CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 4790K vs 6100H 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

9.1

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Core i7 4790K 

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

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Front view of Intel Core i7 4790K

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Core i7 4790K

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core i7 4790K

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Much better 3DMark06 CPU score 79 vs 39.9 Around 2x better 3DMark06 CPU score
Is unlocked Yes vs No Somewhat common; An unlocked multiplier allows for easier overclocking
Much higher clock speed 4 GHz vs 2.7 GHz Around 50% higher clock speed
Much better performance per dollar 3.69 pt/$ vs 0.86 pt/$ More than 4.2x better performance per dollar
More l2 cache 1 MB vs 0.5 MB 2x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Much better turbo clock speed 1,250 MHz vs 900 MHz Around 40% better turbo clock speed
More l3 cache 8 MB vs 3 MB Around 2.8x more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
Significantly better PassMark (Single core) score 2,530 vs 1,553 Around 65% better PassMark (Single core) score
Significantly better PassMark score 11,194 vs 4,154 Around 2.8x better PassMark score
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.63 GHz vs 2.7 GHz More than 70% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Much better performance per watt 11.42 pt/W vs 5.5 pt/W More than 2x better performance per watt
More cores 4 vs 2 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Better CompuBench 1.5 video composition score 12.09 fps vs 6.97 fps Around 75% better CompuBench 1.5 video composition 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
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.8 GHz vs 2.7 GHz Around 80% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
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Reasons to consider the
Intel Core i3 6100H

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Much lower typical power consumption 28.44W vs 71.5W 2.5x 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 21.2 $/year 2.5x lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 30.66 $/year vs 77.09 $/year 2.5x lower annual commercial energy cost
Newer Jul, 2015 vs Apr, 2014 Release date over 1 years later

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i7 4790K vs i3 6100H

CompuBench 1.5 (Bitcoin mining) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i7 4790K
16.1 mHash/s
Core i3 6100H
24.03 mHash/s

CompuBench 1.5 (Face detection)

Core i7 4790K
18.33 mPixels/s
Core i3 6100H
17.33 mPixels/s

CompuBench 1.5 (Ocean surface simulation) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i7 4790K
233.07 fps
Core i3 6100H
220.42 fps

CompuBench 1.5 (T-Rex) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i7 4790K
1.79 fps
Core i3 6100H
1.12 fps

CompuBench 1.5 (Video composition) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i7 4790K
12.09 fps
Core i3 6100H
6.97 fps

3D Mark 06 (CPU)

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i7 4790K  vs
i3 6100H 
Clock speed 4 GHz 2.7 GHz
Cores Quad core Dual core
Is unlocked Yes No

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing No 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

power consumption

TDP 88W 35W
Annual home energy cost 21.2 $/year 8.43 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 77.09 $/year 30.66 $/year
Performance per watt 11.42 pt/W 5.5 pt/W
Typical power consumption 71.5W 28.44W

bus

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

details

Core i7 4790K  vs
i3 6100H 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 8 4
L2 cache 1 MB 0.5 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
L3 cache 8 MB 3 MB
L3 cache per core 2 MB/core 1.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm 14 nm
Max CPUs 1 1

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 4.63 GHz 2.7 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.8 GHz 2.7 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.63 GHz 2.7 GHz

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 1,250 MHz 900 MHz

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
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