Average Bench: 77.1% (57th of 980)

Based on 13,680 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: 61%Average: 77.1% Great: 85%
Gaming
Gaming 77%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 75%
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 400Pts
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed 399Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-4690 is 23.9%. 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 413Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 410Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 13,680 samples)
Min Avg Max
93.3 SC Int 107 115
96.3 SC Float 108 117
93.4 SC Mixed 107 116
85.7% 107 Pts
Min Avg Max
287 QC Int 400 448
296 QC Float 401 449
294 QC Mixed 399 446
90.7% 400 Pts
Min Avg Max
346 MC Int 412 450
340 MC Float 413 450
337 MC Mixed 410 450
61.7% 412 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 115
SC Float 118
SC Mixed 117
93% 117 Pts
QC Int 438
QC Float 433
QC Mixed 442
99% 437 Pts
MC Int 440
MC Float 437
MC Mixed 446
66% 441 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
SC Int 113
SC Float 114
SC Mixed 114
91% 113 Pts
QC Int 434
QC Float 433
QC Mixed 438
99% 435 Pts
MC Int 431
MC Float 437
MC Mixed 438
65% 435 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
SC Int 113
SC Float 114
SC Mixed 113
91% 113 Pts
QC Int 409
QC Float 404
QC Mixed 410
92% 408 Pts
MC Int 419
MC Float 416
MC Mixed 423
63% 419 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
SC Int 97.8
SC Float 95.7
SC Mixed 97.2
78% 96.9 Pts
QC Int 378
QC Float 369
QC Mixed 379
85% 376 Pts
MC Int 384
MC Float 380
MC Mixed 383
57% 382 Pts
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Gaming
Gaming 62%
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Desktop
Desktop 70%
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Workstation
Workstation 46%
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Motherboard: Asus H97-PLUS - $228

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 69% - Good Total price: $1,079

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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

4 months ago.

best in i5


Good

1 day ago.

i'm going buy this


Excellent

3 years ago.


Good

5 months ago.

In this price is the best.


Terrible

25 days ago.

low perfomance for that price


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