AMD FX-8300 vs Intel Core i5-4690K

General info

Comparing FX-8300 and Core i5-4690K processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
33.89
 
9.59
Type
Desktop
 
Desktop
Architecture codename
Vishera
 
Haswell
Release date
23 October 2012
 
2 June 2014
Launch price (MSRP)
no data
 
$300
Price now
$81
 
$299

Technical specs

FX-8300 and Core i5-4690K quantitative parameters such as cores and threads number, clocks, manufacturing process, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of FX-8300 and Core i5-4690K performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their test results.
Number of cores
8
 
4
Number of threads
8
 
4
Base frequency
3.3 GHz
 
3.5 GHz
Maximum frequency
4.2 GHz
 
3.9 GHz
L1 cache
no data
 
64 KB (per core)
L2 cache
8192 KB
 
256 KB (per core)
L3 cache
no data
 
6 MB (shared)
Manufacturing process technology
32 nm
 
22 nm
Die size
315 mm2
 
177 mm2
Maximum core temperature
71 °C
 
73 °C
Maximum case temperature (TCase)
no data
 
72 °C
Transistor count
1,200 million
 
1,400 million
64 bit support
+
 
+
Unlocked
+
 
+
P0 Vcore voltage
Min: 1.075 V - Max: 1.2875 V
 
no data

Compatibility

Information on FX-8300 and Core i5-4690K compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one.
Max number of CPUs in a configuration
1
 
1
Socket
AM3+
 
FCLGA1150
Power consumption (TDP)
95 Watt
 
88 Watt

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by FX-8300 and Core i5-4690K. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.
Instruction set extensions
no data
 
Intel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2
AES-NI
+
 
+
FMA
+
 
-
AVX
+
 
+
vPro
no data
 
-
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)
no data
 
+
My WiFi
no data
 
+
Turbo Boost
no data
 
2.0
Hyper-Threading
no data
 
-
Idle States
no data
 
+
Thermal Monitoring
-
 
+
FDI
no data
 
+

Security technologies

FX-8300 and Core i5-4690K technologies aimed at raising security, for example, by protecting against hacks.
TXT
no data
 
-
EDB
no data
 
+
Secure Key
no data
 
+
Identity Protection
-
 
+
OS Guard
no data
 
+
Anti-Theft
no data
 
+

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by FX-8300 and Core i5-4690K are enumerated here.
AMD-V
+
 
-
VT-d
no data
 
+
VT-x
no data
 
+
EPT
no data
 
+

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by FX-8300 and Core i5-4690K.
Supported memory types
Not Listed
 
DDR3-1333, DDR3-1600, DDR3L-1333, DDR3L-1600
Maximum memory size
no data
 
32 GB
Max memory channels
no data
 
2
Maximum memory bandwidth
no data
 
25.6 GB/s

Graphics specifications

General parameters of GPUs integrated into FX-8300 and Core i5-4690K.
Integrated graphics
no data
 
Max video memory
no data
 
2 GB
Quick Sync
-
 
+
Clear Video HD
no data
 
+
Graphics max frequency
no data
 
1.2 GHz
Execution Units
no data
 
20
InTru 3D
no data
 
+

Graphics interfaces

Available interfaces and connections of FX-8300 and Core i5-4690K integrated GPUs.
Number of displays supported
no data
 
3
eDP
no data
 
+
DisplayPort
-
 
+
HDMI
-
 
+
VGA
no data
 
+

Graphics image quality

Maximum display resolutions supported by FX-8300 and Core i5-4690K integrated GPUs, including resolutions over different interfaces.
Max resolution over HDMI 1.4
no data
 
3840x2160@24Hz
Max resolution over eDP
no data
 
3840x2160@60Hz
Max resolution over DisplayPort
no data
 
3840x2160@60Hz
Max resolution over VGA
no data
 
1920x1200@60Hz

Graphics API support

APIs supported by FX-8300 and Core i5-4690K integrated GPUs, sometimes API versions are included.
DirectX
no data
 
11.2/12
OpenGL
no data
 
4.3

Peripherals

Specifications and connection of peripherals supported by FX-8300 and Core i5-4690K.
PCIe revision
n/a
 
3.0
Max number of PCIe lanes
no data
 
16

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of FX-8300 and Core i5-4690K. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

FX-8300 6.65
i5-4690K 6.95 +4.5%

Passmark

FX-8300 5310
i5-4690K 5551 +4.5%

3DMark Fire Strike Physics

FX-8300 6090
i5-4690K 6560 +7.7%

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of FX-8300 and Core i5-4690K. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
no data
 
47 Mh/s

Gaming performance

Let's see how good FX-8300 and Core i5-4690K are for gaming compared with game system requirements. Remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

Advantages of AMD FX-8300

AMD64 (AMD CPUs 64-bit architecture. Almost identical to Intel 64, save for some little and rarely used nuances)
Virtualization (Hardware acceleration of virtual machines)
AES (Advanced Encryption Standard instructions set - hardware acceleration of AES encryption and decryption. Speeds up encryption software, e.g. Veracrypt)
FMA4

Advantages of Intel Core i5-4690K

4.5% faster in synthetic tests
Much newer (2 June 2014 vs 23 October 2012)
Higher base frequency (3500 vs 3300 MHz)
Finer manufacturing process technology (22 vs 32 nm)
Less power hungry (88 vs 95 watts)
AVX2 (Advanced Vector Extensions 2 - an extension to AVX, the set of SIMD instructions working with 128- and 256-bit registers)
Intel 64 (64-bit Intel CPU architecture. Almost identical to AMD64, except small and rarely used nuances)
AES-NI (Advanced Encryption Standard New Instructions - additional instructions for hardware acceleration of AES encryption and decryption)
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
IdentityProtectionTechVersion
QuickSyncVideo
DisplayPortMenu
HDMIMenu

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