Average Bench: 71.8% (364th of 1445)

Based on 13,224 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000306C3, , 00004E414C206472 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4790S CPU @ 3.20GHz
Poor: 58%Average: 71.8% Great: 79%
Gaming
Gaming 72%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 75%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 58%
Gunboat

Good average bench

The Intel Core i7-4790S averaged 28.2% 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. Memory Latency 83.3Pts
Avg. Single Core Speed 99.3Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-4790S is 20.7%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i7-4790S performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Multi Core Speed 500Pts
Avg. Octa Core Speed 490Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 13,224 samples)
Min Avg Max
69.6 Memory 83.3 93.1
69.2 1-Core 99.3 112
139 2-Core 188 217
71.5% 123 Pts
Min Avg Max
244 4-Core 327 379
340 8-Core 490 553
50.8% 408 Pts
Min Avg Max
366 64-Core 500 554
31% 500 Pts
User Benchmarks BenchNormalHeavyServer
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.65 GHz (avg)
Memory 85.5
1-Core 104
2-Core 194
74% 128 Pts
4-Core 360
8-Core 534
56% 447 Pts
64-Core 535
33% 535 Pts
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.65 GHz (avg)
Memory 85
1-Core 105
2-Core 199
75% 130 Pts
4-Core 361
8-Core 520
55% 441 Pts
64-Core 531
33% 531 Pts
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.65 GHz (avg)
Memory 89
1-Core 103
2-Core 194
75% 129 Pts
4-Core 340
8-Core 518
53% 429 Pts
64-Core 522
32% 522 Pts
CPU 1, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Memory 82.9
1-Core 100
2-Core 198
73% 127 Pts
4-Core 358
8-Core 532
55% 445 Pts
64-Core 538
33% 538 Pts
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Memory 82.4
1-Core 98.9
2-Core 188
71% 123 Pts
4-Core 325
8-Core 464
50% 395 Pts
64-Core 461
28% 461 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.65 GHz (avg)
Memory 77.5
1-Core 106
2-Core 196
72% 127 Pts
4-Core 339
8-Core 532
54% 436 Pts
64-Core 534
33% 534 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Memory 78.9
1-Core 92.6
2-Core 181
68% 117 Pts
4-Core 308
8-Core 491
49% 400 Pts
64-Core 436
27% 436 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Memory 74.7
1-Core 90.1
2-Core 174
65% 113 Pts
4-Core 303
8-Core 437
46% 370 Pts
64-Core 439
27% 439 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.65 GHz (avg)
Memory 38.6
1-Core 89.1
2-Core 79.5
42% 69.1 Pts
4-Core 87.3
8-Core 88.7
12% 88 Pts
64-Core 92.7
6% 92.7 Pts
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Typical Core i7-4790S Builds (Compare 2,190 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings
Gaming
Gaming 26%
Raft
Desktop
Desktop 79%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 22%
Surfboard

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 Specifications

Essentials

DescriptionIntel® Core™ i7-4790S Processor (8M Cache, up to 4.00 GHz)
Code NameHaswell
Launch DateQ2'14
Processor Numberi7-4790S
# of Cores4
# of Threads8
Cache8 MB SmartCache
Instruction Set64-bit
Instruction Set ExtensionsSSE4.1/4.2, AVX 2.0
Embedded Options AvailableYes
Lithography22 nm
Recommended Price$303.00 - $312.00
Clock Speed3.2 GHz
Max Turbo Frequency4 GHz
Bus Speed5 GT/s DMI2
Scalability1S Only
Max TDP65 W
Thermal Solution SpecificationPCG 2013C

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

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Good

11 months ago.

Excellent performance and power consumption.


Good

2 months ago.

better and cheaper than the i7-4790


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