IntelBX80646I74790K
AMDYD180XBCAEWOF

8 Cores, 16 Threads
@3.6GHz Zen (2017)

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 102,097 user samples
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
6,911 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 101% Base clock 4.1 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 80% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 0.55 GHz (avg)
Poor: 80% Great: 101%
SPEED RANK: 17th / 971
Gaming
Gaming 91%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 90%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 100%
UFO
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
88.5 % -3% 91 % +3%
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
124 Pts Slightly faster single-core speed.
+12%
111 Pts -12%
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
435 Pts Slightly faster quad-core speed.
+5%
413 Pts -5%
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
652 Pts -92% 1250 Pts Hugely faster multi-core speed.
+92%
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
136 Pts Slightly faster OC single-core speed.
+13%
120 Pts -13%
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
511 Pts Slightly faster OC quad-core speed.
+7%
476 Pts -7%
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
728 Pts -86% 1353 Pts Hugely faster OC multi-core speed.
+86%
Market Share
Based on 5,137,903 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
2.01 % Hugely higher market share.
+390%
0.41 % -390%
Value
Value For Money
83.6 % +2% 82.4 % -2%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
98 % +1% 97 % -1%
Price
Price (score)
$339 Slightly cheaper.
+11%
$380 -11%
Age
Newest
39 Months -85% 6 Months Hugely more recent.
+85%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
88 Watts Slightly more energy efficient.
+7%
95 Watts -7%
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
4 cores -100% 8 cores Hugely higher core count.
+100%
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
8 threads -100% 16 threads Hugely higher thread count.
+100%
Lithography
Manufacturing process
22 nm -36% 14 nm Much newer manufacturing.
+36%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
4 GHz Slightly faster base frequency.
+11%
3.6 GHz -11%
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4.4 GHz Slightly faster turbo frequency.
+10%
4 GHz -10%
SC Int
Single Core Integer Speed
139 Pts Faster single-core int speed.
+20%
116 Pts -20%
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
139 Pts Slightly faster single-core fp speed.
+13%
123 Pts -13%
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
516 Pts Slightly faster quad-core int speed.
+12%
461 Pts -12%
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
513 Pts +5% 490 Pts -5%
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
694 Pts -92% 1333 Pts Hugely faster multi-core int speed.
+92%
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
739 Pts -83% 1355 Pts Hugely faster multi-core fp speed.
+83%
Series
CPU Architecture
Haswell (2013) Zen (2017)
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1150 AM4
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
HD 4600 None
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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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