Average Bench: 76.4% (184th of 1264)

Based on 53,291 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: 58%Average: 76.4% Great: 84%
Gaming
Gaming 76%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 58%
Gunboat

Good average bench

The Intel Core i5-4690 averaged 23.5% 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 86.8Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 104Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-4690 is 26.6%. 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 390Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 388Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 53,291 samples)
Min Avg Max
72.7 Memory 86.8 94.7
78.4 1-Core 104 115
145 2-Core 205 227
77.6% 132 Pts
Min Avg Max
223 4-Core 382 438
252 8-Core 388 438
52.5% 385 Pts
Min Avg Max
238 64-Core 390 440
26.2% 390 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
Memory 90.6
1-Core 90.2
2-Core 216
77% 132 Pts
4-Core 417
8-Core 421
57% 419 Pts
64-Core 418
28% 418 Pts
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Memory 88.9
1-Core 115
2-Core 223
83% 142 Pts
4-Core 409
8-Core 434
57% 422 Pts
64-Core 431
29% 431 Pts
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.65 GHz (avg)
Memory 90.7
1-Core 102
2-Core 203
78% 132 Pts
4-Core 389
8-Core 380
53% 385 Pts
64-Core 386
26% 386 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Memory 91.3
1-Core 93.5
2-Core 218
78% 134 Pts
4-Core 383
8-Core 389
53% 386 Pts
64-Core 378
25% 378 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Memory 80.3
1-Core 109
2-Core 204
76% 131 Pts
4-Core 398
8-Core 398
54% 398 Pts
64-Core 393
26% 393 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 33,215,185 CPUs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $232 @ launch in May '14
EbayUS $22015 mins
BHPhotoUS $2553 years
OutletPCUS $2783 years
AmazonUS $2812 months
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Typical Core i5-4690 Builds (Compare 4,261 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 29%
Raft
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 23%
Surfboard

Motherboard: Asus B85M-G - $80

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 54% - Above average Total price: $568

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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.

Excellent (edit your comment) Add link

1 month ago.

optional tamper exit situation


Good

4 months ago.

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


Excellent

6 days ago.

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


Excellent

4 months 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


Terrible

2 years ago.

low perfomance for that price


Excellent

2 years ago.


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