Average Bench: 72.5% (108th of 1100)

more Based on 29,020 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: 54%Average: 72.5% Great: 80%
Gaming
Gaming 73%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 71%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 44%
Speed boat

Good average bench

The Intel Core i5-4590 averaged 27.4% 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 371Pts
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed 374Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-4590 is 26%. 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 383Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 385Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 29,020 samples)
Min Avg Max
88.4 SC Int 101 108
87.6 SC Float 102 110
84.4 SC Mixed 101 110
81% 101 Pts
Min Avg Max
243 QC Int 371 414
247 QC Float 373 417
252 QC Mixed 374 416
84.5% 373 Pts
Min Avg Max
279 MC Int 382 414
303 MC Float 383 417
299 MC Mixed 385 420
57.5% 383 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
SC Int 107
SC Float 110
SC Mixed 108
87% 109 Pts
QC Int 410
QC Float 413
QC Mixed 417
94% 413 Pts
MC Int 414
MC Float 416
MC Mixed 418
62% 416 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz
SC Int 108
SC Float 110
SC Mixed 110
87% 109 Pts
QC Int 411
QC Float 410
QC Mixed 411
93% 410 Pts
MC Int 412
MC Float 416
MC Mixed 416
62% 415 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz
SC Int 100
SC Float 102
SC Mixed 100
81% 101 Pts
QC Int 405
QC Float 403
QC Mixed 399
91% 402 Pts
MC Int 403
MC Float 408
MC Mixed 405
61% 405 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.55 GHz (avg)
SC Int 101
SC Float 102
SC Mixed 101
81% 101 Pts
QC Int 308
QC Float 311
QC Mixed 273
68% 297 Pts
MC Int 347
MC Float 387
MC Mixed 362
55% 365 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 8,459,024 CPUs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $188 @ launch in Jul '14
AmazonUS $24116 mins
OutletPCUS $39812 months
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Typical Core i5-4590 Builds (Compare 2,650 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 15%
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Desktop
Desktop 61%
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Workstation
Workstation 23%
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Motherboard: Dell OptiPlex 3020

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 82% - Excellent Total price: $346

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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

1 day ago.

ok


Excellent

1 month ago.

it always makes me happy to have it


Very good

3 years ago.


Very good

11 months ago.

A well Mediocre Card for Gaming and other Stuff.


Terrible

7 months ago.

low perfomance for that price


Very good

2 years ago.

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


Very good

22 months ago.

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


Excellent

13 days ago.

Plays anything you want it to and more


Very good

23 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.

As always, Intel making good CPUs. Isin't the best CPU of Intel, but you can play whatever you want, with whatever GPU you have, to 2k, 4k, ultra, low. Anything.


Excellent

15 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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