Intel Core I5-4690K Benchmark & Review in 2016

Our objective here will be to show you our results that we have done through several different environments and on several different builds.

The I5 4690K has been around for quite a while now and surprised many people around the world due to its capabilities, able to rival even some I7’s regarding overall performance and especially gaming performance.


There’s plenty of reasons why it has claimed one of the top best seller positions in the I5 market; it has the speed & power to run any game released so far & the ability to overclock it further supports the already incredible performance.


I5-4690K Specifications:

  • Average Price: 234$
  • Base Clock Speed: 3.5Ghz
  • Turbo: 3.9Ghz
  • Cores & Threads: 4 / 4
  • Cache: 8Mb
  • TDP: 88W
  • Socket: 1150


As you can see it’s a pretty cheap processor when you compare its price with the performance, rivaling the mighty I7’s which are at least another 100$, which may not be the most money efficient buy if you’re buying it for gaming, since there’s hardly any difference in FPS’s between I5’s and I7’s.



CPU Performance Comparison

i5 4690k graph comparing to I7 performance



As you can see there’s not that much difference between the I5 4690K and the I7 4770K, the I5 4690K can even surpass the core clock & core performance of the I7-4770K by overclocking, for overclocking we definitely recommend you to get a good motherboard that supports it, if you’re interested read our guide on the best motherboard for I5 4690K.


Battlefield 4  FPS Test


FPS Benchmark in Battlefield 4 using the intel core i5-4690k


This graph further supports our opinion; the I5-4690K has such a strong efficiency & power that it even overpowers several I7’s, considering the performance, it’s quite a low price tag when compared to I7 performances which are far more expensive and may not yield the desired results.



Intel Core I5-4690K Review & Benchmark Results

After all the experimenting we have done, we firmly believe that this I5 is currently the most money efficient CPU on the market, with this said, it provides the user with incredible speed & performance for a small price tag of 239$, we are confident to say that the I5-4690K will be a safe choice for any buyer wishing a long-term investment, it can easily run any available game and since it’s unlocked you may always overclock it to fit your needs & desires.



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