Average Bench: 77.3% (73rd of 1110)

Based on 21,432 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: 77.3% Great: 85%
Gaming
Gaming 77%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 76%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 47%
Yacht

Good average bench

The Intel Core i5-4690 averaged 22.6% 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 399Pts
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed 400Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-4690 is 26%. 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 408Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 21,432 samples)
Min Avg Max
92.9 SC Int 106 115
94.1 SC Float 108 117
94 SC Mixed 107 116
85.8% 107 Pts
Min Avg Max
288 QC Int 399 445
289 QC Float 401 448
283 QC Mixed 400 445
90.6% 400 Pts
Min Avg Max
313 MC Int 406 445
314 MC Float 408 448
310 MC Mixed 408 448
61.1% 407 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 109
SC Float 111
SC Mixed 110
88% 110 Pts
QC Int 421
QC Float 421
QC Mixed 428
96% 423 Pts
MC Int 420
MC Float 428
MC Mixed 420
63% 423 Pts
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
SC Int 109
SC Float 108
SC Mixed 109
87% 109 Pts
QC Int 431
QC Float 421
QC Mixed 426
97% 426 Pts
MC Int 404
MC Float 419
MC Mixed 430
63% 418 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz
SC Int 103
SC Float 109
SC Mixed 108
85% 107 Pts
QC Int 428
QC Float 427
QC Mixed 420
96% 425 Pts
MC Int 428
MC Float 429
MC Mixed 422
64% 427 Pts
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
SC Int 110
SC Float 115
SC Mixed 106
88% 110 Pts
QC Int 414
QC Float 432
QC Mixed 411
95% 419 Pts
MC Int 426
MC Float 432
MC Mixed 435
65% 431 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.65 GHz (avg)
SC Int 93.5
SC Float 92.4
SC Mixed 77.8
70% 87.9 Pts
QC Int 332
QC Float 354
QC Mixed 296
74% 327 Pts
MC Int 356
MC Float 337
MC Mixed 357
53% 350 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 9,333,286 CPUs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $232 @ launch in May '14
BHPhotoUS $25515 months
NeweggUS $2599 months
OutletPCUS $27815 months
EbayUS $31020 mins
AmazonUS $34430 mins
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Typical Core i5-4690 Builds (Compare 2,437 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 61%
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Desktop
Desktop 70%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 46%
Yacht

Motherboard: MSI H97 GAMING 3 (MS-7918) - $220

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 73% - Very good Total price: $949

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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

10 days ago.

optional tamper exit situation


Excellent

9 days ago.

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


Excellent

5 months ago.

Low CPU temperature,Low Fan sound,Fast game speed


Excellent

4 years ago.


Terrible

8 months ago.

low perfomance for that price


Excellent

1 month ago.


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