Average Bench: 67.1% (460th of 1445)

Based on 73,695 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: 50%Average: 67.1% Great: 77%
Gaming
Gaming 67%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 73%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 50%
Yacht

Above average average bench

The Intel Core i5-4690 averaged 32.8% 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. Memory Latency 81.1Pts
Avg. Single Core Speed 96.1Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-4690 is 27.2%. 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 Speed 327Pts
Avg. Octa Core Speed 324Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 73,695 samples)
Min Avg Max
63.3 Memory 81.1 93.2
65.4 1-Core 96.1 106
122 2-Core 189 209
70.2% 122 Pts
Min Avg Max
181 4-Core 306 382
211 8-Core 324 387
41.7% 315 Pts
Min Avg Max
213 64-Core 327 388
20.2% 327 Pts
User Benchmarks BenchNormalHeavyServer
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)
Memory 94.7
1-Core 102
2-Core 200
77% 132 Pts
4-Core 373
8-Core 349
49% 361 Pts
64-Core 375
23% 375 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Memory 89.2
1-Core 103
2-Core 211
77% 134 Pts
4-Core 380
8-Core 383
51% 382 Pts
64-Core 382
24% 382 Pts
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Memory 81
1-Core 101
2-Core 196
72% 126 Pts
4-Core 360
8-Core 362
48% 361 Pts
64-Core 375
23% 375 Pts
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Memory 85.4
1-Core 91.4
2-Core 172
69% 116 Pts
4-Core 325
8-Core 320
43% 323 Pts
64-Core 322
20% 322 Pts
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 67,951,286 CPUs tested

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MSRP ≈ $232 @ launch in May '14
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Typical Core i5-4690 Builds (Compare 5,946 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings
Gaming
Gaming 8%
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Desktop
Desktop 64%
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Workstation
Workstation 7%
Tree trunk

Motherboard: Asus B85M-G - $80

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 72% - Very good Total price: $174

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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 9 years ago.

Average (edit your comment) Add link

3 months ago.

It is older and it bit slower but overall okay. Get the i5-11500 instead


Good

18 months ago.

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


Good

12 days ago.

Has served me very well for the past 4 Years, but now it's struggling to run the not so well optimized games, looking at you Apex


Poor

3 years 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

9 years ago.


Excellent

5 years ago.

i have this processor and is so good


Excellent

6 years ago.


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