Average Bench: 64.4% (185th of 1206)

Based on 5,422 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000306C3, Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-4590S CPU @ 3.00GHz
Poor: 52%Average: 64.4% Great: 70%
Gaming
Gaming 64%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 66%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 35%
Jet ski

Above average average bench

The Intel Core i5-4590S averaged 35.6% 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 98.8Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 191Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i5-4590S is just 17.9%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i5-4590S performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 366Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 362Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 5,422 samples)
Min Avg Max
81.5 1-Core 98.8 108
162 2-Core 191 207
68.4% 145 Pts
Min Avg Max
262 4-Core 358 391
283 8-Core 362 391
49.2% 360 Pts
Min Avg Max
297 64-Core 366 393
24.6% 366 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
1-Core 106
2-Core 213
75% 159 Pts
4-Core 422
8-Core 422
58% 422 Pts
64-Core 421
28% 421 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 3.35 GHz (avg)
1-Core 109
2-Core 201
74% 155 Pts
4-Core 389
8-Core 364
52% 376 Pts
64-Core 362
24% 362 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
1-Core 106
2-Core 204
73% 155 Pts
4-Core 389
8-Core 389
53% 389 Pts
64-Core 390
26% 390 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
1-Core 108
2-Core 206
74% 157 Pts
4-Core 378
8-Core 378
52% 378 Pts
64-Core 384
26% 384 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
1-Core 105
2-Core 202
73% 154 Pts
4-Core 384
8-Core 376
52% 380 Pts
64-Core 386
26% 386 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
1-Core 106
2-Core 200
73% 153 Pts
4-Core 378
8-Core 382
52% 380 Pts
64-Core 381
26% 381 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
1-Core 101
2-Core 195
70% 148 Pts
4-Core 382
8-Core 387
52% 384 Pts
64-Core 380
26% 380 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3 GHz
1-Core 102
2-Core 201
71% 151 Pts
4-Core 346
8-Core 347
47% 346 Pts
64-Core 344
23% 344 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 3.3 GHz (avg)
1-Core 89
2-Core 189
65% 139 Pts
4-Core 370
8-Core 378
51% 374 Pts
64-Core 382
26% 382 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

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Typical Core i5-4590S Builds (Compare 537 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 13%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 54%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 29%
Raft

Motherboard: Dell OptiPlex 9030 AIO

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 67% - Good Total price: $234

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 Specifications

Essentials

DescriptionIntel® Core™ i5-4590S Processor (6M Cache, up to 3.70 GHz)
Code NameHaswell
Launch DateQ2'14
Processor Numberi5-4590S
# of Cores4
# of Threads4
Cache6 MB SmartCache
Instruction Set64-bit
Instruction Set ExtensionsSSE4.1/4.2, AVX 2.0
Embedded Options AvailableYes
Lithography22 nm
Recommended Price$192.00 - $202.00
Clock Speed3 GHz
Max Turbo Frequency3.7 GHz
Bus Speed5 GT/s DMI2
Scalability1S Only
Max TDP65 W
Thermal Solution SpecificationPCG 2013C

Graphics

Processor GraphicsIntel® HD Graphics 4600
Graphics Base Frequency350 MHz
Graphics OutputeDP/DP/HDMI/VGA
Wireless DisplayYes
# of Displays Supported3
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency1.15 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

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Good

1 month ago.

After 5 years it still holds up VERY well. While multitasking it doesn't break a sweat


Excellent

12 months ago.

Really good processor for gamer. Cheap'n'fast


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