CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 4690K vs 7870K 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

No winner declared

Too close to call

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Core i5 4690K

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Intel Core i5 4690K

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CPUBoss is not aware of any important advantages of the Intel Core i5 4690K vs the AMD A10 7870K.

Front view of AMD A10 7870K

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AMD A10 7870K

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CPUBoss is not aware of any important advantages of the AMD A10 7870K vs the Intel Core i5 4690K.

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i5 4690K vs A10 7870K

CompuBench 1.5 (Bitcoin mining) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i5 4690K
13.73 mHash/s
A10 7870K
103.22 mHash/s

CompuBench 1.5 (Face detection)

Core i5 4690K
17.22 mPixels/s
A10 7870K
22.63 mPixels/s

CompuBench 1.5 (Ocean surface simulation) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i5 4690K
219.7 fps
A10 7870K
371.33 fps

CompuBench 1.5 (T-Rex) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i5 4690K
1.74 fps
A10 7870K
1.73 fps

CompuBench 1.5 (Video composition) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i5 4690K
11.23 fps
A10 7870K
30.81 fps

Cinebench R10 32-Bit

Core i5 4690K
27,090
A10 7870K
14,484

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

A10 7870K
5,497

PassMark (Single Core)

A10 7870K
1,548

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i5 4690K  vs
A10 7870K 
Clock speed 3.5 GHz 3.9 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.9 GHz 4.1 GHz
Cores Quad core Quad core
Is unlocked Yes Yes

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 4.52 GHz 4.66 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.58 GHz 4.51 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.52 GHz 4.66 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics 4600 AMD Radeon 2× 2 MB
GPU clock speed 350 MHz 866 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-2133
DDR3-1600
DDR3L-1600
DDR3-1333
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Maximum bandwidth 25,600 MB/s 34,133.32 MB/s

features

Core i5 4690K  vs
A10 7870K 
Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE4a
SSE2
F16C
MMX
SSE4
AVX
SSE3
EM64T
SSE
BMI1
AMD64
SSE4.1
FMA4
FMA3
SSE4.2
AMD-V
Supplemental SSE3
AES
TBM
AVX 2.0

power consumption

TDP 88W 95W
Annual home energy cost 21.2 $/year 22.89 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 77.09 $/year 83.22 $/year
Performance per watt 10.77 pt/W 4.33 pt/W
Typical power consumption 71.5W 77.19W
Intel Core i5 4690K
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Comments

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I think the A10 is better, although cheaper.
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