Real World Speed
Performance profile from 31,359 user samples
29,714 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 85% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 68% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 0.8 GHz (avg)
Poor: 68% Great: 85%
SPEED RANK: 42nd / 961
Gaming
Gaming 77%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 78%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 57%
Gunboat
1,645 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 83% Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 62% Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 0.75 GHz (avg)
Poor: 62% Great: 83%
SPEED RANK: 58th / 961
Gaming
Gaming 74%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 75%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 55%
Yacht
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
77 % +4% 74.3 % -4%
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
108 Pts +4% 104 Pts -4%
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
378 Pts +4% 365 Pts -4%
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
570 Pts +3% 553 Pts -3%
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
116 Pts +3% 113 Pts -3%
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
433 Pts +3% 421 Pts -3%
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
599 Pts 0% 599 Pts 0%
Market Share
Based on 4,073,765 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.68 % Insanely higher market share.
+1,033%
0.06 % -1,033%
Value
Value For Money
75.7 % Slightly better value.
+8%
70.4 % -8%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
75 % More popular.
+25%
60 % -25%
Price
Price (score)
$305 Slightly cheaper.
+9%
$337 -9%
Age
Newest
37 Months More recent.
+23%
48 Months -23%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
84 Watts 0% 84 Watts 0%
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
4 cores 0% 4 cores 0%
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
8 threads 0% 8 threads 0%
Lithography
Manufacturing process
22 nm 0% 22 nm 0%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.6 GHz +3% 3.5 GHz -3%
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4 GHz +3% 3.9 GHz -3%
SC Int
Single Core Integer Speed
118 Pts +3% 115 Pts -3%
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
120 Pts +3% 117 Pts -3%
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
444 Pts +3% 432 Pts -3%
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
443 Pts +3% 432 Pts -3%
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
571 Pts -0% 573 Pts +0%
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
605 Pts -0% 606 Pts +0%
Series
CPU Architecture
Haswell (2013) Haswell (2013)
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1150 FCLGA1150
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
HD 4600 HD 4600
Launch Date
Launch Date
Q2'14 Q3'13
Recommended Price
Recommended Customer Price
$303.00 - $312.00 $314.00 - $320.00

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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 Intel i7-4771 is the same as the i7-4770 apart from a 100 MHz increase in base clock from 3.4 GHz to 3.5 GHz. In theory this increase will only impact multi-core workloads because both processors have the same turbo clock of 3.9 GHz which should be engaged during single and dual core workloads. On multi-core workloads the turbo needs to be disabled in order to maintain acceptable core temperatures and operating frequencies drop to base clock where the i7-4771 has a marginal 100 MHz or 2.9% advantage. In other words the two processors should be largely identical. Looking at the i7-4770 vs the i7-4771 benchmarks verifies this. Both the 4770 and 4771 are the current top end mainstream market leaders but for the vast majority of desktop users they are probably overkill as typical consumer use rarely requires more than two cores. [Mar '14 CPUPro]

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Welcome to our desktop CPU comparison. We calculate effective speed which measures real world performance for typical consumers. Effective speed is adjusted by price to yield a value for money rating which is geared towards gamers. Calculated values don't always paint the whole picture so we check them against hundreds of individual user ratings. The customizable table below combines these factors and more to bring you the definitive list of top CPUs. [CPUPro]

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