Average Bench: 69.6% (130th of 1206)

more Based on 134,170 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: 69.6% Great: 78%
Gaming
Gaming 70%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 72%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 49%
Yacht

Above average average bench

The Intel Core i7-4790 averaged 30.4% 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

Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 109Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 210Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-4790 is just 18.2%. 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 563Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 555Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 134,170 samples)
Min Avg Max
94 1-Core 109 118
173 2-Core 210 234
75.4% 160 Pts
Min Avg Max
302 4-Core 371 440
445 8-Core 555 595
59.5% 463 Pts
Min Avg Max
471 64-Core 563 600
37.8% 563 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
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)
1-Core 116
2-Core 228
81% 172 Pts
4-Core 408
8-Core 589
64% 499 Pts
64-Core 589
40% 589 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
1-Core 112
2-Core 222
79% 167 Pts
4-Core 414
8-Core 583
65% 499 Pts
64-Core 586
39% 586 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
1-Core 94.2
2-Core 223
72% 158 Pts
4-Core 401
8-Core 580
63% 491 Pts
64-Core 580
39% 580 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
1-Core 98.5
2-Core 200
70% 149 Pts
4-Core 394
8-Core 404
54% 399 Pts
64-Core 385
26% 385 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 24,128,478 CPUs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $323 @ launch in May '14
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Typical Core i7-4790 Builds (Compare 11,063 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 19%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 68%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 44%
Speed boat

System: Dell XPS 8700

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 54% - Above average Total price: $493

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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 5 years ago.

Poor (edit your comment) Add link

11 days ago.

Runs basic games, such as Minecraft, but if you install a lot of programs it will take 15 minutes to stop being slow after startup.


Excellent

2 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.


Poor

2 hrs ago.

ele e muito bom para todos os jogos mais conforme esta chegando os jogos atuais ele ta ficando meio para traz


Good

3 months ago.

Still good @ Average High-speed CPU


Excellent

11 months ago.

i have 30 40 precent usage in games


Good

1 month 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

7 months ago.

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


Terrible

4 months ago.

really nice processor, two gens after still a beast


Excellent

5 years ago.


Excellent

4 months ago.

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


Terrible

2 years ago.

low perfomance for that price


Excellent

11 months ago.

Works better then I thought its possible.


Terrible

2 years ago.

it low for 4k


Poor

12 months ago.

망작


Good

8 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

4 years ago.

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


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