Average Bench: 71.5% (80th of 961)

Based on 15,280 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: 56%Average: 71.5% Great: 78%
Gaming
Gaming 72%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 70%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 43%
Speed boat

Good average bench

The Intel Core i5-4590 averaged 28.4% 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 375Pts
Quad Core Floating Point Speed 376Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-4590 is 21.6%. 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 385Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 377Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 15,280 samples)
Min Avg Max
90.3 SC Int 101 109
90.5 SC Float 102 110
89.6 SC Mixed 99.6 107
80.6% 101 Pts
Min Avg Max
261 QC Int 375 413
263 QC Float 376 418
262 QC Mixed 369 406
84.6% 373 Pts
Min Avg Max
282 MC Int 383 414
291 MC Float 385 418
300 MC Mixed 377 408
57.2% 382 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 112
SC Mixed 106
87% 109 Pts
QC Int 418
QC Float 420
QC Mixed 401
94% 413 Pts
MC Int 411
MC Float 406
MC Mixed 407
61% 408 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz
SC Int 102
SC Float 105
SC Mixed 102
82% 103 Pts
QC Int 387
QC Float 389
QC Mixed 398
89% 392 Pts
MC Int 387
MC Float 405
MC Mixed 405
60% 399 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
SC Int 105
SC Float 106
SC Mixed 104
84% 105 Pts
QC Int 399
QC Float 394
QC Mixed 394
90% 396 Pts
MC Int 404
MC Float 409
MC Mixed 392
60% 401 Pts
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
SC Int 104
SC Float 106
SC Mixed 103
84% 104 Pts
QC Int 400
QC Float 405
QC Mixed 396
91% 400 Pts
MC Int 402
MC Float 413
MC Mixed 382
60% 399 Pts
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
SC Int 99
SC Float 98.7
SC Mixed 93.4
78% 97 Pts
QC Int 327
QC Float 336
QC Mixed 325
75% 329 Pts
MC Int 330
MC Float 339
MC Mixed 367
52% 345 Pts
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 4,099,147 CPUs tested.

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Gaming
Gaming 15%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 60%
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Workstation
Workstation 22%
Surfboard

Motherboard: Dell OptiPlex 3020

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 76% - Very good Total price: $405

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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

7 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.


Good

17 days ago.

it always makes me happy to have it


Very good

2 years ago.


Very good

1 month ago.

A well Mediocre Card for Gaming and other Stuff.


Very good

14 months ago.

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


Very good

12 months ago.

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


Very good

12 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

5 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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