CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 4690 vs 4590 among desktop CPUs (over 75W)

Performance

Benchmark performance using all cores

PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated, PassMark and 1 more

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

PassMark (Single Core), Geekbench 3 Single Core and 1 more

Integrated Graphics

Integrated GPU performance for graphics

Fire Strike

Integrated Graphics (OpenCL)

Integrated GPU performance for parallel computing

CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 4 more

Performance per Watt

How efficiently does the processor use electricity?

Fire Strike, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

Value

Are you paying a premium for performance?

Fire Strike, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

8.9

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Core i5 4590 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Core i5 4590  based on its value.

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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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Much better PCMark 8 home 3.0 accelerated score 3,169 vs 2,992 More than 5% better PCMark 8 home 3.0 accelerated score
Significantly 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 CompuBench 1.5 T-Rex score 1.59 fps vs 1.42 fps More than 10% better CompuBench 1.5 T-Rex score
Better performance per watt 11.62 pt/W vs 10.86 pt/W More than 5% better performance per watt
Front view of Intel Core i5 4590

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Intel Core i5 4590

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Much better performance per dollar 89.27 pt/$ vs 4.34 pt/$ More than 20.5x better performance per dollar
Newer May, 2014 vs May, 2014 Release date less than a month later

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i5 4690 vs 4590

CompuBench 1.5 (Bitcoin mining) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i5 4690
15.4 mHash/s
Core i5 4590
7.1 mHash/s

CompuBench 1.5 (T-Rex) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i5 4690
1.59 fps
Core i5 4590
1.42 fps

PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated Data courtesy FutureMark

Sky Diver Data courtesy FutureMark

Cloud Gate Data courtesy FutureMark

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i5 4690
11,272
Core i5 4590
10,601

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i5 4690
4,870,000 MB/s
Core i5 4590
4,650,000 MB/s

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

features

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

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1600
DDR3L-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

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 nm 22 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Clock multiplier 32 33
Operating temperature Unknown - 72.72°C Unknown - 72.72°C

integrated graphics

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

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 11.62 pt/W 10.86 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
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Comments

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Seems no major difference enough to pay such a high price gap to get i5 4690 though... i'd stick to 4590 anytime.
Hmmm.. this is an interesting comparison. I can't imagine there'd be a lot between them in general use.
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