IntelBX80646I74790
IntelFH8068403419522

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

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4 Cores, 8 Threads @2.30 GHz, Coffee Lake.
Release date ≈ Q3 2018.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 119,894 user samples
119,091 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 76% Base clock 0.8 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 50% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 0.95 GHz (avg)
Poor: 50% Great: 76%
SPEED RANK: 119th / 1182
Gaming
Gaming 65%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 72%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 48%
Yacht
803 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 76% Base clock 2.3 GHz, turbo 3.65 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 58% Base clock 2.3 GHz, turbo 2.65 GHz (avg)
Poor: 58% Great: 76%
SPEED RANK: 100th / 1182
Gaming
Gaming 68%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 74%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 50%
Yacht
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
65.2 % 68 % +4%
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
108 Pts 109 Pts +1%
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
209 Pts 214 Pts +2%
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
366 Pts 384 Pts +5%
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
543 Pts 565 Pts +4%
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
551 Pts 567 Pts +3%
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
118 Pts +2% 116 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
235 Pts +1% 232 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
440 Pts 441 Pts +0%
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
593 Pts 601 Pts +1%
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
596 Pts 603 Pts +1%
Market Share
Based on 19,419,056 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.78 % Insanely higher market share.
+3,800%
0.02 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
66 % Slightly more popular.
+12%
59 %
Age
Newest
63 Months 12+ Months Hugely more recent.
+81%
Launch Date
Launch Date
Q2'14 Q2'18
Cache
Cache
8 MB SmartCache 6 MB SmartCache
Instruction Set Extensions
Instruction Set Extensions
SSE4.1/4.2, AVX 2.0 Intel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2
Lithography
Lithography
22 nm 14 nm
Recommended Price
Recommended Customer Price
$303.00 - $312.00 N/A
Bus Speed
Bus Speed
5 GT/s DMI2 4 GT/s OPI
Memory Types
Memory Types
DDR3-1333/1600, DDR3L-1333/1600 @ 1.5V DDR4-2400, LPDDR3-2133
Memory Bandwidth
Max Memory Bandwidth
25.6 GB/s 37.5 GB/s
Processor Graphics
Processor Graphics ‡
Intel® HD Graphics 4600 Intel® Iris™ Plus Graphics 655
Graphics Base Frequency
Graphics Base Frequency
350 MHz 300 MHz
Graphics Output
Graphics Output
eDP/DP/HDMI/DVI/VGA eDP/DP/HDMI/DVI
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency
1.2 GHz 1.05 GHz
Graphics Video Max Memory
Graphics Video Max Memory
2 GB 32 GB
Package Size
Package Size
37.5mm x 37.5mm 46x24
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
PCI Express Revision
PCI Express Revision
Up to 3.0 3.0
PCI Express Configurations
PCI Express Configurations ‡
Up to 1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4 1x4, 2x2, 1x2+2x1 and 4x1

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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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