Average Bench: 68.8% (132nd of 1196)

Based on 38,626 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]

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Poor: 51%Average: 68.8% Great: 77%
Gaming
Gaming 69%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 71%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 38%
Jet ski

Above average average bench

The Intel Core i5-4690 averaged 31.1% 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 105Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 207Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-4690 is 25.9%. 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 395Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 390Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 38,626 samples)
Min Avg Max
85.1 1-Core 105 115
156 2-Core 207 227
73.4% 156 Pts
Min Avg Max
249 4-Core 383 436
272 8-Core 390 439
52.7% 387 Pts
Min Avg Max
290 64-Core 395 440
26.5% 395 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 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
1-Core 114
2-Core 223
80% 168 Pts
4-Core 440
8-Core 436
60% 438 Pts
64-Core 438
29% 438 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
1-Core 109
2-Core 216
77% 163 Pts
4-Core 410
8-Core 421
57% 416 Pts
64-Core 416
28% 416 Pts
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
1-Core 106
2-Core 215
75% 161 Pts
4-Core 402
8-Core 366
53% 384 Pts
64-Core 417
28% 417 Pts
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
1-Core 108
2-Core 216
76% 162 Pts
4-Core 372
8-Core 417
53% 395 Pts
64-Core 417
28% 417 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 21,858,666 CPUs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $232 @ launch in May '14
AmazonUS $23712 mins
EbayUS $25526 mins
BHPhotoUS $2552 years
OutletPCUS $2782 years
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Typical Core i5-4690 Builds (Compare 22,170 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 49%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 68%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 39%
Jet ski

Motherboard: MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917) - $160

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 43% - Average Total price: $867

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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 5 years ago.

Excellent (edit your comment) Add link

2 days ago.

optional tamper exit situation


Poor

16 days ago.

Trash


Excellent

13 days ago.

I have 2 machines with this CPU, both running without issues for 2 years, great speed, very silent and efficient.


Excellent

2 months ago.

like This


Excellent

17 days ago.

Nice


Excellent

5 years ago.


Excellent

14 months ago.

i have this processor and is so good


Terrible

2 years ago.

low perfomance for that price


Excellent

19 months ago.


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