IntelBX80677I57600K
IntelBX80646I54690K

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

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

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 155,592 user samples
69,462 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 109% Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 5 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 72% Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
Poor: 72% Great: 109%
SPEED RANK: 30th / 1129
Gaming
Gaming 92%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 90%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 56%
Gunboat
86,130 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 99% Base clock 3.5 GHz
Worst Bench: 59% Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Poor: 59% Great: 99%
SPEED RANK: 62nd / 1129
Gaming
Gaming 81%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 79%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 49%
Yacht
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
91.8 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+13%
81 %
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
128 Pts Slightly faster single-core speed.
+14%
112 Pts
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
473 Pts Slightly faster quad-core speed.
+13%
419 Pts
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
486 Pts Slightly faster multi-core speed.
+14%
428 Pts
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
149 Pts Slightly faster OC single-core speed.
+13%
132 Pts
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
572 Pts Slightly faster OC quad-core speed.
+10%
520 Pts
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
574 Pts Slightly faster OC multi-core speed.
+10%
523 Pts
Market Share
Based on 11,527,860 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.9 % 1.02 % Slightly higher market share.
+13%
Value
Value For Money
97.1 % Slightly better value.
+14%
85.2 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
98 % Much more popular.
+32%
74 %
Price
Price (score)
$251 +2% $255
Age
Newest
21 Months Much more recent.
+60%
53 Months
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
91 Watts 88 Watts +3%
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
3.8 GHz Slightly faster base frequency.
+9%
3.5 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4.2 GHz Slightly faster turbo frequency.
+8%
3.9 GHz
SC Int
Single Core Integer Speed
144 Pts Slightly faster single-core int speed.
+8%
133 Pts
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
155 Pts Faster single-core fp speed.
+17%
133 Pts
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
545 Pts +3% 528 Pts
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
610 Pts Faster quad-core fp speed.
+17%
522 Pts
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
549 Pts +4% 528 Pts
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
609 Pts Faster multi-core fp speed.
+17%
522 Pts
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
HD 630 HD 4600
Series
CPU Architecture
Kaby Lake Haswell
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1151 FCLGA1150
Series
CPU Architecture
Kaby Lake Haswell
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1151 FCLGA1150
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
HD 630 HD 4600
Launch Date
Launch Date
Q1'17 Q2'14
Cache
Cache
6 MB 6 MB SmartCache
Lithography
Lithography
14 nm 22 nm
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
DDR4-2133/2400, DDR3L-1333/1600 @ 1.35V DDR3-1333/1600, DDR3L-1333/1600 @ 1.5V
Processor Graphics
Processor Graphics ‡
Intel® HD Graphics 630 Intel® HD Graphics 4600
Graphics Base Frequency
Graphics Base Frequency
350.00 MHz 350 MHz
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
TSX-NI
Intel® TSX-NI
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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