Average Bench: 74.5% (104th of 1144)

more Based on 86,711 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: 60%Average: 74.5% Great: 85%
Gaming
Gaming 75%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 76%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 55%
Gunboat

Good average bench

The Intel Core i7-4790 averaged 25.4% 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

Multi Core Integer Speed 533Pts
Single Core Integer Speed 107Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-4790 is 25.4%. 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 570Pts
Quad Core Floating Point Speed 365Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 86,711 samples)
Min Avg Max
89.5 SC Int 107 117
86 SC Float 108 118
90.1 SC Mixed 107 117
85.8% 107 Pts
Min Avg Max
272 QC Int 356 434
282 QC Float 365 434
277 QC Mixed 361 432
81.8% 361 Pts
Min Avg Max
438 MC Int 533 571
458 MC Float 570 612
452 MC Mixed 559 604
82.9% 554 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 103
SC Float 104
SC Mixed 106
84% 104 Pts
QC Int 401
QC Float 396
QC Mixed 392
90% 396 Pts
MC Int 548
MC Float 591
MC Mixed 571
85% 570 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz
SC Int 111
SC Float 116
SC Mixed 114
91% 113 Pts
QC Int 354
QC Float 372
QC Mixed 374
83% 366 Pts
MC Int 556
MC Float 593
MC Mixed 589
87% 579 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz
SC Int 106
SC Float 108
SC Mixed 107
86% 107 Pts
QC Int 371
QC Float 395
QC Mixed 339
83% 368 Pts
MC Int 540
MC Float 582
MC Mixed 566
84% 563 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz
SC Int 99.7
SC Float 107
SC Mixed 107
84% 104 Pts
QC Int 352
QC Float 272
QC Mixed 334
72% 319 Pts
MC Int 472
MC Float 533
MC Mixed 517
76% 508 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
SC Int 115
SC Float 116
SC Mixed 116
92% 116 Pts
QC Int 439
QC Float 429
QC Mixed 293
88% 387 Pts
MC Int 559
MC Float 597
MC Mixed 589
87% 582 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 13,914,546 CPUs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $323 @ launch in May '14
NeweggUS $30817 months
OutletPCUS $3654 months
BHPhotoUS $38510 months
AmazonUS $65018 mins
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Typical Core i7-4790 Builds (Compare 6,423 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: $468

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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.

Terrible (edit your comment) Add link

23 hrs ago.

still kicks on aaa games


Excellent

6 days ago.

perfect in 5 years using


Good

1 month ago.

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


Terrible

1 month ago.

Still good @ Average High-speed CPU


Terrible

7 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!


Excellent

19 days ago.

really nice processor, two gens after still a beast


Excellent

4 years ago.


Terrible

15 months ago.

low perfomance for that price


Terrible

17 months ago.

it low for 4k


Poor

1 day ago.

망작


Outstanding

3 years ago.

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


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