Real World Speed
Performance profile from 73,695 user samples
73,695 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 77% Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 50% Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
Poor: 50% Great: 77%
SPEED RANK: 468th / 1456
Gaming 67%
Battle cruiser
Desktop 73%
Workstation 50%
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
67.1 % 106 % Much faster effective speed.
Avg. Memory Latency
81.1 Pts 83.5 Pts +3%
Avg. Single Core Speed
96.1 Pts 183 Pts Hugely faster single-core speed.
Avg. Dual Core Speed
189 Pts 359 Pts Hugely faster dual-core speed.
Avg. Quad Core Speed
306 Pts 691 Pts Hugely faster quad-core speed.
Avg. Octa Core Speed
324 Pts 1,175 Pts Hugely faster octa-core speed.
OC Memory Latency
93.2 Pts +1% 92.4 Pts
OC Single Core Speed
106 Pts 193 Pts Hugely faster OC single-core speed.
OC Dual Core Speed
209 Pts 383 Pts Hugely faster OC dual-core speed.
OC Quad Core Speed
382 Pts 750 Pts Hugely faster OC quad-core speed.
OC Octa Core Speed
387 Pts 1,273 Pts Hugely faster OC octa-core speed.
Market Share
Based on 68,098,012 CPUs tested
User Rating
UBM User Rating
55 % 95.3 % Much more popular.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.09 % 1.09 % Insanely higher market share.
Price (score)
$51 Hugely cheaper.
192 USD
Value For Money
107 % 121 % Better value.
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
84 Watts More energy efficient.
94.2 Watts
CPU Processing Cores
4 cores 10 cores Hugely higher core count.
CPU Processing Threads
4 threads 15.6 threads Hugely higher thread count.
Manufacturing process
22 nm 9.78 nm Hugely newer manufacturing.
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.5 GHz +2% 3.42 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
3.9 GHz 4.84 GHz Faster turbo frequency.
OC Multi Core Speed
388 Pts 1,906 Pts Hugely faster OC 64-core speed.
Avg. Multi Core Speed
327 Pts 1,788 Pts Hugely faster 64-core speed.
121 Months 32.6 Months Hugely more recent.
CPU Architecture
Haswell   —
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1150   —
Integrated Graphics
HD 4600   —

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]


Processor Rankings (Price vs Performance) June 2024 CPU Rankings

We calculate effective speed which measures real world performance for typical users. Effective speed is adjusted by current prices to yield a value for money rating. Our calculated values are checked against thousands of individual user ratings. The customizable table below combines these factors to bring you the definitive list of top CPUs. [CPUPro]


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  • Fastest real world speed - Real World Speed measures performance for typical consumers.
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