Average Bench: 75.3% (113th of 1173)

more Based on 112,550 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: 75.3% Great: 86%
Gaming
Gaming 75%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 77%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 55%
Gunboat

Good average bench

The Intel Core i7-4790 averaged 24.7% 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

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

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-4790 is 24.7%. 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 562Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 551Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 112,550 samples)
Min Avg Max
88.3 SC Int 107 117
85.8 SC Float 109 120
88.2 SC Mixed 108 118
86.4% 108 Pts
Min Avg Max
279 QC Int 362 435
289 QC Float 371 439
286 QC Mixed 367 436
83.1% 367 Pts
Min Avg Max
411 MC Int 526 564
430 MC Float 562 605
423 MC Mixed 551 596
81.8% 546 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 116
SC Float 116
SC Mixed 119
94% 117 Pts
QC Int 386
QC Float 413
QC Mixed 396
90% 398 Pts
MC Int 571
MC Float 626
MC Mixed 602
90% 600 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
SC Int 114
SC Float 115
SC Mixed 114
91% 114 Pts
QC Int 408
QC Float 386
QC Mixed 392
90% 395 Pts
MC Int 549
MC Float 585
MC Mixed 580
86% 571 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
SC Int 110
SC Float 110
SC Mixed 109
88% 110 Pts
QC Int 350
QC Float 365
QC Mixed 340
80% 352 Pts
MC Int 550
MC Float 586
MC Mixed 577
86% 571 Pts
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 18,525,940 CPUs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $323 @ launch in May '14
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Gaming 21%
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Desktop
Desktop 72%
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Workstation
Workstation 49%
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System: Dell XPS 8700

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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.

Excellent (edit your comment) Add link

7 days ago.

I've had this processor for I believe 5 years now, and just this past month paired it with the RTX 2080. I can run Battlefield 1 nearly entirely on ultra with 90 fps, Wildlands on nearly entirely ultra at 55 fps, and Witcher 3 as well sits good at 60 fps with only a reduction to grass distance. The temperature stays acceptable and I really have no complaints other than the price isn't competitive.


Excellent

1 month 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

5 months ago.

Still good @ Average High-speed CPU


Excellent

4 months ago.

i have 30 40 precent usage in games


Terrible

13 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

29 days 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

5 years ago.


Excellent

4 months ago.

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


Terrible

22 months ago.

low perfomance for that price


Excellent

4 months ago.

Works better then I thought its possible.


Terrible

23 months ago.

it low for 4k


Poor

6 months ago.

망작


Good

1 month 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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