Average Bench: 76.7% (60th of 980)

Based on 15,520 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000306C3, , 1FABFBFF000306C3 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-4690 CPU @ 3.50GHz

The Core i5-4690 is Intel's latest and greatest locked Core-i5. This CPU will suit serious gamers that don't plan on overclocking. The 4690 replaces the 4670 and shares exactly the same specs aside from base and turbo clock bumps of 100 MHz. The 100 MHz clock bump results in barely noticeable real world performance improvements and, if anything, makes the older 4670 more attractive as suppliers reduce prices to try to clear stocks. For regular desktop use such as email, surfing, and listening to music, this CPU is overkill and there is far better value amongst lower powered and significantly cheaper CPUs but for gamers and moderate power users the 4690 is a good locked option. [Jun '14 CPUPro]

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Poor: 59%Average: 76.7% Great: 85%
Gaming
Gaming 77%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 75%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 47%
Yacht

Good average bench

The Intel Core i5-4690 averaged 23.3% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Intel Core i5-4690 near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Quad Core Integer Speed 393Pts
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed 396Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-4690 is 25.2%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i5-4690 performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Multi Core Floating Point Speed 408Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 407Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 15,520 samples)
Min Avg Max
90.1 SC Int 106 115
87.6 SC Float 107 117
90.2 SC Mixed 106 116
85% 106 Pts
Min Avg Max
263 QC Int 393 442
266 QC Float 396 444
279 QC Mixed 396 442
89.6% 395 Pts
Min Avg Max
326 MC Int 405 440
326 MC Float 408 446
320 MC Mixed 407 445
61% 407 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 3.5 GHz
SC Int 114
SC Float 117
SC Mixed 116
93% 116 Pts
QC Int 442
QC Float 448
QC Mixed 439
100% 443 Pts
MC Int 406
MC Float 384
MC Mixed 360
58% 383 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
SC Int 113
SC Float 115
SC Mixed 112
90% 113 Pts
QC Int 431
QC Float 431
QC Mixed 428
98% 430 Pts
MC Int 434
MC Float 428
MC Mixed 435
65% 432 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
SC Int 104
SC Float 108
SC Mixed 106
85% 106 Pts
QC Int 408
QC Float 415
QC Mixed 411
93% 412 Pts
MC Int 408
MC Float 418
MC Mixed 416
62% 414 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
SC Int 105
SC Float 107
SC Mixed 105
85% 106 Pts
QC Int 385
QC Float 386
QC Mixed 385
87% 385 Pts
MC Int 411
MC Float 414
MC Mixed 414
62% 413 Pts
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 6,226,864 CPUs tested.

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Typical Core i5-4690 Builds (Compare 1,542 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 62%
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Desktop
Desktop 69%
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Workstation
Workstation 46%
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Motherboard: Asus H97-PLUS - $200

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 76% - Very good Total price: $924

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 Specifications

Essentials

DescriptionIntel® Core™ i5-4690 Processor (6M Cache, up to 3.90 GHz)
Code NameHaswell
Launch DateQ2'14
Processor Numberi5-4690
# 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$213.00 - $224.00
Clock Speed3.5 GHz
Max Turbo Frequency3.9 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 Frequency1.2 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 (edit your comment) Add link

1 month ago.

optional tamper exit situation


Poor

6 months ago.

best in i5


Excellent

13 days ago.

i'm going buy this


Good

6 months ago.

In this price is the best.


Excellent

3 years ago.


Terrible

2 months ago.

low perfomance for that price


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