CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 6700 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

8.4

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Core i7 4790 

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

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Core i7 6700

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core i7 6700

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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
Lower typical power consumption 52.81W vs 68.25W Around 25% lower typical power consumption
Newer Jul, 2015 vs May, 2014 Release date over 1 years later
Better 3DMark06 CPU score 76 vs 70.7 More than 5% better 3DMark06 CPU score
Lower annual commercial energy cost 56.94 $/year vs 73.58 $/year Around 25% lower annual commercial energy cost
Lower annual home energy cost 15.66 $/year vs 20.24 $/year Around 25% lower annual home energy cost
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Much better performance per dollar 88.49 pt/$ vs 0.49 pt/$ Around 181x better performance per dollar
Much better CompuBench 1.5 video composition score 12.13 fps vs -1 fps Around 1325% better CompuBench 1.5 video composition score
Slightly higher clock speed 3.6 GHz vs 3.4 GHz More than 5% higher clock speed
Significantly better performance per watt 10.77 pt/W vs 2.02 pt/W More than 5.2x better performance per watt
Better turbo clock speed 1,200 MHz vs 1,150 MHz Around 5% better turbo clock speed

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i7 6700 vs 4790

CompuBench 1.5 (Bitcoin mining) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i7 6700
5.1 mHash/s
Core i7 4790
15.62 mHash/s

CompuBench 1.5 (Face detection)

Core i7 6700
18.17 mPixels/s
Core i7 4790
16.6 mPixels/s

CompuBench 1.5 (Ocean surface simulation) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i7 6700
-1 fps
Core i7 4790
225.9 fps

CompuBench 1.5 (T-Rex) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i7 6700
-1 fps
Core i7 4790
1.96 fps

CompuBench 1.5 (Video composition) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i7 6700
-1 fps
Core i7 4790
12.13 fps

3D Mark 06 (CPU)

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

Core i7 6700
10,037
Core i7 4790
9,999

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i7 6700  vs
4790 
Clock speed 3.4 GHz 3.6 GHz
Turbo clock speed 4 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
Supplemental SSE3
AES
AVX 2.0
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3L-1600
DDR3-1600
DDR3-1333
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC No No
Maximum bandwidth 25,600 MB/s 25,600 MB/s
Maximum memory size 65,536 MB 32,768 MB

details

Core i7 6700  vs
4790 
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 8 MB
L3 cache per core 2 MB/core 2 MB/core
Manufacture process 14 nm 22 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 71°C Unknown - 72.72°C

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics 530 Intel® HD Graphics 4600
Number of displays supported 3 3
GPU clock speed 350 MHz 350 MHz
Turbo clock speed 1,150 MHz 1,200 MHz

power consumption

TDP 65W 84W
Annual home energy cost 15.66 $/year 20.24 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 56.94 $/year 73.58 $/year
Performance per watt 2.02 pt/W 10.77 pt/W
Typical power consumption 52.81W 68.25W

bus

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