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Intel Core i7 4790K

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Front view of Intel Core i7 4790K

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Much better performance per dollar 98.35 pt/$ vs 3.81 pt/$ More than 25.8x better performance per dollar
Much higher clock speed 4 GHz vs 2.1 GHz More than 90% higher clock speed
Significantly higher turbo clock speed 4.4 GHz vs 3.3 GHz Around 35% higher turbo clock speed
Is unlocked Yes vs No Somewhat common; An unlocked multiplier allows for easier overclocking
Significantly higher GPU clock speed 350 MHz vs 200 MHz 75% higher GPU clock speed
Significantly better 3DMark06 CPU score 79 vs 51.5 Around 55% better 3DMark06 CPU score
Better geekbench 3 single core score 4,004 vs 2,934 More than 35% better geekbench 3 single core score
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.64 GHz vs 2.1 GHz Around 2.2x better overclocked clock speed (Air)
More l3 cache per core 2 MB/core vs 1.5 MB/core Around 35% more l3 cache per core
Better turbo clock speed 1,250 MHz vs 1,200 MHz Around 5% better turbo clock speed
Better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.79 GHz vs 2.1 GHz More than 2.2x better overclocked clock speed (Water)
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Much better performance per watt 35.21 pt/W vs 11.42 pt/W More than 3x better performance per watt
Supports trusted computing Yes vs No Somewhat common; Allows for safer, more reliable computing
Lower typical power consumption 38.19W vs 71.5W More than 45% lower typical power consumption
Lower annual commercial energy cost 41.17 $/year vs 77.09 $/year More than 45% lower annual commercial energy cost
Lower annual home energy cost 11.32 $/year vs 21.2 $/year More than 45% lower annual home energy cost

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i7 4790K 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 4790K
5,140,000 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 4790K  vs
4760HQ 
Clock speed 4 GHz 2.1 GHz
Turbo clock speed 4.4 GHz 3.3 GHz
Cores Quad core Quad core
Is unlocked Yes No

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing No 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

power consumption

TDP 88W 47W
Annual home energy cost 21.2 $/year 11.32 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 77.09 $/year 41.17 $/year
Performance per watt 11.42 pt/W 35.21 pt/W
Typical power consumption 71.5W 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

details

Core i7 4790K  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

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 4.64 GHz 2.1 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.79 GHz 2.1 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.64 GHz 2.1 GHz

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 1,250 MHz 1,200 MHz

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
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