Average Bench: 76.2% (51st of 967)

more Based on 32,865 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000306C3, , 1FABFBFF000306C3, 00004E414C206472, 1789FBFF000306C3, 07C0A97B000306C3, 178BFBFF00600F20 Models: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4790 CPU @ 3.60GHz, Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4790 CPU @

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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Poor: 65%Average: 76.2% Great: 85%
Gaming
Gaming 76%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 77%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 56%
Gunboat

Good average bench

The Intel Core i7-4790 averaged 23.8% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Intel Core i7-4790 near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Multi Core Integer Speed 541Pts
Single Core Floating Point Speed 110Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-4790 is just 19.9%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i7-4790 performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Multi Core Floating Point Speed 575Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 566Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 32,865 samples)
Min Avg Max
93.7 SC Int 108 118
94.3 SC Float 110 120
93.2 SC Mixed 107 116
86.9% 109 Pts
Min Avg Max
305 QC Int 373 439
317 QC Float 380 439
311 QC Mixed 373 429
85.2% 376 Pts
Min Avg Max
467 MC Int 541 572
497 MC Float 575 606
488 MC Mixed 566 599
84% 561 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz
SC Int 110
SC Float 111
SC Mixed 109
88% 110 Pts
QC Int 427
QC Float 418
QC Mixed 397
94% 414 Pts
MC Int 567
MC Float 603
MC Mixed 596
88% 589 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
SC Int 114
SC Float 115
SC Mixed 112
91% 114 Pts
QC Int 384
QC Float 375
QC Mixed 354
84% 371 Pts
MC Int 564
MC Float 599
MC Mixed 589
87% 584 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
SC Int 110
SC Float 111
SC Mixed 108
88% 110 Pts
QC Int 351
QC Float 386
QC Mixed 350
82% 362 Pts
MC Int 563
MC Float 598
MC Mixed 592
88% 584 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
SC Int 101
SC Float 102
SC Mixed 98.7
80% 101 Pts
QC Int 327
QC Float 338
QC Mixed 317
74% 327 Pts
MC Int 494
MC Float 523
MC Mixed 575
79% 530 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 2.25 GHz (avg)
SC Int 112
SC Float 114
SC Mixed 108
89% 111 Pts
QC Int 262
QC Float 246
QC Mixed 228
56% 245 Pts
MC Int 246
MC Float 235
MC Mixed 230
36% 237 Pts
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 Specifications

Essentials

DescriptionIntel® Core™ i7-4790 Processor (8M Cache, up to 4.00 GHz)
Code NameHaswell
Launch DateQ2'14
Processor Numberi7-4790
# of Cores4
# of Threads8
Cache8 MB SmartCache
Instruction Set64-bit
Instruction Set ExtensionsSSE4.1/4.2, AVX 2.0
Embedded Options AvailableNo
Lithography22 nm
Recommended Price$303.00 - $312.00
Clock Speed3.6 GHz
Max Turbo Frequency4 GHz
Bus Speed5 GT/s DMI2
Scalability1S Only
Max TDP84 W
Thermal Solution SpecificationPCG 2013D

Graphics

Processor GraphicsIntel® HD Graphics 4600
Graphics Base Frequency350 MHz
Graphics OutputeDP/DP/HDMI/DVI/VGA
Wireless DisplayYes
# of Displays Supported3
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency1.2 GHz
Quick Sync VideoYes
InTru 3D TechYes
Clear Video HD TechYes
Intel InsiderYes
Flexible Display InterfaceYes
Graphics Video Max Memory2 GB

Memory

Max Memory Size32 GB
Memory TypesDDR3-1333/1600, DDR3L-1333/1600 @ 1.5V
Memory Channels2
Memory Bandwidth25.6 GB/s
ECC Memory SupportedNo

Expansion Options

PCI Express RevisionUp to 3.0
PCI Express ConfigurationsUp to 1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4
Max # of PCI Express Lanes16

Data Protection

AES New InstructionsYes
Secure KeyYes

Advanced Technologies

Virtualization Tech (VT-x)Yes
Intel 64Yes
Idle StatesYes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® TechYes
Thermal Monitoring TechnologiesYes
Turbo Boost Tech2.0
Hyper-Threading TechYes
Virtualization for Directed I/O (VT-d)Yes
VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT)Yes
TSX-NINo
vPro TechYes
Identity Protection TechYes
Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)Yes
Small Business AdvantageYes
My WiFi TechYes

Package

Package Size37.5mm x 37.5mm
Graphics and IMC Lithography22 nm
Max CPU Configuration1
Sockets SupportedFCLGA1150

Platform Protection

Execute Disable BitYes
OS GuardYes
Trusted Execution TechYes
Anti-Theft TechYes

 Comments

Superb visuals and graphics...

Added 3 years ago.

Good

1 month ago.

Хороший процессор,справляется и по сей день с различными прогами играми,но стоимость очень разочаровала потому что сейчас выпустили новое поколение процессоров ,а цена не меняется(сам брал в конце 2015)


Poor

1 month ago.

Doesnt work well


Poor

1 month ago.

Best haswell ever !


Excellent

27 days ago.

One of the best.


Excellent

3 years ago.


Good

2 months ago.

ferarri lagi laju


Excellent

10 days ago.

really nice processor, two gens after still a beast


Terrible

6 days ago.

it low for 4k


Outstanding

2 years ago.

Love it! Great for editing, and has insane multitasking ability.


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