CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of W3690 vs 4690K 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

8.7

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Core i5 4690K 

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

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Xeon W3690

Reasons to consider the
Intel Xeon W3690

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More l3 cache 12 MB vs 6 MB 2x more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
More threads 12 vs 4 Three times as many threads
Supports trusted computing Yes vs No Somewhat common; Allows for safer, more reliable computing
More cores 6 vs 4 2 more cores; run more applications at once
More l3 cache per core 2 MB/core vs 1.5 MB/core Around 35% more l3 cache per core
Better PassMark score 9,406 vs 7,767 More than 20% better PassMark score
Front view of Intel Core i5 4690K

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Intel Core i5 4690K

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Much better performance per dollar 3.95 pt/$ vs 0.85 pt/$ Around 4.8x better performance per dollar
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 lower typical power consumption 71.5W vs 105.63W More than 30% lower typical power consumption
Significantly better PassMark (Single core) score 2,237 vs 1,560 Around 45% better PassMark (Single core) score
Significantly better performance per watt 10.77 pt/W vs 6.51 pt/W More than 65% better performance per watt
Newer Apr, 2014 vs Feb, 2011 Release date over 3 years later
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.51 GHz vs 4.09 GHz More than 10% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Much lower annual home energy cost 21.2 $/year vs 31.32 $/year More than 30% lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 77.09 $/year vs 113.88 $/year More than 30% lower annual commercial energy cost
Higher Maximum operating temperature 72.72 °C vs 67.9 °C More than 5% higher Maximum operating temperature

Benchmarks Real world tests of Xeon W3690 vs Core i5 4690K

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon W3690
14,746
Core i5 4690K
11,924

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon W3690
1,800,000 MB/s
Core i5 4690K
5,060,000 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon W3690
14,580
Core i5 4690K
11,872

GeekBench (64-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Xeon W3690
16,250
Core i5 4690K
12,942

GeekBench

Xeon W3690
16,250
Core i5 4690K
12,942

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Xeon W3690  vs
Core i5 4690K 
Clock speed 3.46 GHz 3.5 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.73 GHz 3.9 GHz
Cores Hexa core Quad core

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing Yes 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 130W 88W
Annual home energy cost 31.32 $/year 21.2 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 113.88 $/year 77.09 $/year
Performance per watt 6.51 pt/W 10.77 pt/W
Typical power consumption 105.63W 71.5W

bus

Architecture QPI DMI 2.0
Number of links 1 0
Transfer rate 6,400 MT/s 5,000 MT/s

details

Xeon W3690  vs
Core i5 4690K 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 12 4
L3 cache 12 MB 6 MB
L3 cache per core 2 MB/core 1.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nm 22 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 67.9°C Unknown - 72.72°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 4.09 GHz 4.51 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.48 GHz 4.58 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.09 GHz 4.51 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU None GPU
Label N/A Intel® HD Graphics 4600
Number of displays supported N/A 3
GPU clock speed N/A 350 MHz
Turbo clock speed N/A 1,200 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1600
DDR3L-1600
DDR3-1333
DDR3-1066
DDR3
DDR3-800
Channels Triple Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC Yes No
Maximum bandwidth 31,999.98 MB/s 25,600 MB/s
Maximum memory size 24,576 MB 32,768 MB
Intel Xeon W3690
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