IntelBX80646I74790
IntelBX80646I54690K

4 Cores, 8 Threads @3.6GHz, Haswell.
Release date: Q2 2014.

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

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 285,798 user samples
132,824 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 78% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 55% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 0.95 GHz (avg)
Poor: 55% Great: 78%
SPEED RANK: 131st / 1206
Gaming
Gaming 69%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 72%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 49%
Yacht
152,974 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 90% Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.8 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 54% Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 0.75 GHz (avg)
Poor: 54% Great: 90%
SPEED RANK: 99th / 1206
Gaming
Gaming 73%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 76%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 40%
Speed boat
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
69.4 % 73.4 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+6%
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
108 Pts 111 Pts +3%
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
210 Pts 219 Pts +4%
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
371 Pts 411 Pts Slightly faster quad-core speed.
+11%
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
553 Pts Much faster octa-core speed.
+33%
417 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
118 Pts 132 Pts Slightly faster OC single-core speed.
+12%
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
234 Pts 263 Pts Slightly faster OC dual-core speed.
+12%
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
439 Pts 515 Pts Faster OC quad-core speed.
+17%
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
601 Pts Faster OC octa-core speed.
+16%
518 Pts
Market Share
Based on 22,447,016 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.85 % Slightly higher market share.
+10%
0.77 %
Value
Value For Money
66.9 % 81.6 % Better value.
+22%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
81 % 111 % Much more popular.
+37%
Price
Price (score)
$318 $189 Much cheaper.
+41%
Age
Newest
67 Months 67 Months
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
84 Watts +5% 88 Watts
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
4 cores 4 cores
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
8 threads Hugely higher thread count.
+100%
4 threads
Lithography
Manufacturing process
22 nm 22 nm
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.6 GHz +3% 3.5 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4 GHz +3% 3.9 GHz
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
598 Pts Faster OC 64-core speed.
+15%
519 Pts
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
561 Pts Much faster 64-core speed.
+34%
420 Pts
Series
CPU Architecture
Haswell Haswell
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1150 FCLGA1150
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
HD 4600 HD 4600
Cache
Cache
8 MB SmartCache 6 MB SmartCache
Recommended Price
Recommended Customer Price
$303.00 - $312.00 $242.00 - $243.00
Graphics Output
Graphics Output
eDP/DP/HDMI/DVI/VGA eDP/DP/HDMI/VGA
Hyper-Threading Tech
Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology ‡
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
PCI Express Revision
PCI Express Revision
Up to 3.0 3.0

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The Core i7-4790 is the third upgrade to Intel's flagship quad core hyper-threaded CPU. This version, like its predecessor the i7-4771, gets a 100 MHz bump in stock frequency and additionally the i7-4790 also gets a 100 MHz turbo frequency bump. These improvements (~4%) are marginal and practically impossible to discern in day to day use. Looking at a benchmark comparison between the 4771 and 4790 verifies that there is little difference between the two CPUs. Although the i7-4790 isn't much of a step forward, it's still one of the best (locked) mainstream processors on the market. AMD hasn't been able to compete with Intel on single threaded performance for several years, consequently Intel have no need to push the envelope. Overclockers should wait for the 4790K which is rumoured to be released shortly. [May '14 CPUPro]

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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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