Average Bench: 76.3% (206th of 1323)

more Based on 238,369 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]

Poor: 65%Average: 76.3% Great: 84%
Gaming
Gaming 76%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 63%
Destroyer

Good average bench

The Intel Core i7-4790 averaged 23.6% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Intel Core i7-4790 near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. Memory Latency 85.2Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 108Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-4790 is just 19%. 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 558Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 551Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 238,369 samples)
Min Avg Max
73 Memory 85.2 93.6
87.5 1-Core 108 118
166 2-Core 208 233
78.3% 134 Pts
Min Avg Max
284 4-Core 365 430
414 8-Core 551 595
58.8% 458 Pts
Min Avg Max
444 64-Core 558 597
37.4% 558 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Server
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
Memory 91.8
1-Core 113
2-Core 220
83% 142 Pts
4-Core 392
8-Core 607
64% 499 Pts
64-Core 568
38% 568 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
Memory 89.9
1-Core 114
2-Core 228
84% 144 Pts
4-Core 398
8-Core 605
64% 502 Pts
64-Core 613
41% 613 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
Memory 89.1
1-Core 111
2-Core 204
80% 135 Pts
4-Core 372
8-Core 604
62% 488 Pts
64-Core 600
40% 600 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
Memory 83
1-Core 111
2-Core 208
78% 134 Pts
4-Core 340
8-Core 610
59% 475 Pts
64-Core 612
41% 612 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
Memory 82
1-Core 100
2-Core 195
74% 126 Pts
4-Core 336
8-Core 482
53% 409 Pts
64-Core 538
36% 538 Pts
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 Prices

MSRP ≈ $323 @ launch in May '14
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Typical Core i7-4790 Builds (Compare 8,815 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 13%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 75%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 12%
Tree trunk

System: Dell XPS 8700

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 62% - Good Total price: $346

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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 7 years ago.

Excellent

22 days ago.

It is super speed despite age


Excellent

1 month ago.

have it for 6 years and still good performances


Good

17 days ago.

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


Average

7 months ago.

Value for Money + Better Price/Performance


Good

20 months ago.

i have 30 40 precent usage in games


Good

1 month 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!


Good

14 months ago.

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


Poor

10 months ago.

really nice processor, two gens after still a beast


Excellent

7 years ago.


Poor

12 months ago.

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


Excellent

13 months ago.

Works better then I thought its possible.


Terrible

4 years ago.

low perfomance for that price


Terrible

4 years ago.

it low for 4k


Poor

2 years ago.

망작


Good

2 years ago.

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


Outstanding

6 years ago.

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


Excellent

15 months ago.

Very reasonable


Excellent

22 months ago.

ok


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