Average Bench: 75.9% (209th of 1305)

Based on 63,018 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000306C3, , 1FABFBFF000306C3 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-4690 CPU @ 3.50GHz

The Core i5-4690 is Intel's latest and greatest locked Core-i5. This CPU will suit serious gamers that don't plan on overclocking. The 4690 replaces the 4670 and shares exactly the same specs aside from base and turbo clock bumps of 100 MHz. The 100 MHz clock bump results in barely noticeable real world performance improvements and, if anything, makes the older 4670 more attractive as suppliers reduce prices to try to clear stocks. For regular desktop use such as email, surfing, and listening to music, this CPU is overkill and there is far better value amongst lower powered and significantly cheaper CPUs but for gamers and moderate power users the 4690 is a good locked option. [Jun '14 CPUPro]

Poor: 60%Average: 75.9% Great: 84%
Gaming
Gaming 76%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 57%
Gunboat

Good average bench

The Intel Core i5-4690 averaged 24.1% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Intel Core i5-4690 near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. Memory Latency 84.9Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 106Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-4690 is 24.2%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i5-4690 performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 394Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 391Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 63,018 samples)
Min Avg Max
68.1 Memory 84.9 93.9
88.2 1-Core 106 115
167 2-Core 207 226
77.5% 133 Pts
Min Avg Max
258 4-Core 386 436
269 8-Core 391 436
53% 388 Pts
Min Avg Max
287 64-Core 394 437
26.4% 394 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Server
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Memory 83.8
1-Core 111
2-Core 219
80% 138 Pts
4-Core 416
8-Core 416
57% 416 Pts
64-Core 418
28% 418 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Memory 84.3
1-Core 92.2
2-Core 150
68% 109 Pts
4-Core 360
8-Core 353
49% 356 Pts
64-Core 372
25% 372 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Memory 79.2
1-Core 101
2-Core 202
74% 127 Pts
4-Core 378
8-Core 384
52% 381 Pts
64-Core 384
26% 384 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Memory 78.8
1-Core 104
2-Core 204
75% 129 Pts
4-Core 352
8-Core 354
48% 353 Pts
64-Core 358
24% 358 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 1.4 GHz (avg)
Memory 97.4
1-Core 51.5
2-Core 82.8
54% 77.2 Pts
4-Core 70.2
8-Core 81.3
10% 75.8 Pts
64-Core 116
8% 116 Pts
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 Prices

MSRP ≈ $232 @ launch in May '14
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Typical Core i5-4690 Builds (Compare 7,712 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 30%
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Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 24%
Surfboard

Motherboard: Asus B85M-G - $80

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 53% - Above average Total price: $491

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 Specifications

Essentials

DescriptionIntel® Core™ i5-4690 Processor (6M Cache, up to 3.90 GHz)
Code NameHaswell
Launch DateQ2'14
Processor Numberi5-4690
# 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$213.00 - $224.00
Clock Speed3.5 GHz
Max Turbo Frequency3.9 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)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 6 years ago.

Good

10 months ago.

I don't know much about this I'm just the 69th ok?


Excellent

1 month ago.

Served me well for 6 years now. Still very fast when multicore doesnt matter that much.


Poor

7 days ago.

still a beast in 2020,nowadays you can get it for like 60$,pair it with a 1070 or higher u are still good for 2 years or more


Excellent

6 years ago.


Excellent

2 years ago.

i have this processor and is so good


Excellent

2 years ago.


Terrible

3 years ago.

low perfomance for that price


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