Intel Core i5-4590 Review & Specs

Intel Core i5-4590 Quad-Core 3.3 GHz Socket 1150 84W HD4600 BX80646I54590

Intel Core i5-4590 Quad-Core 3.3 GHz Socket 1150 84W HD4600 BX80646I54590

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  • Amazing performance and stunning visuals with a boost. Raise the bar on your PC experience with rich visuals plus an automatic burst of speed when you need it1. The 4th generation Intel® Core™ i5 processor delivers amazing performance, stunning visuals, and built-in security for deeper protection.2 Discover the thrill of an automatic burst of speed when you need it with Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0. 1 Experience your movies, photos, and games smoothly and seamlessly with a built-in suite of visual enhancements3—and enjoy them even more with longer battery life.

Specifications Overview

Model BX80646I54590
Release Date May 2014

* First availability for purchase, it may not correspond to the actual market launch date.

Series Core i5 4th Gen
Core Name Haswell
Socket LGA1150
Integrated Graphics Intel HD Graphics 4600
CPU Cores 4
CPU Threads 4
CPU Clock Rate 3300MHz
CPU Turbo Clock Rate 3700MHz
CPU Cooler included
Manufacturing Process 22 nm
Cache L3 6MB


  • Low power consumption under both idle and load
  • Great performance


Intel Core i5-4590 Performance comparison with similar Processors

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  • +3%
    AMD Ryzen 7 1700 (128th) ► 8 Cores / 16 Threads - 3000MHz Base / 3700MHz Turbo - 65W
  • +3%
    Intel Core i7-5820K (129th) ► 6 Cores / 12 Threads - 3300MHz Base / 3600MHz Turbo - 140W
  • +2%
    Intel Pentium G4600 (130th) ► 2 Cores / 4 Threads - 3600MHz Base / 0MHz Turbo - 51W
  • +1%
    Intel Core i5-4460 (131st) ► 4 Cores / 4 Threads - 3200MHz Base / 3400MHz Turbo - 84W
  • ~
    AMD Athlon 220GE (132nd) ► 2 Cores / 4 Threads - 3400MHz Base / 0MHz Turbo - 35W
  • Intel Core i5-4590 (133rd) ► 4 Cores / 4 Threads - 3300MHz Base / 3700MHz Turbo - 84W
  • -4%
    AMD Ryzen 3 2200G (134th) ► 4 Cores / 4 Threads - 3500MHz Base / 3700MHz Turbo - 65W
  • -6%
    AMD Athlon 200GE (135th) ► 2 Cores / 4 Threads - 3200MHz Base / 0MHz Turbo - 35W
  • -7%
    Intel Core i7-3770 (136th) ► 4 Cores / 8 Threads - 3400MHz Base / 0MHz Turbo - 77W
  • -9%
    Intel Xeon E5-2630 V4 (137th) ► 10 Cores / 20 Threads - 2200MHz Base / 3100MHz Turbo - 85W
  • -10%
    Intel Core i5-4570 (138th) ► 4 Cores / 4 Threads - 3200MHz Base / 0MHz Turbo - 84W

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Status Launched
Launch Date Q2'14
Processor Number i5-4590
# of Cores 4
# of Threads 4
Clock Speed 3.3 GHz
Max Turbo Frequency 3.7 GHz
DMI2 5 GT/s
# of QPI Links 0
Instruction Set 64-bit
Instruction Set Extensions SSE 4.1/4.2, AVX 2.0
Embedded Options Available

Lithography 22 nm
Scalability 1S Only
Max TDP 84 W
Thermal Solution Specification PCG 2013D
Recommended Customer Price BOX : $202.00
TRAY: $192.00
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Memory Specifications
Max Memory Size (dependent on memory type) 32 GB
Memory Types DDR3-1333/1600
# of Memory Channels 2
Max Memory Bandwidth 25.6 GB/s
ECC Memory Supported



Graphics Specifications
Processor Graphics Intel® HD Graphics 4600
Graphics Base Frequency 350 MHz
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency 1.15 GHz
Graphics Video Max Memory 1.7 GB
Intel® Quick Sync Video

Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology Yes
Intel® Insider™ Yes
Intel® Wireless Display

Intel® Flexible Display Interface (Intel® FDI) Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology Yes
# of Displays Supported 3


Expansion Options
PCI Express Revision 3.0
PCI Express Configurations Up to 1x16, 2x8, 1x8/2x4
Max # of PCI Express Lanes 16


Package Specifications
Max CPU Configuration 1
TCASE 72.72°C
Package Size 37.5mm x 37.5mm
Graphics and IMC Lithography 22nm
Sockets Supported FCLGA1150
Low Halogen Options Available See MDDS


Advanced Technologies
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0
Intel® vPro Technology

Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology

Intel® Virtualization Technology (VT-x) Yes
Intel® Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d)

Intel® VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT)

Intel® TSX-NI Yes
Intel® 64

Intel® My WiFi Technology Yes
Idle States Yes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® Technology

Thermal Monitoring Technologies Yes
Intel® Identity Protection Technology Yes
Intel® Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) Yes


Intel® Data Protection Technology
AES New Instructions

Secure Key Yes


Intel® Platform Protection Technology
OS Guard Yes
Trusted Execution Technology

Execute Disable Bit Yes
Anti-Theft Technology Yes

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