Intel Core i5-4690: specs and benchmarks

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Intel Core i5-4690
Intel Core i5-4690
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Year of release 2014
Performance 6.37
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Intel Core i5-4690
Intel Core i5-4690 Intel Core i5-4690


Intel started Intel Core i5-4690 sales 1 May 2014 at a recommended price of $346. This is Haswell architecture desktop processor primarily aimed at office systems. It has 4 cores and 4 threads, and is based on 22 nm manufacturing technology, with a maximum frequency of 3800 MHz and a locked multiplier.

Compatibility-wise, this is Intel Socket 1150 processor with a TDP of 84 Watt and a maximum temperature of 72 °C. It supports DDR3 Dual-channel memory.

It provides poor benchmark performance at


percent of a leader's which is AMD EPYC 7763.

General info

Of Core i5-4690 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and pricing.

Place in performance rating954
Value for money2.72
Market segmentDesktop processor
Architecture codenameHaswell
Release date1 May 2014 (7 years ago)
Launch price (MSRP)$346of 305 (Core i7-870)
Price now$316 (0.9x MSRP)of 16595 (Xeon E7-4850)
Value for money

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Technical specs

Basic microprocessor parameters such as number of cores, number of threads, base frequency and turbo boost clock, lithography, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters can generally indicate CPU performance, but to be more precise you have to review its test results.

Physical cores4 (Quad-Core)
Base clock speed3.4 GHzof 4.7 (FX-9590)
Boost clock speed3.8 GHzof 5.3 (Xeon W-1390P)
L1 cache64 KB (per core)of 896 (Xeon W-2170B)
L2 cache256 KB (per core)of 12288 (Core 2 Quad Q9550)
L3 cache6 MB (shared)of 32 (Ryzen Threadripper 1998)
Chip lithography22 nmof 5 (Apple M1)
Die size177 mm2
Maximum case temperature (TCase)72 °Cof 105 (Core i5-5287U)
Number of transistors1,400 millionof 16000 (Apple M1)
64 bit support+


Information on Core i5-4690 compatibility with other computer components and devices: motherboard (look for socket type), power supply unit (look for power consumption) etc. Useful when planning a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. Note that power consumption of some processors can well exceed their nominal TDP, even without overclocking. Some can even double their declared thermals given that the motherboard allows to tune the CPU power parameters.

Number of CPUs in a configuration1of 8 (Xeon Platinum 8280)
Thermal design power (TDP)84 Wattof 400 (Xeon Platinum 9282)

Technologies and extensions

Technological capabilities and additional instructions supported by Core i5-4690. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.


Security technologies

Processor technologies aimed at improving security, for example, by protecting against hacks.


Virtualization technologies

Supported virtual machine optimization technologies. Some are specific to Intel only, some to AMD.


Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Core i5-4690's memory controller. Depending on the motherboard, higher memory frequency may be supported.

Supported memory typesDDR3 Dual-channelof 4266 (Ryzen 9 5900HX)

Graphics specifications

General parameters of GPU integrated into Core i5-4690.

Integrated graphics cardIntel HD 4600

Benchmark performance

Single-core and multi-core benchmark results of Core i5-4690. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range, higher is better.

Overall score

This is our combined benchmark performance rating. We are regularly improving our combining algorithms, but if you find some perceived inconsistencies, feel free to speak up in comments section, we usually fix problems quickly.

i5-4690 6.37
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  • 3DMark Fire Strike Physics

Passmark CPU Mark is a widespread benchmark, consisting of 8 different types of workload, including integer and floating point math, extended instructions, compression, encryption and physics calculation. There is also one separate single-threaded scenario measuring single-core performance.

i5-4690 5588
i5-4690 6630

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of Core i5-4690. Usually measured in megahashes per second.

Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256) 42 Mh/s  

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good Core i5-4690 is for a gaming PC, compared with system requirements of some popular titles. Remember that sometimes official hardware requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

Relative perfomance

Overall Core i5-4690 performance compared to nearest competitors among desktop CPUs.

AMD equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Core i5-4690 by AMD is Ryzen Embedded V1404I, which is slower by 2% and lower by 13 positions in our rating.

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Similar processors

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User rating

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