IntelBX80646I74790K
IntelBX80646I54690

4 Cores, 8 Threads @4.0GHz, Haswell.
Release date: Q2 2014.

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

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 220,548 user samples
190,672 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 98% Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 5 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 70% Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 0.8 GHz (avg)
Poor: 70% Great: 98%
SPEED RANK: 55th / 1144
Gaming
Gaming 85%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 63%
Destroyer
29,876 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 83% Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 59% Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 0.7 GHz (avg)
Poor: 59% Great: 83%
SPEED RANK: 98th / 1144
Gaming
Gaming 75%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 74%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 46%
Yacht
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
85.3 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+13%
75.3 %
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
122 Pts Faster single-core speed.
+16%
105 Pts
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
415 Pts Slightly faster quad-core speed.
+7%
387 Pts
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
636 Pts Much faster multi-core speed.
+60%
398 Pts
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
136 Pts Faster OC single-core speed.
+19%
114 Pts
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
494 Pts Slightly faster OC quad-core speed.
+13%
436 Pts
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
717 Pts Much faster OC multi-core speed.
+64%
437 Pts
Market Share
Based on 13,915,646 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
1.44 % Hugely higher market share.
+380%
0.3 %
Value
Value For Money
78.5 % 79.2 % +1%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
95 % Much more popular.
+53%
62 %
Price
Price (score)
$365 $255 Much cheaper.
+30%
Age
Newest
55 Months +2% 56 Months
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
88 Watts 84 Watts +5%
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
4 GHz Slightly faster base frequency.
+14%
3.5 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4.4 GHz Slightly faster turbo frequency.
+13%
3.9 GHz
SC Int
Single Core Integer Speed
138 Pts Faster single-core int speed.
+21%
114 Pts
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
137 Pts Faster single-core fp speed.
+19%
115 Pts
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
494 Pts Slightly faster quad-core int speed.
+12%
440 Pts
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
504 Pts Faster quad-core fp speed.
+15%
437 Pts
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
679 Pts Much faster multi-core int speed.
+54%
440 Pts
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
728 Pts Much faster multi-core fp speed.
+67%
436 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
$339.00 - $350.00 $213.00 - $224.00
Graphics Output
Graphics Output
eDP/DP/HDMI/DVI/VGA eDP/DP/HDMI/VGA
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency
1.25 GHz 1.2 GHz
Hyper-Threading Tech
Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology ‡
Yes No
vPro Tech
Intel® vPro™ Technology ‡
No Yes
Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
Intel® Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
No Yes
Trusted Execution Tech
Intel® Trusted Execution Technology ‡
No Yes
PCI Express Revision
PCI Express Revision
3.0 Up to 3.0

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The Intel Core i7-4790K, codenamed Devil's Canyon, is an upgraded 4770K, Intel's current flagship i7. The 4790K features an improved thermal interface which enables it to dissipate heat more efficiently than the 4770K. Comparing the 4770K and 4790K shows that stock performance has improved by 13% which is consistent with the base clock jump from 3.5 GHz to 4.0 GHz. OC performance remains unchanged. Comparing the 4790K and 4790 shows that at stock clocks the 4790K is around 16% faster which considering the small price difference makes the 4790K a far better choice. Previously Intel targeted the unlocked K versions at overclockers but with Devil's Canyon they have included VT-d on the K chip and this time it's squarely aimed at both power users and overclockers alike. Until the release of Broadwell in six months, the 4790K is the high end CPU of choice. [Jul '14 CPUPro]

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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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