Average Bench: 78.9% (72nd of 1137)

more Based on 95,075 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 21.0% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Intel Core i5-4690K near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Quad Core Integer Speed 414Pts
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed 407Pts

Average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-4690K is 45.6%. This is a relatively wide range which indicates that the Intel Core i5-4690K performs inconsistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Multi Core Floating Point Speed 419Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 417Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 95,075 samples)
Min Avg Max
81.5 SC Int 111 132
79.8 SC Float 110 132
79.4 SC Mixed 110 131
88.3% 110 Pts
Min Avg Max
249 QC Int 414 517
244 QC Float 410 517
225 QC Mixed 407 514
93.1% 411 Pts
Min Avg Max
293 MC Int 423 521
287 MC Float 419 516
264 MC Mixed 417 514
63% 420 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 130
SC Float 131
SC Mixed 130
104% 130 Pts
QC Int 512
QC Float 508
QC Mixed 505
115% 509 Pts
MC Int 507
MC Float 503
MC Mixed 515
76% 508 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
SC Int 103
SC Float 100
SC Mixed 102
81% 102 Pts
QC Int 399
QC Float 396
QC Mixed 396
90% 397 Pts
MC Int 392
MC Float 396
MC Mixed 393
59% 394 Pts
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 12,150,674 CPUs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $230 @ launch in May '14
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Typical Core i5-4690K Builds (Compare 12,979 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 62%
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Desktop
Desktop 73%
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Workstation
Workstation 47%
Yacht

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 82% - Excellent Total price: $801

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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 4 years ago.

Excellent (edit your comment) Add link

17 days ago.

running at 4.2ghz stable and smooth on an air cooler, not even a great one either. This this can easily go up to 4.5-4.6ghz. There are times where not being an i7 is noticeable but its perfectly handy by itself. I can and will get at least another 2 years out of this cpu.


Good

1 month ago.

Love it just upgraded from amd


Poor

22 hrs ago.

TOO EXPENSIVE!!!! I AM CHEAP


Excellent

2 days ago.

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


Good

12 days ago.

wonderful CPU 3


Excellent

3 months ago.

Comment 

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


Excellent

29 days ago.

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


Good

6 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

3 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.


Outstanding

4 years ago.


Excellent

17 hrs ago.

plays most games on at least medium


Good

11 months 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.


Terrible

13 months ago.

low perfomance for that price


Good

14 months ago.

Still a awesome CPU despite it being 3 years old.


Good

15 months ago.

intel masterrace


Terrible

15 months ago.

it low for 4k


Outstanding

2 years ago.

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


Excellent

14 months ago.

4.6mhz air cooled. nuff said


Average

2 months ago.

Good for single threaded, but suffers in multi-thread


Good

2 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


Good

2 months ago.

liquid metal rules


Excellent

3 years ago.

Best deal, outstanding performance !


Excellent

13 months ago.

Still fast in 2017 with rx vega 56


Good

7 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

3 years ago.

upgrade from my amd love it


Excellent

2 years ago.

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


Excellent

5 months ago.

still a really fast cpu! clocked it around 4.2 GHZ more than enough to play all games u want


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