IntelBX80646I74790
IntelBX80646I74790K
Real World Speed
Performance profile from 129,606 user samples
34,420 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 85% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 67% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 0.2 GHz (avg)
Poor: 67% Great: 85%
SPEED RANK: 52nd / 971
Gaming
Gaming 77%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 78%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 57%
Gunboat
95,186 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 100% Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.8 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 76% Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 1.2 GHz (avg)
Poor: 76% Great: 100%
SPEED RANK: 21st / 971
Gaming
Gaming 88%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 89%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 65%
Destroyer
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
76.7 % -15% 88.5 % Faster effective speed.
+15%
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
108 Pts -15% 124 Pts Slightly faster single-core speed.
+15%
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
375 Pts -16% 435 Pts Faster quad-core speed.
+16%
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
571 Pts -14% 652 Pts Slightly faster multi-core speed.
+14%
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
116 Pts -17% 136 Pts Faster OC single-core speed.
+17%
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
431 Pts -19% 511 Pts Faster OC quad-core speed.
+19%
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
609 Pts -20% 728 Pts Faster OC multi-core speed.
+20%
Market Share
Based on 5,137,357 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
1.02 % -97% 2.01 % Hugely higher market share.
+97%
Value
Value For Money
75.1 % -11% 83.6 % Slightly better value.
+11%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
77 % -27% 98 % More popular.
+27%
Price
Price (score)
$308 Slightly cheaper.
+9%
$339 -9%
Age
Newest
40 Months -2% 39 Months +2%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
84 Watts +5% 88 Watts -5%
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 -11% 4 GHz Slightly faster base frequency.
+11%
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4 GHz -10% 4.4 GHz Slightly faster turbo frequency.
+10%
SC Int
Single Core Integer Speed
118 Pts -18% 139 Pts Faster single-core int speed.
+18%
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
120 Pts -16% 139 Pts Faster single-core fp speed.
+16%
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
436 Pts -18% 516 Pts Faster quad-core int speed.
+18%
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
437 Pts -17% 513 Pts Faster quad-core fp speed.
+17%
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
579 Pts -20% 694 Pts Faster multi-core int speed.
+20%
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
616 Pts -20% 739 Pts Faster multi-core fp speed.
+20%
Series
CPU Architecture
Haswell (2013) Haswell (2013)
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1150 FCLGA1150
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
HD 4600 HD 4600
Recommended Price
Recommended Customer Price
$303.00 - $312.00 $339.00 - $350.00
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency
1.2 GHz 1.25 GHz
vPro Tech
Intel® vPro Technology ‡
Yes No
Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
Intel® Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
Yes No
Trusted Execution Tech
Trusted Execution Technology ‡
Yes No
PCI Express Revision
PCI Express Revision
Up to 3.0 3.0

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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 Core i7-4790K, codenamed Devil's Canyon, is an upgraded 4770K, Intel's current flagship i7. The 4790K features an improved thermal interface which enables it to dissipate heat more efficiently than the 4770K. Comparing the 4770K and 4790K shows that stock performance has improved by 13% which is consistent with the base clock jump from 3.5 GHz to 4.0 GHz. OC performance remains unchanged. Comparing the 4790K and 4790 shows that at stock clocks the 4790K is around 16% faster which considering the small price difference makes the 4790K a far better choice. Previously Intel targeted the unlocked K versions at overclockers but with Devil's Canyon they have included VT-d on the K chip and this time it's squarely aimed at both power users and overclockers alike. Until the release of Broadwell in six months, the 4790K is the high end CPU of choice. [Jul '14 CPUPro]

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