Average Bench: 63.5% (535th of 1452)

more Based on 151,366 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]

Poor: 45%Average: 63.5% Great: 73%
Gaming
Gaming 63%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 69%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 47%
Yacht

Above average average bench

The Intel Core i5-4590 averaged 36.5% 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. Memory Latency 76.9Pts
Avg. Single Core Speed 90.6Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-4590 is 28.3%. 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 Speed 309Pts
Avg. Octa Core Speed 307Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 151,366 samples)
Min Avg Max
51.2 Memory 76.9 91.7
61.7 1-Core 90.6 100
114 2-Core 178 196
66.4% 115 Pts
Min Avg Max
182 4-Core 287 350
209 8-Core 307 361
39.2% 297 Pts
Min Avg Max
209 64-Core 309 361
19.1% 309 Pts
User Benchmarks BenchNormalHeavyServer
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
Memory 82.1
1-Core 96.2
2-Core 181
70% 120 Pts
4-Core 327
8-Core 342
44% 334 Pts
64-Core 340
21% 340 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.45 GHz (avg)
Memory 72.5
1-Core 92.6
2-Core 165
64% 110 Pts
4-Core 342
8-Core 340
46% 341 Pts
64-Core 337
21% 337 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
Memory 71.8
1-Core 91.2
2-Core 184
66% 116 Pts
4-Core 342
8-Core 342
46% 342 Pts
64-Core 343
21% 343 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.3 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
Memory 68.5
1-Core 81
2-Core 101
53% 83.5 Pts
4-Core 208
8-Core 206
28% 207 Pts
64-Core 195
12% 195 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 67,964,744 CPUs tested

Typical Core i5-4590 Builds (Compare 6,543 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings
Gaming
Gaming 9%
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Desktop
Desktop 61%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 8%
Tree trunk

Motherboard: Dell OptiPlex 3020

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 63% - Good Total price: $231

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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 9 years ago.

Good

16 months ago.

I still game with the chip plays cyberpunk like a dream


Excellent

2 years ago.

i find it great for low to mid range games


Good

7 months ago.

i have this cpu and it serves me well


Good

4 days ago.

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


Excellent

2 months ago.

Works very well even with its age I run all games I play on it most of the time even not checking the game requirements.


Very good

9 years ago.


Excellent

1 month ago.

i hate this damn cpu, its in my old office pc and it absolutely sucks


Excellent

10 days ago.

its fast light light with a ssd


Excellent

16 months ago.

performs excellent - thumbs up! :)


Good

2 years ago.

the best CPU i have works great for me


Good

3 years ago.

cheap when buy old


Excellent

6 months ago.

not a bad cpu for the optiplex 3020 sff it came with. as someone who still uses pcs with ddr3 memory in it, i see this as an absolute win.


Good

5 years ago.

awesome CPU for a budget gaming pc


Very good

7 years ago.

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


Excellent

6 years ago.

Plays anything you want it to and more


Excellent

3 years ago.

Excellent and tough CPU.


Very good

8 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

6 years 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

7 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 :))


Good

4 years ago.

I've owned two gaming PCs thus far. My second build I built on my own, I used the Intel Core i5 4590 for it and had it for about eight months. Gotta say, for a budget rig I adored it! I'd never had such a smooth experience with a gaming computer at that point. Coming from an FX-4300 to this chip made all the difference. I'd still say, in 2020 this CPU can hold its on weight for a while, though it's not gonna play everything new. Worth the money if you're in a pinch.


Excellent

3 years ago.

Served me well for 5 years when paired with a 960 GPU and cheap 1x8 1600 ddr3 RAM. Never had any issues with it. Only replacing because CPUs have gotten so absurdly cheap and some games like Valorant are unfortunately heavily CPU bottlenecked due to awful GPU utilization and CPU optimization, and got 5-10% benefit out of upgrading to 2x8 3200 RAM and a 1660 GPU, even when the 960 and slow RAM were bottlenecking my 4590. I obviously wouldn't recommend anyone buy it now, but it was a great CPU.


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