Average Bench: 72.1% (138th of 1157)

more Based on 47,664 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000306C3, , BFEBFBFF000306A9, 1FABFBFF000306C3, 00004E414C206472, 0000000000000000, 1F8BFBFF000306C3, 0FABFBFF000306C3, BFEBFBFF000506E3, 0F8BFBFF000306C3 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-4590 CPU @ 3.30GHz

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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Poor: 55%Average: 72.1% Great: 79%
Gaming
Gaming 72%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 71%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 44%
Speed boat

Good average bench

The Intel Core i5-4590 averaged 27.8% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This isn't a great result which indicates that there are much faster alternatives on the comparison list.

Strengths

Quad Core Integer Speed 376Pts
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed 372Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-4590 is 24%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i5-4590 performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Multi Core Floating Point Speed 378Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 381Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 47,664 samples)
Min Avg Max
86.1 SC Int 101 108
81 SC Float 101 110
84.2 SC Mixed 100 109
80.5% 101 Pts
Min Avg Max
247 QC Int 376 413
254 QC Float 371 413
253 QC Mixed 372 411
84.6% 373 Pts
Min Avg Max
290 MC Int 384 413
291 MC Float 378 412
293 MC Mixed 381 414
57.2% 381 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
SC Int 106
SC Float 103
SC Mixed 107
84% 106 Pts
QC Int 392
QC Float 400
QC Mixed 409
91% 400 Pts
MC Int 400
MC Float 395
MC Mixed 408
60% 401 Pts
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
SC Int 108
SC Float 111
SC Mixed 109
87% 109 Pts
QC Int 393
QC Float 386
QC Mixed 400
89% 393 Pts
MC Int 400
MC Float 405
MC Mixed 405
60% 403 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.55 GHz (avg)
SC Int 108
SC Float 109
SC Mixed 108
87% 108 Pts
QC Int 407
QC Float 390
QC Mixed 402
91% 400 Pts
MC Int 407
MC Float 400
MC Mixed 398
60% 402 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.55 GHz (avg)
SC Int 103
SC Float 105
SC Mixed 102
82% 103 Pts
QC Int 363
QC Float 405
QC Mixed 391
88% 386 Pts
MC Int 292
MC Float 357
MC Mixed 358
50% 336 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.25 GHz (avg)
SC Int 94.3
SC Float 95.6
SC Mixed 95.9
76% 95.3 Pts
QC Int 357
QC Float 359
QC Mixed 364
82% 360 Pts
MC Int 344
MC Float 323
MC Mixed 334
50% 334 Pts
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 16,501,535 CPUs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $188 @ launch in Jul '14
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Typical Core i5-4590 Builds (Compare 5,049 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 15%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 63%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 23%
Surfboard

Motherboard: Dell OptiPlex 3020

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 90% - Outstanding Total price: $284

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 Specifications

Essentials

DescriptionIntel® Core™ i5-4590 Processor (6M Cache, up to 3.70 GHz)
Code NameHaswell
Launch DateQ2'14
Processor Numberi5-4590
# of Cores4
# of Threads4
Cache6 MB SmartCache
Instruction Set64-bit
Instruction Set ExtensionsSSE4.1/4.2, AVX 2.0
Embedded Options AvailableNo
Lithography22 nm
Recommended Price$192.00 - $202.00
Clock Speed3.3 GHz
Max Turbo Frequency3.7 GHz
Bus Speed5 GT/s DMI2
Scalability1S Only
Max TDP84 W
Thermal Solution SpecificationPCG 2013D

Graphics

Processor GraphicsIntel® HD Graphics 4600
Graphics Base Frequency350 MHz
Graphics OutputeDP/DP/HDMI/VGA
Wireless DisplayYes
# of Displays Supported3
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency1.15 GHz
Quick Sync VideoYes
InTru 3D TechYes
Clear Video HD TechYes
Intel InsiderYes
Flexible Display InterfaceYes
Graphics Video Max Memory2 GB

Memory

Max Memory Size32 GB
Memory TypesDDR3-1333/1600, DDR3L-1333/1600 @ 1.5V
Memory Channels2
Memory Bandwidth25.6 GB/s
ECC Memory SupportedNo

Expansion Options

PCI Express RevisionUp to 3.0
PCI Express ConfigurationsUp to 1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4
Max # of PCI Express Lanes16

Data Protection

AES New InstructionsYes
Secure KeyYes

Advanced Technologies

Virtualization Tech (VT-x)Yes
Intel 64Yes
Idle StatesYes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® TechYes
Thermal Monitoring TechnologiesYes
Turbo Boost Tech2.0
Hyper-Threading TechNo
Virtualization for Directed I/O (VT-d)Yes
VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT)Yes
TSX-NINo
vPro TechYes
Identity Protection TechYes
Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)Yes
Small Business AdvantageYes
My WiFi TechYes

Package

Package Size37.5mm x 37.5mm
Graphics and IMC Lithography22 nm
Max CPU Configuration1
Sockets SupportedFCLGA1150

Platform Protection

Execute Disable BitYes
OS GuardYes
Trusted Execution TechYes
Anti-Theft TechYes

 Comments

Haswell refreshed...

Added 4 years ago.

Excellent

5 days ago.

i find it great for low to mid range games


Excellent

1 month ago.

like it


Excellent

27 days ago.

it always makes me happy to have it


Good

3 days ago.

A well Mediocre Card for Gaming and other Stuff.


Average

1 month ago.

Hi


Very good

4 years ago.


Terrible

19 months ago.

low perfomance for that price


Good

1 month ago.

awesome CPU for a budget gaming pc


Very good

2 years ago.

Strong CPU which is definitely enough for most any game or general computing task.


Excellent

12 months ago.

Plays anything you want it to and more


Very good

2 years ago.

Very good, fast and cool, but, to take all advantege of it, you need better memory( above 1800 Mhz) and ssd to increase performace!!!!


Excellent

14 months ago.

As always, Intel making good CPUs. Isin't the best CPU of Intel, but you can play whatever you want, with whatever GPU you have, to 2k, 4k, ultra, low. Anything.


Excellent

2 years ago.

I have been nothing but impressed with this CPU since the day I dropped it into my motherboard (not literally) =). Basic computing, editing pictures, videos, and even just streaming require no effort from this Haswell. Gaming is my PC's main purpose, and it paired with a Hyper 212 Evo heatsink/cooler; heat is never a problem, even with it being installed in a mini itx build next to an AMD R9 280x, which I use to heat my house in the winter months xD. But all in all, this processing unit has done me good, and owes me nothing. I do regret not buying the unlocked one, but I really have had no need for an overclock. (.....EDIT: BF1 Came out, and this i5 is running @ 100% with a gtx 980. No fault of its own but just putting that out there. I do get 50-60 fps average but will be upgrading to enjoy my new 120hz monitor :))


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