Average Bench: 83.1% (20th of 956)

more Based on 36,940 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 16.9% 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 438Pts
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed 431Pts

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-4690K is 32.6%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i5-4690K performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Multi Core Floating Point Speed 447Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 441Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 36,940 samples)
Min Avg Max
100 SC Int 116 133
101 SC Float 116 133
98.8 SC Mixed 114 131
92.4% 115 Pts
Min Avg Max
316 QC Int 438 529
321 QC Float 437 526
317 QC Mixed 431 518
98.7% 435 Pts
Min Avg Max
364 MC Int 447 530
351 MC Float 447 532
354 MC Mixed 441 520
66.7% 445 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 3.9 GHz (avg)
SC Int 115
SC Float 116
SC Mixed 113
92% 115 Pts
QC Int 456
QC Float 457
QC Mixed 450
103% 454 Pts
MC Int 454
MC Float 458
MC Mixed 449
68% 453 Pts
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
SC Int 109
SC Float 116
SC Mixed 113
90% 113 Pts
QC Int 445
QC Float 445
QC Mixed 448
101% 446 Pts
MC Int 450
MC Float 446
MC Mixed 442
67% 446 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
SC Int 106
SC Float 108
SC Mixed 104
85% 106 Pts
QC Int 431
QC Float 422
QC Mixed 422
96% 425 Pts
MC Int 420
MC Float 431
MC Mixed 418
63% 423 Pts
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
SC Int 106
SC Float 107
SC Mixed 105
85% 106 Pts
QC Int 386
QC Float 372
QC Mixed 392
87% 384 Pts
MC Int 409
MC Float 406
MC Mixed 388
60% 401 Pts
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
SC Int 113
SC Float 99.7
SC Mixed 107
85% 107 Pts
QC Int 377
QC Float 317
QC Mixed 343
78% 346 Pts
MC Int 424
MC Float 429
MC Mixed 411
63% 421 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 2 years ago.

Good

2 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

2 days 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.


Outstanding

2 years ago.


Liked

9 days ago.

Comment 

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


Liked

1 month ago.

Comment 

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


Good

1 month ago.

Best value for money.


Poor

30 days ago.

Love it just upgraded from amd


Poor

12 days 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.


Poor

1 month ago.

Nice Perfomance. Nice Oc.


Excellent

3 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.


Outstanding

14 months ago.

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


Good

12 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

18 months ago.

Best deal, outstanding performance !


Excellent

2 years ago.

upgrade from my amd love it


Excellent

13 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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