Average Bench: 76.9% (160th of 1239)

Based on 47,636 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: 62%Average: 76.9% Great: 85%
Gaming
Gaming 77%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 58%
Gunboat

Good average bench

The Intel Core i5-4690 averaged 23.0% 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 87.6Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 105Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-4690 is 22.8%. 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 393Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 389Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 47,636 samples)
Min Avg Max
73.8 Memory 87.6 95.2
85.4 1-Core 105 115
160 2-Core 206 226
78.1% 133 Pts
Min Avg Max
249 4-Core 383 436
283 8-Core 389 436
52.7% 386 Pts
Min Avg Max
289 64-Core 393 437
26.4% 393 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Server
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Memory 92.6
1-Core 105
2-Core 198
79% 132 Pts
4-Core 409
8-Core 389
55% 399 Pts
64-Core 380
26% 380 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Memory 81.8
1-Core 112
2-Core 217
79% 137 Pts
4-Core 413
8-Core 429
57% 421 Pts
64-Core 431
29% 431 Pts
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3 GHz (avg)
Memory 93
1-Core 114
2-Core 224
84% 144 Pts
4-Core 322
8-Core 282
42% 302 Pts
64-Core 267
18% 267 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Memory 82.7
1-Core 103
2-Core 205
76% 130 Pts
4-Core 325
8-Core 284
42% 304 Pts
64-Core 310
21% 310 Pts
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 Prices

Approx. $232 @ launch in May '14
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Typical Core i5-4690 Builds (Compare 27,605 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 52%
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Desktop
Desktop 75%
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Workstation
Workstation 54%
Yacht

Motherboard: MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 46% - Average Total price: $725

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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.

Terrible (edit your comment) Add link

18 days ago.

optional tamper exit situation


Good

5 days ago.

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


Excellent

22 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

5 years ago.


Excellent

21 months 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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