Average Bench: 76.2% (96th of 1147)

more Based on 98,383 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: 64%Average: 76.2% Great: 86%
Gaming
Gaming 76%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 77%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 56%
Gunboat

Good average bench

The Intel Core i7-4790 averaged 23.7% 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 109Pts
Multi Core Integer Speed 537Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-4790 is 21.2%. 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 575Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 563Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 98,383 samples)
Min Avg Max
91.5 SC Int 109 117
89.3 SC Float 110 120
93 SC Mixed 109 118
87.2% 109 Pts
Min Avg Max
292 QC Int 368 439
314 QC Float 377 439
303 QC Mixed 371 436
84.4% 372 Pts
Min Avg Max
460 MC Int 537 569
495 MC Float 575 608
474 MC Mixed 563 598
83.6% 558 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 116
SC Float 118
SC Mixed 117
94% 117 Pts
QC Int 442
QC Float 415
QC Mixed 442
98% 433 Pts
MC Int 557
MC Float 596
MC Mixed 587
87% 580 Pts
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
92% 114 Pts
QC Int 405
QC Float 382
QC Mixed 407
90% 398 Pts
MC Int 554
MC Float 588
MC Mixed 579
86% 574 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
SC Int 116
SC Float 119
SC Mixed 116
93% 117 Pts
QC Int 354
QC Float 380
QC Mixed 400
86% 378 Pts
MC Int 506
MC Float 585
MC Mixed 551
82% 547 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
SC Int 106
SC Float 101
SC Mixed 109
84% 105 Pts
QC Int 352
QC Float 363
QC Mixed 355
81% 357 Pts
MC Int 552
MC Float 587
MC Mixed 555
84% 564 Pts
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz
SC Int 110
SC Float 111
SC Mixed 92.7
84% 105 Pts
QC Int 399
QC Float 396
QC Mixed 376
88% 390 Pts
MC Int 551
MC Float 592
MC Mixed 582
86% 575 Pts
98,383 MORE »

 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 15,597,579 CPUs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $323 @ launch in May '14
EbayUS $30022 mins
NeweggUS $30819 months
OutletPCUS $3656 months
BHPhotoUS $38512 months
AmazonUS $45016 days
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Typical Core i7-4790 Builds (Compare 7,260 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 21%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 72%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 49%
Yacht

System: Dell XPS 8700

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 94% - Outstanding Total price: $465

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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.

Excellent

3 days ago.

Very good CPU. Powerful!


Good

3 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

1 month ago.

Still good @ Average High-speed CPU


Excellent

16 days ago.

i have 30 40 precent usage in games


Terrible

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!


Excellent

2 days ago.

really nice processor, two gens after still a beast


Excellent

4 years ago.


Excellent

22 days ago.

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


Terrible

18 months ago.

low perfomance for that price


Excellent

25 days ago.

Works better then I thought its possible.


Terrible

19 months ago.

it low for 4k


Poor

2 months ago.

망작


Outstanding

3 years ago.

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


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