Average Bench: 77.7% (160th of 1264)

more Based on 161,690 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: 67%Average: 77.7% Great: 85%
Gaming
Gaming 78%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 63%
Destroyer

Good average bench

The Intel Core i7-4790 averaged 22.3% 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 87.2Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 109Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-4790 is just 18.8%. 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 557Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 550Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 161,690 samples)
Min Avg Max
76.6 Memory 87.2 94.6
90.8 1-Core 109 118
166 2-Core 210 235
79.3% 135 Pts
Min Avg Max
295 4-Core 369 436
427 8-Core 550 595
59.1% 460 Pts
Min Avg Max
449 64-Core 557 597
37.4% 557 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Server
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
Memory 92.1
1-Core 112
2-Core 222
83% 142 Pts
4-Core 359
8-Core 521
57% 440 Pts
64-Core 532
36% 532 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
Memory 94.5
1-Core 96.7
2-Core 200
78% 130 Pts
4-Core 341
8-Core 513
55% 427 Pts
64-Core 514
34% 514 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
Memory 88.2
1-Core 109
2-Core 202
79% 133 Pts
4-Core 345
8-Core 530
56% 438 Pts
64-Core 546
37% 546 Pts
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
Memory 83.8
1-Core 112
2-Core 208
79% 134 Pts
4-Core 346
8-Core 581
58% 464 Pts
64-Core 592
40% 592 Pts
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 33,213,407 CPUs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $323 @ launch in May '14
AmazonUS $2991 month
EbayUS $3005 mins
OutletPCUS $3284 days
BHPhotoUS $3852 years
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Typical Core i7-4790 Builds (Compare 3,791 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 13%
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Desktop
Desktop 76%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 12%
Tree trunk

System: Dell XPS 8700

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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 6 years ago.

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2 days ago.

It doesn't bottleneck my gpu like the 4590 did. I mostly play mmofps online and it makes a difference when there are hundreds od things moving on the screen.


Poor

1 day ago.

2020 and handles Vr like a beast. No need to upgrade for at least a few more years


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


Good

5 months ago.

i have 30 40 precent usage in games


Excellent

24 days ago.

Value for Money + Better Price/Performance


Excellent

4 days ago.

seksy


Excellent

1 month ago.

really nice processor, two gens after still a beast


Good

9 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!


Good

15 months ago.

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


Excellent

6 years ago.


Excellent

12 months ago.

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


Terrible

2 years ago.

low perfomance for that price


Excellent

53 mins ago.

Works better then I thought its possible.


Terrible

3 years ago.

it low for 4k


Poor

20 months ago.

망작


Good

15 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

5 years ago.

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


Excellent

27 days ago.

Very reasonable


Excellent

7 months ago.

ok


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