Average Bench: 74.1% (97th of 1206)

more Based on 134,194 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000306C3, , 1FABFBFF000306C3, 0000000000000000, 0FABFBFF000306C3, 0F8BFBFF000306C3 Models: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-4690K CPU @ 3.50GHz, Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-4690K CPU @ 7.50GHz

The Intel Core i5-4690K is the latest incremental upgrade to Intel's unlocked mid-range quad core family of processors. The 4690K replaces the 4670K. Comparing the 4690K and 4670K shows that little has changed. The two chips share identical architecture; in fact the only difference between them is a 100 MHz bump to both the base and turbo clocks. The 100 MHz bump translates to an insignificant 2.9% performance increase. In terms of outright performance the 4690K has an effective speed of 103 which thanks to its superb single and dual core performance, is 12% stronger than the average of the group leaders. Overall the 4690K brings nothing new to the table so owners of previous flagship i5's will gain little by upgrading but as a new purchase the 4690K is a strong contender for both power users and high end gamers. [Jul '14 CPUPro]

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Good average bench

The Intel Core i5-4690K averaged 25.9% 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. Single Core Mixed Speed 112Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 222Pts

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-4690K is 35.7%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Intel Core i5-4690K performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 424Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 420Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 134,194 samples)
Min Avg Max
90 1-Core 112 132
172 2-Core 222 265
78.7% 167 Pts
Min Avg Max
256 4-Core 415 515
276 8-Core 420 516
57% 418 Pts
Min Avg Max
283 64-Core 424 519
28.5% 424 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
1-Core 131
2-Core 260
92% 195 Pts
4-Core 520
8-Core 510
71% 515 Pts
64-Core 506
34% 506 Pts
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
1-Core 125
2-Core 249
88% 187 Pts
4-Core 473
8-Core 477
65% 475 Pts
64-Core 477
32% 477 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
1-Core 115
2-Core 224
80% 170 Pts
4-Core 433
8-Core 433
59% 433 Pts
64-Core 431
29% 431 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.7 GHz (avg)
1-Core 128
2-Core 237
87% 182 Pts
4-Core 360
8-Core 363
49% 361 Pts
64-Core 414
28% 414 Pts
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
1-Core 108
2-Core 213
76% 160 Pts
4-Core 381
8-Core 392
53% 386 Pts
64-Core 400
27% 400 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 24,104,585 CPUs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $230 @ launch in May '14
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Typical Core i5-4690K Builds (Compare 24,118 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 52%
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Desktop
Desktop 72%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 41%
Speed boat

Motherboard: MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 41% - Average Total price: $702

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 Specifications

Essentials

DescriptionIntel® Core™ i5-4690K Processor (6M Cache, up to 3.90 GHz)
Code NameDevil's Canyon
Launch DateQ2'14
Processor Numberi5-4690K
# 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$242.00 - $243.00
Clock Speed3.5 GHz
Max Turbo Frequency3.9 GHz
Bus Speed5 GT/s DMI2
Scalability1S Only
Max TDP88 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 Revision3.0
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 TechNo
Identity Protection TechYes
Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)No
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 TechNo
Anti-Theft TechYes

 Comments

Devil's Canyon...

Added 5 years ago.

Excellent (edit your comment) Add link

23 days ago.

had it for years and still works but is a little old for the times


Good

15 days ago.

I've had this since 09/14 runs @ 4.4 all cores 28c idle and 65c under load with cooling supplied by a Corsair H100I V2

Comment 

Absolutely brilliant performance if you don't need hyperthreading for the money even at standard settings with room to expand into by overclocking. It will most users needs with room to spare,—Nov '15


Terrible

3 months ago.

Love it just upgraded from amd


Excellent

24 days ago.

Overclocks nicely and doesn't get too hot ever.


Liked

1 month ago.

Comment 

Just upgraded from amd. This is better for gaming with lower power consumption.—May '15


Good

6 months ago.

I have one it is slow as a wet week


Poor

11 months ago.

Cheap and really good + easy overclock One of the best afordable CPU.


Terrible

3 months ago.

With the older gtx 680 i can play the recents games in fhd very well in normal hig up to very high


Excellent

11 days ago.

Literally the best value for money gaming and overall experience processor of its time.


Poor

9 months ago.

amazing overclocker, great used value these days, can easily keep up with modern cpu's

Comment 

upgraded from AMD Phenom II X 4 965 black box and this is another world! waouw—May '15


Good

4 months ago.

Possibly the best CPU that I have had personally. Had to change the fan because the guy who built my PC didn't apply the thermal paste properly (nor any good paste), but with CM Hyper 212 EVO (not even the best cooler tbh) I keep mine oc'd to 4.5 GHz during winter.


Good

3 months ago.

I love it I love it I love it I love it I love it I love it I love it I love it I love it I love it I love it


Good

7 months ago.

plays most games on at least medium


Outstanding

5 years ago.


Good

2 years ago.

A bit old now, but can save you a few coins if you cant or dont want to get a Skylake chip, plus you can overclock this beast so you can throw any GPU you want at it. For gaming, its a no brainer.


Good

2 years ago.

Still a awesome CPU despite it being 3 years old.


Terrible

2 years ago.

low perfomance for that price


Good

2 years ago.

intel masterrace


Terrible

2 years ago.

it low for 4k


Outstanding

3 years ago.

Based on this website score system, this CPU is one of the best Price vs Performance CPU, next to 6600K


Average

11 months ago.

Carlo


Terrible

12 months ago.

망작


Excellent

2 years ago.

4.6mhz air cooled. nuff said


Good

3 years ago.

I have owned the 4690k for one year now. OC'd easily to 4.5GHz while keeping normal operating temps around 30º C. It's primary use is on my gaming PC and performs admirably combined with an EVGA GTX970


Average

17 months ago.

Good for single threaded, but suffers in multi-thread


Good

16 months ago.

liquid metal rules


Excellent

4 years ago.

Best deal, outstanding performance !


Excellent

2 years ago.

Still fast in 2017 with rx vega 56


Good

21 months ago.

when overclocked to 4.0 GHz it becomes the "beast" Only on GTA 5 it reaches 100% load (Only on populated areas). But, Paired with a GTX 980 this thing still kills Tripple A titles!


Excellent

5 years ago.

upgrade from my amd love it


Excellent

3 years ago.

Great enthusiast Cpu, for both beginners wishing to try overclocking, or more advanced users for an overall stable experience.


Excellent

12 months ago.

still a really fast cpu! clocked it around 4.5 GHz more than enough to play all games u want


Good

1 month ago.

A great workhorse processor that's lasted me 4 years - now outclassed by equivalent Ryzens.


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