Compare Processors: Intel Core i5-9600K vs Core i5-4690K

Intel Core i5-9600K

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Intel Core i5-4690K

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Price
$278.86
$366.72
Availability In Stock In Stock
Pangoly Score - 95
Brand Intel Intel
Model BX80684I59600K BX80646I54690K
Release Date October 2018 June 2014
Performance
(Charts)
23rd
55th
Effective Value
17th
82nd
TDP 95 Watts 88 Watts
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Pros -
  • Low power consumption under both idle and load
  • Great performance
  • Lower operating temperatures compared to Haswell family
Cons -
  • Same overclocking variability as Haswell family
Series Core i5 9th Gen Core i5 4th Gen
Core Name Coffee Lake Devil's Canyon
Socket LGA1151 LGA1150
Integrated Graphics Intel UHD Graphics 630 Intel HD Graphics 4600
CPU Cores 6 4
CPU Threads 6 4
CPU Clock Rate 3700MHz 3500MHz
CPU Turbo Clock Rate 4600MHz 3900MHz
CPU Cooler included No Yes
Manufacturing Process 14 nm 22 nm
Maximum Supported Memory 64GB -
Cache L3 1.50MB 6.00MB
Critic Reviews

"While testing the Core i5 9600K the multi-threaded performance was a bit lack-luster, this proc really could have used SMT (Hyper-threading). However, Intel carefully examined the Achilles heel of Ryzen processors and realized that with (and only) very..."

"The Core i5-4690K is the CPU you should be buying if you're an Intel Z87/Z97 system owner with a budget of between £150 and £190 and are up for a bit of overclocking. Given the cooler temperatures and faster speeds compared to its Haswell-based predecessors, there's little point opting for an older CPU although owners of Ivy Bridge CPUs ..."

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Compare Processors: Intel Core i5-9600K vs Core i5-4690K. Analyze head-to-head all specifications and features to find out the better CPU.

Comparison summary

Reasons to pick the Intel Core i5-9600K:

  • 24% cheaper, you can save $87.86.
  • Slightly better average performance, around 27%.
  • Much better effective value.
  • Newer Product, it was released around 4 years later.
  • 2 more cores.
  • 2 more threads.
  • Higher CPU Clock Frequency (+200MHz).
  • Higher Max Turbo Clock Frequency (+700MHz).

Reasons to pick the Intel Core i5-4690K:

  • Around 7% lower thermal design power.
  • Includes CPU Cooler.
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