Average Bench: 64.9% (118th of 1182)

more Based on 109,774 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: 49%Average: 64.9% Great: 76%
Gaming
Gaming 65%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 72%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 48%
Yacht

Above average average bench

The Intel Core i7-4790 averaged 35.1% 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 107Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 208Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-4790 is 26.9%. 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 551Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 542Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 109,774 samples)
Min Avg Max
85.9 1-Core 107 118
157 2-Core 208 234
74.6% 158 Pts
Min Avg Max
267 4-Core 365 439
376 8-Core 542 595
58.3% 454 Pts
Min Avg Max
415 64-Core 551 597
36.9% 551 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 117
2-Core 232
82% 174 Pts
4-Core 441
8-Core 590
67% 516 Pts
64-Core 586
39% 586 Pts
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
1-Core 119
2-Core 234
83% 176 Pts
4-Core 415
8-Core 588
65% 501 Pts
64-Core 593
40% 593 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.75 GHz (avg)
1-Core 113
2-Core 226
79% 169 Pts
4-Core 397
8-Core 576
63% 486 Pts
64-Core 577
39% 577 Pts
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz
1-Core 116
2-Core 216
79% 166 Pts
4-Core 378
8-Core 588
62% 483 Pts
64-Core 589
40% 589 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
1-Core 102
2-Core 192
70% 147 Pts
4-Core 313
8-Core 440
49% 377 Pts
64-Core 401
27% 401 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 20,345,242 CPUs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $323 @ launch in May '14
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Typical Core i7-4790 Builds (Compare 9,406 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: 53% - Above average Total price: $474

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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...

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29 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.


Terrible

16 days ago.

coz i can play


Poor

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.


Terrible

14 days ago.

My CPU gaming


Good

7 months ago.

Still good @ Average High-speed CPU


Excellent

6 months ago.

i have 30 40 precent usage in games


Good

3 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

15 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!


Terrible

21 days ago.

really nice processor, two gens after still a beast


Excellent

1 month ago.

great cpu


Excellent

13 days ago.

Very reliable.


Excellent

5 years ago.


Excellent

13 days ago.

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


Terrible

24 months ago.

low perfomance for that price


Excellent

7 months ago.

Works better then I thought its possible.


Terrible

2 years ago.

it low for 4k


Poor

8 months ago.

망작


Good

3 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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