Average Bench: 81.7% (41st of 981)

more Based on 65,343 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 18.3% 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 423Pts
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed 423Pts

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-4690K is 36.9%. 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 432Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 433Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 65,343 samples)
Min Avg Max
95.5 SC Int 112 133
94.4 SC Float 113 132
95.2 SC Mixed 113 133
90.1% 113 Pts
Min Avg Max
282 QC Int 423 525
270 QC Float 423 522
289 QC Mixed 423 523
95.9% 423 Pts
Min Avg Max
340 MC Int 432 522
347 MC Float 432 523
327 MC Mixed 433 526
64.9% 432 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 115
SC Float 118
SC Mixed 116
93% 116 Pts
QC Int 463
QC Float 454
QC Mixed 470
105% 462 Pts
MC Int 422
MC Float 460
MC Mixed 460
67% 447 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
SC Int 115
SC Float 118
SC Mixed 116
93% 116 Pts
QC Int 450
QC Float 453
QC Mixed 454
102% 452 Pts
MC Int 448
MC Float 453
MC Mixed 458
68% 453 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 116
SC Float 113
SC Mixed 114
92% 114 Pts
QC Int 430
QC Float 426
QC Mixed 426
97% 427 Pts
MC Int 380
MC Float 427
MC Mixed 445
62% 418 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
SC Int 112
SC Float 111
SC Mixed 112
90% 112 Pts
QC Int 424
QC Float 426
QC Mixed 418
96% 423 Pts
MC Int 428
MC Float 422
MC Mixed 428
64% 426 Pts
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
SC Int 93.7
SC Float 94.6
SC Mixed 86.7
73% 91.7 Pts
QC Int 440
QC Float 451
QC Mixed 445
101% 445 Pts
MC Int 445
MC Float 450
MC Mixed 447
67% 447 Pts
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Motherboard: MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917) - $160

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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

10 months ago.

Love it just upgraded from amd


Excellent

6 days 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

10 days ago.

its good


Good

23 days ago.

G3258 5Ghz i5 4690k 4.8Ghz


Excellent

6 months ago.

Comment 

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


Terrible

2 months ago.

Best value for money.


Excellent

22 days ago.

Absolutely amazing


Outstanding

3 years ago.


Average

1 month ago.

Comment 

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


Excellent

1 month 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.


Terrible

1 day ago.

Great value, overclocks like a god


Good

7 months ago.

Nice Perfomance. Nice Oc.


Good

1 month 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.


Terrible

3 months ago.

low perfomance for that price


Good

4 months ago.

Still a awesome CPU despite it being 3 years old.


Good

5 months ago.

intel masterrace


Terrible

5 months ago.

it low for 4k


Outstanding

23 months ago.

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


Excellent

4 months ago.

4.6mhz air cooled. nuff said


Good

21 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

2 years ago.

Best deal, outstanding performance !


Excellent

3 months ago.

Still fast in 2017 with rx vega 56


Excellent

3 years ago.

upgrade from my amd love it


Excellent

22 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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