Average Bench: 77.2% (42nd of 961)

more Based on 30,651 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: 77.2% Great: 85%
Gaming
Gaming 77%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 78%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 57%
Gunboat

Good average bench

The Intel Core i7-4790 averaged 22.8% 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 546Pts
Single Core Floating Point Speed 112Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-4790 is just 18.1%. 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 30,651 samples)
Min Avg Max
99.7 SC Int 110 118
101 SC Float 112 120
97.9 SC Mixed 108 116
88% 110 Pts
Min Avg Max
315 QC Int 377 445
333 QC Float 386 443
320 QC Mixed 378 433
86.2% 381 Pts
Min Avg Max
475 MC Int 546 573
503 MC Float 579 606
502 MC Mixed 571 600
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 112
SC Float 115
SC Mixed 112
91% 113 Pts
QC Int 423
QC Float 434
QC Mixed 414
96% 424 Pts
MC Int 567
MC Float 602
MC Mixed 596
88% 589 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
SC Int 116
SC Float 116
SC Mixed 115
92% 116 Pts
QC Int 414
QC Float 403
QC Mixed 382
91% 400 Pts
MC Int 562
MC Float 601
MC Mixed 597
88% 587 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
SC Int 76.6
SC Float 58.6
SC Mixed 65
53% 66.7 Pts
QC Int 213
QC Float 222
QC Mixed 209
49% 214 Pts
MC Int 550
MC Float 571
MC Mixed 581
85% 567 Pts
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 0.75 GHz (avg)
SC Int 14.4
SC Float 20.4
SC Mixed 36.5
19% 23.8 Pts
QC Int 51.1
QC Float 60.2
QC Mixed 58.5
13% 56.6 Pts
MC Int 78.1
MC Float 77.2
MC Mixed 110
13% 88.5 Pts
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Desktop 69%
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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.

Poor

1 day ago.

Doesnt work well


Poor

6 days ago.

Best haswell ever !


Good

2 days ago.

works fine with gtx 1080 founders edition 200+ fps in quake champions beta


Good

7 days ago.

One of the best.


Excellent

3 years ago.


Good

1 month ago.

ferarri lagi laju


Good

17 days ago.

really nice processor, two gens after still a beast


Outstanding

24 months ago.

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


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