i5 6500 vs 4690

haveron

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How do the i5 6500 and 4690 when upgrading from a pheonom 940 in terms of performance and value? Thanks
 

sammy sung

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Agreed

i5-6500

• Relative 5-10% IPC improvement
• DDR4 Support
• Various Motherboard Feature Availability
• Better iGPU
• Lower TDP
• Not that it matters, but larger memory supported
 

Colethelion321

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Personally I'm divided on this topic. On one hand: I'm always an advocate for being on the latest technology, which in this case would be the i5-6500. I like that many of those boards come with M.2 slots, and that there is a future upgrade path to a i7-6700k. On the other hand: The 6700k is currently overpriced. While the i7-4790k can be had for $300 new at MicroCenter (local pickup). It can be purchased used on Ebay for $250 or less. But were it my money, I'd ultimately opt for the socket 1151 i5-6500. However, if I were considering starting out with a $300 CPU investment, I'd opt for the 5820k, which can be purchase at MicroCenter (local pickup) for that price. You can't beat that price for six cores.
 

sammy sung

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Agreed

i5-6500

• Relative 5-10% IPC improvement
• DDR4 Support
• Various Motherboard Feature Availability
• Better iGPU
• Lower TDP
• Not that it matters, but larger memory supported
 

sammy sung

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Realistically though, the 4690 new with an entry level H97 board is roughly the same as a 6500 new with an entry level H170 board.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-6500 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: ASRock H170A-X1 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($78.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: G.Skill Aegis 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2133 Memory ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $313.97
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-02-20 10:51 EST-0500

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-4690 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($214.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: ASRock H97M PRO4 Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($74.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: A-Data XPG V1.0 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $324.97
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-02-20 10:52 EST-0500

So unless the op is reusing his DDR3 from his previous set-up, which is a 50/50 chance, there really is no value for the 4690.

http://www.cpu-monkey.com/en/compare_cpu-intel_core_i5_6500-524-vs-intel_core_i5_4690-356

This doesn't exactly equate to real world performance of course. Telling a difference between the two in gaming would be pretty difficult.
 
you could have done a fair comparison

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-4690 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($214.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: ASRock H97M Anniversary Micro ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($67.89 @ OutletPC)
Memory: PNY Anarchy 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($32.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $315.87



PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-6500 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Motherboard: ASRock H170A-X1 ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($78.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: Kingston ValueRAM 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2133 Memory ($33.35 @ Newegg)
Total: $312.33


1% in favor of 6500
if op already has 4 gb or 8 gb ram, then


$282.88 4th

$312.33 6th

10% in favor of 4690



could argue upgrade path, but honestly majority never upgrade anyways.


 

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