Average Bench: 74.8% (103rd of 1143)

Based on 26,017 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: 53%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 25.2% 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 387Pts
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed 385Pts

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-4690 is 30%. 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 394Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 394Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 26,017 samples)
Min Avg Max
84.4 SC Int 104 114
81.3 SC Float 105 116
81.8 SC Mixed 104 115
83.6% 104 Pts
Min Avg Max
249 QC Int 387 438
258 QC Float 385 439
249 QC Mixed 385 437
87.5% 386 Pts
Min Avg Max
299 MC Int 397 438
294 MC Float 394 438
291 MC Mixed 394 439
59.2% 395 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
SC Int 113
SC Float 116
SC Mixed 113
91% 114 Pts
QC Int 422
QC Float 452
QC Mixed 454
100% 443 Pts
MC Int 460
MC Float 453
MC Mixed 461
69% 458 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
SC Int 113
SC Float 116
SC Mixed 114
92% 114 Pts
QC Int 430
QC Float 422
QC Mixed 427
97% 426 Pts
MC Int 431
MC Float 406
MC Mixed 432
64% 423 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
SC Int 84
SC Float 86.9
SC Mixed 75.9
66% 82.3 Pts
QC Int 302
QC Float 315
QC Mixed 301
69% 306 Pts
MC Int 350
MC Float 326
MC Mixed 342
51% 339 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
SC Int 91.6
SC Float 90.6
SC Mixed 74
68% 85.4 Pts
QC Int 393
QC Float 385
QC Mixed 247
78% 342 Pts
MC Int 376
MC Float 382
MC Mixed 356
56% 371 Pts
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 12,836,459 CPUs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $232 @ launch in May '14
BHPhotoUS $25521 months
NeweggUS $25915 months
OutletPCUS $27821 months
AmazonUS $30018 days
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Typical Core i5-4690 Builds (Compare 13,853 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: 93% - Outstanding Total price: $679

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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.

Average (edit your comment) Add link

6 days ago.

optional tamper exit situation


Excellent

2 months ago.

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


Poor

2 hrs ago.

Low CPU temperature,Low Fan sound,Fast game speed


Excellent

4 years ago.


Excellent

3 months ago.

i have this processor and is so good


Terrible

14 months ago.

low perfomance for that price


Excellent

7 months ago.


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