.9 GHz
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
440 Pts 507 Pts Faster OC 64-core speed.
+15%
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
397 Pts 413 Pts +4%
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
Lithography
Lithography
14 nm 22 nm
Recommended Price
Recommended Customer Price
$213.00 - $224.00 $242.00 - $243.00
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
1.15 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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