Average Bench: 75.4% (81st of 1122)

Based on 23,180 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: 58%Average: 75.4% Great: 83%
Gaming
Gaming 75%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 74%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 46%
Yacht

Good average bench

The Intel Core i5-4690 averaged 24.6% 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 394Pts
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed 389Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-4690 is 24.7%. 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 397Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 400Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 23,180 samples)
Min Avg Max
93.5 SC Int 106 114
84 SC Float 105 115
90.6 SC Mixed 105 114
84.2% 105 Pts
Min Avg Max
275 QC Int 394 438
270 QC Float 387 437
274 QC Mixed 389 433
88.4% 390 Pts
Min Avg Max
332 MC Int 405 439
315 MC Float 397 436
331 MC Mixed 400 437
60.1% 401 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, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
SC Int 112
SC Float 109
SC Mixed 111
89% 111 Pts
QC Int 430
QC Float 424
QC Mixed 425
97% 427 Pts
MC Int 435
MC Float 421
MC Mixed 428
64% 428 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
SC Int 109
SC Float 110
SC Mixed 108
87% 109 Pts
QC Int 427
QC Float 422
QC Mixed 418
96% 422 Pts
MC Int 424
MC Float 416
MC Mixed 414
63% 418 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
SC Int 106
SC Float 103
SC Mixed 104
83% 104 Pts
QC Int 414
QC Float 397
QC Mixed 406
92% 406 Pts
MC Int 411
MC Float 381
MC Mixed 396
60% 396 Pts
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
SC Int 108
SC Float 112
SC Mixed 110
88% 110 Pts
QC Int 329
QC Float 436
QC Mixed 379
86% 381 Pts
MC Int 428
MC Float 428
MC Mixed 423
64% 426 Pts
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 Prices

Approx. $232 @ launch in May '14
BHPhotoUS $25517 months
NeweggUS $25911 months
OutletPCUS $27817 months
EbayUS $31034 mins
AmazonUS $3481 min
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Typical Core i5-4690 Builds (Compare 7,134 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 41%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 59%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 36%
Jet ski

Motherboard: Asus B85M-G - $80

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 67% - Good Total price: $600

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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 4 years ago.

Average (edit your comment) Add link

2 months ago.

optional tamper exit situation


Good

24 days ago.

I have 2 machines with this CPU, both running without issues for 2 years, great speed, very silent and efficient.


Excellent

7 months ago.

Low CPU temperature,Low Fan sound,Fast game speed


Excellent

4 years ago.


Terrible

10 months ago.

low perfomance for that price


Excellent

3 months ago.


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