4 Cores, 8 Threads
@3.6GHz Haswell (2013)

2 Cores, 4 Threads
@3.5GHz Kaby Lake (2017)

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 68,249 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%
16,899 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 64% Base clock 3.5 GHz
Worst Bench: 45% Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 0.75 GHz (avg)
Poor: 45% Great: 64%
SPEED RANK: 207th / 1052
Gaming 59%
Desktop 66%
Battle cruiser
Workstation 35%
Jet ski
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
77.1 % Much faster effective speed.
58.9 %
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
110 Pts Slightly faster single-core speed.
102 Pts
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
376 Pts Much faster quad-core speed.
272 Pts
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
566 Pts Hugely faster multi-core speed.
280 Pts
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
119 Pts Slightly faster OC single-core speed.
110 Pts
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
440 Pts Much faster OC quad-core speed.
296 Pts
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
608 Pts Hugely faster OC multi-core speed.
300 Pts
Market Share
Based on 7,884,273 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.93 % Hugely higher market share.
0.41 %
Value For Money
75.6 % 107 % Much better value.
User Rating
UBM User Rating
81 % 99 % More popular.
Price (score)
$308 $59 Hugely cheaper.
46 Months 14 Months Much more recent.
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
84 Watts 54 Watts Much more energy efficient.
CPU Processing Cores
4 cores Hugely higher core count.
2 cores
CPU Processing Threads
8 threads Hugely higher thread count.
4 threads
Manufacturing process
22 nm 14 nm Much newer manufacturing.
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.6 GHz +3% 3.5 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4 GHz Slightly faster turbo frequency.
3.5 GHz
SC Int
Single Core Integer Speed
118 Pts Slightly faster single-core int speed.
107 Pts
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
119 Pts Slightly faster single-core fp speed.
112 Pts
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
440 Pts Much faster quad-core int speed.
274 Pts
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
440 Pts Much faster quad-core fp speed.
312 Pts
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
577 Pts Hugely faster multi-core int speed.
275 Pts
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
616 Pts Hugely faster multi-core fp speed.
313 Pts
CPU Architecture
Haswell (2013) Kaby Lake (2017)
Motherboard Socket
Integrated Graphics
HD 4600 HD 610
Launch Date
Launch Date
Q2'14 Q1'17
8 MB SmartCache 3 MB
Instruction Set Extensions
Instruction Set Extensions
SSE4.1/4.2, AVX 2.0 SSE4.1/4.2
22 nm 14 nm
Recommended Price
Recommended Customer Price
$303.00 - $312.00 $64.00
Bus Speed
Bus Speed
5 GT/s DMI2 8 GT/s DMI3
Thermal Solution Specification
Thermal Solution Specification
PCG 2013D PCG 2015C (65W)
Max Memory Size
Max Memory Size (dependent on memory type)
32 GB 64 GB
Memory Types
Memory Types
DDR3-1333/1600, DDR3L-1333/1600 @ 1.5V DDR4-2133/2400, DDR3L-1333/1600 @ 1.35V
ECC Memory Supported
ECC Memory Supported ‡
No Yes
Processor Graphics
Processor Graphics ‡
Intel® HD Graphics 4600 Intel® HD Graphics 610
Graphics Base Frequency
Graphics Base Frequency
350 MHz 350.00 MHz
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency
1.2 GHz 1.05 GHz
Graphics Video Max Memory
Graphics Video Max Memory
2 GB 64 GB
Intel® TSX-NI
No Yes
vPro Tech
Intel® vPro™ Technology ‡
Yes No
Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
Intel® Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
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]


The Intel G4560 is one of the first Pentium processors to feature Hyper-threading. This means that although the G4560 only has two physical processing cores, it is able to process four threads in parallel by sharing resources between the physical cores. This typically results in a 50% performance improvement over two physical cores alone. Comparing performance between the lowest spec Kaby Lake i3 7100 and the Pentium G4560 shows that in terms of both performance and specs, very little separates them (even virtualization technology VT-d is present on the Pentium). The Pentium does lack AVX 2.0 (Advanced Vector Instructions) and it trails the i3 7100 by 400 MHz (10%) but there is no longer a clear divide between Pentiums and Core i3s. Intel have achieved an almost continuous distribution of performance levels for each price point from the cheapest Pentium to the top end i7-7700K[Jan '17 CPUPro]


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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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