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Intel Core i5-4690S Haswell Quad-Core 3.2 GHz LGA 1150 65W BX80646I54690S Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4600

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The Intel 4th generation Core i5-4690S processor is based on the new 22nm Haswell Microarchitecture for improved CPU performance. Advanced power management innovations help keep power consumption in check. New compute instructions ensure enhanced performance per cycle. Improved Intel integrated graphics enables discrete-level graphics performance. Extract more power from your Haswell core-based processor.

As the “S” suffix means “performance-optimized lifestyle” in official Intel documents, the i5-4690S is an energy efficient processor with 65W TPD and 3.2-3.9 GHz frequency range. Compared with 84W TDP of i5-4590 (3.5-3.9 GHz), this model is great for HTCP, compact PC and more situations where power consumption and noise level matter.

  • newegg Haswell Microarchitecture on 22nm process The new Microarchitecture (code name Haswell) has full integrated voltage regulator (FIVR) for simplified motherboard design. It delivers improved CPU performance and enhanced overclocking over its previous generation Microarchitecture.
  • newegg New 4 generation Intel Core processor family instructions Haswell core-based processors come with Intel Advanced Vector Extensions 2 (Intel AVX2). Intel AVX2 expands integer data to 256-bit SIMD to increase the performance of integer operations. It also offers new capabilities such as Gather and FMA (Fused Multiply-Add). Additional new instructions accelerate key algorithms including parallel extract/deposit, bit manipulation operations and new rotates/multiplies/shift. The AES-NI performance is also improved.
  • newegg Intel processor graphics with Dx11.1 & OPenCL 1.2 Haswell core-based processors offer improved integrated graphics. The integrated graphics supports DirectX 11.1 for optimized graphics performance and OpenGL 3.2 & OpenCL 1.2 for enhanced general purpose computing in GPGPU supported applications. It also features digital display repartition, where digital display ports are wired directly to the CPU and analog displays are handled by a Random Access Memory Digital-to-Analog Converter (RAMDAC) located in the Platform Controller Hub (PCH). It supports up to three independent displays: HDMI, DVI, Display Port, VGA (via Lynx Point).
  • newegg Haswell power management innovation Haswell core-based processors offer advanced power management. It has 20x + improvement from prior generation and is automatic, continuous, fine-grained, transparent to well written SW.
  • newegg Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 More intelligent, energy-efficient, and dynamic than previous generation, Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 gives you accelerating performance when you need it. It delivers an even greater automatic speed increase by allowing processor cores to run faster than the base operating frequency for demanding applications if the processor is operating below power, current, and temperature specification limits.

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  • Mr. M.
  • 7/4/2015 7:34:46 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGives great performance in a MiniPC

Pros: 65W low-power, cool-running but capable CPU. Reasonable cost.

Cons: None so far.

Other Thoughts: Picked this for a Shuttle DS81 MiniPC because of low power requirements and cool running yet stil powerful. Could have gone one step higher to the 4790S i7 but I just couldn't justify the extra cost vs performance. I think I made the right choice.

The Shuttle is only 1.7"H x 6.5'W x 7.5D yet stuffed with the 4690S CPU, 16GB RAM, a Samsung 500GB SSD and Fedora 22 it makes a silent, powerful, efficient yet only book-size PC. This CPU is perfect with its low power needs and cool efficiency. I couldn't be more pleased with the result. No installation problems whatsoever.

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  • Anonymous
  • 1/5/2015 10:17:39 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsVery big bang for the buck

Pros: Very good CPU, when I originally bought it I thought it was a mistake not just going the distance and getting an i7. But this CPU has never failed to prove me wrong. Do a lot of gaming with it and have had no problem with it. Play skyrim a lot, CPU isn't breaking a sweat, looked at my CPU usage with skyrim and skyrim both open, only using about 60% of it. Very good CPU for anyone, if you want a gaming rig, a reliable office rig, or just a solid home computer, I highly recommend this.

Cons: The only thing I can nitpick is I wish the CPU came with thermal grease, seen a lot of people not put it on and then wonder why their CPU fries in 2 days.

Other Thoughts: Unless your trying to break the limits or doing some extreme gaming, like very extreme, this CPU is what you want.

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  • Anonymous
  • 7/22/2014 9:53:40 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsA parents build

Pros: Paired with ASUS Z97-C for a parents build. No GPU needed. Runs cool with just two 120mm fans in mid-tower. Great for surfing, video streaming, and fast desktop performance.

Cons: Not the K version which can be over clocked. Not really a CON unless your looking to over clock.

No hyper threading if you need it.

Other Thoughts: "S" runs cooler than the regular version due to lower TDP.

Spend another $30 if your not on a budget and get the K version.

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  • Christopher H.
  • 7/6/2014 8:26:17 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsFast, cool-running, zero hassle

Pros: I got this for my gaming rig after it looked like the 4790 was no great shakes. With a Corsair closed loop cooler, the hottest I've seen the CPU has been 52 degrees C.

Cons: None.

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  • Andrew B.
  • 7/3/2014 7:01:26 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsCool, Stable and Fast

Pros: - Extremely cool
- Fast

Cons: - Not a 'K' version with a 65W TDP (not really a negative)

Other Thoughts: Just like above, I got this processor for the 65W TDP. It runs incredibly cool and doesn't even break 45C running high end games or software.

AMD Fan Note: I use to be a complete AMD fan. I owned AMD CPU's and GPU's since the Athlon & ATI days. My last build was an AMD FX 8350 and AMD 7950. I can tell you from experience, both ran incredibly hot and I was continually experiencing issues with my 7950 after 1 year of owning it. The AMD FX 8350 is a huge power hog and was based on a 32nm process - which I don't necessarily mind but nowadays I prefer cooler components for longevity.

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  • Micheal G.
  • 6/4/2014 12:05:50 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsNice, low-power, fast processor

Pros: Low power 65W part. Quad core. 3.5GHz Turbo at4-core loading with 3.9GHz Turbo at single core loading. Mac OS X compatibility.
Just as fast or faster in every regard compared to the AMD CPU it replaced.
Intel Enhanced Speed Step worked as advertised. CPU idles at 800MHz and boosts up to 3.5-3.9 GHz depending on CPU loading. Compared to the AMD system it replaced, the computer uses 50-75W less power overall and idles at 50W compared to 90W.

Cons: Didn't make me breakfast. Doesn't overclock. Doesn't have hyperthreading. I understand that this CPU didn't have those features nor did I care to pay extra for them.

Other Thoughts: Good CPU for all circumstances. I picked this part specifically because I wanted a lower power (65W) CPU, quad core, and didn't need Hyperthreading nor did I want to overclock it. This CPU is cheaper than the K version. My build was focused around a stable digital audio workstation running Mac OS X and mild gaming under Windows. With this CPU I've accomplished my goals.

I used a Gigabyte GA-B85-HD3 motherboard. The CPU worked right out of the box, but I did update the BIOS after regardless.

The CPU is a replacement for an AMD Phenom II X4 965BE. Comparing this Intel to the AMD in my games (Skyrim and X-Plane) I didn't see a big improvement. Maybe a few FPS. Both games ran very well on the AMD processor.

The biggest reason I went with the Intel was for Mac OS X compatibility and low power draw. In that frame of reference, the Intel CPU works just as fast or faster in every task and still allowed me to install Mac OS X without any issues. My overall computer system power draw is 50-75W less. Even under full load my peak power draw is 200W compared to 278W for the AMD system. The CPU fan (Cooler Master EVO 212) runs at idle speed (about 700 rpm) unless I'm running a CPU benchmark, then it speeds up to 850 rpm. In other words, it's completely silent. The system temperature is about 5-10 degrees cooler, and the fans stay at idle (which they did in the AMD system). CPU never overheats and I've managed to top the temperature out at about 50 C.

My GPU temperatures went up a bit, and I believe this is because the CPU can feed more data to the GTX 660Ti compared to the AMD. This also explains why I get more fps and slightly higher gaming performance.

Overall I am happy with this CPU. I can run Mac OS X now and still maintain my Windows install to play games at a high level of performance.

System: i5-4690S
Gigabyte GA-B85-HD3
8 GB Corsair RAM
Samsung EVO 840 SSD
Gigabyte GTX 660 Ti

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