Intel
IntelBX80646I54690
  

4 Cores, 4 Threads @3.4 GHz, Ivy Bridge.
Release date ≤ Q4 2013.

4 Cores, 4 Threads @3.5GHz, Haswell.
Release date: Q2 2014.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 58,407 user samples
28,531 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 78% Base clock 3.4 GHz
Worst Bench: 57% Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.55 GHz (avg)
Poor: 57% Great: 78%
SPEED RANK: 134th / 1144
Gaming
Gaming 71%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 70%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 43%
Speed boat
29,876 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 83% Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 59% Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 0.7 GHz (avg)
Poor: 59% Great: 83%
SPEED RANK: 98th / 1144
Gaming
Gaming 75%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 74%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 46%
Yacht
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
71.2 % 75.3 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+6%
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
99 Pts 105 Pts Slightly faster single-core speed.
+6%
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
367 Pts 387 Pts Slightly faster quad-core speed.
+5%
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
375 Pts 398 Pts Slightly faster multi-core speed.
+6%
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
109 Pts 114 Pts +5%
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
408 Pts 436 Pts Slightly faster OC quad-core speed.
+7%
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
415 Pts 437 Pts Slightly faster OC multi-core speed.
+5%
Market Share
Based on 13,915,646 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.39 % Higher market share.
+30%
0.3 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
63 % +2% 62 %
Age
Newest
61+ Months 56 Months Slightly more recent.
+8%
SC Int
Single Core Integer Speed
108 Pts 114 Pts Slightly faster single-core int speed.
+6%
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
110 Pts 115 Pts +5%
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
408 Pts 440 Pts Slightly faster quad-core int speed.
+8%
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
418 Pts 437 Pts +5%
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
410 Pts 440 Pts Slightly faster multi-core int speed.
+7%
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
422 Pts 436 Pts +3%
Launch Date
Launch Date
Q2'12 Q2'14
Instruction Set Extensions
Instruction Set Extensions
SSE4.1/4.2, AVX SSE4.1/4.2, AVX 2.0
Recommended Price
Recommended Customer Price
$213.00 $213.00 - $224.00
Bus Speed
Bus Speed
5 GT/s DMI 5 GT/s DMI2
Thermal Solution Specification
Thermal Solution Specification
2011D PCG 2013D
Memory Types
Memory Types
DDR3 1333/1600 DDR3-1333/1600, DDR3L-1333/1600 @ 1.5V
Processor Graphics
Processor Graphics ‡
Intel® HD Graphics 2500 Intel® HD Graphics 4600
Graphics Base Frequency
Graphics Base Frequency
650 MHz 350 MHz
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency
1.15 GHz 1.2 GHz
PCI Express Revision
PCI Express Revision
3.0 Up to 3.0
PCI Express Configurations
PCI Express Configurations ‡
up to 1x16, 2x8, 1x8 & 2x4 Up to 1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4

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good processor, still remains reliable [Oct '17 Mojaradim]

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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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