CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 4690 vs 4590

Performance

Benchmark performance using all cores

Passmark and GeekBench (64-bit)

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

Passmark (Single Core)

Overclocking

How much speed can you get out of the processor?

Unlocked

Value

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Performance Per Dollar

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Core i5 4690

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core i5 4690

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Higher turbo clock speed 3.9 GHz vs 3.7 GHz More than 5% higher turbo clock speed
Higher clock speed 3.5 GHz vs 3.3 GHz More than 5% higher clock speed
Better turbo clock speed 1,200 MHz vs 1,150 MHz Around 5% better turbo clock speed
Better PassMark (Single core) score 2,232 vs 2,119 More than 5% better PassMark (Single core) score
Front view of Intel Core i5 4590

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Intel Core i5 4590

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Marginally newer May, 2014 vs May, 2014 Release date less than a month later

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i5 4690 vs 4590

GeekBench (64-bit)

Core i5 4690
12,306
Core i5 4590
11,251

GeekBench

Core i5 4690
12,306
Core i5 4590
11,251

Passmark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i5 4690  vs
4590 
Clock speed 3.5 GHz 3.3 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.9 GHz 3.7 GHz
Cores Quad core Quad core
Socket type
LGA 1150
Is unlocked No No
Is hyperthreaded No No

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction-set-extensions
MMX
SSE
SSE4.2
AVX
SSE3
SSE2
Supplemental SSE3
SSE4.1
SSE4
AVX 2.0
AES
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 84W 84W
Annual home energy cost 20.24 $/year 20.24 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 73.58 $/year 73.58 $/year
Performance per watt 13.64 pt/W 13.32 pt/W
Typical power consumption 68.25W 68.25W

bus

Architecture DMI 2.0 DMI 2.0
Number of links 0 0
Transfer rate 5,000 MT/s 5,000 MT/s

details

Core i5 4690  vs
4590 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 4
L2 cache 1 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
L3 cache 6 MB 6 MB
L3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core 1.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nms 22 nms
Max CPUs 1 1
Clock multiplier 32 33
Operating temperature Unknown - 72.72°C Unknown - 72.72°C

gpu

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics 4600 Intel® HD Graphics 4600
Number of displays supported 3 3
GPU clock speed 350 MHz 350 MHz
Turbo clock speed 1,200 MHz 1,150 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1600
DDR3-1333
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC No No
Maximum bandwidth 25,600 MB/s 25,600 MB/s
Maximum memory size 32,768 MB 32,768 MB
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