CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 4860EQ vs 4790 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

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Core i7 4860EQ

Reasons to consider the
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Much better CompuBench 1.5 bitcoin mining score 25.73 mHash/s vs 15.62 mHash/s Around 65% better CompuBench 1.5 bitcoin mining score
Much higher GPU clock speed 750 MHz vs 350 MHz Around 2.2x higher GPU clock speed
Significantly lower typical power consumption 38.19W vs 68.25W Around 45% lower typical power consumption
Significantly lower annual home energy cost 11.32 $/year vs 20.24 $/year Around 45% lower annual home energy cost
Significantly lower annual commercial energy cost 41.17 $/year vs 73.58 $/year Around 45% lower annual commercial energy cost
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Much higher clock speed 3.6 GHz vs 1.8 GHz 2x higher clock speed
Much better performance per dollar 2.97 pt/$ vs 0.46 pt/$ Around 6.5x better performance per dollar
Higher turbo clock speed 4 GHz vs 3.2 GHz Around 25% higher turbo clock speed
Significantly better turbo clock speed 1,200 MHz vs 1,000 MHz 20% better turbo clock speed
Much better performance per watt 10.77 pt/W vs 5.02 pt/W Around 2.2x better performance per watt
Significantly better PassMark (Single core) score 2,284 vs 1,661 Around 40% better PassMark (Single core) score
Better PassMark score 9,996 vs 7,578 More than 30% better PassMark score
Newer May, 2014 vs Jul, 2013 Release date 10 months later

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i7 4860EQ vs 4790

CompuBench 1.5 (Bitcoin mining) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i7 4860EQ
25.73 mHash/s
Core i7 4790
15.62 mHash/s

CompuBench 1.5 (Face detection)

Core i7 4860EQ
11.8 mPixels/s
Core i7 4790
16.69 mPixels/s

CompuBench 1.5 (Ocean surface simulation) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i7 4860EQ
143.21 fps
Core i7 4790
225.9 fps

CompuBench 1.5 (T-Rex) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i7 4860EQ
1.1 fps
Core i7 4790
1.96 fps

CompuBench 1.5 (Video composition) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i7 4860EQ
14.26 fps
Core i7 4790
12.13 fps

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i7 4860EQ  vs
4790 
Clock speed 1.8 GHz 3.6 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.2 GHz 4 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
AES
AVX 2.0
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC Yes No
Maximum memory size 32,768 MB 32,768 MB

details

Core i7 4860EQ  vs
4790 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 8 8
Manufacture process 22 nm 22 nm
Max CPUs 1 1

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® Iris™ Pro graphics 5200 Intel® HD Graphics 4600
Number of displays supported 3 3
GPU clock speed 750 MHz 350 MHz
Turbo clock speed 1,000 MHz 1,200 MHz

power consumption

TDP 47W 84W
Annual home energy cost 11.32 $/year 20.24 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 41.17 $/year 73.58 $/year
Performance per watt 5.02 pt/W 10.77 pt/W
Typical power consumption 38.19W 68.25W

bus

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