Average Bench: 76.9% (42nd of 956)

more Based on 25,556 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: 67%Average: 76.9% Great: 85%
Gaming
Gaming 77%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 78%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 57%
Gunboat

Good average bench

The Intel Core i7-4790 averaged 23.0% 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 545Pts
Single Core Integer Speed 110Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-4790 is just 17.8%. 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 579Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 571Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 25,556 samples)
Min Avg Max
97.2 SC Int 110 118
99.9 SC Float 111 120
98.3 SC Mixed 108 116
87.9% 110 Pts
Min Avg Max
317 QC Int 376 440
329 QC Float 384 442
319 QC Mixed 376 434
85.8% 379 Pts
Min Avg Max
498 MC Int 545 575
519 MC Float 579 612
519 MC Mixed 571 601
84.6% 565 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 117
SC Float 114
SC Mixed 115
92% 115 Pts
QC Int 446
QC Float 444
QC Mixed 435
100% 442 Pts
MC Int 568
MC Float 604
MC Mixed 598
88% 590 Pts
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
SC Int 116
SC Float 115
SC Mixed 113
92% 115 Pts
QC Int 417
QC Float 433
QC Mixed 433
97% 428 Pts
MC Int 569
MC Float 603
MC Mixed 596
88% 589 Pts
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
SC Int 112
SC Float 114
SC Mixed 111
90% 112 Pts
QC Int 366
QC Float 399
QC Mixed 387
87% 384 Pts
MC Int 561
MC Float 599
MC Mixed 589
87% 583 Pts
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz
SC Int 108
SC Float 111
SC Mixed 108
87% 109 Pts
QC Int 371
QC Float 393
QC Mixed 368
86% 378 Pts
MC Int 554
MC Float 600
MC Mixed 583
87% 579 Pts
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Gaming 20%
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Desktop
Desktop 69%
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Workstation
Workstation 48%
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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 2 years ago.

Good

1 day ago.

Best haswell ever !


Poor

11 days ago.

One of the best.


Excellent

2 years ago.


Poor

10 days ago.

great


Good

1 month ago.

ferarri lagi laju


Outstanding

22 months ago.

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


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