IntelBX80646I74790
IntelBX80646I54670K

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

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4 Cores, 4 Threads @3.4GHz, Haswell.
Release date: Q2 2013.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 227,400 user samples
134,170 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 78% Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.45 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 60% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 1.05 GHz (avg)
Poor: 60% Great: 78%
SPEED RANK: 130th / 1206
Gaming
Gaming 70%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 72%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 49%
Yacht
93,230 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 87% Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 4.7 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 51% Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 0.9 GHz (avg)
Poor: 51% Great: 87%
SPEED RANK: 114th / 1206
Gaming
Gaming 72%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 74%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 39%
Jet ski
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
69.6 % 71.6 % +3%
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
109 Pts +1% 108 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
210 Pts 214 Pts +2%
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
371 Pts 402 Pts Slightly faster quad-core speed.
+8%
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
555 Pts Much faster octa-core speed.
+36%
408 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
118 Pts 128 Pts Slightly faster OC single-core speed.
+8%
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
234 Pts 255 Pts Slightly faster OC dual-core speed.
+9%
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
440 Pts 497 Pts Slightly faster OC quad-core speed.
+13%
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
595 Pts Faster OC octa-core speed.
+20%
496 Pts
Market Share
Based on 24,129,006 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.78 % Hugely higher market share.
+117%
0.36 %
Value
Value For Money
66.6 % 77.3 % Better value.
+16%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
82 % 85 % +4%
Price
Price (score)
$326 $210 Much cheaper.
+36%
Age
Newest
68 Months Slightly more recent.
+14%
79 Months
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
84 Watts 84 Watts
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
4 cores 4 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 Slightly faster base frequency.
+6%
3.4 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4 GHz Slightly faster turbo frequency.
+5%
3.8 GHz
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
600 Pts Faster OC 64-core speed.
+21%
496 Pts
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
563 Pts Much faster 64-core speed.
+37%
412 Pts
Series
CPU Architecture
Haswell Haswell
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1150 FCLGA1150
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
HD 4600 HD 4600
Launch Date
Launch Date
Q2'14 Q2'13
Cache
Cache
8 MB SmartCache 6 MB SmartCache
Recommended Price
Recommended Customer Price
$303.00 - $312.00 $242.00 - $243.00
Graphics Output
Graphics Output
eDP/DP/HDMI/DVI/VGA eDP/DP/HDMI/VGA
Hyper-Threading Tech
Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology ‡
Yes 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 i5-4670K is the latest middle tier desktop processor from the fourth generation of Intel's Core range codenamed "Haswell". In terms of raw performance this processor slightly bests its predecessor the 3570K achieving approximately 10% higher server benchmark scores. In terms of real world performance the single core improvements are more relevant as more than two cores are rarely used for most typical consumer tasks and these have also improved by around 10% over the 3570K. It's not all good news though as the price increase of 14% more than offsets the performance improvements. This processor currently represents approximately the same value for money as its predecessor, the i5-3570K. [Jun '13 CPUPro]

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