Intel
IntelBX80646I54590
  

6 Cores, 12 Threads @2.1 GHz, Ivy Bridge EP.
Release date ≤ Q1 2014.

4 Cores, 4 Threads @3.3GHz, Haswell.
Release date: Q3 2014.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 116,511 user samples
1,697 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 66% Base clock 2.1 GHz, turbo 2.4 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 54% Base clock 2.1 GHz
Poor: 54% Great: 66%
SPEED RANK: 488th / 1314
Gaming
Gaming 61%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 62%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 50%
Yacht
114,814 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 81% Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 61% Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
Poor: 61% Great: 81%
SPEED RANK: 257th / 1314
Gaming
Gaming 74%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 78%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 55%
Gunboat
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
61.4 % 73.5 % Faster effective speed.
+20%
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
78 Pts 83.1 Pts Slightly lower memory latency.
+7%
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
60.7 Pts 101 Pts Much faster single-core speed.
+66%
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
123 Pts 198 Pts Much faster dual-core speed.
+61%
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
243 Pts 369 Pts Much faster quad-core speed.
+52%
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
389 Pts +4% 375 Pts
Memory
OC Memory Latency
84.5 Pts 92.9 Pts Slightly lower OC memory latency.
+10%
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
70.1 Pts 109 Pts Much faster OC single-core speed.
+55%
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
136 Pts 214 Pts Much faster OC dual-core speed.
+57%
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
264 Pts 410 Pts Much faster OC quad-core speed.
+55%
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
432 Pts Slightly faster OC octa-core speed.
+5%
410 Pts
Market Share
Based on 42,959,175 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.01 % 0.38 % Insanely higher market share.
+3,700%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
52 % 62 % More popular.
+19%
Age
Newest
87+ Months 82 Months Slightly more recent.
+6%
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
518 Pts Faster OC 64-core speed.
+26%
412 Pts
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
483 Pts Faster 64-core speed.
+28%
378 Pts
Launch Date
Launch Date
Q3'13 Q2'14
Cache
Cache
15 MB SmartCache 6 MB SmartCache
Instruction Set Extensions
Instruction Set Extensions
AVX SSE4.1/4.2, AVX 2.0
Recommended Price
Recommended Customer Price
$406.00 - $410.00 $192.00 - $202.00
Max Turbo Frequency
Max Turbo Frequency
2.6 GHz 3.7 GHz
Bus Speed
Bus Speed
7.2 GT/s QPI 5 GT/s DMI2
Scalability
Scalability
2S Only 1S Only
Max Memory Size
Max Memory Size (dependent on memory type)
768 GB 32 GB
Memory Types
Memory Types
DDR3 800/1066/1333/1600 DDR3-1333/1600, DDR3L-1333/1600 @ 1.5V
Memory Channels
Max # of Memory Channels
4 2
Memory Bandwidth
Max Memory Bandwidth
51.2 GB/s 25.6 GB/s
ECC Memory Supported
ECC Memory Supported ‡
Yes No
Package Size
Package Size
52.5mm x 45mm 37.5mm x 37.5mm
Max CPU Configuration
Max CPU Configuration
2 1
Hyper-Threading Tech
Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology ‡
Yes No
Identity Protection Tech
Intel® Identity Protection Technology ‡
No Yes
PCI Express Revision
PCI Express Revision
3.0 Up to 3.0
PCI Express Configurations
PCI Express Configurations ‡
x4, x8, x16 Up to 1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4
Max # of PCI Express Lanes
Max # of PCI Express Lanes
40 16

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The Intel Core i5-4590 is a slightly upgraded version of the i5-4570. The two processors are identical apart from a 100 MHz increase in base and turbo frequencies. Needless to say the two processors have almost identical effective speeds which is a little disappointing as Intel has simply re-released a near identical product. From a value for money perspective the 4590 does fare reasonably well although it probably has more multi-core horsepower than most use cases demand. For the majority of users, at stock clocks, the G3258 provides comparable performance but with a few simple BIOS adjustments the G3258 can be clocked up to 4.3 GHz where, even at half the price, it destroys the i5-4570 in single and dual core workloads. [Sep '14 CPUPro]

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