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Core i7-4790


Performance
173.9k points

Description
The Core i7-4790 is a cpu manufactured by Intel that was released on May 2014. This model has 4 Haswell cores with HyperThreading, runs at 3600 MHz as base frequency and has a a thermal design power of 84 W.

"Haswell is known as fourth-generation core too. It uses 22nm Tri-Gate FinFET (non-planar, ""3D"") technology. It includes four arithmetic logic unit (ALU) and three address generation unit (AGU). This generation is able to run Advanced Vector Extensions 2 (AVX2) instruction set among BMI1, BMI2, ABM and FMA3. At this time, Intel used new sockets: LGA 1150 for desktops and BGA1364 for the mobile CPUs."

Specs
Official name
Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4790 CPU @ 3.60GHz
CPUID
306c3
Core
Haswell
Architecture
Base frecuency
3.6 GHz
Boost frecuency
4 GHz
Socket
LGA 1150
Cores/Threads
4/8
TDP
84 W
Cache L1 (d+i)
32+32 kB
Cache L2
256 kB
Cache L3
8192 kB
Release date
May 2014
Mean monothread perf.
44.73k points
Mean multithread perf.
173.89k points

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
Multithread
Test#1 (Integers)
4.51k
15.72k (x3.5)
Test#2 (FP)
11.24k
54.99k (x4.9)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
5.03k
23.87k (x4.7)
Test#1 (Memory)
5.02k
5.48k (x1.1)
TOTAL
25.8k
100.06k (x3.9)

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
Multithread
Test#1 (Integers)
13.52k
54.7k (x4.0)
Test#2 (FP)
11.94k
52.41k (x4.4)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
4.96k
24.5k (x4.9)
Test#1 (Memory)
4.84k
6.77k (x1.4)
TOTAL
35.25k
138.37k (x3.9)

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
Multithread
Test#1 (Integers)
14.07k
57.88k (x4.1)
Test#2 (FP)
12.63k
60.83k (x4.8)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
5.35k
24.4k (x4.6)
Test#1 (Memory)
4.98k
6.95k (x1.4)
TOTAL
37.03k
150.07k (x4.1)

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
Multithread
Test#1 (Integers)
22.19k
87.14k (x3.9)
Test#2 (FP)
12.45k
58k (x4.7)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
5.11k
22.75k (x4.4)
Test#1 (Memory)
4.98k
6k (x1.2)
TOTAL
44.73k
173.89k (x3.9)

Motherboards where this CPU was tested
Model
Chipset
Release date
Intel Z97
N/A
Intel B85
N/A
Intel H81
N/A

Computers where this CPU was tested

RAM models tested along with this CPU
Model
Type
Frequency
Size
DDR3
1333 MHz
8 GB
DDR3
1600 MHz
4 GB
DDR3
1333 MHz
4 GB
DDR3
1333 MHz
4 GB
DDR3
1600 MHz
4 GB
DDR3
1333 MHz
2 GB
DDR3
1333 MHz
4 GB
DDR3
1600 MHz
8 GB
DDR3
1600 MHz
4 GB
DDR3
1600 MHz
8 GB
DDR3
1600 MHz
8 GB
DDR3
1600 MHz
8 GB

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) [% vs time]

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Test#2 (FP) [% vs time]

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

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Test#1 (Memory) [% 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) [% vs time]

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Test#2 (FP) [% vs time]

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

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Test#1 (Memory) [% vs time]

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0B13 Core i7-4790 (This model)
 Mode FPU monothread  [25.8k points]
 Mode FPU multithread  [100.06k points]
 Mode AVX2 monothread  [44.73k points]
 Mode AVX2 multithread  [173.89k points]
 Mode FPU monothread  [26.17k points +1.42%]
 Mode FPU multithread  [109.39k points +9.33%]
 Mode AVX2 monothread  [43.21k points -3.41%]
 Mode AVX2 multithread  [173.93k points +0.02%]
 Mode FPU monothread  [32.73k points +26.87%]
 Mode FPU multithread  [114.81k points +14.74%]
 Mode AVX2 monothread  [60.06k points +34.26%]
 Mode AVX2 multithread  [227.67k points +30.92%]
 Mode FPU monothread  [24.6k points -4.64%]
 Mode FPU multithread  [79.5k points -20.55%]
 Mode AVX monothread  [34.57k points -22.73%]
 Mode AVX multithread  [120.16k points -30.90%]
 Mode AVX2 monothread  [45.19k points +1.01%]
 Mode AVX2 multithread  [184k points +5.81%]
 Mode FPU monothread  [28.47k points +10.34%]
 Mode FPU multithread  [117.84k points +17.77%]
 Mode AVX2 monothread  [52.47k points +17.30%]
 Mode AVX2 multithread  [215.47k points +23.91%]
 Mode FPU monothread  [23.88k points -7.43%]
 Mode FPU multithread  [49k points -51.03%]
 Mode AVX2 monothread  [44.24k points -1.11%]
 Mode AVX2 multithread  [92.71k points -46.69%]
 Mode FPU monothread  [24.26k points -5.98%]
 Mode FPU multithread  [43.79k points -56.24%]
 Mode AVX monothread  [34.37k points -23.18%]
 Mode AVX multithread  [117.37k points -32.51%]
 Mode FPU monothread  [38.92k points +50.85%]
 Mode FPU multithread  [65.01k points -35.03%]
 Mode AVX2 monothread  [65.64k points +46.73%]
 Mode AVX2 multithread  [142.69k points -17.95%]
 Mode FPU monothread  [31.81k points +23.29%]
 Mode FPU multithread  [93.18k points -6.87%]
 Mode AVX2 monothread  [60.16k points +34.49%]
 Mode AVX2 multithread  [192.88k points +10.92%]
 Mode FPU monothread  [36.97k points +43.31%]
 Mode FPU multithread  [123.2k points +23.12%]
 Mode AVX2 monothread  [68.92k points +54.07%]
 Mode AVX2 multithread  [253.93k points +46.02%]
          
FPU mode comparison

Monothread integers operations
Model
Score
Intel Core i7-4790
4.51k
This model
4.48k [-0.75%]
4.47k [-0.89%]
4.46k [-1.11%]

Multithread integers operations
Model
Score
16.13k [2.59%]
16.02k [1.91%]
15.99k [1.69%]
Intel Core i7-4790
15.72k
This model
15.69k [-0.22%]
15.56k [-1.02%]
15.28k [-2.83%]
15.18k [-3.44%]
15.07k [-4.15%]

Monothread floating point operations
Model
Score
12.23k [8.84%]
12.19k [8.43%]
11.68k [3.98%]
11.25k [0.08%]
Intel Core i7-4790
11.24k
This model
11.23k [-0.09%]
10.93k [-2.69%]
10.79k [-3.95%]
10.72k [-4.65%]
10.58k [-5.85%]

Multithread floating point operations
Model
Score
59.59k [8.36%]
59.23k [7.71%]
57.84k [5.20%]
57.83k [5.18%]
Intel Core i7-4790
54.99k
This model
54.9k [-0.16%]
54.6k [-0.71%]
52.88k [-3.84%]
51.13k [-7.01%]
51.01k [-7.22%]

Monothread generic test (Zip compression)
Model
Score
Intel Core i7-4790
5.03k
This model
4.99k [-0.86%]
4.98k [-0.92%]
4.96k [-1.37%]
4.94k [-1.75%]
4.94k [-1.81%]

Multithread generic test (Zip compression)
Model
Score
Intel Core i7-4790
23.87k
This model
23.7k [-0.73%]
23.67k [-0.85%]
23.26k [-2.55%]
23.21k [-2.75%]
22.87k [-4.21%]

Monothread memory performance
Model
Score
Intel Core i7-4790
5.02k
This model
4.96k [-1.27%]
4.81k [-4.20%]

Multithread memory performance
Model
Score
5.64k [2.83%]
5.56k [1.50%]
Intel Core i7-4790
5.48k
This model
5.46k [-0.34%]
5.29k [-3.56%]
5.27k [-3.80%]
5.21k [-4.99%]
          
SSE mode comparison

Monothread integers operations
Model
Score
13.75k [1.75%]
13.74k [1.62%]
Intel Core i7-4790
13.52k
This model
13.51k [-0.06%]
13.43k [-0.66%]
13.1k [-3.07%]
13.01k [-3.74%]
12.93k [-4.34%]

Multithread integers operations
Model
Score
61.09k [11.69%]
58.56k [7.06%]
58.56k [7.06%]
57.59k [5.29%]
55.45k [1.36%]
Intel Core i7-4790
54.7k
This model
54.67k [-0.06%]
54.45k [-0.47%]
53.99k [-1.29%]
53.23k [-2.68%]
52.88k [-3.32%]

Monothread floating point operations
Model
Score
13.72k [14.85%]
12.31k [3.04%]
Intel Core i7-4790
11.94k
This model
11.82k [-1.01%]
11.82k [-1.06%]
11.69k [-2.15%]
11.68k [-2.20%]
11.67k [-2.29%]

Multithread floating point operations
Model
Score
64.46k [22.98%]
63.29k [20.76%]
62.55k [19.35%]
60.59k [15.61%]
60.2k [14.87%]
Intel Core i7-4790
52.41k
This model
47.84k [-8.71%]
45.75k [-12.71%]
45.22k [-13.72%]
45.13k [-13.88%]
43.79k [-16.44%]

Monothread generic test (Zip compression)
Model
Score
5.06k [2.05%]
Intel Core i7-4790
4.96k
This model
4.86k [-1.95%]
4.83k [-2.57%]
4.79k [-3.43%]
4.76k [-3.97%]

Multithread generic test (Zip compression)
Model
Score
27.05k [10.42%]
27.03k [10.36%]
Intel Core i7-4790
24.5k
This model
24.11k [-1.58%]
23.29k [-4.93%]
23.02k [-6.04%]
22.4k [-8.55%]
22.34k [-8.79%]

Monothread memory performance
Model
Score
Intel Core i7-4790
4.84k
This model
4.83k [-0.13%]
4.68k [-3.25%]
4.54k [-6.20%]

Multithread memory performance
Model
Score
Intel Core i7-4790
6.77k
This model
6.66k [-1.58%]
6.59k [-2.63%]
6.58k [-2.84%]
          
AVX mode comparison

Monothread integers operations
Model
Score
14.81k [5.25%]
14.65k [4.11%]
14.44k [2.61%]
14.41k [2.42%]
14.25k [1.29%]
Intel Core i7-4790
14.07k
This model
14.03k [-0.26%]
14.01k [-0.42%]
13.95k [-0.85%]
13.9k [-1.22%]
13.88k [-1.35%]

Multithread integers operations
Model
Score
67.59k [16.79%]
58.25k [0.64%]
Intel Core i7-4790
57.88k
This model
56.86k [-1.75%]
56.49k [-2.39%]
56.25k [-2.81%]
56.17k [-2.95%]
55.4k [-4.27%]

Monothread floating point operations
Model
Score
14.25k [12.88%]
13.9k [10.11%]
13.49k [6.86%]
12.85k [1.77%]
Intel Core i7-4790
12.63k
This model
12.55k [-0.65%]
12.53k [-0.78%]
12.42k [-1.61%]
12.42k [-1.65%]

Multithread floating point operations
Model
Score
69.55k [14.33%]
69.47k [14.20%]
67.5k [10.96%]
Intel Core i7-4790
60.83k
This model
60.65k [-0.29%]
60.25k [-0.96%]
59.54k [-2.13%]
59.01k [-2.99%]

Monothread generic test (Zip compression)
Model
Score
5.45k [1.93%]
5.45k [1.88%]
5.42k [1.21%]
5.39k [0.76%]
5.37k [0.29%]
Intel Core i7-4790
5.35k
This model
5.21k [-2.55%]
5.18k [-3.27%]

Multithread generic test (Zip compression)
Model
Score
25.08k [2.79%]
24.45k [0.18%]
Intel Core i7-4790
24.4k
This model
24.02k [-1.57%]
23.91k [-2.03%]
23.34k [-4.37%]

Monothread memory performance
Model
Score
5.2k [4.29%]
Intel Core i7-4790
4.98k
This model
4.96k [-0.36%]
4.93k [-1.10%]

Multithread memory performance
Model
Score
7.34k [5.53%]
7.11k [2.25%]
Intel Core i7-4790
6.95k
This model
6.95k [-0.06%]
6.66k [-4.26%]
          
AVX2 mode comparison

Monothread integers operations
Model
Score
22.46k [1.20%]
22.36k [0.77%]
22.21k [0.09%]
Intel Core i7-4790
22.19k
This model
22.17k [-0.08%]
22.17k [-0.11%]
22.16k [-0.14%]
22.11k [-0.36%]

Multithread integers operations
Model
Score
90.39k [3.72%]
90.38k [3.72%]
89.45k [2.65%]
Intel Core i7-4790
87.14k
This model
86.74k [-0.46%]
86.62k [-0.59%]
86.39k [-0.87%]
86.17k [-1.12%]
86.08k [-1.22%]

Monothread floating point operations
Model
Score
13.43k [7.88%]
12.72k [2.11%]
12.58k [1.05%]
Intel Core i7-4790
12.45k
This model
12.27k [-1.48%]
12.25k [-1.64%]
12.19k [-2.08%]
12.14k [-2.51%]

Multithread floating point operations
Model
Score
62.38k [7.54%]
62.21k [7.26%]
61.91k [6.74%]
58.47k [0.80%]
Intel Core i7-4790
58k
This model
57.31k [-1.19%]
56.81k [-2.06%]
55.68k [-4.00%]
54.73k [-5.65%]
54.01k [-6.89%]

Monothread generic test (Zip compression)
Model
Score
5.15k [0.76%]
5.12k [0.17%]
Intel Core i7-4790
5.11k
This model
5.11k [-0.15%]
5.09k [-0.49%]
5.07k [-0.78%]

Multithread generic test (Zip compression)
Model
Score
24.67k [8.44%]
24.5k [7.69%]
24.28k [6.73%]
23.81k [4.64%]
Intel Core i7-4790
22.75k
This model
22.65k [-0.43%]
22.31k [-1.95%]
22.02k [-3.20%]

Monothread memory performance
Model
Score
4.98k [0.04%]
Intel Core i7-4790
4.98k
This model

Multithread memory performance
Model
Score
6.07k [1.17%]
Intel Core i7-4790
6k
This model
5.97k [-0.49%]
5.96k [-0.69%]
5.93k [-1.07%]
5.88k [-1.90%]

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