IntelBX80646I74790
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Real World Speed
Performance profile from 78,559 user samples
53,750 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 87% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 66% Base clock 3.6 GHz
Poor: 66% Great: 87%
SPEED RANK: 70th / 1089
Gaming
Gaming 77%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 78%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 56%
Gunboat
24,809 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 100% Base clock 4.1 GHz, turbo 4.9 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 80% Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 0.55 GHz (avg)
Poor: 80% Great: 100%
SPEED RANK: 35th / 1089
Gaming
Gaming 90%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 96%
Nuclear submarine
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
77.1 % 89.9 % Faster effective speed.
+17%
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
110 Pts +3% 107 Pts
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
376 Pts 418 Pts Slightly faster quad-core speed.
+11%
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
566 Pts 1187 Pts Hugely faster multi-core speed.
+110%
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
119 Pts +2% 117 Pts
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
439 Pts 466 Pts Slightly faster OC quad-core speed.
+6%
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
615 Pts 1331 Pts Hugely faster OC multi-core speed.
+116%
Market Share
Based on 8,443,347 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.93 % Higher market share.
+22%
0.76 %
Value
Value For Money
75.6 % 93.2 % Better value.
+23%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
80 % 100 % More popular.
+25%
Price
Price (score)
$308 $265 Slightly cheaper.
+14%
Age
Newest
47 Months 13 Months Much more recent.
+72%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
84 Watts Slightly more energy efficient.
+12%
95 Watts
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
4 cores 8 cores Hugely higher core count.
+100%
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
8 threads 16 threads Hugely higher thread count.
+100%
Lithography
Manufacturing process
22 nm 14 nm Much newer manufacturing.
+36%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.6 GHz Slightly faster base frequency.
+6%
3.4 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4 GHz Slightly faster turbo frequency.
+5%
3.8 GHz
SC Int
Single Core Integer Speed
118 Pts +4% 113 Pts
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
119 Pts 122 Pts +3%
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
438 Pts 449 Pts +3%
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
439 Pts 483 Pts Slightly faster quad-core fp speed.
+10%
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
584 Pts 1290 Pts Hugely faster multi-core int speed.
+121%
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
626 Pts 1338 Pts Hugely faster multi-core fp speed.
+114%
Series
CPU Architecture
Haswell (2013) Zen (2017)
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1150 AM4
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
HD 4600 None
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The Core i7-4790 is the third upgrade to Intel's flagship quad core hyper-threaded CPU. This version, like its predecessor the i7-4771, gets a 100 MHz bump in stock frequency and additionally the i7-4790 also gets a 100 MHz turbo frequency bump. These improvements (~4%) are marginal and practically impossible to discern in day to day use. Looking at a benchmark comparison between the 4771 and 4790 verifies that there is little difference between the two CPUs. Although the i7-4790 isn't much of a step forward, it's still one of the best (locked) mainstream processors on the market. AMD hasn't been able to compete with Intel on single threaded performance for several years, consequently Intel have no need to push the envelope. Overclockers should wait for the 4790K which is rumoured to be released shortly. [May '14 CPUPro]

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The AMD Ryzen 7 1700X isn't due for release until next week but two of our users has already submitted benchmarks. Comparing the quad and single core scores from our samples shows a relative 4.3% boost on the single core score so it’s possible that turbo wasn’t fully engaged (12% turbo boost expected). These preliminary results are seriously impressive as they put Zen’s IPC between 0% and 9% below Intel’s Kaby Lake. Even in the worst case scenario these results are still impressive. Comparing Intel’s $1,000 6900K and the 1700X shows that AMD delivers comparable performance for half the price! A shake-up of the CPU market will unfold as Zen rolls out. If Ryzen CPUs can overclock to 4.6+ GHz they will likely dominate the entire market putting a very welcome end to the monotonous tick-tock of recent years. [Feb '17 CPUPro]

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