Average Bench: 75.1% (110th of 1158)

more Based on 98,590 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: 59%Average: 75.1% Great: 86%
Gaming
Gaming 75%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 76%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 55%
Gunboat

Good average bench

The Intel Core i7-4790 averaged 24.9% 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

Single Core Integer Speed 107Pts
Single Core Floating Point Speed 108Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-4790 is 27.1%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i7-4790 performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Multi Core Floating Point Speed 564Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 553Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 98,590 samples)
Min Avg Max
87.5 SC Int 107 117
85.6 SC Float 108 120
88 SC Mixed 107 118
86% 108 Pts
Min Avg Max
261 QC Int 361 442
289 QC Float 372 443
275 QC Mixed 366 439
83% 366 Pts
Min Avg Max
406 MC Int 527 566
419 MC Float 564 606
405 MC Mixed 553 596
82% 548 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
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)
SC Int 114
SC Float 115
SC Mixed 114
91% 114 Pts
QC Int 430
QC Float 444
QC Mixed 407
97% 427 Pts
MC Int 554
MC Float 584
MC Mixed 581
86% 573 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
SC Int 105
SC Float 104
SC Mixed 105
84% 105 Pts
QC Int 366
QC Float 369
QC Mixed 374
84% 370 Pts
MC Int 511
MC Float 544
MC Mixed 544
80% 533 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
SC Int 106
SC Float 108
SC Mixed 105
85% 106 Pts
QC Int 343
QC Float 385
QC Mixed 372
83% 367 Pts
MC Int 503
MC Float 546
MC Mixed 526
79% 525 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
SC Int 99
SC Float 87.1
SC Mixed 102
77% 96 Pts
QC Int 323
QC Float 352
QC Mixed 344
77% 340 Pts
MC Int 526
MC Float 549
MC Mixed 518
80% 531 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 17,143,379 CPUs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $323 @ launch in May '14
NeweggUS $30821 months
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Typical Core i7-4790 Builds (Compare 8,013 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 21%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 71%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 49%
Yacht

System: Dell XPS 8700

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 92% - Outstanding Total price: $467

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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 4 years ago.

Good

21 days ago.

Very good CPU. Powerful!


Good

16 days ago.

very fast :)


Good

5 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 months ago.

Still good @ Average High-speed CPU


Excellent

2 months ago.

i have 30 40 precent usage in games


Terrible

11 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!


Poor

8 days ago.

really nice processor, two gens after still a beast


Excellent

4 years ago.


Excellent

2 months ago.

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


Terrible

20 months ago.

low perfomance for that price


Excellent

3 months ago.

Works better then I thought its possible.


Terrible

21 months ago.

it low for 4k


Poor

4 months ago.

망작


Outstanding

3 years ago.

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


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