Average Bench: 80.5% (75th of 1146)

more Based on 101,219 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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Very good average bench

The Intel Core i5-4690K averaged just 19.4% 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 424Pts
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed 416Pts

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-4690K is 38.8%. 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 426Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 426Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 101,219 samples)
Min Avg Max
95.2 SC Int 113 133
89.2 SC Float 112 132
95.3 SC Mixed 112 132
89.8% 112 Pts
Min Avg Max
288 QC Int 424 526
279 QC Float 418 520
285 QC Mixed 416 517
95% 419 Pts
Min Avg Max
336 MC Int 433 527
315 MC Float 426 520
315 MC Mixed 426 523
64.2% 428 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, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 130
SC Float 126
SC Mixed 128
102% 128 Pts
QC Int 511
QC Float 480
QC Mixed 504
113% 498 Pts
MC Int 508
MC Float 504
MC Mixed 502
76% 505 Pts
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz
SC Int 114
SC Float 118
SC Mixed 116
93% 116 Pts
QC Int 459
QC Float 469
QC Mixed 465
105% 464 Pts
MC Int 460
MC Float 467
MC Mixed 465
70% 464 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 5 GHz (avg)
SC Int 123
SC Float 121
SC Mixed 109
94% 117 Pts
QC Int 467
QC Float 455
QC Mixed 464
105% 462 Pts
MC Int 431
MC Float 438
MC Mixed 452
66% 441 Pts
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.85 GHz (avg)
SC Int 122
SC Float 122
SC Mixed 121
97% 122 Pts
QC Int 318
QC Float 292
QC Mixed 332
71% 314 Pts
MC Int 367
MC Float 377
MC Mixed 397
57% 380 Pts
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 14,804,268 CPUs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $230 @ launch in May '14
BHPhotoUS $25523 months
NeweggUS $25917 months
AmazonUS $33411 days
EbayUS $34911 mins
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Typical Core i5-4690K Builds (Compare 15,946 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 62%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 75%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 48%
Yacht

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 77% - Very good Total price: $868

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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.

Good

5 months ago.

Love it just upgraded from amd


Terrible

13 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

2 months ago.

The King


Excellent

18 days ago.

i own it


Liked

29 days ago.

Comment 

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


Good

7 days ago.

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


Excellent

2 days ago.

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


Poor

1 month ago.

I5 3300


Good

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

15 days 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.


Excellent

1 month ago.

plays most games on at least medium


Outstanding

4 years ago.


Terrible

7 days 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

14 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

17 months ago.

low perfomance for that price


Good

18 months ago.

Still a awesome CPU despite it being 3 years old.


Good

18 months ago.

intel masterrace


Terrible

18 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


Terrible

1 month ago.

망작


Excellent

18 months ago.

4.6mhz air cooled. nuff said


Average

5 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

5 months ago.

liquid metal rules


Excellent

3 years ago.

Best deal, outstanding performance !


Excellent

16 months ago.

Still fast in 2017 with rx vega 56


Good

10 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

4 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

1 month ago.

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


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