Intel
IntelBX80646I54590
  

8 Cores, 16 Threads @2.2 GHz, Sandy Bridge EP.
Release date ≈ Q2 2014.

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

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 86,021 user samples
997 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 72% Base clock 2.2 GHz
Worst Bench: 34% Base clock 2.2 GHz, turbo 2.2 GHz (avg)
Poor: 34% Great: 72%
SPEED RANK: 430th / 1251
Gaming
Gaming 62%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 63%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 54%
Yacht
85,024 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 82% Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 62% Base clock 3.3 GHz
Poor: 62% Great: 82%
SPEED RANK: 199th / 1251
Gaming
Gaming 75%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 79%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 57%
Gunboat
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
62.2 % 75.1 % Faster effective speed.
+21%
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
77.9 Pts 85.8 Pts Lower memory latency.
+10%
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
64.3 Pts 101 Pts Much faster single-core speed.
+57%
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
130 Pts 199 Pts Much faster dual-core speed.
+53%
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
253 Pts 372 Pts Much faster quad-core speed.
+47%
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
446 Pts Faster octa-core speed.
+18%
379 Pts
Memory
OC Memory Latency
89.2 Pts 94 Pts Slightly lower OC memory latency.
+5%
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
78.6 Pts 109 Pts Much faster OC single-core speed.
+39%
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
156 Pts 214 Pts Much faster OC dual-core speed.
+37%
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
302 Pts 413 Pts Much faster OC quad-core speed.
+37%
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
568 Pts Much faster OC octa-core speed.
+37%
414 Pts
Market Share
Based on 30,113,434 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0 % 0.46 % Insanely higher market share.
+∞%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
50 % 85 % Much more popular.
+70%
Age
Newest
73+ Months 72 Months +1%
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
734 Pts Much faster OC 64-core speed.
+77%
415 Pts
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
605 Pts Much faster 64-core speed.
+59%
381 Pts
Launch Date
Launch Date
Q1'12 Q2'14
Cache
Cache
20 MB SmartCache 6 MB SmartCache
Instruction Set Extensions
Instruction Set Extensions
AVX SSE4.1/4.2, AVX 2.0
Lithography
Lithography
32 nm 22 nm
Recommended Price
Recommended Customer Price
$1329.00 - $1333.00 $192.00 - $202.00
Max Turbo Frequency
Max Turbo Frequency
3 GHz 3.7 GHz
Bus Speed
Bus Speed
8 GT/s QPI 5 GT/s DMI2
Scalability
Scalability
2S Only 1S Only
Max Memory Size
Max Memory Size (dependent on memory type)
384 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 45.0mm 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
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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