Average Bench: 74.8% (118th of 1173)

Based on 35,836 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: 74.8% Great: 84%
Gaming
Gaming 75%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 74%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 45%
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 388Pts
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed 386Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-4690 is 27.5%. 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 394Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 35,836 samples)
Min Avg Max
82.8 SC Int 105 114
78.2 SC Float 105 116
85.4 SC Mixed 104 115
83.7% 105 Pts
Min Avg Max
255 QC Int 388 438
262 QC Float 387 440
265 QC Mixed 386 438
87.7% 387 Pts
Min Avg Max
303 MC Int 399 438
302 MC Float 396 440
292 MC Mixed 394 439
59.5% 396 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 104
SC Float 111
SC Mixed 112
87% 109 Pts
QC Int 428
QC Float 436
QC Mixed 432
98% 432 Pts
MC Int 432
MC Float 432
MC Mixed 429
65% 431 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
SC Int 108
SC Float 109
SC Mixed 110
87% 109 Pts
QC Int 421
QC Float 421
QC Mixed 420
95% 421 Pts
MC Int 424
MC Float 419
MC Mixed 413
63% 419 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
SC Int 102
SC Float 102
SC Mixed 101
82% 102 Pts
QC Int 408
QC Float 410
QC Mixed 397
92% 405 Pts
MC Int 396
MC Float 402
MC Mixed 399
60% 399 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
SC Int 110
SC Float 111
SC Mixed 101
86% 107 Pts
QC Int 388
QC Float 356
QC Mixed 365
84% 370 Pts
MC Int 401
MC Float 406
MC Mixed 383
60% 397 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.9 GHz, turbo 4.35 GHz (avg)
SC Int 112
SC Float 111
SC Mixed 109
89% 111 Pts
QC Int 380
QC Float 368
QC Mixed 342
82% 364 Pts
MC Int 377
MC Float 337
MC Mixed 350
53% 354 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 18,517,725 CPUs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $232 @ launch in May '14
AmazonUS $23519 days
BHPhotoUS $2552 years
OutletPCUS $2782 years
EbayUS $2867 mins
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Typical Core i5-4690 Builds (Compare 19,386 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 61%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 70%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 45%
Yacht

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 72% - Very good Total price: $898

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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.

Excellent (edit your comment) Add link

1 month ago.

optional tamper exit situation


Poor

11 days ago.

waste of money, get something from amd for a simmilar price and way more power


Excellent

29 days ago.

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


Good

5 days ago.

Low CPU temperature,Low Fan sound,Fast game speed


Excellent

5 years ago.


Excellent

10 months ago.

i have this processor and is so good


Terrible

22 months ago.

low perfomance for that price


Excellent

15 months ago.


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