Intel Core i7-4790K

Intel Core i7-4790K Benchmark

Intel Core i7-4790K Processor benchmark, specs and release date - 4 GHz 4 core Intel 4th Generation Core i7 LGA 1150 CPU rating. Is the Core i7-4790K good for gaming?

CPU Benchmark Score

31 %
Good score from 12 samples
Low uncertainty
Performance
Good
Ranking
388th of 1,219
Popularity
141st of 1,219
Samples
12 benchmarks

CPU benchmarks

Here are the performance results of this CPU in both the hardwareDB Benchmark and other benchmark utilities. Synthetic tests are an estimation of real-world performance using consistent and repeatable benchmarks.

Overall

Good

31 %

Gaming

Very Good

50 %

Multitasking

Average

25 %

Heavy Workloads

Average

24 %

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Alternative benchmarks

Here are some benchmark results using alternative testing software

Geekbench (multi)

Geekbench (multi)

Multi threaded benchmark

3,956
Geekbench (single)

Geekbench (single)

Single threaded benchmark

1,061
3DMark Physics

3DMark Physics

Physics simulation benchmark

4,411

Compare these benchmarks and specs using our CPU Comparison Tool

CPU Comparison

The Intel Core i7-4790K compared against popular alternatives. Compare against more CPUs with our CPU Comparison Tool.

Intel Xeon E5-2650 v2
37 %
Intel Xeon E3-1285L v4
33 %
Intel Core i7-6700
32 %
Intel Core i7-4790K
31 %
Intel Xeon E3-1281 v3
31 %
Intel Core i5-1135G7
30 %
Intel Xeon E5-2670
27 %

Specifications

Clock Speed 4 GHz
Turbo Speed 4.4 GHz
Cores 4
Threads 8
PCIe Revision 3
PCIe Lanes 16
Socket LGA 1150
Family 4th Generation Core i7
Memory Type DDR3-1333
Memory Channels 2
Max Memory 32 GiB
Release Date 2014-05-01
Supports ECC Memory No
TDP 88 W

Intel Core i7-4790K

The Core i7-4790K is a 4 core CPU from Intel released in 2014. This chip has a good overall score at 31% in our CPU benchmark. Our gaming benchmark shows that this CPU is a very good processor for gaming, with a score of 50%. As for multitasking and heavy workloads, the Core i7-4790K scores 25% and 24% respectively. Indeed, this is an average rating for very heavy workloads.

The Core i7-4790K has 4 cores and 8 threads. This CPU makes use of simultaneous multithreading technology to improve performance on parallel tasks. Each physical CPU core is divided into multiple logical processors. This Intel CPU has a clock speed of 4 GHz and a turbo speed of 4.4 GHz : a higher clock speed that can be reached when thermals and power delivery allow.

As for memory, the Core i7-4790K makes use of DDR3-1333 memory. The faster the memory, the better. Faster memory means that the CPU doesn't have to wait to get the data it needs. It can accommodate a maximum of 32 GiB of memory. Furthermore, this chip can handle up to 2 channels of RAM, a multichannel memory architecture allows for higher data transfer between the CPU and the memory. However, to take advantage of this, you must have enough memory slots filled. Error correcting memory is not supported on this processor.

This CPU has fast connectivity with support for PCI-Express Gen 3. The faster the PCIe link, the better. This allows for better performance with GPUs and NVME SSDs. It has a total of 16 PCIe lanes.

Power and thermals for the Intel Core i7-4790K CPU are a TDP (Thermal Design Power) of 88 watts. This measures the amount of heat the processor produces when running at full load. This isn't a measure of power consumption, but it's good estimate.

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