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Front view of Intel Core i5 4690

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core i5 4690

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Significantly higher clock speed 3.5 GHz vs 2.4 GHz More than 45% higher clock speed
More l2 cache 1 MB vs 0.5 MB 2x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Much better turbo clock speed 1,200 MHz vs 900 MHz Around 35% better turbo clock speed
More l3 cache 6 MB vs 3 MB 2x more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
Supports trusted computing Yes vs No Somewhat common; Allows for safer, more reliable computing
More cores 4 vs 2 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Newer May, 2014 vs Jul, 2013 Release date 10 months later
Front view of Intel Core i3 4100E

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Much lower typical power consumption 30.06W vs 68.25W 2.3x lower typical power consumption
Higher GPU clock speed 400 MHz vs 350 MHz Around 15% higher GPU clock speed
Much lower annual home energy cost 8.91 $/year vs 20.24 $/year 2.3x lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 32.41 $/year vs 73.58 $/year 2.3x lower annual commercial energy cost

Features Key features of the Core i5 4690  vs i3 4100E 

clock speed

Core i5 4690
3.5 GHz
Core i3 4100E
2.4 GHz

L2 cache

L3 cache

gpu clock speed

Core i5 4690
350 MHz
Core i3 4100E
400 MHz

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i5 4690  vs
i3 4100E 
Clock speed 3.5 GHz 2.4 GHz
Cores Quad core Dual core
Socket type
LGA 1150
BGA 1364
Is unlocked No No

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing Yes No
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
MMX
SSE4
AVX
SSE3
SSE
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
Supplemental SSE3
AES
AVX 2.0
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1600
DDR3L-1600
DDR3-1333
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC No No
Maximum bandwidth 25,600 MB/s 25,600 MB/s
Maximum memory size 32,768 MB 16,384 MB

details

Core i5 4690  vs
i3 4100E 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 4
L2 cache 1 MB 0.5 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
L3 cache 6 MB 3 MB
L3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core 1.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm 22 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Clock multiplier 32 24

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics 4600 HD 4000 series
Number of displays supported 3 3
GPU clock speed 350 MHz 400 MHz
Turbo clock speed 1,200 MHz 900 MHz

power consumption

TDP 84W 37W
Annual home energy cost 20.24 $/year 8.91 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 73.58 $/year 32.41 $/year
Typical power consumption 68.25W 30.06W

bus

Architecture DMI 2.0 DMI 2.0
Number of links 0 1
Transfer rate 5,000 MT/s 5,000 MT/s
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