Average Bench: 75.2% (59th of 969)

Based on 12,451 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: 75.2% Great: 83%
Gaming
Gaming 75%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 74%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 46%
Yacht

Good average bench

The Intel Core i5-4690 averaged 24.8% 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 395Pts
Quad Core Floating Point Speed 396Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-4690 is 24.2%. 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 398Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 12,451 samples)
Min Avg Max
91.6 SC Int 106 115
89.5 SC Float 107 117
87.4 SC Mixed 104 113
84.7% 106 Pts
Min Avg Max
273 QC Int 395 442
274 QC Float 396 445
273 QC Mixed 388 433
89.1% 393 Pts
Min Avg Max
321 MC Int 404 441
332 MC Float 408 445
314 MC Mixed 398 433
60.5% 403 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 107
SC Float 109
SC Mixed 104
85% 107 Pts
QC Int 423
QC Float 426
QC Mixed 412
95% 420 Pts
MC Int 416
MC Float 422
MC Mixed 406
62% 415 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
SC Int 105
SC Float 105
SC Mixed 105
84% 105 Pts
QC Int 411
QC Float 390
QC Mixed 403
91% 401 Pts
MC Int 412
MC Float 385
MC Mixed 378
59% 391 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
SC Int 107
SC Float 106
SC Mixed 105
85% 106 Pts
QC Int 400
QC Float 399
QC Mixed 395
90% 398 Pts
MC Int 397
MC Float 396
MC Mixed 389
59% 394 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz
SC Int 99.4
SC Float 100
SC Mixed 98.7
80% 99.4 Pts
QC Int 376
QC Float 374
QC Mixed 360
84% 370 Pts
MC Int 379
MC Float 381
MC Mixed 370
56% 376 Pts
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
SC Int 109
SC Float 110
SC Mixed 110
88% 110 Pts
QC Int 402
QC Float 399
QC Mixed 331
86% 377 Pts
MC Int 409
MC Float 390
MC Mixed 408
60% 402 Pts
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Typical Core i5-4690 Builds (Compare 1,578 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 62%
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Desktop
Desktop 68%
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Workstation
Workstation 45%
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Motherboard: Asus H97-PLUS - $171

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 71% - Very good Total price: $971

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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.

Poor

2 months ago.

best in i5


Good

2 months ago.

i'm going buy this


Excellent

3 years ago.


Good

3 months ago.

In this price is the best.


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