CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 4690K vs 4280 among all CPUs

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

Sky Diver and Cloud Gate

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?

Sky Diver, Cloud Gate, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

Value

Are you paying a premium for performance?

Sky Diver, Cloud Gate, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

8.3

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Core i5 4690K 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Core i5 4690K  based on its performance and single-core performance.

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Front view of Intel Core i5 4690K

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Core i5 4690K

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core i5 4690K

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Is unlocked Yes vs No Somewhat common; An unlocked multiplier allows for easier overclocking
Much higher turbo clock speed 3.9 GHz vs 2.2 GHz More than 75% higher turbo clock speed
Higher clock speed 3.5 GHz vs 2.8 GHz More than 25% higher clock speed
Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Significantly newer manufacturing process 22 nm vs 32 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much better PassMark (Single core) score 2,237 vs 1,078 More than 2x better PassMark (Single core) score
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.52 GHz vs 2.8 GHz More than 60% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
More l3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core vs 1 MB/core 50% more l3 cache per core
Newer Apr, 2014 vs Nov, 2011 Release date over 2 years later
Lower typical power consumption 71.5W vs 77.19W More than 5% lower typical power consumption
Better performance per watt 10.75 pt/W vs 8.92 pt/W More than 20% better performance per watt
Better PassMark score 7,767 vs 6,430 More than 20% better PassMark score
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.58 GHz vs 2.8 GHz Around 65% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Lower annual commercial energy cost 77.09 $/year vs 83.22 $/year More than 5% lower annual commercial energy cost
Lower annual home energy cost 21.2 $/year vs 22.89 $/year More than 5% lower annual home energy cost
Front view of AMD Opteron 4280

Reasons to consider the
AMD Opteron 4280

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More cores 8 vs 4 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Supports more CPUs in SMP configuration 2 vs 1 Twice as many CPUs in SMP configuration
Slightly more l3 cache 8 MB vs 6 MB Around 35% more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
More threads 8 vs 4 Twice as many threads

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i5 4690K vs Opteron 4280

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i5 4690K
5,060,000 MB/s
Opteron 4280
2,065,000 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i5 4690K  vs
Opteron 4280 
Clock speed 3.5 GHz 2.8 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.9 GHz 2.2 GHz
Cores Quad core Octa core
Is unlocked Yes No

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE4a
SSE2
MMX
SSE4
AVX
SSE3
EM64T
SSE
SSE4.1
FMA3
SSE4.2
Supplemental SSE3
AES
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 10.75 pt/W 8.92 pt/W
Typical power consumption 71.5W 77.19W

bus

Architecture DMI 2.0 HyperTransport 3.0
Transfer rate 5,000 MT/s 6,400 MT/s

details

Core i5 4690K  vs
Opteron 4280 
Threads 4 8
L3 cache 6 MB 8 MB
L3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core 1 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 1 2
Operating temperature Unknown - 72.72°C Unknown - 70.5°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 4.52 GHz 2.8 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.58 GHz 2.8 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.52 GHz 2.8 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
DDR3-1600
DDR3L-1600
DDR3-1333
DDR3
Intel Core i5 4690K
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