Average Bench: 72.2% (72nd of 953)

Based on 12,371 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000306C3, 1FABFBFF000306C3, 00004E414C206472 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: 58%Average: 72.2% Great: 78%
Gaming
Gaming 72%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 71%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 44%
Speed boat

Good average bench

The Intel Core i5-4590 averaged 27.8% 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 378Pts
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed 373Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-4590 is just 19.9%. 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 389Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 382Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 12,371 samples)
Min Avg Max
92.1 SC Int 101 109
90.8 SC Float 102 110
90 SC Mixed 100 107
81% 101 Pts
Min Avg Max
274 QC Int 378 414
280 QC Float 379 419
275 QC Mixed 373 408
85.4% 377 Pts
Min Avg Max
328 MC Int 389 415
329 MC Float 389 420
314 MC Mixed 382 409
58.1% 387 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz
SC Int 107
SC Float 107
SC Mixed 106
85% 107 Pts
QC Int 383
QC Float 384
QC Mixed 405
88% 391 Pts
MC Int 418
MC Float 423
MC Mixed 416
63% 419 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
SC Int 101
SC Float 102
SC Mixed 99.5
81% 101 Pts
QC Int 396
QC Float 388
QC Mixed 386
88% 390 Pts
MC Int 393
MC Float 385
MC Mixed 387
58% 388 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
SC Int 97.3
SC Float 94.5
SC Mixed 101
78% 97.6 Pts
QC Int 396
QC Float 384
QC Mixed 377
88% 386 Pts
MC Int 380
MC Float 381
MC Mixed 387
57% 383 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
SC Int 94.2
SC Float 94.4
SC Mixed 94.2
75% 94.3 Pts
QC Int 351
QC Float 360
QC Mixed 339
79% 350 Pts
MC Int 343
MC Float 339
MC Mixed 359
52% 347 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 2.2 GHz (avg)
SC Int 64
SC Float 64.4
SC Mixed 62.5
51% 63.6 Pts
QC Int 212
QC Float 229
QC Mixed 239
51% 226 Pts
MC Int 225
MC Float 256
MC Mixed 223
35% 235 Pts
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Typical Core i5-4590 Builds (Compare 1,030 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 15%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 61%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 23%
Surfboard

Motherboard: Dell OptiPlex 3020

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 83% - Excellent Total price: $330

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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 2 years ago.

Good

22 days ago.

I use this CPU in my main PC, often changing GPU's in it, had 280x, 290x, 7950 and that probs won't be the last! But never have I even thought of changing CPU, powers the 290x extremely well with a relatively small bottleneck, only 4-5fps off of benchmarks with i7 4770k.


Very good

2 years ago.


Very good

11 months ago.

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


Very good

9 months ago.

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


Very good

10 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

2 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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