Average Bench: 75.2% (83rd of 1117)

more Based on 61,489 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: 64%Average: 75.2% Great: 84%
Gaming
Gaming 75%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 77%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 56%
Gunboat

Good average bench

The Intel Core i7-4790 averaged 24.7% 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 537Pts
Single Core Integer Speed 108Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-4790 is 20.4%. 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
Quad Core Floating Point Speed 369Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 61,489 samples)
Min Avg Max
91 SC Int 108 118
89.1 SC Float 108 118
90.2 SC Mixed 107 117
86.2% 108 Pts
Min Avg Max
294 QC Int 361 430
309 QC Float 369 431
306 QC Mixed 365 427
82.7% 365 Pts
Min Avg Max
474 MC Int 537 576
502 MC Float 575 618
489 MC Mixed 564 602
83.6% 558 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, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
SC Int 110
SC Float 91.2
SC Mixed 111
83% 104 Pts
QC Int 369
QC Float 381
QC Mixed 359
84% 370 Pts
MC Int 514
MC Float 554
MC Mixed 572
82% 547 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
SC Int 108
SC Float 106
SC Mixed 107
86% 107 Pts
QC Int 365
QC Float 362
QC Mixed 361
82% 362 Pts
MC Int 505
MC Float 524
MC Mixed 478
75% 502 Pts
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
SC Int 110
SC Float 109
SC Mixed 108
87% 109 Pts
QC Int 341
QC Float 363
QC Mixed 346
79% 350 Pts
MC Int 548
MC Float 590
MC Mixed 575
86% 571 Pts
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
SC Int 108
SC Float 108
SC Mixed 104
86% 107 Pts
QC Int 344
QC Float 352
QC Mixed 349
79% 348 Pts
MC Int 535
MC Float 570
MC Mixed 566
83% 557 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz
SC Int 107
SC Float 108
SC Mixed 102
84% 106 Pts
QC Int 328
QC Float 359
QC Mixed 338
77% 342 Pts
MC Int 522
MC Float 575
MC Mixed 556
82% 551 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 9,844,806 CPUs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $323 @ launch in May '14
NeweggUS $30811 months
OutletPCUS $3483 days
BHPhotoUS $3854 months
AmazonUS $3909 mins
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Typical Core i7-4790 Builds (Compare 5,391 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 21%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 72%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 49%
Yacht

System: Dell XPS 8700

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 91% - Outstanding Total price: $488

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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 4 years ago.

Terrible

1 month ago.

Still good @ Average High-speed CPU


Terrible

1 month ago.

In gigabyte Z97 G1 sniper combination whit 4x4gb@1600 genesis and MSI gtx970 4G gaming is still EXELENT machine for everyway and my opinion alltheway best CPU i had ever!


Excellent

4 years ago.


Terrible

2 months ago.

really nice processor, two gens after still a beast


Excellent

8 days ago.

veri god


Terrible

10 months ago.

low perfomance for that price


Terrible

11 months ago.

it low for 4k


Outstanding

3 years ago.

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


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