CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 4690K vs 4370 among desktop 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

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

8.9

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Core i5 4690K 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Core i5 4690K  based on its overclocking.

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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 higher Maximum operating temperature 72.72 °C vs 66.4 °C Around 10% higher Maximum operating temperature
More cores 4 vs 2 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.52 GHz vs 3.97 GHz Around 15% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.58 GHz vs 3.93 GHz More than 15% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Front view of Intel Core i3 4370

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Intel Core i3 4370

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Higher clock speed 3.8 GHz vs 3.5 GHz Around 10% higher clock speed
Lower typical power consumption 43.88W vs 71.5W Around 40% lower typical power consumption
Newer Jul, 2014 vs Apr, 2014 Release date 3 months later
Lower annual home energy cost 13.01 $/year vs 21.2 $/year Around 40% lower annual home energy cost
Lower annual commercial energy cost 47.3 $/year vs 77.09 $/year Around 40% lower annual commercial energy cost

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i5 4690K vs i3 4370

Sky Diver Data courtesy FutureMark

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
Core i3 4370
4,845,000 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i5 4690K  vs
i3 4370 
Clock speed 3.5 GHz 3.8 GHz
Cores Quad core Dual core
Is unlocked Yes No

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing No No
Has virtualization support 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 54W
Annual home energy cost 21.2 $/year 13.01 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 77.09 $/year 47.3 $/year
Performance per watt 10.69 pt/W 28.65 pt/W
Typical power consumption 71.5W 43.88W

bus

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

details

Core i5 4690K  vs
i3 4370 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 4
L3 cache 6 MB 4 MB
L3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core 2 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm 22 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 72.72°C Unknown - 66.4°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 4.52 GHz 3.97 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.58 GHz 3.93 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.52 GHz 3.97 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics 4600 Intel® HD Graphics 4600
Number of displays supported 3 3
GPU clock speed 350 MHz 350 MHz
Turbo clock speed 1,200 MHz 1,150 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1600
DDR3L-1600
DDR3-1333
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC No Yes
Maximum bandwidth 25,600 MB/s 25,600 MB/s
Maximum memory size 32,768 MB 32,768 MB
Intel Core i5 4690K
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Comments

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well, this is bullshit. how can the highest core i3 outperform the highest core i5 in the score? people should not to trust this website anymore
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