CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 4960HQ vs 4790K 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

9.4

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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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Core i7 4960HQ

Reasons to consider the
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Much better performance per watt 26.89 pt/W vs 11.41 pt/W More than 2.2x better performance per watt
Much higher Maximum operating temperature 100 °C vs 74.04 °C More than 35% higher Maximum operating temperature
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
Better CompuBench 1.5 bitcoin mining score 32.01 mHash/s vs 16.1 mHash/s Around 2x better CompuBench 1.5 bitcoin mining score
Better turbo clock speed 1,300 MHz vs 1,250 MHz Around 5% better turbo clock speed
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 $/year More than 45% lower annual home energy cost
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Significantly higher clock speed 4 GHz vs 2.6 GHz Around 55% higher clock speed
Is unlocked Yes vs No Somewhat common; An unlocked multiplier allows for easier overclocking
Higher turbo clock speed 4.4 GHz vs 3.8 GHz More than 15% higher turbo clock speed
Significantly higher GPU clock speed 350 MHz vs 200 MHz 75% higher GPU clock speed
Much better performance per dollar 3.69 pt/$ vs 2.03 pt/$ More than 80% better performance per dollar
More l3 cache per core 2 MB/core vs 1.5 MB/core Around 35% more l3 cache per core
Better geekbench 3 single core score 4,004 vs 3,379 Around 20% better geekbench 3 single core score
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.64 GHz vs 3.67 GHz More than 25% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Newer Apr, 2014 vs Oct, 2013 Release date 6 months later
Better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.79 GHz vs 2.6 GHz Around 85% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i7 4960HQ vs 4790K

CompuBench 1.5 (Bitcoin mining) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i7 4960HQ
32.01 mHash/s
Core i7 4790K
16.1 mHash/s

CompuBench 1.5 (Face detection)

Core i7 4960HQ
18.87 mPixels/s
Core i7 4790K
18.32 mPixels/s

CompuBench 1.5 (T-Rex) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i7 4960HQ
2.09 fps
Core i7 4790K
1.79 fps

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 4960HQ
4,550,000 MB/s
Core i7 4790K
5,140,000 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i7 4960HQ  vs
4790K 
Clock speed 2.6 GHz 4 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.8 GHz 4.4 GHz
Cores Quad core Quad core
Is unlocked No Yes

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing Yes 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 47W 88W
Annual home energy cost 11.32 $/year 21.2 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 41.17 $/year 77.09 $/year
Performance per watt 26.89 pt/W 11.41 pt/W
Typical power consumption 38.19W 71.5W

bus

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

details

Core i7 4960HQ  vs
4790K 
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 6 MB 8 MB
L3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core 2 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm 22 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 100°C Unknown - 74.04°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.67 GHz 4.64 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.6 GHz 4.79 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.67 GHz 4.64 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label HD 5200 Intel® HD Graphics 4600
Number of displays supported 3 3
GPU clock speed 200 MHz 350 MHz
Turbo clock speed 1,300 MHz 1,250 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3L-1600
DDR3-1600
DDR3-1333
DDR3L-1333
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC No No
Maximum bandwidth 25,600 MB/s 25,600 MB/s
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