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Front view of Intel Core i5 4690K

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core i5 4690K

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Much higher turbo clock speed 3.9 GHz vs 1.6 GHz Around 2.5x higher turbo clock speed
Much higher clock speed 3.5 GHz vs 1.6 GHz Around 2.2x higher clock speed
Much better geekbench 2 (32-bit) score 11,872 vs 556 More than 21.2x better geekbench 2 (32-bit) score
Much better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score 11,924 vs 554 More than 21.5x better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score
More advanced architecture x86-64 vs x86 A 64-bit architecture allows more RAM to be installed and accessed by the processor
Much better geekbench 3 single core score 3,649 vs 416 More than 8.8x better geekbench 3 single core score
Significantly newer manufacturing process 22 nm vs 32 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.51 GHz vs 1.6 GHz More than 2.8x better overclocked clock speed (Air)
More cores 4 vs 1 3 more cores; run more applications at once
More number of displays supported 3 vs 2 1 more number of displays supported
Significantly better performance per watt 10.77 pt/W vs 7.77 pt/W Around 40% better performance per watt
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.58 GHz vs 1.6 GHz More than 2.8x better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Newer Apr, 2014 vs Apr, 2012 Release date over 2 years later
More threads 4 vs 2 Twice as many threads
Front view of Intel Atom Z2460

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Intel Atom Z2460

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Much lower typical power consumption 3.25W vs 71.5W 22x lower typical power consumption
Much lower annual home energy cost 0.96 $/year vs 21.2 $/year 22x lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 3.5 $/year vs 77.09 $/year 22x lower annual commercial energy cost
Higher GPU clock speed 400 MHz vs 350 MHz Around 15% higher GPU clock speed

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i5 4690K vs Atom Z2460

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
Atom Z2460
27,700 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i5 4690K  vs
Atom Z2460 
Clock speed 3.5 GHz 1.6 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.9 GHz 1.6 GHz
Cores Quad core Single core

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
MMX
SSE4
AVX
SSE3
EM64T
SSE
SSE4.1
FMA3
SSE4.2
Supplemental SSE3
AES
AVX 2.0
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 88W 4W
Annual home energy cost 21.2 $/year 0.96 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 77.09 $/year 3.5 $/year
Performance per watt 10.77 pt/W 7.77 pt/W
Typical power consumption 71.5W 3.25W

bus

Architecture DMI 2.0 FSB
Number of links 0 1

details

Core i5 4690K  vs
Atom Z2460 
Architecture x86-64 x86
Threads 4 2
Manufacture process 22 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 1 1

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 4.51 GHz 1.6 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.58 GHz 1.6 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.51 GHz 1.6 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics 4600 Integrated
Number of displays supported 3 2
GPU clock speed 350 MHz 400 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1600
DDR3L-1600
DDR3-1333
DDR2-800
DDR2
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Maximum bandwidth 25,600 MB/s 12,800 MB/s
Maximum memory size 32,768 MB 2,048 MB
Intel Core i5 4690K
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