Real World Speed
Performance profile from 259,673 user samples
255,027 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 80% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 58% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 1.5 GHz (avg)
Poor: 58% Great: 80%
SPEED RANK: 349th / 1420
Gaming 71%
Desktop 75%
Workstation 58%
4,646 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 128% Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 5.3 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 93% Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.05 GHz (avg)
Poor: 93% Great: 128%
SPEED RANK: 13th / 1420
Gaming 119%
Desktop 118%
Workstation 140%
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
71.4 % 119 % Much faster effective speed.
Avg. Memory Latency
82.6 Pts +2% 80.7 Pts
Avg. Single Core Speed
98.4 Pts 213 Pts Hugely faster single-core speed.
Avg. Dual Core Speed
187 Pts 421 Pts Hugely faster dual-core speed.
Avg. Quad Core Speed
327 Pts 835 Pts Hugely faster quad-core speed.
Avg. Octa Core Speed
482 Pts 1554 Pts Hugely faster octa-core speed.
OC Memory Latency
93.6 Pts +1% 92.5 Pts
OC Single Core Speed
109 Pts 227 Pts Hugely faster OC single-core speed.
OC Dual Core Speed
214 Pts 446 Pts Hugely faster OC dual-core speed.
OC Quad Core Speed
377 Pts 882 Pts Hugely faster OC quad-core speed.
OC Octa Core Speed
551 Pts 1721 Pts Hugely faster OC octa-core speed.
Market Share
Based on 64,396,678 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.71 % Insanely higher market share.
0.05 %
Value For Money
84.6 % 107 % Better value.
User Rating
UBM User Rating
61 % More popular.
53 %
Price (score)
$150 Much cheaper.
112 Months 17+ Months Hugely more recent.
OC Multi Core Speed
556 Pts 3109 Pts Hugely faster OC 64-core speed.
Avg. Multi Core Speed
495 Pts 2852 Pts Hugely faster 64-core speed.

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]


higher than his performance are just his temps  [Jun '22 Raidon]


Processor Rankings (Price vs Performance) September 2023 CPU Rankings.

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]


Group Test Results

  • Best user rated - User sentiment trumps benchmarks for this comparison.
  • Best value for money - Value for money is based on real world performance.
  • Fastest real world speed - Real World Speed measures performance for typical consumers.
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