CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 4690K vs 8384 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

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CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
AMD Opteron 8384 

CPUBoss recommends the AMD Opteron 8384  based on its power consumption.

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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 newer manufacturing process 22 nm vs 45 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Significantly higher clock speed 3.5 GHz vs 2.7 GHz Around 30% higher clock speed
Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Much better geekbench 3 single core score 3,649 vs 1,372 Around 2.8x better geekbench 3 single core score
Much better performance per watt 10.77 pt/W vs 3.66 pt/W Around 3x better performance per watt
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.51 GHz vs 2.7 GHz More than 65% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Newer Apr, 2014 vs Nov, 2008 Release date over 5 years later
Significantly higher Maximum operating temperature 72.72 °C vs 55 °C More than 30% higher Maximum operating temperature
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.58 GHz vs 2.7 GHz Around 70% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Front view of AMD Opteron 8384

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AMD Opteron 8384

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Supports more CPUs in SMP configuration 8 vs 1 7 supports more CPUs in SMP configuration
Much better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score 24,266 vs 11,924 More than 2x better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score
Lower typical power consumption 60.94W vs 71.5W Around 15% lower typical power consumption
Lower annual home energy cost 18.07 $/year vs 21.2 $/year Around 15% lower annual home energy cost
Lower annual commercial energy cost 65.7 $/year vs 77.09 $/year Around 15% lower annual commercial energy cost

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i5 4690K vs Opteron 8384

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i5 4690K
11,924
Opteron 8384
24,266

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 8384
161.4 MB/s

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i5 4690K  vs
Opteron 8384 
Clock speed 3.5 GHz 2.7 GHz
Cores Quad core Quad 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
3DNow!
Supplemental SSE3
AES
AVX 2.0
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 88W 75W
Annual home energy cost 21.2 $/year 18.07 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 77.09 $/year 65.7 $/year
Performance per watt 10.77 pt/W 3.66 pt/W
Typical power consumption 71.5W 60.94W

details

Core i5 4690K  vs
Opteron 8384 
Threads 4 4
L3 cache 6 MB 6 MB
L3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core 1.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm 45 nm
Max CPUs 1 8
Operating temperature Unknown - 72.72°C 0 - 55°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 4.51 GHz 2.7 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.58 GHz 2.7 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.51 GHz 2.7 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
Intel Core i5 4690K
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