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Core i7-4790K vs i3-9100


Description
The i7-4790K is based on Haswell architecture while the i3-9100 is based on Coffee Lake.

Using the multithread performance as a reference, the i7-4790K gets a score of 219.5 k points while the i3-9100 gets 229.2 k points.

Summarizing, the i3-9100 is 1 times faster than the i7-4790K . To get a proper comparison between both models, take a look to the data shown below.

Specs
CPUID
306c3
906eb
Core
Haswell
Coffee Lake-S
Architecture
Base frecuency
4 GHz
3.6 GHz
Boost frecuency
4.4 GHz
4.2 GHz
Socket
LGA 1150
LGA 1151
Cores/Threads
4/8
4/4
TDP
88 W
65 W
Cache L1 (d+i)
32+32 kB
4x32+4x32 kB
Cache L2
256 kB
4x256 kB
Cache L3
8192 kB
6144 kB
Date
May 2014
April 2019

Non-optimized benchmark
The benchmark in Mode 0 (FPU) measures cpu performance with non-optimized software. It uses the basic µinstructions from the i386 architecture with the i387 floating point unit. This mode is compatible with all CPUs so it's practical to compare very different CPUs
Monothread
i7-4790K
i3-9100
Test#1 (Integers)
5065
4299 (-15.11%)
Test#2 (FP)
12626
17795 (40.94%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
5815
5575 (-4.12%)
Test#1 (Memory)
4963
8862 (78.56%)
TOTAL
28468
36531 (28.32%)

Multithread

i7-4790K

i3-9100
Test#1 (Integers)
18283
15987 (-12.56%)
Test#2 (FP)
64071
66305 (3.49%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
27522
20752 (-24.60%)
Test#1 (Memory)
7970
4444 (-44.23%)
TOTAL
117844
107488 (-8.79%)

SSE3 optimized benchmark
The benchmark in mode I (SSE) is optimized for the use of SIMD instructions with 128 bits register and the SSE set up to version 3. Nearly every modern CPU has support for this mode.
Monothread
i7-4790K
i3-9100
Test#1 (Integers)
15603
15531 (-0.46%)
Test#2 (FP)
13919
22214 (59.60%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
6125
5789 (-5.49%)
Test#1 (Memory)
5001
8306 (66.10%)
TOTAL
40647
51840 (27.54%)

Multithread

i7-4790K

i3-9100
Test#1 (Integers)
65477
58565 (-10.56%)
Test#2 (FP)
63290
86170 (36.15%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
27929
22401 (-19.79%)
Test#1 (Memory)
7841
4555 (-41.91%)
TOTAL
164537
171690 (4.35%)

AVX optimized benchmark
The benchmark in mode II (AVX) is optimized to used 256 bits registers beside the first version of the Advanced Vector Extensions (AVX). The first AVX compatible CPU was released in 2011.
Monothread
i7-4790K
i3-9100
Test#1 (Integers)
15800
14810 (-6.27%)
Test#2 (FP)
14346
22150 (54.40%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
5974
5415 (-9.34%)
Test#1 (Memory)
5166
4799 (-7.10%)
TOTAL
41285
47173 (14.26%)

Multithread

i7-4790K

i3-9100
Test#1 (Integers)
62785
52078 (-17.05%)
Test#2 (FP)
66483
87450 (31.54%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
26352
20985 (-20.37%)
Test#1 (Memory)
8739
4241 (-51.46%)
TOTAL
164359
164754 (0.24%)

AVX2 optimized benchmark
The benchmark in mode III (AVX2), like AVX1, is optimized to used 256 bits registers beside the second version of the Advanced Vector Extensions (AVX). The first AVX2 compatible CPU was released in 2013.
Monothread
i7-4790K
i3-9100
Test#1 (Integers)
26714
28035 (4.94%)
Test#2 (FP)
15101
24497 (62.23%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
6186
5735 (-7.29%)
Test#1 (Memory)
5554
8476 (52.60%)
TOTAL
53555
66743 (24.62%)

Multithread

i7-4790K

i3-9100
Test#1 (Integers)
109572
107496 (-1.90%)
Test#2 (FP)
71887
95109 (32.30%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
28440
22022 (-22.57%)
Test#1 (Memory)
9603
4573 (-52.38%)
TOTAL
219503
229199 (4.42%)

Performance/W
i7-4790K
i3-9100
Test#1 (Integers)
1245 points/W
1654 points/W
Test#2 (FP)
817 points/W
1463 points/W
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
323 points/W
339 points/W
Test#1 (Memory)
109 points/W
70 points/W
TOTAL
2494 points/W
3526 points/W

Performance/GHz
i7-4790K
i3-9100
Test#1 (Integers)
6071 points/GHz
6675 points/GHz
Test#2 (FP)
3432 points/GHz
5833 points/GHz
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
1406 points/GHz
1365 points/GHz
Test#1 (Memory)
1262 points/GHz
2018 points/GHz
TOTAL
12172 points/GHz
15891 points/GHz

Monothread performance graph
Monothread performance graphics gives the performance vs time. They are useful to measure the time it takes to the CPU to reach the maximum performance.

Usually, CPU's performance will be steady during these tests but if it has a slow frequency strategy, the first samples will show a lower score.


Test#1 (Integers) [points vs time]

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Test#2 (FP) [points vs time]

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Test#3 (Generic, ZIP) [points vs time]

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Test#1 (Memory) [points vs time]

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Multithread performance graph
Multithread graphs measure the performance against a heavy load during certain time.

If CPU's TDP doesn't limit the frequency and the machine is properly cooled, performance should remain steady vs time. Otherwise, the performance score will oscillate or decrease over time.


Test#1 (Integers) [points vs time]

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Test#2 (FP) [points vs time]

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Test#3 (Generic, ZIP) [points vs time]

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Test#1 (Memory) [points vs time]

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