Average Bench: 69.1% (130th of 1197)

more Based on 133,013 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000306C3, , 1FABFBFF000306C3, 00004E414C206472, 1789FBFF000306C3, 07C0A97B000306C3, 178BFBFF00600F20 Models: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4790 CPU @ 3.60GHz, Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4790 CPU @

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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Poor: 56%Average: 69.1% Great: 78%
Gaming
Gaming 69%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 72%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 48%
Yacht

Above average average bench

The Intel Core i7-4790 averaged 30.9% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This isn't a great result which indicates that there are much faster alternatives on the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 108Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 209Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-4790 is 22.5%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i7-4790 performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 549Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 545Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 133,013 samples)
Min Avg Max
90.8 1-Core 108 118
170 2-Core 209 234
75.1% 159 Pts
Min Avg Max
278 4-Core 367 438
408 8-Core 545 598
58.7% 456 Pts
Min Avg Max
392 64-Core 549 599
36.8% 549 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
1-Core 120
2-Core 234
84% 177 Pts
4-Core 439
8-Core 630
69% 535 Pts
64-Core 626
42% 626 Pts
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
1-Core 119
2-Core 225
82% 172 Pts
4-Core 391
8-Core 616
64% 503 Pts
64-Core 617
41% 617 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
1-Core 111
2-Core 202
75% 156 Pts
4-Core 365
8-Core 536
58% 450 Pts
64-Core 560
38% 560 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.75 GHz (avg)
1-Core 82.1
2-Core 170
59% 126 Pts
4-Core 364
8-Core 547
58% 456 Pts
64-Core 539
36% 539 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 2.75 GHz (avg)
1-Core 106
2-Core 207
74% 157 Pts
4-Core 264
8-Core 204
33% 234 Pts
64-Core 214
14% 214 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 21,815,878 CPUs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $323 @ launch in May '14
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Typical Core i7-4790 Builds (Compare 10,020 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 19%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 67%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 44%
Speed boat

System: Dell XPS 8700

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 54% - Above average Total price: $485

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 Specifications

Essentials

DescriptionIntel® Core™ i7-4790 Processor (8M Cache, up to 4.00 GHz)
Code NameHaswell
Launch DateQ2'14
Processor Numberi7-4790
# of Cores4
# of Threads8
Cache8 MB SmartCache
Instruction Set64-bit
Instruction Set ExtensionsSSE4.1/4.2, AVX 2.0
Embedded Options AvailableNo
Lithography22 nm
Recommended Price$303.00 - $312.00
Clock Speed3.6 GHz
Max Turbo Frequency4 GHz
Bus Speed5 GT/s DMI2
Scalability1S Only
Max TDP84 W
Thermal Solution SpecificationPCG 2013D

Graphics

Processor GraphicsIntel® HD Graphics 4600
Graphics Base Frequency350 MHz
Graphics OutputeDP/DP/HDMI/DVI/VGA
Wireless DisplayYes
# of Displays Supported3
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency1.2 GHz
Quick Sync VideoYes
InTru 3D TechYes
Clear Video HD TechYes
Intel InsiderYes
Flexible Display InterfaceYes
Graphics Video Max Memory2 GB

Memory

Max Memory Size32 GB
Memory TypesDDR3-1333/1600, DDR3L-1333/1600 @ 1.5V
Memory Channels2
Memory Bandwidth25.6 GB/s
ECC Memory SupportedNo

Expansion Options

PCI Express RevisionUp to 3.0
PCI Express ConfigurationsUp to 1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4
Max # of PCI Express Lanes16

Data Protection

AES New InstructionsYes
Secure KeyYes

Advanced Technologies

Virtualization Tech (VT-x)Yes
Intel 64Yes
Idle StatesYes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® TechYes
Thermal Monitoring TechnologiesYes
Turbo Boost Tech2.0
Hyper-Threading TechYes
Virtualization for Directed I/O (VT-d)Yes
VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT)Yes
TSX-NINo
vPro TechYes
Identity Protection TechYes
Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)Yes
Small Business AdvantageYes
My WiFi TechYes

Package

Package Size37.5mm x 37.5mm
Graphics and IMC Lithography22 nm
Max CPU Configuration1
Sockets SupportedFCLGA1150

Platform Protection

Execute Disable BitYes
OS GuardYes
Trusted Execution TechYes
Anti-Theft TechYes

 Comments

Superb visuals and graphics...

Added 5 years ago.

Good

12 days ago.

coz i can play


Poor

3 months ago.

Incredible now that the prices have dropped. Much smarter than building a new pc. Going from i5 to this is a huge difference.


Good

3 days ago.

ele e muito bom para todos os jogos mais conforme esta chegando os jogos atuais ele ta ficando meio para traz


Excellent

1 month ago.

i love it


Good

1 month ago.

Still good @ Average High-speed CPU


Excellent

8 months ago.

i have 30 40 precent usage in games


Good

5 months ago.

I only upgrade from I5-4590 to this and it made a nice difference for the same price little used of course.


Terrible

17 months ago.

In gigabyte Z97 G1 sniper combination whit 4x4gb@1600 genesis and MSI gtx970 4G gaming is still EXELENT machine for everyway and my opinion alltheway best CPU i had ever!


Terrible

2 months ago.

really nice processor, two gens after still a beast


Excellent

3 months ago.

great cpu


Excellent

2 months ago.

Very reliable.


Excellent

5 years ago.


Excellent

2 months ago.

I love it this processor, today 2019 already is a beats


Terrible

2 years ago.

low perfomance for that price


Excellent

8 months ago.

Works better then I thought its possible.


Terrible

2 years ago.

it low for 4k


Poor

10 months ago.

망작


Good

5 months ago.

This is a good CPU, I don't have any reason to dislike it. It handles everything well and does its job.


Outstanding

4 years ago.

Love it! Great for editing, and has insane multitasking ability.


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