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CPU

Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5 GHz Quad-Core Processor

(567 Ratings, 4.8 Average)

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Specifications

Manufacturer

Intel

Model

Core i5-4690K

Part #

BX80646I54690K

Manufacturer

Intel

Core Count

4

Core Clock

3.5 GHz

Boost Clock

3.9 GHz

TDP

88 W

Series

Intel Core i5

Microarchitecture

Haswell Refresh

Core Family

Haswell Refresh

Socket

LGA1150

Integrated Graphics

Intel HD Graphics 4600

ECC Support

No

Packaging

Boxed

Includes CPU Cooler

Yes

L1 Cache

  • 4 x 32 kB Instruction
  • 4 x 32 kB Data

L2 Cache

4 x 256 kB

L3 Cache

1 x 6 MB

Lithography

22 nm

Simultaneous Multithreading

No

Price History

    Reviews

    babetrap
    • 141 points
    • 43 months ago

    from completed build WHITEWALKA

    best bang for the buck, overclocked to 4.3

    nabpwner
    • 71 points
    • 57 months ago

    So far im very impressed with stock cooling on this CPU under load. I cant wait to get the H100i to really put it to the test!

    CLEBB
    • 64 points
    • 51 months ago

    from completed build The Force

    Has been lightning fast and has given me zero issues so far. I'm glad I didn't end up going with i7 as I don't think it would have been worth the price for my application! Can't recommend this enough!

    Gooberdad
    • 53 points
    • 56 months ago

    from completed build Collegiate Honor Society reward

    Great CPU, but not as easily overclocked as the old 3570k. Got it to 4.6 GHz.

    errorunknown
    • 44 points
    • 56 months ago

    I chose the i5 simply because I don't have a need for more than 4 cores. I might upgrade to an i7 at a later time, but at the moment most games cannot utilize more than 4 cores. I currently have this overclocked and it runs great.

    seross2003
    • 42 points
    • 35 months ago

    from completed build Red Themed Performance PC

    Great processor at the time I bought it, and still is. Nicely overclockable and I've never had a problem with it.

    badgerbroc12
    • 40 points
    • 45 months ago

    from completed build Minimalistic First Build

    What can I say, it's an Intel quad core processor that is overclockable

    captainmcfunk
    • 40 points
    • 28 months ago

    from completed build White Forest - Custom Build #3

    I've been nothing but happy with this processor. It plug & chugs through anything I throw at it. I haven't done too much overclocking, as i'm still new to it, but it's still a great proc when compared to the current line-up. I'll use it until it becomes a bottleneck I believe.

    CQC
    • 39 points
    • 45 months ago

    Bought at Micro Center. I sold the motherboard originally purchased with the processor. It's been great as expected. Right now it's at 4.4GHz. I have not tried to push it further.

    arcana
    • 34 points
    • 53 months ago

    from completed build Vulpes Vulpes

    It's really hard to beat a 4690k for under $200 bucks. Microcenter is a champ. I plan to overclock this thing [my initial tests seem to show it'll do well, but I don't want to push it much on the stock cooler.

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