Real World Speed
Performance profile from 51,611 user samples
51,611 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 87% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 63% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 0.25 GHz (avg)
Poor: 63% Great: 87%
SPEED RANK: 73rd / 1104
Gaming
Gaming 77%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 78%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 56%
Gunboat
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
76.7 % 93.8 % Faster effective speed.
+22%
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
109 Pts 121 Pts Slightly faster single-core speed.
+11%
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
374 Pts 460 Pts Faster quad-core speed.
+23%
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
567 Pts 873 Pts Much faster multi-core speed.
+54%
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
119 Pts 135 Pts Slightly faster OC single-core speed.
+13%
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
440 Pts 526 Pts Faster OC quad-core speed.
+20%
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
619 Pts 991 Pts Much faster OC multi-core speed.
+60%
Market Share
Based on 8,857,875 CPUs tested.
User Rating
UBM User Rating
68 % 116 % Much more popular.
+70%
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.95 % 1.63 % Much higher market share.
+71%
Price
Price (score)
$308 231 USD Much cheaper.
+33%
Value
Value For Money
75.1 % 103 % Much better value.
+37%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
84 Watts +0% 84.1 Watts
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
4 cores 6 cores Much higher core count.
+50%
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
8 threads 10.2 threads Higher thread count.
+28%
Lithography
Manufacturing process
22 nm 14 nm Much newer manufacturing.
+57%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.6 GHz +4% 3.48 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4 GHz 4.09 GHz +2%
SC Int
Single Core Integer Speed
118 Pts 131 Pts Slightly faster single-core int speed.
+11%
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
120 Pts 139 Pts Faster single-core fp speed.
+16%
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
441 Pts 509 Pts Faster quad-core int speed.
+16%
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
443 Pts 545 Pts Faster quad-core fp speed.
+23%
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
590 Pts 950 Pts Much faster multi-core int speed.
+61%
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
621 Pts 1,021 Pts Much faster multi-core fp speed.
+64%
Age
Newest
48 Months 11.9 Months Hugely more recent.
+304%
Series
CPU Architecture
Haswell (2013)   —
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1150   —
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
HD 4600   —
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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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Processor Rankings (Price vs Performance) May 2018 CPU Rankings.

We calculate effective speed which measures real world performance for typical consumers. Effective speed is adjusted by current prices to yield a value for money rating which is geared towards gamers. Our calculated values are checked against thousands of individual user ratings. The customizable table below combines these factors to bring you the definitive list of top CPUs. [CPUPro]

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