Average Bench: 76.9% (59th of 985)

Based on 17,643 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: 60%Average: 76.9% Great: 85%
Gaming
Gaming 77%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 75%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 47%
Yacht

Good average bench

The Intel Core i5-4690 averaged 23.1% 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 396Pts
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed 397Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-4690 is 24.5%. 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 402Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 405Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 17,643 samples)
Min Avg Max
92.8 SC Int 106 115
92.3 SC Float 107 116
92.9 SC Mixed 107 116
85.4% 107 Pts
Min Avg Max
274 QC Int 396 443
277 QC Float 395 442
275 QC Mixed 397 444
89.7% 396 Pts
Min Avg Max
321 MC Int 404 442
315 MC Float 402 444
320 MC Mixed 405 445
60.6% 404 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 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
SC Int 108
SC Float 109
SC Mixed 107
86% 108 Pts
QC Int 417
QC Float 411
QC Mixed 412
94% 414 Pts
MC Int 416
MC Float 411
MC Mixed 414
62% 413 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
SC Int 107
SC Float 109
SC Mixed 110
87% 109 Pts
QC Int 395
QC Float 400
QC Mixed 403
91% 400 Pts
MC Int 436
MC Float 435
MC Mixed 442
66% 438 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
SC Int 101
SC Float 103
SC Mixed 104
82% 103 Pts
QC Int 400
QC Float 395
QC Mixed 392
90% 395 Pts
MC Int 393
MC Float 398
MC Mixed 375
58% 389 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
SC Int 104
SC Float 104
SC Mixed 104
83% 104 Pts
QC Int 385
QC Float 376
QC Mixed 385
87% 382 Pts
MC Int 394
MC Float 389
MC Mixed 387
58% 390 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 7,494,067 CPUs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $232 @ launch in May '14
BHPhotoUS $25511 months
NeweggUS $2595 months
OutletPCUS $27811 months
AmazonUS $31619 mins
EbayUS $39311 mins
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Typical Core i5-4690 Builds (Compare 1,939 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 61%
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Desktop
Desktop 69%
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Workstation
Workstation 45%
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Motherboard: Asus H97-PLUS - $200

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 74% - Very good Total price: $913

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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.

Good (edit your comment) Add link

1 month ago.

optional tamper exit situation


Excellent

1 month ago.

best in i5


Excellent

2 months ago.

i'm going buy this


Good

9 months ago.

In this price is the best.


Excellent

1 month ago.

Low CPU temperature,Low Fan sound,Fast game speed


Excellent

3 years ago.


Terrible

5 months ago.

low perfomance for that price


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