Average Bench: 65.5% (174th of 1206)

more Based on 72,998 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: 51%Average: 65.5% Great: 72%
Gaming
Gaming 66%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 68%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 36%
Jet ski

Above average average bench

The Intel Core i5-4590 averaged 34.4% 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

Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 100Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 197Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-4590 is 21.6%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i5-4590 performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 376Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 372Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 72,998 samples)
Min Avg Max
83.7 1-Core 100 109
156 2-Core 197 214
70% 149 Pts
Min Avg Max
242 4-Core 365 410
280 8-Core 372 411
50.2% 368 Pts
Min Avg Max
290 64-Core 376 413
25.3% 376 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.55 GHz (avg)
1-Core 109
2-Core 211
75% 160 Pts
4-Core 408
8-Core 409
56% 409 Pts
64-Core 413
28% 413 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
1-Core 99.8
2-Core 200
70% 150 Pts
4-Core 392
8-Core 390
54% 391 Pts
64-Core 392
26% 392 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
1-Core 100
2-Core 199
71% 150 Pts
4-Core 382
8-Core 377
52% 379 Pts
64-Core 371
25% 371 Pts
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
1-Core 98.5
2-Core 199
70% 149 Pts
4-Core 371
8-Core 380
51% 376 Pts
64-Core 383
26% 383 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 22,610,001 CPUs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $188 @ launch in Jul '14
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Gaming 13%
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Desktop
Desktop 54%
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Workstation
Workstation 20%
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Motherboard: Dell OptiPlex 3020

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 71% - Very good Total price: $122

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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 5 years ago.

Average

1 month ago.

Still going strong, good for the money you can pick it up for nowadays. Can play most esports games at 60fps still, CS: GO is up at 150-200fps - works just fine.


Good

2 days ago.

J'ai adorer se processeur qui ma permis de jouer à absolument tout les jeux^^


Excellent

3 months ago.

i find it great for low to mid range games


Excellent

7 months ago.

it always makes me happy to have it


Excellent

3 months ago.

A well Mediocre Card for Gaming and other Stuff.


Excellent

2 hrs ago.

I use that CPU for my main gaming rig and it runs pretty much everything on medium~high settings 60 FPS.


Very good

5 years ago.


Terrible

2 years ago.

low perfomance for that price


Good

8 months ago.

awesome CPU for a budget gaming pc


Very good

3 years ago.

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


Excellent

20 months ago.

Plays anything you want it to and more


Very good

3 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

22 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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