Average Bench: 80.2% (34th of 967)

more Based on 50,640 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000306C3, , 1FABFBFF000306C3, 0000000000000000, 0FABFBFF000306C3, 0F8BFBFF000306C3 Models: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-4690K CPU @ 3.50GHz, Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-4690K CPU @ 7.50GHz

The Intel Core i5-4690K is the latest incremental upgrade to Intel's unlocked mid-range quad core family of processors. The 4690K replaces the 4670K. Comparing the 4690K and 4670K shows that little has changed. The two chips share identical architecture; in fact the only difference between them is a 100 MHz bump to both the base and turbo clocks. The 100 MHz bump translates to an insignificant 2.9% performance increase. In terms of outright performance the 4690K has an effective speed of 103 which thanks to its superb single and dual core performance, is 12% stronger than the average of the group leaders. Overall the 4690K brings nothing new to the table so owners of previous flagship i5's will gain little by upgrading but as a new purchase the 4690K is a strong contender for both power users and high end gamers. [Jul '14 CPUPro]

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Very good average bench

The Intel Core i5-4690K averaged just 19.8% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Intel Core i5-4690K near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Quad Core Integer Speed 421Pts
Quad Core Floating Point Speed 424Pts

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-4690K is 37.5%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Intel Core i5-4690K performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Multi Core Floating Point Speed 434Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 424Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 50,640 samples)
Min Avg Max
94.7 SC Int 113 133
94.7 SC Float 113 133
93.2 SC Mixed 111 131
89.8% 112 Pts
Min Avg Max
282 QC Int 421 524
288 QC Float 424 526
280 QC Mixed 414 514
95.2% 420 Pts
Min Avg Max
338 MC Int 431 527
332 MC Float 434 529
324 MC Mixed 424 518
64.5% 430 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 4.1 GHz (avg)
SC Int 121
SC Float 123
SC Mixed 119
97% 121 Pts
QC Int 469
QC Float 466
QC Mixed 454
105% 463 Pts
MC Int 467
MC Float 467
MC Mixed 456
70% 463 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
SC Int 109
SC Float 112
SC Mixed 108
88% 110 Pts
QC Int 412
QC Float 417
QC Mixed 422
94% 417 Pts
MC Int 421
MC Float 416
MC Mixed 411
62% 416 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
SC Int 115
SC Float 116
SC Mixed 114
92% 115 Pts
QC Int 392
QC Float 432
QC Mixed 403
93% 409 Pts
MC Int 447
MC Float 457
MC Mixed 443
67% 449 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
SC Int 91.4
SC Float 93.6
SC Mixed 94
74% 93 Pts
QC Int 275
QC Float 267
QC Mixed 268
61% 270 Pts
MC Int 419
MC Float 371
MC Mixed 388
59% 393 Pts
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 Specifications

Essentials

DescriptionIntel® Core™ i5-4690K Processor (6M Cache, up to 3.90 GHz)
Code NameDevil's Canyon
Launch DateQ2'14
Processor Numberi5-4690K
# 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$242.00 - $243.00
Clock Speed3.5 GHz
Max Turbo Frequency3.9 GHz
Bus Speed5 GT/s DMI2
Scalability1S Only
Max TDP88 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 Revision3.0
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 TechNo
Identity Protection TechYes
Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)No
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 TechNo
Anti-Theft TechYes

 Comments

Devil's Canyon...

Added 3 years ago.

Poor

4 months ago.

Love it just upgraded from amd


Disliked

1 month ago.

Comment 

Absolutely brilliant performance if you don't need hyperthreading for the money even at standard settings with room to expand into by overclocking. It will most users needs with room to spare,—Nov '15


Good

1 month ago.

first time i put it in the slot i tested jammed it in, bending all the fins, but hey, i mean. HEY. so i overcloake3d it to 5 ghrz because yolo, suprisingly it keept runing and scored 114% so i was like hey. HEY.


Excellent

26 days ago.

Comment 

Just upgraded from amd. This is better for gaming with lower power consumption.—May '15


Outstanding

3 years ago.


Good

2 months ago.

Best value for money.


Liked

11 days ago.

Comment 

upgraded from AMD Phenom II X 4 965 black box and this is another world! waouw—May '15


Good

2 months ago.

Possibly the best CPU that I have had personally. Had to change the fan because the guy who built my PC didn't apply the thermal paste properly (nor any good paste), but with CM Hyper 212 EVO (not even the best cooler tbh) I keep mine oc'd to 4.5 GHz during winter.


Good

2 months ago.

Nice Perfomance. Nice Oc.


Excellent

6 months ago.

A bit old now, but can save you a few coins if you cant or dont want to get a Skylake chip, plus you can overclock this beast so you can throw any GPU you want at it. For gaming, its a no brainer.


Good

16 days ago.

intel masterrace


Terrible

6 days ago.

it low for 4k


Outstanding

18 months ago.

Based on this website score system, this CPU is one of the best Price vs Performance CPU, next to 6600K


Good

16 months ago.

I have owned the 4690k for one year now. OC'd easily to 4.5GHz while keeping normal operating temps around 30º C. It's primary use is on my gaming PC and performs admirably combined with an EVGA GTX970


Excellent

22 months ago.

Best deal, outstanding performance !


Excellent

2 years ago.

upgrade from my amd love it


Excellent

17 months ago.

Great enthusiast Cpu, for both beginners wishing to try overclocking, or more advanced users for an overall stable experience.


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