Average Bench: 77.3% (57th of 980)

more Based on 40,713 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: 77.3% Great: 87%
Gaming
Gaming 77%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 78%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 56%
Gunboat

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.

Strengths

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 19.7%. 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
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 565Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 40,713 samples)
Min Avg Max
96.2 SC Int 109 118
98.4 SC Float 111 120
97 SC Mixed 110 119
87.9% 110 Pts
Min Avg Max
304 QC Int 372 441
323 QC Float 383 446
313 QC Mixed 377 443
85.5% 377 Pts
Min Avg Max
458 MC Int 538 574
481 MC Float 575 613
476 MC Mixed 565 604
83.7% 559 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 3.85 GHz (avg)
SC Int 113
SC Float 115
SC Mixed 114
91% 114 Pts
QC Int 382
QC Float 399
QC Mixed 379
88% 387 Pts
MC Int 552
MC Float 590
MC Mixed 582
86% 575 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
SC Int 115
SC Float 118
SC Mixed 114
92% 116 Pts
QC Int 368
QC Float 400
QC Mixed 378
86% 382 Pts
MC Int 531
MC Float 577
MC Mixed 578
84% 562 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
SC Int 109
SC Float 112
SC Mixed 113
89% 111 Pts
QC Int 344
QC Float 375
QC Mixed 364
82% 361 Pts
MC Int 559
MC Float 579
MC Mixed 580
86% 573 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
SC Int 107
SC Float 109
SC Mixed 105
86% 107 Pts
QC Int 356
QC Float 338
QC Mixed 342
78% 345 Pts
MC Int 520
MC Float 554
MC Mixed 547
81% 540 Pts
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Gaming 21%
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Desktop
Desktop 70%
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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 3 years ago.

Excellent

1 month ago.

крутой проц


Terrible

21 days ago.

lel


Poor

5 months ago.

Best haswell ever !


Terrible

4 days ago.

One of the best.


Excellent

3 years ago.


Good

6 months ago.

ferarri lagi laju


Terrible

1 month ago.

really nice processor, two gens after still a beast


Terrible

2 month ago.

low perfomance for that price


Terrible

3 months ago.

it low for 4k


Outstanding

2 years ago.

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


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