Average Bench: 75% (108th of 1158)

Based on 31,617 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: 56%Average: 75% Great: 84%
Gaming
Gaming 75%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 74%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 46%
Yacht

Good average bench

The Intel Core i5-4690 averaged 24.9% 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

Quad Core Integer Speed 389Pts
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed 385Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-4690 is 27.6%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i5-4690 performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Multi Core Floating Point Speed 395Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 397Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 31,617 samples)
Min Avg Max
87.8 SC Int 106 114
84.3 SC Float 106 116
89 SC Mixed 105 115
84.5% 106 Pts
Min Avg Max
259 QC Int 389 437
259 QC Float 386 439
273 QC Mixed 385 436
87.7% 387 Pts
Min Avg Max
298 MC Int 400 437
294 MC Float 395 437
287 MC Mixed 397 438
59.6% 397 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz
SC Int 118
SC Float 103
SC Mixed 120
91% 114 Pts
QC Int 464
QC Float 460
QC Mixed 465
105% 463 Pts
MC Int 440
MC Float 453
MC Mixed 454
67% 449 Pts
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
SC Int 116
SC Float 115
SC Mixed 111
91% 114 Pts
QC Int 444
QC Float 441
QC Mixed 441
100% 442 Pts
MC Int 442
MC Float 423
MC Mixed 418
64% 428 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
SC Int 113
SC Float 111
SC Mixed 112
90% 112 Pts
QC Int 430
QC Float 422
QC Mixed 428
97% 426 Pts
MC Int 431
MC Float 415
MC Mixed 415
63% 420 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
SC Int 96.5
SC Float 108
SC Mixed 107
83% 104 Pts
QC Int 417
QC Float 413
QC Mixed 409
94% 413 Pts
MC Int 413
MC Float 420
MC Mixed 412
62% 415 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz
SC Int 106
SC Float 108
SC Mixed 100
84% 105 Pts
QC Int 324
QC Float 399
QC Mixed 418
86% 380 Pts
MC Int 425
MC Float 432
MC Mixed 428
64% 428 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 17,051,659 CPUs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $232 @ launch in May '14
AmazonUS $24712 days
EbayUS $25338 mins
BHPhotoUS $2552 years
NeweggUS $25920 months
OutletPCUS $2782 years
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Typical Core i5-4690 Builds (Compare 18,113 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 61%
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Desktop
Desktop 71%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 46%
Yacht

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 74% - Very good Total price: $873

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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 4 years ago.

Terrible (edit your comment) Add link

2 months ago.

optional tamper exit situation


Good

7 days ago.

its good


Excellent

3 months ago.

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


Poor

18 days ago.

Low CPU temperature,Low Fan sound,Fast game speed


Excellent

4 years ago.


Excellent

8 months ago.

i have this processor and is so good


Terrible

20 months ago.

low perfomance for that price


Excellent

13 months ago.


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