CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 6700 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

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Front view of Intel Core i7 4790K

Intel Core i7 4790K

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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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Much newer manufacturing process 14 nm vs 22 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Supports trusted computing Yes vs No Somewhat common; Allows for safer, more reliable computing
Lower typical power consumption 52.81W vs 71.5W More than 25% lower typical power consumption
Newer Jul, 2015 vs Apr, 2014 Release date over 1 years later
Lower annual home energy cost 15.66 $/year vs 21.2 $/year More than 25% lower annual home energy cost
Lower annual commercial energy cost 56.94 $/year vs 77.09 $/year More than 25% lower annual commercial energy cost
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Is unlocked Yes vs No Somewhat common; An unlocked multiplier allows for easier overclocking
Higher clock speed 4 GHz vs 3.4 GHz Around 20% higher clock speed
Higher turbo clock speed 4.4 GHz vs 4 GHz More than 10% higher turbo clock speed
Much better performance per dollar 3.7 pt/$ vs 1 pt/$ Around 3.8x better performance per dollar
Much better performance per watt 11.42 pt/W vs 4.71 pt/W Around 2.5x better performance per watt
Better turbo clock speed 1,250 MHz vs 1,150 MHz Around 10% better turbo clock speed
Better PassMark (Single core) score 2,530 vs 2,159 More than 15% better PassMark (Single core) score
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.64 GHz vs 3.82 GHz More than 20% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Higher Maximum operating temperature 74.04 °C vs 71 °C Around 5% higher Maximum operating temperature

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i7 6700 vs 4790K

CompuBench 1.5 (Bitcoin mining) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i7 6700
33.87 mHash/s
Core i7 4790K
16.1 mHash/s

CompuBench 1.5 (Face detection)

Core i7 6700
-1 mPixels/s
Core i7 4790K
14.1 mPixels/s

CompuBench 1.5 (Ocean surface simulation) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i7 6700
260.29 fps
Core i7 4790K
233.07 fps

CompuBench 1.5 (T-Rex) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i7 6700
1.7 fps
Core i7 4790K
1.79 fps

CompuBench 1.5 (Video composition) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i7 6700
11.57 fps
Core i7 4790K
12.09 fps

3D Mark 06 (CPU)

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

Core i7 6700
10,038
Core i7 4790K
11,194

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i7 6700  vs
4790K 
Clock speed 3.4 GHz 4 GHz
Turbo clock speed 4 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 65W 88W
Annual home energy cost 15.66 $/year 21.2 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 56.94 $/year 77.09 $/year
Performance per watt 4.71 pt/W 11.42 pt/W
Typical power consumption 52.81W 71.5W

bus

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

details

Core i7 6700  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 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 - 74.04°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.82 GHz 4.64 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.21 GHz 4.79 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.82 GHz 4.64 GHz

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 1,250 MHz

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
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Comments

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Aw dude seriously. MAN mission failed then I guess. Any suggestions on another compare site?
Se você não notou, um é 3.4 e o outro é 4.0 e destravado, se meter um OC pra 4.7 ganha de lavada, e isso porque colocaram dados do 6700 destravado, porque ele travado é ainda pior.... Se consultar net a fora vai ver que o 4790k é vendido por mais que o dobro do 6700.
Como é possível? Não tem lógica isso. Segundo a comparação, ao invés de um Upgrade o cliente Intel teve na verdade um DOWNGRADE? Tá errado isso aí não?
So much incorrect data, you lost my trust on this one...Half information about 6700 is pulled from 6700K
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