IntelBX80646I54690
IntelBX80646I34170

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

2 Cores, 4 Threads @3.7 GHz, Haswell.
Release date ≈ Q2 2015.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 53,960 user samples
34,282 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 83% Base clock 3.5 GHz
Worst Bench: 55% Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 1.05 GHz (avg)
Poor: 55% Great: 83%
SPEED RANK: 121st / 1159
Gaming
Gaming 74%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 73%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 45%
Yacht
19,678 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 62% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 37% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 0.45 GHz (avg)
Poor: 37% Great: 62%
SPEED RANK: 292nd / 1159
Gaming
Gaming 55%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 63%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 33%
Sail boat
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
74 % Much faster effective speed.
+33%
55.5 %
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
104 Pts Slightly faster single-core speed.
+7%
97.2 Pts
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
379 Pts Much faster quad-core speed.
+49%
254 Pts
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
392 Pts Much faster multi-core speed.
+50%
262 Pts
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
115 Pts +5% 110 Pts
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
435 Pts Much faster OC quad-core speed.
+51%
288 Pts
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
436 Pts Much faster OC multi-core speed.
+50%
291 Pts
Market Share
Based on 17,684,631 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.21 % Much higher market share.
+50%
0.14 %
Value
Value For Money
80.8 % Slightly better value.
+7%
75.5 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
61 % 62 % +2%
Price
Price (score)
$231 $128 Much cheaper.
+44%
Age
Newest
61 Months 49+ Months More recent.
+20%
SC Int
Single Core Integer Speed
114 Pts +5% 109 Pts
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
116 Pts +5% 111 Pts
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
437 Pts Much faster quad-core int speed.
+59%
274 Pts
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
438 Pts Much faster quad-core fp speed.
+49%
294 Pts
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
437 Pts Much faster multi-core int speed.
+59%
275 Pts
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
438 Pts Much faster multi-core fp speed.
+49%
294 Pts
Launch Date
Launch Date
Q2'14 Q1'15
Cache
Cache
6 MB SmartCache 3 MB
Recommended Price
Recommended Customer Price
$213.00 - $224.00 $117.00
Thermal Solution Specification
Thermal Solution Specification
PCG 2013D PCG 2013C
ECC Memory Supported
ECC Memory Supported ‡
No Yes
Processor Graphics
Processor Graphics ‡
Intel® HD Graphics 4600 Intel® HD Graphics 4400
Graphics Output
Graphics Output
eDP/DP/HDMI/VGA eDP/DP/HDMI/DVI/VGA
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency
1.2 GHz 1.15 GHz
Turbo Boost Tech
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
2.0 No
Hyper-Threading Tech
Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology ‡
No Yes
Virtualization for Directed I/O (VT-d)
Intel® Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d) ‡
Yes No
vPro Tech
Intel® vPro™ Technology ‡
Yes No
Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
Intel® Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
Yes No
Trusted Execution Tech
Intel® Trusted Execution Technology ‡
Yes No

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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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Four years ago this would be nothing to joke about when it went on sale for $110, but now it's starting to show its age. A once budget-midrange processor is now pretty much a G4560 [Jan '19 BluSharpie]

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