Average Bench: 74.3% (266th of 1369)

more Based on 272,973 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: 64%Average: 74.3% Great: 82%
Gaming
Gaming 74%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 78%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 61%
Destroyer

Good average bench

The Intel Core i7-4790 averaged 25.6% 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. Memory Latency 84.3Pts
Avg. Single Core Speed 104Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-4790 is just 18%. 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 Speed 533Pts
Avg. Octa Core Speed 523Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 272,973 samples)
Min Avg Max
71.4 Memory 84.3 93.4
80.2 1-Core 104 113
160 2-Core 196 222
73.8% 128 Pts
Min Avg Max
277 4-Core 348 399
389 8-Core 523 584
54.2% 436 Pts
Min Avg Max
434 64-Core 533 585
33% 533 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 94.4
1-Core 109
2-Core 192
78% 132 Pts
4-Core 350
8-Core 506
54% 428 Pts
64-Core 523
32% 523 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Memory 89.9
1-Core 101
2-Core 197
75% 129 Pts
4-Core 353
8-Core 519
54% 436 Pts
64-Core 516
32% 516 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
Memory 86.5
1-Core 108
2-Core 203
76% 133 Pts
4-Core 349
8-Core 519
54% 434 Pts
64-Core 535
33% 535 Pts
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.75 GHz (avg)
Memory 84.2
1-Core 104
2-Core 188
73% 126 Pts
4-Core 344
8-Core 508
53% 426 Pts
64-Core 515
32% 515 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
Memory 80.3
1-Core 103
2-Core 201
73% 128 Pts
4-Core 346
8-Core 484
52% 415 Pts
64-Core 536
33% 536 Pts
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 56,938,305 CPUs tested.

 Prices

MSRP ≈ $323 @ launch in May '14
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Typical Core i7-4790 Builds (Compare 5,949 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 9%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 68%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 9%
Tree trunk

Motherboard: Dell OptiPlex 9020

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 75% - Very good Total price: $220

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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 8 years ago.

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10 days ago.

great price great performance even many years later


Good

5 months ago.

fast and blew me away because the i had only used celerons before it


Good

9 months ago.

have it for 6 years and still good performances


Excellent

3 months ago.

Value for Money + Better Price/Performance


Good

2 years ago.

i have 30 40 precent usage in games


Poor

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

9 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

22 months ago.

really nice processor, two gens after still a beast


Excellent

8 years ago.


Excellent

2 months ago.

My current CPU, It hasn't let me down yet. paired with a good GPU, 4790 will run game at 60+ fps.


Poor

24 months ago.

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


Excellent

2 years ago.

Works better then I thought its possible.


Terrible

5 years ago.

low perfomance for that price


Terrible

5 years ago.

it low for 4k


Poor

3 years ago.

망작


Good

3 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

7 years ago.

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


Excellent

2 years ago.

Very reasonable


Excellent

2 years ago.

ok


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