CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 5700HQ 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

8.8

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 5700HQ

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core i7 5700HQ

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Significantly newer manufacturing process 14 nm vs 22 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much lower typical power consumption 38.19W vs 71.5W More than 45% lower typical power consumption
Much lower annual home energy cost 11.32 $/year vs 21.2 $/year More than 45% lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 41.17 $/year vs 77.09 $/year More than 45% lower annual commercial energy cost
Newer Apr, 2015 vs Apr, 2014 Release date a year later
Front view of Intel Core i7 4790K

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Much better 3DMark06 CPU score 79 vs 68.2 More than 15% 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 0.53 pt/$ More than 7x better performance per dollar
Significantly higher turbo clock speed 4.4 GHz vs 3.5 GHz More than 25% higher turbo clock speed
Significantly better turbo clock speed 1,250 MHz vs 1,050 MHz Around 20% better turbo clock speed
Much better performance per watt 11.42 pt/W vs 4.24 pt/W Around 2.8x better performance per watt
Slightly more l3 cache 8 MB vs 6 MB Around 35% more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
Better PassMark (Single core) score 2,530 vs 2,004 More than 25% better PassMark (Single core) score
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.63 GHz vs 3.63 GHz Around 30% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Better PassMark score 11,194 vs 8,375 Around 35% better PassMark score
Better CompuBench 1.5 ocean surface simulation score 233.07 fps vs 200.83 fps More than 15% better CompuBench 1.5 ocean surface simulation score
More l3 cache per core 2 MB/core vs 1.5 MB/core Around 35% more l3 cache per core
Higher GPU clock speed 350 MHz vs 300 MHz More than 15% higher GPU clock speed
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.8 GHz vs 2.7 GHz Around 80% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i7 5700HQ vs 4790K

CompuBench 1.5 (Bitcoin mining) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i7 5700HQ
31.05 mHash/s
Core i7 4790K
16.1 mHash/s

CompuBench 1.5 (Face detection)

Core i7 5700HQ
17.1 mPixels/s
Core i7 4790K
18.33 mPixels/s

CompuBench 1.5 (T-Rex) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i7 5700HQ
1.3 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 5700HQ
173.1 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 5700HQ  vs
4790K 
Clock speed 2.7 GHz 4 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.5 GHz 4.4 GHz
Cores Quad core Quad core
Is unlocked No Yes

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 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 4.24 pt/W 11.42 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 5700HQ  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 14 nm 22 nm
Max CPUs 1 1

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.63 GHz 4.63 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.7 GHz 4.8 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.63 GHz 4.63 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics 5600 Intel® HD Graphics 4600
Number of displays supported 3 3
GPU clock speed 300 MHz 350 MHz
Turbo clock speed 1,050 MHz 1,250 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 12,800 MB/s 25,600 MB/s
Maximum memory size 32,768 MB 32,768 MB
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