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

( 4.8 Average / 567 Ratings )





Core i5-4690K

Part #


Data Width




Operating Frequency


Max Turbo Frequency




L1 Cache

4 x 32KB Instruction
4 x 32KB Data

L2 Cache

4 x 256KB

L3 Cache

1 x 6MB


22 nm

Thermal Design Power

88 Watts

Includes CPU Cooler


Simultaneous Multithreading


Integrated Graphics

Intel HD Graphics 4600

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Directron $269.99 Out of stock $269.99+
Newegg Marketplace $447.00 +FREE s/h $447.00

Price History (Excluding Tax) History:


nabpwner 72 points 36 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!

FarNerdy 15 points 36 months ago
from completed build Go Go Gamer

The go-to for the more budget savvy gamer. The 4690k is the best "bang for your buck" Intel processor, and it's a great CPU for any system.

anerickso 29 points 36 months ago
from completed build Melange

So far, this cpu has been a vast improvement over the FX 8320. I had the 8320 overclocked to 4.3 Ghz and this i5 has outperformed it completely without any overclock. I no longer have frame drops where I once did. I also feel that the computer is generally running smoother, but I refreshed Windows so its hard to tell whether this is the cpu. As far as gaming goes though, which is why I bought this cpu, it has been performing beautifully.

wingerbee 10 points 36 months ago
from completed build The Prophet

The best processor for me and affordable so yeh

theoretical 1 point 36 months ago
from completed build My current custom gaming build

Great processor, overclocks easily.

TechyinAZ 18 points 36 months ago
from completed build The Obsidian!

Pros: Absolutely everything.

Cons: Doesn't warm my room up as well as my old Q9650 rig.

But in all seriousness, I wish there was an option to buy the chip without the cooler. This would reduce the price (not to mention waste) by a non-trivial amount. I'm sure most of the people who purchase at this level toss the stock heat sink in favor of superior solutions, especially for the "k" series processors which imply the intent to overclock.

Other Thoughts: I have this running with an ASUS Z97-A and a Cooler Master Seidon 120V. I was able to overclock the turbo from 3.9GHZ to 4.6GHZ and REDUCE the turbo voltage from 1.2V to 1.12V. Idle temps are around 26C and full load (Prime95 small FFT test) temps are from 60C to 65C. This was truly a great purchase, and I would highly recommend spending the extra $$ for this CPU.

Zackyization 4 points 35 months ago
from completed build Zee Jay's Shrine

Great little processor. Can be overclocked too.

someta 19 points 35 months ago
from completed build Baby

Fast at stock, (my sample) overclocks OK... Runs fairly cool.

Gooberdad 55 points 35 months ago
from completed build Collegiate Honor Society reward

Great CPU, but not as easily overclocked as the old 3570k. Had to stay at 4.3 as I didnt like the temperature at 4.5Ghz.

errorunknown 46 points 35 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.