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Front view of Intel Core i7 4790

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core i7 4790

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Much higher clock speed 3.6 GHz vs 2.3 GHz More than 55% 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 1.16 pt/$ More than 2.5x better performance per dollar
Significantly better turbo clock speed 1,200 MHz vs 1,000 MHz 20% better turbo clock speed
Better PassMark (Single core) score 2,284 vs 1,679 More than 35% better PassMark (Single core) score
Significantly better performance per watt 10.77 pt/W vs 6.38 pt/W Around 70% better performance per watt
Slightly more l3 cache 8 MB vs 6 MB Around 35% more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
Better PassMark score 9,996 vs 6,318 Around 60% better PassMark score
More threads 8 vs 4 Twice as many threads
More l3 cache per core 2 MB/core vs 1.5 MB/core Around 35% more l3 cache per core
Front view of Intel Core i5 6500TE

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Much lower typical power consumption 28.44W vs 68.25W 2.4x lower typical power consumption
Significantly newer manufacturing process 14 nm vs 22 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much lower annual home energy cost 8.43 $/year vs 20.24 $/year 2.4x lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 30.66 $/year vs 73.58 $/year 2.4x lower annual commercial energy cost
Newer Oct, 2015 vs May, 2014 Release date over 1 years later

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i7 4790 vs i5 6500TE

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i7 4790  vs
i5 6500TE 
Clock speed 3.6 GHz 2.3 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 Yes
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 65,536 MB

details

Core i7 4790  vs
i5 6500TE 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 8 4
L3 cache 8 MB 6 MB
L3 cache per core 2 MB/core 1.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm 14 nm
Max CPUs 1 1

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics 4600 Intel® HD Graphics 530
Number of displays supported 3 3
GPU clock speed 350 MHz 350 MHz
Turbo clock speed 1,200 MHz 1,000 MHz

power consumption

TDP 84W 35W
Annual home energy cost 20.24 $/year 8.43 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 73.58 $/year 30.66 $/year
Performance per watt 10.77 pt/W 6.38 pt/W
Typical power consumption 68.25W 28.44W

bus

Architecture DMI 2.0 FSB
Number of links 0 1
Transfer rate 5,000 MT/s 8,000 MT/s
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