Average Bench: 76.1% (45th of 953)

Based on 8,752 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: 62%Average: 76.1% Great: 84%
Gaming
Gaming 76%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 75%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 46%
Yacht

Good average bench

The Intel Core i5-4690 averaged 23.8% 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 399Pts
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed 393Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-4690 is 21.6%. 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 411Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 405Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 8,752 samples)
Min Avg Max
95.3 SC Int 107 115
95.7 SC Float 108 117
94 SC Mixed 105 113
85.4% 107 Pts
Min Avg Max
287 QC Int 399 445
294 QC Float 399 446
289 QC Mixed 393 439
90.1% 397 Pts
Min Avg Max
342 MC Int 411 450
346 MC Float 411 449
348 MC Mixed 405 444
61.3% 409 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 3.9 GHz (avg)
SC Int 115
SC Float 114
SC Mixed 114
92% 114 Pts
QC Int 430
QC Float 426
QC Mixed 417
96% 424 Pts
MC Int 439
MC Float 431
MC Mixed 427
65% 432 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
SC Int 110
SC Float 113
SC Mixed 109
88% 110 Pts
QC Int 431
QC Float 439
QC Mixed 423
98% 431 Pts
MC Int 432
MC Float 439
MC Mixed 426
65% 432 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
SC Int 110
SC Float 109
SC Mixed 108
87% 109 Pts
QC Int 393
QC Float 418
QC Mixed 405
92% 405 Pts
MC Int 416
MC Float 420
MC Mixed 405
62% 414 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
SC Int 108
SC Float 110
SC Mixed 106
86% 108 Pts
QC Int 330
QC Float 334
QC Mixed 348
76% 337 Pts
MC Int 428
MC Float 434
MC Mixed 408
64% 423 Pts
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 2 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
SC Int 98.7
SC Float 104
SC Mixed 101
81% 101 Pts
QC Int 200
QC Float 183
QC Mixed 184
43% 189 Pts
MC Int 186
MC Float 202
MC Mixed 192
29% 194 Pts
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NeweggUS $240.9817 days ago.
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Typical Core i5-4690 Builds (Compare 1,104 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 61%
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Desktop
Desktop 69%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 45%
Yacht

Motherboard: Asus H97-PLUS - $102

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 75% - Very good Total price: $832

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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 2 years ago.

Good

10 days ago.

nice


Good

23 days ago.

i'm going buy this


Excellent

2 years ago.


Poor

5 days ago.

best in i5


Good

4 months ago.

In this price is the best.


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