Average Bench: 76% (85th of 1129)

Based on 23,298 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: 76% Great: 83%
Gaming
Gaming 76%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 75%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 46%
Yacht

Good average bench

The Intel Core i5-4690 averaged 24.0% 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 392Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-4690 is 24.1%. 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 401Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 401Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 23,298 samples)
Min Avg Max
92.1 SC Int 106 114
85.3 SC Float 106 116
91.5 SC Mixed 106 114
84.9% 106 Pts
Min Avg Max
284 QC Int 397 442
285 QC Float 392 439
279 QC Mixed 392 436
89.2% 394 Pts
Min Avg Max
330 MC Int 406 439
327 MC Float 401 438
322 MC Mixed 401 439
60.4% 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 3.9 GHz (avg)
SC Int 117
SC Float 118
SC Mixed 117
94% 118 Pts
QC Int 475
QC Float 465
QC Mixed 450
105% 463 Pts
MC Int 461
MC Float 458
MC Mixed 459
69% 459 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
SC Int 114
SC Float 112
SC Mixed 111
90% 112 Pts
QC Int 430
QC Float 422
QC Mixed 424
96% 425 Pts
MC Int 430
MC Float 418
MC Mixed 426
64% 425 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
SC Int 109
SC Float 108
SC Mixed 107
86% 108 Pts
QC Int 434
QC Float 425
QC Mixed 417
96% 425 Pts
MC Int 432
MC Float 415
MC Mixed 415
63% 421 Pts
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
SC Int 114
SC Float 112
SC Mixed 112
90% 113 Pts
QC Int 438
QC Float 424
QC Mixed 382
94% 415 Pts
MC Int 438
MC Float 422
MC Mixed 391
63% 417 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
SC Int 111
SC Float 110
SC Mixed 90.8
83% 104 Pts
QC Int 429
QC Float 425
QC Mixed 406
95% 420 Pts
MC Int 427
MC Float 410
MC Mixed 415
63% 418 Pts
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 Prices

Approx. $232 @ launch in May '14
BHPhotoUS $25519 months
NeweggUS $25913 months
OutletPCUS $27819 months
AmazonUS $2886 days
EbayUS $56627 mins
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Typical Core i5-4690 Builds (Compare 6,588 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 66%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 70%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 42%
Speed boat

Motherboard: Asus B85M-G - $80

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 94% - Outstanding Total price: $633

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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.

Excellent (edit your comment) Add link

10 days ago.

optional tamper exit situation


Excellent

26 days ago.

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


Excellent

9 months ago.

Low CPU temperature,Low Fan sound,Fast game speed


Excellent

4 years ago.


Excellent

1 month ago.

i have this processor and is so good


Terrible

12 months ago.

low perfomance for that price


Excellent

5 months ago.


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