Average Bench: 77.1% (70th of 1083)

Based on 19,087 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: 77.1% Great: 85%
Gaming
Gaming 77%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 76%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 47%
Yacht

Good average bench

The Intel Core i5-4690 averaged 22.8% 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 397Pts
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed 399Pts

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 405Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 407Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 19,087 samples)
Min Avg Max
94.3 SC Int 106 115
93.1 SC Float 108 116
91.1 SC Mixed 107 116
85.5% 107 Pts
Min Avg Max
268 QC Int 397 441
274 QC Float 398 441
278 QC Mixed 399 443
90.2% 398 Pts
Min Avg Max
312 MC Int 404 439
310 MC Float 405 442
319 MC Mixed 407 445
60.8% 405 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 111
SC Float 112
SC Mixed 112
89% 112 Pts
QC Int 441
QC Float 438
QC Mixed 446
100% 442 Pts
MC Int 440
MC Float 437
MC Mixed 444
66% 440 Pts
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
SC Int 110
SC Float 112
SC Mixed 110
88% 110 Pts
QC Int 428
QC Float 426
QC Mixed 429
97% 428 Pts
MC Int 429
MC Float 430
MC Mixed 435
65% 431 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz
SC Int 106
SC Float 108
SC Mixed 108
86% 107 Pts
QC Int 414
QC Float 419
QC Mixed 418
94% 417 Pts
MC Int 418
MC Float 416
MC Mixed 418
63% 417 Pts
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
SC Int 104
SC Float 103
SC Mixed 104
83% 104 Pts
QC Int 378
QC Float 398
QC Mixed 394
88% 390 Pts
MC Int 395
MC Float 362
MC Mixed 406
58% 388 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 8,410,831 CPUs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $232 @ launch in May '14
EbayUS $24210 mins
BHPhotoUS $25513 months
NeweggUS $2597 months
OutletPCUS $27813 months
AmazonUS $31119 mins
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Typical Core i5-4690 Builds (Compare 2,156 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: Asus H97-PLUS - $374

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 75% - Very good Total price: $1,065

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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

3 days ago.

optional tamper exit situation


Excellent

15 days ago.

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


Excellent

3 months ago.

Low CPU temperature,Low Fan sound,Fast game speed


Excellent

3 years ago.


Terrible

6 months ago.

low perfomance for that price


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