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Intel Core i7 4790

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Core i7 4790

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Much better performance per dollar 88.55 pt/$ vs 3.81 pt/$ Around 23.2x better performance per dollar
Much higher clock speed 3.6 GHz vs 2.1 GHz More than 70% higher clock speed
Higher turbo clock speed 4 GHz vs 3.3 GHz More than 20% higher turbo clock speed
Significantly higher GPU clock speed 350 MHz vs 200 MHz 75% higher GPU clock speed
Better 3DMark06 CPU score 70.7 vs 51.5 More than 35% better 3DMark06 CPU score
Better geekbench 3 single core score 3,632 vs 2,934 Around 25% better geekbench 3 single core score
More l3 cache per core 2 MB/core vs 1.5 MB/core Around 35% more l3 cache per core
Slightly better PassMark score 9,996 vs 8,340 Around 20% better PassMark score
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Much better performance per watt 35.21 pt/W vs 10.77 pt/W More than 3.2x better performance per watt
Lower typical power consumption 38.19W vs 68.25W Around 45% lower typical power consumption
Lower annual commercial energy cost 41.17 $/year vs 73.58 $/year Around 45% lower annual commercial energy cost
Lower annual home energy cost 11.32 $/year vs 20.24 $/year Around 45% lower annual home energy cost

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i7 4790 vs 4760HQ

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

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 i7 4760HQ
4,250,000 MB/s

3D Mark 06 (CPU)

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i7 4790  vs
4760HQ 
Clock speed 3.6 GHz 2.1 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
DDR3
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC No No
Maximum bandwidth 25,600 MB/s 12,800 MB/s
Maximum memory size 32,768 MB 32,768 MB

details

Core i7 4790  vs
4760HQ 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 8 8
L2 cache 1 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
L3 cache 8 MB 6 MB
L3 cache per core 2 MB/core 1.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm 22 nm
Max CPUs 1 1

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics 4600 Intel® Iris™ Pro Graphics 5200
Number of displays supported 3 3
GPU clock speed 350 MHz 200 MHz
Turbo clock speed 1,200 MHz 1,200 MHz

power consumption

TDP 84W 47W
Annual home energy cost 20.24 $/year 11.32 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 73.58 $/year 41.17 $/year
Performance per watt 10.77 pt/W 35.21 pt/W
Typical power consumption 68.25W 38.19W

bus

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