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Intel Core i5 4590

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Core i5 4590

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Intel Core i5 4590

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Much better 3DMark06 CPU score 57.4 vs 30 More than 90% better 3DMark06 CPU score
Much higher clock speed 3.3 GHz vs 1.9 GHz Around 75% higher clock speed
Significantly higher turbo clock speed 3.7 GHz vs 2.8 GHz More than 30% higher turbo clock speed
Much better CompuBench 1.5 T-Rex score 1.42 fps vs 0.38 fps Around 3.8x better CompuBench 1.5 T-Rex score
Much better turbo clock speed 1,150 MHz vs 685 MHz Around 70% better turbo clock speed
Significantly newer manufacturing process 22 nm vs 32 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much better PassMark (Single core) score 2,113 vs 848 Around 2.5x better PassMark (Single core) score
Significantly better PassMark score 7,229 vs 2,657 Around 2.8x better PassMark score
Newer May, 2014 vs May, 2012 Release date over 2 years later
Better performance per watt 10.33 pt/W vs 9.38 pt/W More than 10% better performance per watt
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AMD A8 4500M

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Much more l2 cache 4 MB vs 1 MB 4x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Much lower typical power consumption 28.44W vs 68.25W 2.4x lower typical power consumption
Much more l2 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 4x more l2 cache per core
Higher GPU clock speed 496 MHz vs 350 MHz More than 40% higher GPU clock speed
Much higher Maximum operating temperature 100 °C vs 72.72 °C Around 40% higher Maximum operating temperature
Much lower annual home energy cost 8.43 $/year vs 20.24 $/year 2.4x lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 30.66 $/year vs 73.58 $/year 2.4x lower annual commercial energy cost

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i5 4590 vs A8 4500M

CompuBench 1.5 (Bitcoin mining) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i5 4590
7.1 mHash/s
A8 4500M
36.54 mHash/s

CompuBench 1.5 (T-Rex) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i5 4590
1.42 fps
A8 4500M
0.38 fps

PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated Data courtesy FutureMark

Core i5 4590
2,992
A8 4500M
2,220

Sky Diver Data courtesy FutureMark

Core i5 4590
3,341
A8 4500M
2,194

Cloud Gate Data courtesy FutureMark

Core i5 4590
6,618
A8 4500M
3,331

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i5 4590
10,601
A8 4500M
3,234

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i5 4590
3,345
A8 4500M
1,223

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i5 4590
4,650,000 MB/s
A8 4500M
1,420,000 MB/s

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i5 4590  vs
A8 4500M 
Clock speed 3.3 GHz 1.9 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.7 GHz 2.8 GHz
Cores Quad core Quad core
Is unlocked No No

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE4a
AVX 1.1
SSE2
F16C
MMX
SSE4
XOP
AVX
SSE3
SSE
CLMUL
AMD64
SSE4.1
FMA4
FMA3
SSE4.2
CVT16
AMD-V
Supplemental SSE3
AES
AVX 2.0
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 84W 35W
Annual home energy cost 20.24 $/year 8.43 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 73.58 $/year 30.66 $/year
Performance per watt 10.33 pt/W 9.38 pt/W
Typical power consumption 68.25W 28.44W

details

Core i5 4590  vs
A8 4500M 
Threads 4 4
L2 cache 1 MB 4 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 1 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Clock multiplier 33 19
Operating temperature Unknown - 72.72°C Unknown - 100°C

overclocking

PassMark (Overclocked) 2,861.9 1,054.9

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics 4600 Radeon™ HD 7640G
GPU clock speed 350 MHz 496 MHz
Turbo clock speed 1,150 MHz 685 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1600
DDR3L-1600
DDR3-1333
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Maximum bandwidth 25,600 MB/s 25,600 MB/s
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