Real World Speed
Performance profile from 53,930 user samples
51,350 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 87% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 67% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 0.7 GHz (avg)
Poor: 67% Great: 87%
SPEED RANK: 60th / 1052
Gaming 77%
Desktop 79%
Workstation 57%
2,580 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 84% Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 63% Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 0.75 GHz (avg)
Poor: 63% Great: 84%
SPEED RANK: 74th / 1052
Gaming 75%
Desktop 76%
Workstation 55%
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
77.1 % +2% 75.3 %
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
110 Pts +3% 107 Pts
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
376 Pts +2% 368 Pts
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
566 Pts +2% 553 Pts
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
119 Pts +3% 116 Pts
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
440 Pts +3% 426 Pts
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
608 Pts +2% 594 Pts
Market Share
Based on 7,884,273 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.93 % Insanely higher market share.
0.05 %
Value For Money
75.6 % Slightly better value.
71.4 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
81 % Much more popular.
60 %
Price (score)
$308 Slightly cheaper.
46 Months More recent.
57 Months
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
84 Watts 84 Watts
CPU Processing Cores
4 cores 4 cores
CPU Processing Threads
8 threads 8 threads
Manufacturing process
22 nm 22 nm
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.6 GHz +3% 3.5 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4 GHz +3% 3.9 GHz
SC Int
Single Core Integer Speed
118 Pts +3% 115 Pts
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
119 Pts +2% 117 Pts
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
440 Pts +3% 426 Pts
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
440 Pts +3% 429 Pts
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
577 Pts +2% 565 Pts
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
616 Pts +2% 605 Pts
CPU Architecture
Haswell (2013) Haswell (2013)
Motherboard Socket
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]


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]


Processor Rankings (Price vs Performance) March 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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