IntelBX80646I74790
IntelBX80646I54670K
Real World Speed
Performance profile from 293,380 user samples
181,951 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 86% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 63% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 0.45 GHz (avg)
Poor: 63% Great: 86%
SPEED RANK: 169th / 1265
Gaming
Gaming 77%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 63%
Destroyer
111,429 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 90% Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 4.7 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 63% Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 0.8 GHz (avg)
Poor: 63% Great: 90%
SPEED RANK: 141st / 1265
Gaming
Gaming 79%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 83%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 60%
Gunboat
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
76.9 % 78.7 % +2%
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
85.8 Pts 88.3 Pts +3%
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
108 Pts 108 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
209 Pts 213 Pts +2%
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
368 Pts 399 Pts Slightly faster quad-core speed.
+8%
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
548 Pts Much faster octa-core speed.
+35%
405 Pts
Memory
OC Memory Latency
95.2 Pts 96 Pts +1%
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
118 Pts 127 Pts Slightly faster OC single-core speed.
+8%
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
235 Pts 254 Pts Slightly faster OC dual-core speed.
+8%
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
438 Pts 498 Pts Faster OC quad-core speed.
+14%
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
596 Pts Faster OC octa-core speed.
+20%
497 Pts
Market Share
Based on 33,634,477 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.74 % Hugely higher market share.
+147%
0.3 %
Value
Value For Money
80.1 % 86.2 % Slightly better value.
+8%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
84 % 90 % Slightly more popular.
+7%
Price
Price (score)
$240 $200 Cheaper.
+17%
Age
Newest
77 Months More recent.
+12%
88 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
597 Pts Faster OC 64-core speed.
+19%
501 Pts
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
552 Pts Much faster 64-core speed.
+35%
408 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
Max Turbo Frequency
Max Turbo Frequency
4 GHz 3.8 GHz
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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We calculate effective speed which measures real world performance for typical users. Effective speed is adjusted by current prices to yield a value for money rating. Our calculated values are checked against thousands of individual user ratings. The customizable table below combines these factors to bring you the definitive list of top CPUs. [CPUPro]

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