Intel Core i5-4690K Review & Specifications

Intel Core i5-4690K Quad-Core 3.5 GHz Socket 1150 88W HD4600 BX80646I54690K

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Compatible with z97 motherboards and some 87 series motherboards(may require bios update).
4 cores, 4 threads
Dynamic Acceleration/Turbo Boost
6MB Intel Smart Cache
LGA connection 1150
16 PCI Express 3.0 Lanes
Unlocked multiplier

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Specs Overview

Model BX80646I54690K
Release Date June 2014
Socket LGA1150
Integrated Graphics Intel HD Graphics 4600
CPU Cores 4
CPU Clock Rate 3500MHz
CPU Turbo Clock Rate 3900MHz
CPU Cooler included
Manufacturing Process 22 nm
Cache 6.00MB


  • Low power consumption under both idle and load
  • Great performance
  • Lower operating temperatures compared to Haswell family


  • Same overclocking variability as Haswell family

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Intel Core i5-4690K Performance comparison with similar Processors

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Critic Reviews


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Status Launched
Launch Date Q2'14
Processor Number i5-4690K
# of Cores 4
# of Threads 4
Clock Speed 3.5 GHz
Max Turbo Frequency 3.9 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 88 W
Thermal Solution Specification PCG 2013D
Recommended Customer Price BOX : $243.00


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 1.2 GHz
Graphics Video Max Memory 1.7 GB
Intel® Quick Sync Video

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

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
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® 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) No


Intel® Data Protection Technology
AES New Instructions

Secure Key Yes


Intel® Platform Protection Technology
OS Guard Yes
Execute Disable Bit Yes
Anti-Theft Technology Yes

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