CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 4690K vs 3570K 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

9.4

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Core i5 4690K 

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Differences What are the advantages of each

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Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i5 4690K vs 3570K

CompuBench 1.5 (Bitcoin mining) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i5 4690K
13.73 mHash/s
Core i5 3570K
11.75 mHash/s

CompuBench 1.5 (T-Rex) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i5 4690K
1.74 fps
Core i5 3570K
1.23 fps

PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated Data courtesy FutureMark

Sky Diver Data courtesy FutureMark

Cloud Gate 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 i5 3570K
2,650,000 MB/s

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i5 4690K  vs
3570K 
Clock speed 3.5 GHz 3.4 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.9 GHz 3.8 GHz
Cores Quad core Quad core
Is unlocked Yes Yes

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 77W
Annual home energy cost 21.2 $/year 38.81 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 77.09 $/year 106 $/year
Performance per watt 10.76 pt/W 4.69 pt/W
Typical power consumption 71.5W 107.5W

bus

Architecture DMI 2.0 DMI
Number of links 0 1
Transfer rate 5,000 MT/s 5,000 MT/s

details

Core i5 4690K  vs
3570K 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
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 22 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 72.72°C Unknown - 67.4°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 4.52 GHz 4.6 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.58 GHz 4.58 GHz
PassMark (Overclocked) 4,652.1 5,406.6
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.52 GHz 4.6 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics 4600 Intel® HD Graphics 4000
Number of displays supported 3 3
GPU clock speed 350 MHz 650 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
DDR3
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC No No
Maximum bandwidth 25,600 MB/s 25,600 MB/s
Maximum memory size 32,768 MB 32,768 MB
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Comments

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It is interesting how a chip that has a TDP of 77W could generate a higher annual annual home energy cost than a chip with a TDP of 84W. Comparing the 4690K to the 3570K.
I build my workstation with the 3570K late 2012 and looking at this marginal improvement I don't see any need to upgrade. Runs all my 3d software and games just fine (with Samsung Pro SSD, 32GB Ram, 970GTX) so I will keep it until something much faster is needed.
I have a rig with the i5 4690K in it and that same cooler. I have it OC'd to a meager 4.2 GHz but the vcore has been significantly lowered (I forget exactly what I set it to) and it runs way cooler than it did stock out of the box, with the only exception being the stress testing I did, where it reached the same temp each time. Still perfectly stable too.
agree , i bought a gaming pc for 375 on craigslist with this cpu and a r9 270x , the cooler was a hyper 212 evo and with a dirty overclock i was able to hit 4.7 ghz without delidding on 1.24vcore
i think that both of these cpu's are best options to buy,they are much better than any of amd proccesors exept fx 9590 but they are somewhere there.They can both handle all games at 1080p on ultra 60fps+ with decent gpu.If you have 1150 motherboard socket go for i5 4690k and if you have 1155 go for 3570k
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