CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 4790 vs 5575R among all CPUs

Performance

Benchmark performance using all cores

PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated, PassMark and 1 more

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

PassMark (Single Core), Geekbench 3 Single Core and 1 more

Integrated Graphics

Integrated GPU performance for graphics

Sky Diver and Cloud Gate

Integrated Graphics (OpenCL)

Integrated GPU performance for parallel computing

CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 4 more

Performance per Watt

How efficiently does the processor use electricity?

Sky Diver, Cloud Gate, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

Value

Are you paying a premium for performance?

Sky Diver, Cloud Gate, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

9.2

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Core i7 4790 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Core i7 4790  based on its performance, single-core performance and value.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Core i7 4790

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core i7 4790

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Significantly higher clock speed 3.6 GHz vs 2.8 GHz Around 30% higher clock speed
Higher turbo clock speed 4 GHz vs 3.3 GHz More than 20% higher turbo clock speed
Much better performance per dollar 2.97 pt/$ vs 0.97 pt/$ More than 3x better performance per dollar
Much better performance per watt 10.77 pt/W vs 3.65 pt/W Around 3x better performance per watt
Significantly better turbo clock speed 1,200 MHz vs 1,050 MHz Around 15% better turbo clock speed
Supports trusted computing Yes vs No Somewhat common; Allows for safer, more reliable computing
Better PassMark (Single core) score 2,284 vs 1,884 More than 20% better PassMark (Single core) score
More threads 8 vs 4 Twice as many threads
Better PassMark score 9,996 vs 7,434 Around 35% better PassMark score
Higher GPU clock speed 350 MHz vs 300 MHz More than 15% higher GPU clock speed
Front view of Intel Core i5 5575R

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Intel Core i5 5575R

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Significantly newer manufacturing process 14 nm vs 22 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Significantly better CompuBench 1.5 video composition score 23.64 fps vs 12.13 fps Around 95% better CompuBench 1.5 video composition score
Lower typical power consumption 52.81W vs 68.25W Around 25% lower typical power consumption
Newer Apr, 2015 vs May, 2014 Release date 11 months later
Lower annual home energy cost 15.66 $/year vs 20.24 $/year Around 25% lower annual home energy cost
Lower annual commercial energy cost 56.94 $/year vs 73.58 $/year Around 25% lower annual commercial energy cost

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i7 4790 vs i5 5575R

CompuBench 1.5 (Bitcoin mining) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i7 4790
15.62 mHash/s
Core i5 5575R
46.45 mHash/s

CompuBench 1.5 (Face detection)

Core i7 4790
16.69 mPixels/s
Core i5 5575R
25.25 mPixels/s

CompuBench 1.5 (T-Rex) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i7 4790
1.96 fps
Core i5 5575R
-1 fps

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i7 4790
13,718
Core i5 5575R
10,562

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i7 4790
4,570,000 MB/s
Core i5 5575R
4,450 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i7 4790  vs
i5 5575R 
Clock speed 3.6 GHz 2.8 GHz
Turbo clock speed 4 GHz 3.3 GHz
Cores Quad core Quad core
Is unlocked No No

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing Yes No
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
F16C
MMX
SSE4
AVX
SSE3
EM64T
SSE
SSE4.1
FMA3
SSE4.2
Supplemental SSE3
AES
AVX 2.0
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1600
DDR3L-1600
DDR3-1333
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC No No
Maximum bandwidth 25,600 MB/s 25,600 MB/s
Maximum memory size 32,768 MB 32,768 MB

details

Core i7 4790  vs
i5 5575R 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 8 4
Manufacture process 22 nm 14 nm
Max CPUs 1 1

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics 4600 Intel® Iris™ Pro Graphics 6200
Number of displays supported 3 3
GPU clock speed 350 MHz 300 MHz
Turbo clock speed 1,200 MHz 1,050 MHz

power consumption

TDP 84W 65W
Annual home energy cost 20.24 $/year 15.66 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 73.58 $/year 56.94 $/year
Performance per watt 10.77 pt/W 3.65 pt/W
Typical power consumption 68.25W 52.81W

bus

Architecture DMI 2.0 DMI 2.0
Number of links 0 0
Transfer rate 5,000 MT/s 5,000 MT/s
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