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

Intel Core i7-4790S

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The Intel Core i7-4790S is a high end quad-core desktop processor using the Haswell architecture. It clocks at 3.2 - 4 GHz and can run 8 threads at once thanks to HyperThreading. Compared to the similar named Core i7-4790K, the 4790S clocks a bit lower, is rated at a lower TDP of 65 W and offers no open multiplier for overclocking.

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 i7-4790SIntel Core i7-4770K
Intel Core i7 (Desktop)Intel Core i7 (Desktop)
HaswellHaswell
: Core i7 (Desktop) Haswell
Intel Core i7-4790K (compare)4000 - 4400 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-4790 (compare)3600 - 4000 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-4770K3500 - 3900 MHz4 / 88 MB
» Intel Core i7-4790S3200 - 4000 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-4790K (compare)4000 - 4400 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-4790 (compare)3600 - 4000 MHz4 / 88 MB
» Intel Core i7-4770K3500 - 3900 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-4790S3200 - 4000 MHz4 / 88 MB
3200 - 4000 MHz3500 - 3900 MHz
256 KB256 KB
1 MB1 MB
8 MB8 MB
4 / 84 / 8
65 84
1400 1400
22 22
177 mm2177 mm2
FCLGA1150
HD Graphics 4600 (350 - 1200 MHz), DDR3-1600 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, AES-NI, Quick Sync, Virtualization, vProHD Graphics 4600 (Turbo 1250 MHz), DDR3-1600 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, vPro
iGPUIntel HD Graphics 4600 (350 - 1200 MHz)Intel HD Graphics 4600 (400 - 1200 MHz)
$303 U.S.
Intel Core i7 (Desktop) 4790SIntel Core i7 (Desktop) 4770K

Cinebench R15 - CPU Multi 64Bit
714 Points (16%)
Cinebench R15 - CPU Single 64Bit
150 Points (69%)
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Multi 64Bit
7.8 Points (18%)
8.2 Points (19%)
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Single 64Bit
1.7 Points (86%)
1.8 Points (89%)
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
5566 Points (57%)
5845 Points (60%)
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
21072 Points (32%)
22325 Points (34%)
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
28765 Points (38%)
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
7716 Points (75%)
wPrime 2.0x - 1024m *
min: 221     avg: 222.5     median: 222 (3%)     max: 223 seconds
wPrime 2.0x - 32m *
7.1 seconds (1%)
WinRAR - Result
5119 KB/s (60%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 2
45.8 fps (1%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 1
174.8 fps (65%)
TrueCrypt - Serpent Mean 100MB
0.4 GB/s (19%)
TrueCrypt - Twofish Mean 100MB
0.7 GB/s (23%)
TrueCrypt - AES Mean 100MB
4.4 GB/s (22%)
3DMark 06 - CPU
min: 7988     avg: 8030     median: 8030 (54%)     max: 8072 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
9.4 Seconds (2%)
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
20.9 Seconds (1%)
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M *
500 Seconds (2%)
SiSoft Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS)
124850 MIPS (59%)
SiSoft Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS)
95840 MFLOPS (74%)
3DMark Vantage - P CPU no PhysX 1280x1024
27595 Points (39%)
3DMark 11 - Performance Physics 1280x720
8643 points (44%)
min: 8226     avg: 8804     median: 8804 (45%)     max: 9382 points
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
49098 Points (32%)
46962 Points (30%)
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Physics 1920x1080
47647 Points (57%)
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Physics 1280x720
7211 Points (18%)
7317 Points (19%)
3DMark - Fire Strike Physics 1920x1080
10116 Points (31%)
min: 10088     avg: 10574.5     median: 10574 (33%)     max: 11061 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Stream
7940 Points (64%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Memory
7720 Points (70%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Floating Point
14765 Points (25%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Integer
13200 Points (23%)
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Total Score
12125 Points (28%)

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-4790S → 100%

Average Benchmarks Intel Core i7-4770K → 101%

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