Average Bench: 74.4% (98th of 1137)

more Based on 71,114 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: 61%Average: 74.4% Great: 85%
Gaming
Gaming 74%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 76%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 55%
Gunboat

Good average bench

The Intel Core i7-4790 averaged 25.6% 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 528Pts
Single Core Integer Speed 106Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-4790 is 24.2%. 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 569Pts
Quad Core Floating Point Speed 366Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 71,114 samples)
Min Avg Max
86.3 SC Int 106 117
85.3 SC Float 108 120
87.3 SC Mixed 107 118
85.7% 107 Pts
Min Avg Max
270 QC Int 354 432
290 QC Float 366 437
284 QC Mixed 360 433
81.6% 360 Pts
Min Avg Max
412 MC Int 528 578
465 MC Float 569 622
427 MC Mixed 556 607
82.5% 551 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
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)
SC Int 112
SC Float 115
SC Mixed 112
90% 113 Pts
QC Int 419
QC Float 385
QC Mixed 410
92% 405 Pts
MC Int 540
MC Float 585
MC Mixed 574
85% 566 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
SC Int 108
SC Float 115
SC Mixed 114
90% 112 Pts
QC Int 370
QC Float 386
QC Mixed 377
86% 377 Pts
MC Int 554
MC Float 596
MC Mixed 581
86% 577 Pts
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
SC Int 97.1
SC Float 110
SC Mixed 105
83% 104 Pts
QC Int 344
QC Float 337
QC Mixed 363
79% 348 Pts
MC Int 524
MC Float 582
MC Mixed 556
83% 554 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
SC Int 98.1
SC Float 105
SC Mixed 93.3
79% 98.8 Pts
QC Int 295
QC Float 308
QC Mixed 293
68% 299 Pts
MC Int 517
MC Float 535
MC Mixed 553
80% 535 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 12,150,305 CPUs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $323 @ launch in May '14
NeweggUS $30815 months
OutletPCUS $3652 months
BHPhotoUS $3858 months
AmazonUS $4575 mins
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Typical Core i7-4790 Builds (Compare 5,525 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 21%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 70%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 49%
Yacht

System: Dell XPS 8700

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 91% - Outstanding Total price: $470

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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 (edit your comment) Add link

1 day ago.

It's awesome I own it and it rocks!


Excellent

9 days 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

14 days ago.

Потому что


Terrible

5 months ago.

Still good @ Average High-speed CPU


Terrible

5 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

1 month ago.

really nice processor, two gens after still a beast


Excellent

4 years ago.


Terrible

13 months ago.

low perfomance for that price


Terrible

15 months ago.

it low for 4k


Outstanding

3 years ago.

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


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