IntelBX80646I74790
IntelBX80646I34330

4 Cores, 8 Threads @3.6GHz, Haswell.
Release date: Q2 2014.

2 Cores, 4 Threads @3.5GHz, Haswell.
Release date: Q3 2013.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 220,157 user samples
214,926 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 85% Base clock 3.6 GHz
Worst Bench: 66% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 0.35 GHz (avg)
Poor: 66% Great: 85%
SPEED RANK: 171st / 1293
Gaming
Gaming 77%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 63%
Destroyer
5,231 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 70% Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 52% Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
Poor: 52% Great: 70%
SPEED RANK: 430th / 1293
Gaming
Gaming 63%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 72%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 46%
Yacht
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
77.3 % Faster effective speed.
+22%
63.5 %
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
86.1 Pts +1% 84.9 Pts
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
109 Pts Faster single-core speed.
+16%
94.2 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
210 Pts Faster dual-core speed.
+27%
165 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
371 Pts Much faster quad-core speed.
+51%
245 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
553 Pts Hugely faster octa-core speed.
+121%
250 Pts
Memory
OC Memory Latency
95.2 Pts +1% 94.3 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
118 Pts Faster OC single-core speed.
+13%
104 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
233 Pts Faster OC dual-core speed.
+21%
193 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
434 Pts Much faster OC quad-core speed.
+60%
272 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
594 Pts Hugely faster OC octa-core speed.
+118%
273 Pts
Market Share
Based on 40,695,788 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.63 % Insanely higher market share.
+6,200%
0.01 %
Value
Value For Money
81.9 % +3% 79.6 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
60 % More popular.
+15%
52 %
Price
Price (score)
$225 $122 Much cheaper.
+46%
Age
Newest
82 Months More recent.
+11%
92 Months
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
84 Watts 54 Watts Much more energy efficient.
+36%
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
4 cores Hugely higher core count.
+100%
2 cores
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
8 threads Hugely higher thread count.
+100%
4 threads
Lithography
Manufacturing process
22 nm 22 nm
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.6 GHz +3% 3.5 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4 GHz Faster turbo frequency.
+14%
3.5 GHz
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
596 Pts Hugely faster OC 64-core speed.
+116%
276 Pts
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
560 Pts Hugely faster 64-core speed.
+123%
251 Pts
Series
CPU Architecture
Haswell Haswell
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1150 FCLGA1150
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
HD 4600 HD 4600
Launch Date
Launch Date
Q2'14 Q3'13
Cache
Cache
8 MB SmartCache 4 MB SmartCache
Embedded Options Available
Embedded Options Available
No Yes
Recommended Price
Recommended Customer Price
$303.00 - $312.00 $138.00 - $147.00
Thermal Solution Specification
Thermal Solution Specification
PCG 2013D PCG 2013C
ECC Memory Supported
ECC Memory Supported ‡
No Yes
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency
1.2 GHz 1.15 GHz
Turbo Boost Tech
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology ‡
2.0 No
Virtualization for Directed I/O (VT-d)
Intel® Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d) ‡
Yes No
vPro Tech
Intel® vPro™ Technology ‡
Yes No
Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
Intel® Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
Yes No
Trusted Execution Tech
Intel® Trusted Execution Technology ‡
Yes No

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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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The Intel Core i3-4330 is a budget dual-core four threaded 4th generation Haswell processor released in Q3 2013. The i3-4330 has gained popularity by offering a good balance between low power, good performance and value for money. It scores a strong effective speed of 89% with its base clock of 3.5 GHz which means that users will experience smooth and fast performance with the majority of desktop applications. Additionally its two cores and four virtual cores are adequate for most games. The i3-4330 features Intel HD Graphics 4600 which are comparable to AMD integrated graphics when it comes to 3D gaming. But serious gamers will need to keep enough money aside for a dedicated GPU. An 8% premium on the list price would buy you the i3-4340 which has a 100 MHz advantage on its base clock speed (full comparison here). [Nov '14 CPUPro]

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