Average Bench: 74.9% (104th of 1147)

Based on 31,833 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: 57%Average: 74.9% Great: 83%
Gaming
Gaming 75%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 74%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 46%
Yacht

Good average bench

The Intel Core i5-4690 averaged 25.1% 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

Quad Core Integer Speed 391Pts
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed 385Pts

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

Multi Core Floating Point Speed 396Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 396Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 31,833 samples)
Min Avg Max
91.2 SC Int 106 114
82.6 SC Float 105 116
88.5 SC Mixed 105 114
84.3% 105 Pts
Min Avg Max
260 QC Int 391 437
259 QC Float 385 439
259 QC Mixed 385 437
87.7% 387 Pts
Min Avg Max
309 MC Int 401 437
303 MC Float 396 439
301 MC Mixed 396 435
59.7% 398 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz
SC Int 108
SC Float 112
SC Mixed 111
88% 110 Pts
QC Int 435
QC Float 430
QC Mixed 440
99% 435 Pts
MC Int 436
MC Float 443
MC Mixed 440
66% 440 Pts
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
SC Int 114
SC Float 116
SC Mixed 115
92% 115 Pts
QC Int 423
QC Float 433
QC Mixed 431
97% 429 Pts
MC Int 430
MC Float 416
MC Mixed 432
64% 426 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
SC Int 113
SC Float 112
SC Mixed 113
90% 113 Pts
QC Int 429
QC Float 431
QC Mixed 427
97% 429 Pts
MC Int 430
MC Float 430
MC Mixed 421
64% 427 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
SC Int 102
SC Float 99.2
SC Mixed 105
82% 102 Pts
QC Int 392
QC Float 408
QC Mixed 396
90% 399 Pts
MC Int 422
MC Float 417
MC Mixed 409
62% 416 Pts
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
SC Int 106
SC Float 91.2
SC Mixed 92.5
77% 96.6 Pts
QC Int 390
QC Float 367
QC Mixed 327
82% 361 Pts
MC Int 412
MC Float 401
MC Mixed 396
60% 403 Pts
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 15,638,735 CPUs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $232 @ launch in May '14
BHPhotoUS $2552 years
NeweggUS $25918 months
OutletPCUS $2782 years
AmazonUS $2796 days
EbayUS $3972 mins
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Typical Core i5-4690 Builds (Compare 16,873 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 61%
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Desktop
Desktop 70%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 45%
Yacht

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 75% - Very good Total price: $865

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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

7 days ago.

optional tamper exit situation


Excellent

1 month ago.

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


Good

18 days ago.

Low CPU temperature,Low Fan sound,Fast game speed


Excellent

4 years ago.


Excellent

6 months ago.

i have this processor and is so good


Terrible

18 months ago.

low perfomance for that price


Excellent

11 months ago.


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