Average Bench: 77.3% (60th of 1052)

more Based on 51,350 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]

Poor: 67%Average: 77.3% Great: 87%
Gaming 77%
Desktop 79%
Workstation 57%

Good average bench

The Intel Core i7-4790 averaged 22.7% 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.


Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 110Pts
Single Core Integer Speed 109Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-4790 is just 20%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i7-4790 performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.


Multi Core Floating Point Speed 576Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 566Pts

Average Bench

(Based on 51,350 samples)
Min Avg Max
95.6 SC Int 109 118
97.2 SC Float 110 119
95.9 SC Mixed 110 119
88% 110 Pts
Min Avg Max
298 QC Int 371 440
316 QC Float 381 440
312 QC Mixed 376 440
85.3% 376 Pts
Min Avg Max
475 MC Int 540 577
483 MC Float 576 616
479 MC Mixed 566 608
83.9% 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 113
SC Float 110
SC Mixed 110
89% 111 Pts
QC Int 361
QC Float 361
QC Mixed 413
86% 378 Pts
MC Int 552
MC Float 598
MC Mixed 589
87% 579 Pts
LGA1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
SC Int 110
SC Float 108
SC Mixed 109
87% 109 Pts
QC Int 405
QC Float 383
QC Mixed 401
90% 396 Pts
MC Int 559
MC Float 600
MC Mixed 591
87% 583 Pts
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz
SC Int 115
SC Float 116
SC Mixed 117
93% 116 Pts
QC Int 362
QC Float 383
QC Mixed 384
85% 376 Pts
MC Int 566
MC Float 605
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 107
SC Float 108
SC Mixed 109
86% 108 Pts
QC Int 379
QC Float 383
QC Mixed 387
87% 383 Pts
MC Int 543
MC Float 573
MC Mixed 566
84% 561 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
SC Int 110
SC Float 110
SC Mixed 110
88% 110 Pts
QC Int 374
QC Float 381
QC Mixed 380
86% 379 Pts
MC Int 555
MC Float 596
MC Mixed 584
87% 579 Pts
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 7,873,873 CPUs tested.


Approx. $323 @ launch in May '14
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Gaming 21%
Desktop 70%
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Workstation 48%

System: Dell XPS 8700

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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


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


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
vPro TechYes
Identity Protection TechYes
Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)Yes
Small Business AdvantageYes
My WiFi TechYes


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


Superb visuals and graphics...

Added 3 years ago.


16 days ago.

крутой проц


2 months ago.



2 months ago.

Best haswell ever !


3 months ago.

One of the best.


24 days ago.

nice i7


1 month ago.

Still good @ Average High-speed CPU


10 months ago.

ferarri lagi laju


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!


3 years ago.


2 months ago.

really nice processor, two gens after still a beast


5 months ago.

low perfomance for that price


7 months ago.

it low for 4k


2 years ago.

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

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