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CPU

Intel Core i5-4590 3.3 GHz Quad-Core Processor

(92 Ratings, 4.8 Average)

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Specifications

Manufacturer

Intel

Model

Core i5-4590

Part #

BX80646I54590

Manufacturer

Intel

Core Count

4

Core Clock

3.3 GHz

Boost Clock

3.7 GHz

TDP

84 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

    Gooberdad
    • 89 points
    • 43 months ago

    from completed build Nathan's inside the desk pc

    Super surprised this little cpu works as well as it does considering It is not overclockable. I guess ti is no surprise since it is a Haswell i5. I really like the performance especially considering it can still be picked up new for around $160 at your local Microcenter from time to time.

    shadowbyte918
    • 33 points
    • 48 months ago

    from completed build Frostbyte

    Non-K. It was like $140 at MicroCenter, which was less than the 4460 I was originally planning to put in. If I pick up a 4960k on black friday or something, then I will get an NZXT Kraken CPU cooler for it.

    TRichards1298
    • 25 points
    • 39 months ago

    from completed build Noice ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

    Quite powerful and will handle most games +60FPS paired with a decent GPU and will handle VR. Although not as efficient as Skylake

    xxtgzxx
    • 18 points
    • 56 months ago

    from completed build My first build

    This CPU is excellent and will last for quite some time as I found. The CPU is very fast for everyday tasks but not so much in some productivity programs. But still, on a budget this CPU is a awesome choice.

    djask
    • 17 points
    • 50 months ago

    from completed build Compact mATX Build

    Works great for the price and met all expectations. In hindsight, I should've gone for something with hyperthreading, but this works as advertised.

    dwcomet07
    • 17 points
    • 42 months ago

    Awesome little processor that can be found on the cheap side. Benchmarks well in today's games, but may start to show its age once games expand the 4 core mark. I would recommend this to anybody that is on their first gaming build.

    jhover5y
    • 16 points
    • 47 months ago

    from completed build Project: UHDj

    4 cores and 4 threads with plenty of power for my needs. I picked a non overclocking chip for longevity purposes. This thing is blazing fast and has great thermals thanks to the refresh. I moved from a dual core celeron so you can only imagine the power difference

    NickyaKillah
    • 15 points
    • 55 months ago

    from completed build Blue Angel (First Build)

    Beautifully efficient processor. The only reason I don't give it five stars is due to no overclocking potential.

    SwiggityDerpy
    • 15 points
    • 49 months ago

    from completed build The PS5 (Client Build #2)

    Fantastic CPU, no complaints. MicroCenter (which has been mysteriously removed from PCPP as of late) had this for $159 and I got the motherboard bundled for an additional $20 off, which was a deal I couldn't refuse. In fact, most parts for this build were bought at Micro Center.

    The CPU blazes right through gaming, including games that could be classified as reasonably CPU-intensive. I haven't observed any GPU bottlenecks thus far, and of course it handles the everyday tasks such as YouTube and Skype well.

    I'm docking a star for the stock cooler, which is a little subpar in my opinion. I understand it's just a stock cooler and not to expect too much of it, but still. I could barely hear any noise at all, while temps shot through the roof-but the fan was already on max speed.

    electron_
    • 15 points
    • 42 months ago

    It's what you would expect. 4 cores, 4 threads, 3.3-3.5 Ghz. Not much else to say.

    Oh yeah it's the minimum spec for VR if I can ever afford that.

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