Average Bench: 68% (453rd of 1452)

Based on 128,482 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF000306C3 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-4670K CPU @ 3.40GHz

The Intel Core i5-4670K is the latest middle tier desktop processor from the fourth generation of Intel's Core range codenamed "Haswell". In terms of raw performance this processor slightly bests its predecessor the 3570K achieving approximately 10% higher server benchmark scores. In terms of real world performance the single core improvements are more relevant as more than two cores are rarely used for most typical consumer tasks and these have also improved by around 10% over the 3570K. It's not all good news though as the price increase of 14% more than offsets the performance improvements. This processor currently represents approximately the same value for money as its predecessor, the i5-3570K. [Jun '13 CPUPro]

Poor: 51%Average: 68% Great: 79%
Gaming
Gaming 68%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 74%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 51%
Yacht

Above average average bench

The Intel Core i5-4670K averaged 32.0% 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 81.8Pts
Avg. Single Core Speed 97.8Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-4670K is 27.9%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i5-4670K performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Multi Core Speed 335Pts
Avg. Octa Core Speed 332Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 128,482 samples)
Min Avg Max
60.9 Memory 81.8 94.6
66 1-Core 97.8 120
129 2-Core 192 235
71.2% 124 Pts
Min Avg Max
191 4-Core 311 395
237 8-Core 332 415
42.5% 322 Pts
Min Avg Max
232 64-Core 335 413
20.7% 335 Pts
User Benchmarks BenchNormalHeavyServer
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
Memory 91
1-Core 110
2-Core 208
79% 136 Pts
4-Core 365
8-Core 407
51% 386 Pts
64-Core 415
26% 415 Pts
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Memory 92.8
1-Core 99.1
2-Core 192
75% 128 Pts
4-Core 345
8-Core 363
47% 354 Pts
64-Core 368
23% 368 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Memory 83.4
1-Core 102
2-Core 201
74% 129 Pts
4-Core 378
8-Core 378
50% 378 Pts
64-Core 378
23% 378 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Memory 78.7
1-Core 93.5
2-Core 186
68% 119 Pts
4-Core 351
8-Core 352
47% 351 Pts
64-Core 343
21% 343 Pts
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MSRP ≈ $279 @ launch in Jun '13
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Gaming
Gaming 56%
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Desktop
Desktop 77%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 44%
Speed boat

Motherboard: MSI Z87-G45 GAMING (MS-7821) - $242

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 Specifications

Essentials

DescriptionIntel® Core™ i5-4670K Processor (6M Cache, up to 3.80 GHz)
Code NameHaswell
Launch DateQ2'13
Processor Numberi5-4670K
# 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$242.00 - $243.00
Clock Speed3.4 GHz
Max Turbo Frequency3.8 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 Frequency1.2 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)No
VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT)Yes
TSX-NINo
vPro TechNo
Identity Protection TechYes
Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)No
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 TechNo
Anti-Theft TechYes

 Comments

LGA1150 Socket

Amazing performance and stunning visuals with a boost...

Added 11 years ago.

Good (edit your comment) Add link

2 month ago.

2021 I still have it and it work on everything properly

Comment 

Can handle any game i have on maximum settings. —Sep '14


Excellent

17 months ago.

runs everything well, works great overall

Review  www.vortez.net/...

With Haswell a new socket is required – this will probably exasperate some, especially if they have only just moved to Intel Z77. But with this new LGA 1150 socket, there is still compatibility with LGA115X CPU coolers and of course dual DDR3 memory kits which should help lower the cost for those wanting to jump ship.

Review  www.anandtech.com/...

You get more performance and a better platform at roughly the same prices as Ivy Bridge a year ago. It’s not enough to convince folks who just bought a PC over the past year or two to upgrade again, but if you are upgrading from even a 3 year old machine the performance gains will be significant.

Comment 

Excellent performing CPU and is now coming down in price a little with the release of the i5-4690K. My only real criticism so far is that it gets extremely hot when pushed to high clock speeds.—Sep '14


Liked

16 months ago.

Comment  www.userbenchmark.com/...

here is the OC


Excellent

4 months ago.

Fast, strong working, and good price for processor from 2013 year


Excellent

2 years ago.

I use it everyday on latest Ubuntu and everything runs flawlessly!


Good

19 months ago.

I have this CPU since 2013, and I like it a lot!


Average

3 years ago.

Been using it since 2013. Still waiting for a worthy succesor in its class.


Good

10 months ago.

Good OC at 4.2Mhz boost 5.30Mhz happy with this core overall


Excellent

2 years ago.

still kicking after 8years of constant use


Excellent

3 years ago.

No issues in 8 years, still holding against new games!


Excellent

11 years ago.

Review  www.hardwareluxx.com/...

Image  www.hardwareluxx.de/...
CPU-Z

CPU-Z

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GPU-Z

GPU-Z

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Excellent

6 years ago.

Not high price, not bad graphics, 4 cores and no overheat problem.


Excellent

6 years ago.

this cpu is excellent and more with oc


Poor

6 years ago.

it low for 4k


Excellent

3 years ago.

Hmmmmm, a CPU a little old but so powerful for its age, if you overclock it at 4.20 GHz it becomes equal to an i5 7600k. On the other hand it’s really a shame because it’s in LGA 1150 and it only supports DDR3 but again it’s just old


Excellent

8 years ago.

Very good performance and overclockability for a reasonable price.


Poor

17 months ago.

I used to have this cpu paired with a gtx 780 and everytime I play any game my cpu is ALWAYS the bottleneck and ALOT. If your using this for a office pc then its amazing though, but I'ma gamer, I now have an i7-11700kf paired with a rtx 2070.


Excellent

6 years ago.

It's 4 years old and still great


Very good

7 years ago.

Great performance for price (at time of purchase 3 years ago, now the 6600k eclipses it). Overclocking with stock cooler not recommended. Takes everything I throw at it in normal desktop use and gaming and has no problem with single player gaming, unless you plan on running multiple game servers simultaneously while playing a game on the system... Otherwise all around very good CPU.


Very good

7 years ago.

Great price performance


Good

4 years ago.

Still a good CPU , Hun!


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