Average Bench: 78% (137th of 1241)

more Based on 160,024 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: 66%Average: 78% Great: 86%
Gaming
Gaming 78%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 82%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 64%
Destroyer

Good average bench

The Intel Core i7-4790 averaged 21.9% 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 88.2Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 108Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-4790 is just 19.8%. 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 552Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 547Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 160,024 samples)
Min Avg Max
77.8 Memory 88.2 94.9
84.5 1-Core 108 118
165 2-Core 209 235
79.4% 135 Pts
Min Avg Max
281 4-Core 368 441
418 8-Core 547 596
58.8% 457 Pts
Min Avg Max
409 64-Core 552 596
37.1% 552 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Server
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)
Memory 83.3
1-Core 114
2-Core 212
79% 136 Pts
4-Core 440
8-Core 586
67% 513 Pts
64-Core 577
39% 577 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz
Memory 90
1-Core 114
2-Core 227
84% 144 Pts
4-Core 390
8-Core 594
63% 492 Pts
64-Core 592
40% 592 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
Memory 92.5
1-Core 115
2-Core 213
83% 140 Pts
4-Core 365
8-Core 574
60% 470 Pts
64-Core 583
39% 583 Pts
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
Memory 78
1-Core 108
2-Core 211
76% 132 Pts
4-Core 395
8-Core 483
58% 439 Pts
64-Core 571
38% 571 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
Memory 90.1
1-Core 75.5
2-Core 170
68% 112 Pts
4-Core 305
8-Core 443
48% 374 Pts
64-Core 459
31% 459 Pts
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 28,732,867 CPUs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $323 @ launch in May '14
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Gaming 19%
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Desktop
Desktop 75%
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Workstation
Workstation 54%
Yacht

System: Dell XPS 8700

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 56% - Above average Total price: $520

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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 6 years ago.

Excellent (edit your comment) Add link

10 days ago.

Great CPU if you want to use older technology to make a perfectly viable family desktop that can play most games and serve as the main hub for doing all of your bills to making, storing, editing videos and music without having to spend a fortune to build it!


Good

22 days ago.

lol it still faster than an AMD ;)


Excellent

2 months 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


Good

1 month ago.

i have 30 40 precent usage in games


Good

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!


Good

11 months ago.

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


Good

1 month ago.

really nice processor, two gens after still a beast


Excellent

6 years ago.


Excellent

8 months ago.

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


Terrible

2 years ago.

low perfomance for that price


Excellent

15 months ago.

Works better then I thought its possible.


Terrible

2 years ago.

it low for 4k


Poor

16 months ago.

망작


Good

12 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.


Excellent

3 months ago.

ok


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