CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 4670K vs 6350 among desktop CPUs (over 75W)

Performance

Benchmark performance using all cores

PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated, PassMark and 1 more

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

PassMark (Single Core), Geekbench 3 Single Core and 1 more

Integrated Graphics

Integrated GPU performance for graphics

Fire Strike

Integrated Graphics (OpenCL)

Integrated GPU performance for parallel computing

CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 4 more

Performance per Watt

How efficiently does the processor use electricity?

Fire Strike, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

Value

Are you paying a premium for performance?

Fire Strike, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

9.1

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Core i5 4670K 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Core i5 4670K  based on its performance, single-core performance and power consumption.

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Intel Core i5 4670K

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Front view of Intel Core i5 4670K

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Core i5 4670K

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core i5 4670K

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Much newer manufacturing process 22 nm vs 32 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
More l3 cache 6 MB vs 0 MB Compared to all cpus, 6 MB l3 cache is just OK
Significantly lower typical power consumption 68.25W vs 101.56W Around 35% lower typical power consumption
Much better geekbench 3 single core score 3,569 vs 2,174 Around 65% better geekbench 3 single core score
Much higher Maximum operating temperature 72.72 °C vs 61 °C Around 20% higher Maximum operating temperature
Much better performance per watt 11.57 pt/W vs 6.37 pt/W More than 80% better performance per watt
Significantly more l3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core vs 0 MB/core Compared to all cpus, 1.5 MB/core l3 cache per core is just OK
Significantly better cinebench r10 32Bit 1-core score 7,335 vs 4,302 More than 70% better cinebench r10 32Bit 1-core score
Better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score 11,554 vs 8,598 Around 35% better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score
Better PassMark (Overclocked) score 5,198.5 vs 3,626.2 Around 45% better PassMark (Overclocked) score
Better geekbench 2 (64-bit) score 12,725 vs 9,528 Around 35% better geekbench 2 (64-bit) score
Better cinebench r10 32Bit score 25,519 vs 18,021 More than 40% better cinebench r10 32Bit score
Significantly lower annual home energy cost 20.24 $/year vs 30.11 $/year Around 35% lower annual home energy cost
Significantly lower annual commercial energy cost 73.58 $/year vs 109.5 $/year Around 35% lower annual commercial energy cost
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AMD FX 6350

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Significantly higher clock speed 3.9 GHz vs 3.4 GHz Around 15% higher clock speed
Significantly more l2 cache 6 MB vs 1 MB 6x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Significantly higher turbo clock speed 4.2 GHz vs 3.8 GHz More than 10% higher turbo clock speed
More cores 6 vs 4 2 more cores; run more applications at once
Much more l2 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 4x more l2 cache per core
More threads 6 vs 4 2 more threads
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.66 GHz vs 4.48 GHz Around 5% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Better performance per dollar 6.59 pt/$ vs 5.06 pt/$ More than 30% better performance per dollar
Better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.89 GHz vs 4.56 GHz More than 5% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Newer Apr, 2013 vs Apr, 2013 Release date less than a month later

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i5 4670K vs FX 6350

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i5 4670K
11,554
FX 6350
8,598

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

FX 6350
2,174

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i5 4670K
4,930,000 MB/s
FX 6350
2,470,000 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i5 4670K
11,573
FX 6350
8,173

GeekBench (64-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i5 4670K
12,725
FX 6350
9,528

3D Mark 11 (Physics)

FX 6350
6,620

Cinebench R10 32-Bit

Core i5 4670K
25,519
FX 6350
18,021

Cinebench R10 32-Bit (Single Core)

FX 6350
4,302

Reviews Word on the street

Core i5 4670K  vs FX 6350 

8.0
7.0
But the 4670K has the same 3.4GHz baseclock and 3.8GHz Turbo as the old 3570K, with the same quad-core layout, and 6MB of Intel Smart Cache.
Core i5 4670K

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i5 4670K  vs
FX 6350 
Clock speed 3.4 GHz 3.9 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.8 GHz 4.2 GHz
Cores Quad core Hexa core
Is unlocked Yes Yes

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE4a
AVX 1.1
SSE2
F16C
MMX
SSE4
XOP
AVX
SSE3
EM64T
SSE
ABM
BMI1
CLMUL
AMD64
SSE4.1
FMA4
FMA3
SSE4.2
CVT16
AMD-V
Supplemental SSE3
AES
TBM
AVX 2.0
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 84W 125W
Annual home energy cost 20.24 $/year 30.11 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 73.58 $/year 109.5 $/year
Performance per watt 11.57 pt/W 6.37 pt/W
Typical power consumption 68.25W 101.56W

details

Core i5 4670K  vs
FX 6350 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 6
L2 cache 1 MB 6 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 1 MB/core
L3 cache 6 MB 0 MB
L3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core 0 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 72.72°C Unknown - 61°C

overclocking

Overclock popularity 57 3
Overclocked clock speed 4.48 GHz 4.66 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.56 GHz 4.89 GHz
PassMark (Overclocked) 5,198.5 3,626.2
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.48 GHz 4.66 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU None
Label Intel® HD Graphics 4600 N/A
Number of displays supported 3 N/A
GPU clock speed 350 MHz N/A
Turbo clock speed 1,200 MHz N/A

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1866
DDR3-1600
DDR3-1333
DDR3L-1333
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC No Yes
Maximum bandwidth 25,600 MB/s 29,866.66 MB/s
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