IntelBX80646I74790
IntelBX80646I74771

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

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4 Cores, 8 Threads @3.5GHz, Haswell.
Release date: Q2 2013.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 138,094 user samples
133,013 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 78% Base clock 3.6 GHz
Worst Bench: 56% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 0.55 GHz (avg)
Poor: 56% Great: 78%
SPEED RANK: 129th / 1196
Gaming
Gaming 69%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 72%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 48%
Yacht
5,081 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 76% Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 55% Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 1.8 GHz (avg)
Poor: 55% Great: 76%
SPEED RANK: 145th / 1196
Gaming
Gaming 68%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 70%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 48%
Yacht
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
69.1 % +2% 67.6 %
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
108 Pts +2% 106 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
209 Pts +2% 205 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
367 Pts +2% 361 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
545 Pts +1% 537 Pts
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
549 Pts +1% 544 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
118 Pts +2% 116 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
234 Pts +3% 228 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
438 Pts +3% 426 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
598 Pts +2% 586 Pts
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
599 Pts +2% 588 Pts
Market Share
Based on 21,857,890 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.86 % Insanely higher market share.
+1,620%
0.05 %
Value
Value For Money
66.6 % +4% 64.1 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
76 % More popular.
+27%
60 %
Price
Price (score)
$318 Slightly cheaper.
+6%
$337
Age
Newest
66 Months Slightly more recent.
+14%
77 Months
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
84 Watts 84 Watts
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
4 cores 4 cores
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
8 threads 8 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 +3% 3.9 GHz
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
Recommended Price
Recommended Customer Price
$303.00 - $312.00 $314.00 - $320.00

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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 i7-4771 is the same as the i7-4770 apart from a 100 MHz increase in base clock from 3.4 GHz to 3.5 GHz. In theory this increase will only impact multi-core workloads because both processors have the same turbo clock of 3.9 GHz which should be engaged during single and dual core workloads. On multi-core workloads the turbo needs to be disabled in order to maintain acceptable core temperatures and operating frequencies drop to base clock where the i7-4771 has a marginal 100 MHz or 2.9% advantage. In other words the two processors should be largely identical. Looking at the i7-4770 vs the i7-4771 benchmarks verifies this. Both the 4770 and 4771 are the current top end mainstream market leaders but for the vast majority of desktop users they are probably overkill as typical consumer use rarely requires more than two cores. [Mar '14 CPUPro]

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