Average Bench: 73.8% (78th of 980)

more Based on 20,725 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000306C3, , BFEBFBFF000306A9, 1FABFBFF000306C3, 00004E414C206472, 0000000000000000, 1F8BFBFF000306C3, 0FABFBFF000306C3, BFEBFBFF000506E3, 0F8BFBFF000306C3 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-4590 CPU @ 3.30GHz

The Intel Core i5-4590 is a slightly upgraded version of the i5-4570. The two processors are identical apart from a 100 MHz increase in base and turbo frequencies. Needless to say the two processors have almost identical effective speeds which is a little disappointing as Intel has simply re-released a near identical product. From a value for money perspective the 4590 does fare reasonably well although it probably has more multi-core horsepower than most use cases demand. For the majority of users, at stock clocks, the G3258 provides comparable performance but with a few simple BIOS adjustments the G3258 can be clocked up to 4.3 GHz where, even at half the price, it destroys the i5-4570 in single and dual core workloads. [Sep '14 CPUPro]

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Poor: 61%Average: 73.8% Great: 80%
Gaming
Gaming 74%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 72%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 45%
Speed boat

Good average bench

The Intel Core i5-4590 averaged 26.1% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This isn't a great result which indicates that there are much faster alternatives on the comparison list.

Strengths

Quad Core Integer Speed 380Pts
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed 381Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-4590 is just 18.9%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i5-4590 performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Multi Core Floating Point Speed 393Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 393Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 20,725 samples)
Min Avg Max
91.7 SC Int 102 108
92.2 SC Float 103 110
91.7 SC Mixed 102 110
81.8% 102 Pts
Min Avg Max
281 QC Int 380 414
300 QC Float 383 417
293 QC Mixed 381 417
86.5% 381 Pts
Min Avg Max
329 MC Int 390 415
332 MC Float 393 418
333 MC Mixed 393 421
58.8% 392 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.55 GHz (avg)
SC Int 108
SC Float 110
SC Mixed 109
87% 109 Pts
QC Int 412
QC Float 400
QC Mixed 414
93% 409 Pts
MC Int 416
MC Float 419
MC Mixed 420
63% 418 Pts
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
SC Int 99.7
SC Float 107
SC Mixed 103
83% 103 Pts
QC Int 410
QC Float 407
QC Mixed 406
92% 407 Pts
MC Int 392
MC Float 372
MC Mixed 370
57% 378 Pts
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
SC Int 92.5
SC Float 89.7
SC Mixed 89.1
72% 90.4 Pts
QC Int 323
QC Float 353
QC Mixed 352
78% 343 Pts
MC Int 361
MC Float 366
MC Mixed 362
54% 363 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 1.2 GHz (avg)
SC Int 40.9
SC Float 37.7
SC Mixed 46.5
33% 41.7 Pts
QC Int 103
QC Float 84.3
QC Mixed 94.2
21% 93.8 Pts
MC Int 103
MC Float 104
MC Mixed 104
16% 104 Pts
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Typical Core i5-4590 Builds (Compare 1,474 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 15%
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Desktop
Desktop 62%
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Workstation
Workstation 23%
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Motherboard: Dell OptiPlex 3020

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 Specifications

Essentials

DescriptionIntel® Core™ i5-4590 Processor (6M Cache, up to 3.70 GHz)
Code NameHaswell
Launch DateQ2'14
Processor Numberi5-4590
# of Cores4
# of Threads4
Cache6 MB SmartCache
Instruction Set64-bit
Instruction Set ExtensionsSSE4.1/4.2, AVX 2.0
Embedded Options AvailableNo
Lithography22 nm
Recommended Price$192.00 - $202.00
Clock Speed3.3 GHz
Max Turbo Frequency3.7 GHz
Bus Speed5 GT/s DMI2
Scalability1S Only
Max TDP84 W
Thermal Solution SpecificationPCG 2013D

Graphics

Processor GraphicsIntel® HD Graphics 4600
Graphics Base Frequency350 MHz
Graphics OutputeDP/DP/HDMI/VGA
Wireless DisplayYes
# of Displays Supported3
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency1.15 GHz
Quick Sync VideoYes
InTru 3D TechYes
Clear Video HD TechYes
Intel InsiderYes
Flexible Display InterfaceYes
Graphics Video Max Memory2 GB

Memory

Max Memory Size32 GB
Memory TypesDDR3-1333/1600, DDR3L-1333/1600 @ 1.5V
Memory Channels2
Memory Bandwidth25.6 GB/s
ECC Memory SupportedNo

Expansion Options

PCI Express RevisionUp to 3.0
PCI Express ConfigurationsUp to 1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4
Max # of PCI Express Lanes16

Data Protection

AES New InstructionsYes
Secure KeyYes

Advanced Technologies

Virtualization Tech (VT-x)Yes
Intel 64Yes
Idle StatesYes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® TechYes
Thermal Monitoring TechnologiesYes
Turbo Boost Tech2.0
Hyper-Threading TechNo
Virtualization for Directed I/O (VT-d)Yes
VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT)Yes
TSX-NINo
vPro TechYes
Identity Protection TechYes
Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)Yes
Small Business AdvantageYes
My WiFi TechYes

Package

Package Size37.5mm x 37.5mm
Graphics and IMC Lithography22 nm
Max CPU Configuration1
Sockets SupportedFCLGA1150

Platform Protection

Execute Disable BitYes
OS GuardYes
Trusted Execution TechYes
Anti-Theft TechYes

 Comments

Haswell refreshed...

Added 3 years ago.

Excellent

3 months ago.

I think cheap and gamer cpu.


Good

4 months ago.

it always makes me happy to have it


Very good

3 years ago.


Very good

5 months ago.

A well Mediocre Card for Gaming and other Stuff.


Terrible

28 days ago.

low perfomance for that price


Very good

18 months ago.

It usually doesn't get to 100% usage, even with more modern GPUs


Very good

16 months ago.

Strong CPU which is definitely enough for most any game or general computing task.


Very good

17 months ago.

Very good, fast and cool, but, to take all advantege of it, you need better memory( above 1800 Mhz) and ssd to increase performace!!!!


Excellent

9 months ago.

I have been nothing but impressed with this CPU since the day I dropped it into my motherboard (not literally) =). Basic computing, editing pictures, videos, and even just streaming require no effort from this Haswell. Gaming is my PC's main purpose, and it paired with a Hyper 212 Evo heatsink/cooler; heat is never a problem, even with it being installed in a mini itx build next to an AMD R9 280x, which I use to heat my house in the winter months xD. But all in all, this processing unit has done me good, and owes me nothing. I do regret not buying the unlocked one, but I really have had no need for an overclock. (.....EDIT: BF1 Came out, and this i5 is running @ 100% with a gtx 980. No fault of its own but just putting that out there. I do get 50-60 fps average but will be upgrading to enjoy my new 120hz monitor :))


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