Average Bench: 79.2% (142nd of 1276)

more Based on 185,439 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]

Poor: 61%Average: 79.2% Great: 91%
Gaming
Gaming 79%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 83%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 60%
Destroyer

Good average bench

The Intel Core i5-4690K averaged 20.7% 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

Avg. Memory Latency 88Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 110Pts

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-4690K is 30.2%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i5-4690K performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 415Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 413Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 185,439 samples)
Min Avg Max
72.3 Memory 88 96.4
85.7 1-Core 110 130
164 2-Core 218 260
80.8% 139 Pts
Min Avg Max
277 4-Core 407 509
302 8-Core 413 514
55.9% 410 Pts
Min Avg Max
314 64-Core 415 513
27.8% 415 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Server
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz
Memory 91.8
1-Core 128
2-Core 253
90% 157 Pts
4-Core 491
8-Core 474
66% 482 Pts
64-Core 492
33% 492 Pts
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
Memory 93.4
1-Core 127
2-Core 248
90% 156 Pts
4-Core 474
8-Core 470
65% 472 Pts
64-Core 469
31% 469 Pts
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Memory 82.1
1-Core 111
2-Core 213
78% 135 Pts
4-Core 414
8-Core 426
57% 420 Pts
64-Core 426
29% 426 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Memory 83.9
1-Core 122
2-Core 242
85% 149 Pts
4-Core 392
8-Core 405
54% 399 Pts
64-Core 423
28% 423 Pts
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 38,533,614 CPUs tested.

 Prices

MSRP ≈ $230 @ launch in May '14
EbayUS $20018 mins
AmazonUS $22127 days
BHPhotoUS $2553 years
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Typical Core i5-4690K Builds (Compare 9,722 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 43%
Speed boat
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 35%
Sail boat

Motherboard: MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 50% - Above average Total price: $610

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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 6 years ago.

Good

2 months ago.

No hyperthreading is a bit annoying. But a decent CPU to get in 2020

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


Excellent

48 mins ago.

is a pretty good cpu but when i play games its on 100% always


Terrible

14 months ago.

Love it just upgraded from amd


Good

3 days ago.

Overclocks nicely and doesn't get too hot ever.


Liked

3 months ago.

Comment 

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


Excellent

7 months ago.

Muy buen procesador inclusive en 2020


Excellent

3 months ago.

I have one it is slow as a wet week


Terrible

1 month ago.

Is this possible to make two cores stronger than five cores?


Good

1 month ago.

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


Terrible

15 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

12 months ago.

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


Excellent

1 month ago.

96.1% This PC is likely operated by a technical master!


Poor

20 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


Outstanding

6 years ago.


Excellent

1 month 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

8 days ago.

Defiently one of the best valued Intel cpu's


Good

3 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

3 years ago.

Still a awesome CPU despite it being 3 years old.


Terrible

3 years ago.

low perfomance for that price


Good

3 years ago.

intel masterrace


Terrible

3 years ago.

it low for 4k


Outstanding

4 years ago.

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


Average

23 months ago.

Carlo


Terrible

2 years ago.

망작


Excellent

3 years ago.

4.6mhz air cooled. nuff said


Good

4 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

2 years ago.

Good for single threaded, but suffers in multi-thread


Good

2 years ago.

liquid metal rules


Excellent

5 years ago.

Best deal, outstanding performance !


Excellent

3 years ago.

Still fast in 2017 with rx vega 56


Good

2 years 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

6 years ago.

upgrade from my amd love it


Excellent

4 years ago.

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


Excellent

2 years ago.

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


Good

13 months ago.

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


Excellent

8 days ago.

Great overclocker.


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