Average Bench: 77.3% (72nd of 1105)

more Based on 47,798 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: 66%Average: 77.3% Great: 87%
Gaming
Gaming 77%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 78%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 57%
Gunboat

Good average bench

The Intel Core i7-4790 averaged 22.6% 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 543Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 110Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-4790 is 21.4%. 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 580Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 570Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 47,798 samples)
Min Avg Max
94.3 SC Int 109 118
95.8 SC Float 110 120
94.7 SC Mixed 110 119
87.7% 110 Pts
Min Avg Max
302 QC Int 370 441
318 QC Float 381 445
310 QC Mixed 377 443
85.2% 376 Pts
Min Avg Max
480 MC Int 543 576
514 MC Float 580 612
506 MC Mixed 570 604
84.5% 565 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
SC Int 113
SC Float 113
SC Mixed 113
90% 113 Pts
QC Int 396
QC Float 400
QC Mixed 389
90% 395 Pts
MC Int 561
MC Float 599
MC Mixed 592
87% 584 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
SC Int 109
SC Float 112
SC Mixed 111
89% 111 Pts
QC Int 369
QC Float 420
QC Mixed 386
89% 392 Pts
MC Int 554
MC Float 584
MC Mixed 575
86% 571 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
SC Int 104
SC Float 110
SC Mixed 107
86% 107 Pts
QC Int 350
QC Float 368
QC Mixed 350
81% 356 Pts
MC Int 511
MC Float 551
MC Mixed 547
80% 537 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 8,895,139 CPUs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $323 @ launch in May '14
NeweggUS $3089 months
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Typical Core i7-4790 Builds (Compare 4,779 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 21%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 70%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 48%
Yacht

System: Dell XPS 8700

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 84% - Excellent Total price: $504

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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.

Excellent

1 month ago.

Still good @ Average High-speed CPU


Excellent

3 months 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

3 years ago.


Terrible

12 days ago.

really nice processor, two gens after still a beast


Terrible

8 months ago.

low perfomance for that price


Terrible

9 months ago.

it low for 4k


Outstanding

2 years ago.

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


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