Average Bench: 77.1% (224th of 1355)

more Based on 260,758 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: 77.1% Great: 84%
Gaming
Gaming 77%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 64%
Destroyer

Good average bench

The Intel Core i7-4790 averaged 22.9% 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

Avg. Memory Latency 85.3Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 107Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-4790 is just 16.9%. 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 576Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 571Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 260,758 samples)
Min Avg Max
73.5 Memory 85.3 93.8
87.3 1-Core 107 115
166 2-Core 208 229
78.1% 134 Pts
Min Avg Max
301 4-Core 372 422
428 8-Core 571 613
60.3% 471 Pts
Min Avg Max
435 64-Core 576 615
38.7% 576 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 4 GHz (avg)
Memory 93.6
1-Core 115
2-Core 198
82% 136 Pts
4-Core 403
8-Core 629
66% 516 Pts
64-Core 611
41% 611 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
Memory 86.6
1-Core 111
2-Core 204
79% 134 Pts
4-Core 393
8-Core 604
64% 498 Pts
64-Core 595
40% 595 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
Memory 86.5
1-Core 104
2-Core 194
76% 128 Pts
4-Core 351
8-Core 549
58% 450 Pts
64-Core 519
35% 519 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
Memory 78.8
1-Core 112
2-Core 194
75% 128 Pts
4-Core 384
8-Core 596
63% 490 Pts
64-Core 600
40% 600 Pts
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 Prices

MSRP ≈ $323 @ launch in May '14
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Typical Core i7-4790 Builds (Compare 10,373 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 13%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 75%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 12%
Tree trunk

System: Dell XPS 8700

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 59% - Above average Total price: $415

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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.

Good

10 days ago.

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


Good

4 months ago.

have it for 6 years and still good performances


Average

14 months ago.

Value for Money + Better Price/Performance


Good

2 years ago.

i have 30 40 precent usage in games


Good

6 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

4 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

17 months ago.

really nice processor, two gens after still a beast


Excellent

8 years ago.


Poor

19 months ago.

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


Excellent

20 months ago.

Works better then I thought its possible.


Terrible

4 years ago.

low perfomance for that price


Terrible

4 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

22 months ago.

Very reasonable


Excellent

2 years ago.

ok


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