Average Bench: 74.5% (97th of 1137)

more Based on 69,997 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: 74.5% Great: 85%
Gaming
Gaming 75%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 76%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 55%
Gunboat

Good average bench

The Intel Core i7-4790 averaged 25.4% 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

Single Core Integer Speed 107Pts
Single Core Floating Point Speed 109Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-4790 is 23.9%. 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 567Pts
Quad Core Floating Point Speed 366Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 69,997 samples)
Min Avg Max
88.6 SC Int 107 117
88.9 SC Float 109 120
90.7 SC Mixed 107 118
86.3% 108 Pts
Min Avg Max
274 QC Int 353 429
293 QC Float 366 433
282 QC Mixed 360 430
81.5% 360 Pts
Min Avg Max
432 MC Int 529 576
451 MC Float 567 613
435 MC Mixed 556 604
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 4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 127
SC Float 129
SC Mixed 124
101% 127 Pts
QC Int 507
QC Float 511
QC Mixed 494
114% 504 Pts
MC Int 637
MC Float 684
MC Mixed 674
100% 665 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
SC Int 117
SC Float 116
SC Mixed 112
92% 115 Pts
QC Int 419
QC Float 409
QC Mixed 437
96% 422 Pts
MC Int 561
MC Float 601
MC Mixed 588
87% 583 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.85 GHz (avg)
SC Int 116
SC Float 92.4
SC Mixed 108
84% 106 Pts
QC Int 412
QC Float 398
QC Mixed 393
91% 401 Pts
MC Int 559
MC Float 599
MC Mixed 588
87% 582 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
SC Int 110
SC Float 112
SC Mixed 107
88% 110 Pts
QC Int 366
QC Float 390
QC Mixed 370
85% 375 Pts
MC Int 547
MC Float 579
MC Mixed 575
85% 567 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 12,078,647 CPUs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $323 @ launch in May '14
NeweggUS $30815 months
OutletPCUS $3651 month
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Typical Core i7-4790 Builds (Compare 5,481 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 21%
Surfboard
Desktop
Desktop 71%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 49%
Yacht

System: Dell XPS 8700

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 92% - Outstanding Total price: $473

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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

5 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

11 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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