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Intel Core i7-4790K

Intel 4790K

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. 

SeriesIntel Core i7 (Desktop)
CodenameHaswell
Series: Core i7 (Desktop) Haswell
» Intel Core i7-4790K4000 - 4400 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-4790 (compare)3600 - 4000 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-4770K (compare)3500 - 3900 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-4790S (compare)3200 - 4000 MHz4 / 88 MB
Intel Core i7-4790T (compare)2700 - 3900 MHz4 / 88 MB
Clock Rate4000 - 4400 MHz
Level 1 Cache256 KB
Level 2 Cache1 MB
Level 3 Cache8 MB
Number of Cores / Threads4 / 8
Max. Power Consumption (TDP = Thermal Design Power)88 Watt
Transistor Count1400 Million
Manufacturing Technology22 nm
Die Size177 mm2
SocketFCLGA1150
FeaturesHD Graphics 4600 (Turbo 1350 MHz), DDR3-1600 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, Quick Sync, Virtualization, vPro
GPUIntel HD Graphics 4600 (350 - 1250 MHz)
64 Bit64 Bit support
Starting Price$339 U.S.
Announcement Date06/01/2013
Product Link (external)Intel Core i7 (Desktop) 4790K

Benchmarks

Performance Rating - CB R15 + R20 + 7-Zip + X265 + Blender + 3DM11 CPU
50.7 pt (55%)
Cinebench R20 - CPU (Single Core)
407 Points (127%)
Cinebench R20 - CPU (Multi Core)
2043 Points (300%)
Cinebench R15 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 806     avg: 855.6     median: 849 (244%)     max: 892 Points
Cinebench R15 - CPU Single 64Bit
min: 168     avg: 173     median: 174 (121%)     max: 176 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Multi 64Bit
min: 9.05     avg: 9.3     median: 9.2 (239%)     max: 9.63 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - CPU Single 64Bit
min: 1.92     avg: 2     median: 2 (121%)     max: 2.07 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single 32Bit
min: 6398     avg: 6548.5     median: 6520 (89%)     max: 6756 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
min: 24857     avg: 25469     median: 25458.5 (170%)     max: 26102 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
min: 31767     avg: 32904     median: 32937.5 (214%)     max: 33974 Points
Cinebench R10 - Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
min: 8528     avg: 8641     median: 8562.5 (95%)     max: 8911 Points
wPrime 2.0x - 1024m *
min: 174.76     avg: 185.5     median: 185.8 (2%)     max: 196 seconds
wPrime 2.0x - 32m *
min: 5.585     avg: 6     median: 6 (1%)     max: 6.3 seconds
WinRAR - Result
min: 5445     avg: 5489.5     median: 5489.5 (116%)     max: 5534 KB/s
7-Zip 18.03 - 7z b 4
25134 MIPS (187%)
7-Zip 18.03 - 7z b 4 -mmt1
4979 MIPS (96%)
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 2
min: 50.7     avg: 52.2     median: 52.4 (218%)     max: 53.6 fps
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0 - Pass 1
min: 180     avg: 190.4     median: 193 (160%)     max: 198.27 fps
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 - 4k Preset
7.1 fps (284%)
01020Tooltip
TrueCrypt - Serpent Mean 100MB
min: 0.43     avg: 0.4     median: 0.4 (45%)     max: 0.45 GB/s
TrueCrypt - Twofish Mean 100MB
min: 0.77     avg: 0.8     median: 0.8 (126%)     max: 0.831 GB/s
TrueCrypt - AES Mean 100MB
min: 5     avg: 5     median: 5 (227%)     max: 5.1 GB/s
Blender 2.79 - BMW27 CPU *
min: 506     avg: 508.4     median: 508.4 (4%)     max: 510.8 Seconds
3DMark 06 - CPU
min: 8442     avg: 9284.9     median: 9476 (200%)     max: 9615 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M *
min: 7     avg: 7.9     median: 8.3 (2%)     max: 8.4 Seconds
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M *
min: 18     avg: 18.5     median: 18.6 (1%)     max: 18.9 Seconds
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M *
min: 437     avg: 452.3     median: 460 (2%)     max: 460 Seconds
3DMark Vantage - P CPU no PhysX 1280x1024
min: 30076     avg: 32100.2     median: 32414.5 (134%)     max: 32834 Points
3DMark 11 - Performance Physics 1280x720
min: 9898     avg: 10755     median: 10863 (217%)     max: 11304 points
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 51452     avg: 56839.9     median: 57457 (37%)     max: 60983 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Extreme Physics 1920x1080
min: 51750     avg: 55977.7     median: 56383 (129%)     max: 59800 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Unlimited Physics 1280x720 offscreen
min: 56530     avg: 60792.6     median: 61518 (124%)     max: 63023 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Physics 1280x720
min: 8055     avg: 8532.5     median: 8593 (229%)     max: 8838 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Physics 1920x1080
min: 11449     avg: 12151.4     median: 12194 (129%)     max: 12585 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Stream
min: 9285     avg: 9371.5     median: 9371.5 (90%)     max: 9458 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Memory
min: 8714     avg: 8787.5     median: 8787.5 (107%)     max: 8861 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Floating Point
min: 16703     avg: 17158     median: 17158 (87%)     max: 17613 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Integer
min: 14900     avg: 15239.5     median: 15239.5 (166%)     max: 15579 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit - Total Score
min: 13779     avg: 14033.5     median: 14033.5 (121%)     max: 14288 Points
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Multi-Core Score
min: 15390     avg: 15730.3     median: 15724 (165%)     max: 16077 Points
Geekbench 3 - 32 Bit Single-Core Score
min: 4053     avg: 4296.3     median: 4176 (123%)     max: 4660 Points
Geekbench 4.0 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
5104 Points (100%)
Geekbench 4.0 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
16612 Points (137%)
Geekbench 4.4 - 64 Bit Single-Core Score
4940 Points (101%)
Geekbench 4.4 - 64 Bit Multi-Core Score
17483 Points (132%)
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score *
min: 871     avg: 1097.5     median: 974 (2%)     max: 1571 ms
Sunspider - 1.0 Total Score *
min: 72.4     avg: 123.4     median: 138 (2%)     max: 145 ms
Octane V2 - Total Score
min: 20765     avg: 33910.8     median: 37563 (76%)     max: 39752 Points
Power Consumption - Prime95 V28,10 Stress Power Consumption (external Monitor) ultra *
min: 223     avg: 224     median: 224 (149%)     max: 225 Watt
Power Consumption - Cinebench R15 Multi Power Consumption (external Monitor) ultra *
min: 170     avg: 170.5     median: 170.5 (120%)     max: 171 Watt
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Other CPUs of the series Intel Core i7 (Desktop)

» Intel Core i7 (Desktop) i7-9700K
   3.6 GHz / 2 MB L2 + 16 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 (Desktop) i7-8086K
   3.7 GHz / 1.5 MB L2 + 12 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 (Desktop) i7-8700K
   3.7 GHz / 1.5 MB L2 + 12 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 (Desktop) i7-6950X
   3 GHz / 2.5 MB L2 + 25 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 (Desktop) i7-8700
   3.2 GHz / 1.5 MB L2 + 12 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 (Desktop) 7740X
   4.3 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 8 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 (Desktop) 7700K
   4.2 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 8 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 (Desktop) 5960X
   3 GHz / 2 MB L2 + 20 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 (Desktop) 4960X
   3.6 GHz / 1.5 MB L2 + 15 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 (Desktop) 7700
   3.6 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 8 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 (Desktop) 6700K
   4 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 8 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 (Desktop) 3960X
   3.3 GHz / 1.5 MB L2 + 15 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 (Desktop) 4790K
   4 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 8 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 (Desktop) 6700
   3.4 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 8 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 (Desktop) 4790
   3.6 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 8 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 (Desktop) 5775C
   3.3 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 6 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 (Desktop) 4770K
   3.5 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 8 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 (Desktop) 4790S
   3.2 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 8 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 (Desktop) 990X EE
   3.47 GHz / 1.5 MB L2 + 12 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 (Desktop) 980X EE
   3.33 GHz / 1.5 MB L2 + 12 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 (Desktop) 3770K
   3.5 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 8 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 (Desktop) 4790T
   2.7 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 8 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 (Desktop) 6700T
   2.8 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 6 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 (Desktop) 2700K
   3.5 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 8 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 (Desktop) 2600K
   3.4 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 8 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 (Desktop) 975
   3.33 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 8 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 (Desktop) 960
   3.2 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 8 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 (Desktop) 950
   3.06 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 8 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 (Desktop) 940
   2.93 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 8 MB L3
» Intel Core i7 (Desktop) 920
   2.66 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 8 MB L3

Surrounding CPUs

- Intel Comet Lake i5-10400H
   2.6 GHz / 1 MB + 8 MB
- Intel Xeon (Desktop) E5-2680
   2.7 GHz / 2 MB + 20 MB
- Intel Core i7 (Desktop) 3960X
   3.3 GHz / 1.5 MB + 15 MB
- Intel Core i7 i7-8809G
   3.1 GHz / 1 MB + 8 MB
» Intel Core i7 (Desktop) 4790K
   4 GHz / 1 MB L2 + 8 MB L3
+ Intel Core i5 i5-9400H
   2.5 GHz / 1024 KB + 8192 KB
+ AMD Ryzen 5 R5 1600
   3.2 GHz / 3072 KB + 16384 KB
+ Intel Xeon (Desktop) E3-1280 v5
   3.7 GHz / 1024 KB + 8192 KB
+ Intel Core i7 (Desktop) 6700
   3.4 GHz / 1024 KB + 8192 KB
+ Intel Xeon E3-1535M v6
   3.1 GHz / 1024 KB + 8192 KB
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