Intel Core i7-4770K vs Intel Core i7-4790K

Intel Core i7-4770K

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The Intel Core i7-4770K is a high-end quad-core processor for desktops and successor of the i7-3770K. It is based on the Haswell architecture and has been launched in Q2/2013. Due to Hyperthreading, the four cores can handle up to eight threads in parallel leading to better utilization of the CPU. Each core offers a base speed of 3.5 GHz but can dynamically increase clock rates with Turbo Boost up to 3.7 GHz (for 4 active cores), 3.8 GHz (for 2 active cores) and 3.9 GHz (for 1 active core). Furthermore, the Extreme CPUs offer an unlocked multiplicator for easy overclocking.

Haswell is the successor to the Ivy Bridge architecture with improvements on both GPU and CPU performance. The CPUs are produced in 22nm and offer an optimized branch prediction as well as additional execution ports, improving especially the Hyper-Threading performance. Furthermore, new features like AVX2 and FMA should increase the performance in future applications.

Due to these changes, the performance per clock has been improved by about 8 percent compared to the Ivy Bridge Core i7-3770K.

The integrated Intel HD Graphics 4600 offers 20 Execution Units (EUs) clocked at 400 MHz up to 1250 MHz with Turbo Boost, making it about 30 % faster than the HD 4000.

The i7-4770K is rated at a TDP of 84 W including graphics card, memory controller and VRMs. This is significantly higher than the 3770K which is rated at 77 Watt.

Intel Core i7-4790K

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The Intel Core i7-4790K is a high end quad-core desktop processor using the Haswell architecture. It was announced in the second quarter of 2014 and was the top model of the 4000 series consumer processors. Compared to the Core i7-4770K, the 4790K offers 500 MHz more base and turbo clock speed and reaches 4.4 GHz. 

Intel Core i7-4770KIntel Core i7-4790K
Intel Core i7 (Desktop)Intel Core i7 (Desktop)
HaswellHaswell
: Core i7 (Desktop) Haswell
Intel Core i7-4790K4000 - 4400 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-4790 (compare)3600 - 4000 MHz4 / 88 MB
» Intel Core i7-4770K3500 - 3900 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-4790S (compare)3200 - 4000 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-4790T (compare)2700 - 3900 MHz4 / 88 MB
» Intel Core i7-4790K4000 - 4400 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-4790 (compare)3600 - 4000 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-4770K3500 - 3900 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-4790S (compare)3200 - 4000 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-4790T (compare)2700 - 3900 MHz4 / 88 MB
3500 - 3900 MHz4000 - 4400 MHz
256 KB256 KB
1 MB1 MB
8 MB8 MB
4 / 84 / 8
84 88
1400 1400
22 22
177 mm2177 mm2
HD Graphics 4600 (Turbo 1250 MHz), DDR3-1600 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, vProHD Graphics 4600 (Turbo 1350 MHz), DDR3-1600 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, vPro
iGPUIntel HD Graphics 4600 (400 - 1200 MHz)Intel HD Graphics 4600 (350 - 1250 MHz)
Intel Core i7 (Desktop) 4770KIntel Core i7 (Desktop) 4790K
FCLGA1150
$339 U.S.

Cinebench R20 - CPU (Single Core)
407 Points (79%)
Cinebench R20 - CPU (Multi Core)
2043 Points (23%)
Cinebench R15 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 806     avg: 850     median: 846 (19%)     max: 890 Points
Cinebench R15 - CPU Single 64Bit
min: 168     avg: 173     median: 174 (80%)     max: 176 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Multi 64Bit
8.2 Points (21%)
min: 9.05     avg: 9.2     median: 9.1 (24%)     max: 9.4 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Single 64Bit
1.8 Points (72%)
min: 1.92     avg: 2     median: 2 (79%)     max: 2.07 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
5845 Points (60%)
min: 6398     avg: 6558     median: 6520 (67%)     max: 6756 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
22325 Points (38%)
min: 24857     avg: 25258     median: 25082 (42%)     max: 25835 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
28765 Points (38%)
min: 31767     avg: 32779     median: 32596 (43%)     max: 33974 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
7716 Points (72%)
min: 8528     avg: 8679     median: 8597 (80%)     max: 8911 Points
wPrime 2.0x - 1024m *
min: 221.3     avg: 222     median: 222.5 (3%)     max: 223.6 seconds
min: 174.76     avg: 185     median: 185.4 (2%)     max: 196 seconds
wPrime 2.0x - 32m *
min: 7.06     avg: 7.1     median: 7.1 (1%)     max: 7.1 seconds
min: 5.585     avg: 5.9     median: 5.9 (1%)     max: 6.3 seconds
WinRAR - Result
5119 KB/s (60%)
5534 KB/s (65%)
7-Zip 18.03 - 7z b 4
25134 MIPS (27%)
7-Zip 18.03 - 7z b 4 -mmt1
4979 MIPS (33%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 2
45.8 fps (29%)
min: 50.7     avg: 51.6     median: 51.6 (33%)     max: 52.44 fps
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 1
175 fps (62%)
min: 180     avg: 189     median: 189.1 (67%)     max: 198.27 fps
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 - 4k Preset
7.1 fps (26%)
01020Tooltip
TrueCrypt - Serpent Mean 100MB
0.4 GB/s (20%)
min: 0.43     avg: 0.4     median: 0.4 (23%)     max: 0.44 GB/s
TrueCrypt - Twofish Mean 100MB
0.7 GB/s (21%)
min: 0.77     avg: 0.8     median: 0.8 (25%)     max: 0.831 GB/s
TrueCrypt - AES Mean 100MB
4.4 GB/s (23%)
5 GB/s (26%)
Blender 2.79 - BMW27 CPU *
min: 506     avg: 508     median: 508.4 (4%)     max: 510.8 Seconds
3DMark 06 - CPU
min: 7988     avg: 8030     median: 8030 (54%)     max: 8072 Points
min: 8442     avg: 9326     median: 9485 (63%)     max: 9615 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
9.4 Seconds (2%)
min: 7     avg: 7.7     median: 7.7 (2%)     max: 8.4 Seconds
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
20.9 Seconds (1%)
min: 18     avg: 18.5     median: 18.5 (1%)     max: 18.9 Seconds
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M *
500 Seconds (2%)
min: 437     avg: 449     median: 448.5 (2%)     max: 460 Seconds
SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS)
124850 MIPS (59%)
SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS)
95840 MFLOPS (74%)
3DMark Vantage - P CPU no PhysX 1280x1024
27595 Points (39%)
min: 30076     avg: 32048     median: 32372 (45%)     max: 32834 Points
3DMark 11 - Performance Physics 1280x720
min: 8226     avg: 8804     median: 8804 (43%)     max: 9382 points
min: 9898     avg: 10753     median: 10886 (53%)     max: 11304 points
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
46962 Points (30%)
min: 54775     avg: 57738     median: 57555.5 (37%)     max: 60983 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Physics 1920x1080
47647 Points (57%)
min: 56383     avg: 58092     median: 58091.5 (69%)     max: 59800 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Physics 1280x720 offscreen
min: 56530     avg: 61027     median: 61551.5 (71%)     max: 63023 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Physics 1280x720
7317 Points (19%)
min: 8055     avg: 8538     median: 8598.5 (22%)     max: 8838 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Physics 1920x1080
min: 10088     avg: 10575     median: 10574.5 (36%)     max: 11061 Points
min: 11449     avg: 12153     median: 12201 (42%)     max: 12585 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Stream
7940 Points (64%)
9458 Points (76%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Memory
7720 Points (70%)
8861 Points (80%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Floating Point
14765 Points (29%)
16703 Points (33%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Integer
13200 Points (27%)
14900 Points (30%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Total Score
12125 Points (32%)
13779 Points (36%)
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Multi-Core Score
min: 15390     avg: 15557     median: 15557 (28%)     max: 15724 Points
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Single-Core Score
min: 4176     avg: 4418     median: 4418 (91%)     max: 4660 Points
Geekbench 4.0 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
5104 Points (81%)
Geekbench 4.0 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
16612 Points (46%)
Geekbench 4.4 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
4940 Points (78%)
Geekbench 4.4 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
17483 Points (30%)
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score *
min: 871     avg: 1138     median: 972 (2%)     max: 1571 ms
Sunspider - 1.0 Total Score *
min: 72.4     avg: 118     median: 137 (2%)     max: 145 ms
Octane V2 - Total Score
min: 20765     avg: 32789     median: 37851 (72%)     max: 39752 Points
Power Consumption - Prime95 V28,10 Stress Power Consumption (external Monitor) ultra *
100%
1 4790K +
min: 223     avg: 224     median: 224 (60%)     max: 225 Watt
Power Consumption - Cinebench R15 Multi Power Consumption (external Monitor) ultra *
100%
1 4790K +
min: 170     avg: 171     median: 170.5 (45%)     max: 171 Watt

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-4770K → 100%

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-4790K → 108%

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Redaktion, 2017-09- 8 (Update: 2017-09-11)