IntelBX80646I74790K
IntelBX80646I54690K

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 347,460 user samples
216,336 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 100% Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.9 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 69% Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 0.8 GHz (avg)
Poor: 69% Great: 100%
SPEED RANK: 67th / 1173
Gaming
Gaming 86%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 63%
Destroyer
131,124 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 97% Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.9 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 58% Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 0.8 GHz (avg)
Poor: 58% Great: 97%
SPEED RANK: 89th / 1173
Gaming
Gaming 80%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 79%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 49%
Yacht
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
86 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+8%
79.9 %
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
122 Pts Slightly faster single-core speed.
+9%
112 Pts
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
421 Pts +2% 411 Pts
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
628 Pts Much faster multi-core speed.
+49%
422 Pts
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
136 Pts +4% 131 Pts
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
513 Pts +0% 511 Pts
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
711 Pts Much faster OC multi-core speed.
+39%
510 Pts
Market Share
Based on 18,583,852 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
1.26 % Much higher market share.
+70%
0.74 %
Value
Value For Money
79 % 84 % Slightly better value.
+6%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
98 % Much more popular.
+40%
70 %
Price
Price (score)
$365 $255 Much cheaper.
+30%
Age
Newest
61 Months +2% 62 Months
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
88 Watts 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
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
137 Pts +3% 133 Pts
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
138 Pts Slightly faster single-core fp speed.
+5%
131 Pts
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
513 Pts 516 Pts +1%
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
515 Pts +0% 513 Pts
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
678 Pts Much faster multi-core int speed.
+32%
515 Pts
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
725 Pts Much faster multi-core fp speed.
+41%
514 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 $242.00 - $243.00
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 ‡
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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 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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