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Core i7-4790


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.

The i7-4790 has 32+32 kB of cache L1, 256 kB of cache L2 and 8192 kB of cache L3.

"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

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)
4532
15772 (x3.5)
Test#2 (FP)
11241
55237 (x4.9)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
5068
24154 (x4.8)
Test#1 (Memory)
4640
5759 (x1.2)
TOTAL
25481
100923 (x4.0)

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)
13619
56096 (x4.1)
Test#2 (FP)
12112
55018 (x4.5)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
5259
24955 (x4.7)
Test#1 (Memory)
4575
6598 (x1.4)
TOTAL
35565
142666 (x4.0)

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)
13992
57834 (x4.1)
Test#2 (FP)
12853
61912 (x4.8)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
5373
24422 (x4.5)
Test#1 (Memory)
4910
7361 (x1.5)
TOTAL
37128
151529 (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)
23288
96887 (x4.2)
Test#2 (FP)
12577
62902 (x5.0)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
5408
25201 (x4.7)
Test#1 (Memory)
4995
6741 (x1.3)
TOTAL
46268
191731 (x4.1)

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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Similar CPUs to Core i7-4790
Intel Core i7-4790 (This model)
 Mode FPU monothread  [25481 points]
 Mode FPU multithread  [100923 points]
 Mode AVX2 monothread  [46268 points]
 Mode AVX2 multithread  [191731 points]
 Mode FPU monothread  [26167 points +2.69%]
 Mode FPU multithread  [109392 points +8.39%]
 Mode AVX monothread  [36629 points -20.83%]
 Mode AVX multithread  [146753 points -23.46%]
 Mode AVX2 monothread  [45186 points -2.34%]
 Mode AVX2 multithread  [184002 points -4.03%]
 Mode FPU monothread  [29517 points +15.84%]
 Mode FPU multithread  [122203 points +21.09%]
 Mode AVX2 monothread  [47589 points +2.86%]
 Mode AVX2 multithread  [197457 points +2.99%]
 Mode FPU monothread  [28468 points +11.72%]
 Mode FPU multithread  [117844 points +16.77%]
 Mode AVX2 monothread  [53555 points +15.75%]
 Mode AVX2 multithread  [219503 points +14.49%]
 Mode FPU monothread  [26892 points +5.54%]
 Mode FPU multithread  [91564 points -9.27%]
 Mode AVX2 monothread  [41970 points -9.29%]
 Mode AVX2 multithread  [152899 points -20.25%]
 Mode FPU monothread  [36531 points +43.37%]
 Mode FPU multithread  [107488 points +6.50%]
 Mode AVX2 monothread  [66743 points +44.25%]
 Mode AVX2 multithread  [229199 points +19.54%]
 Mode FPU monothread  [33789 points +32.61%]
 Mode FPU multithread  [108015 points +7.03%]
 Mode AVX2 monothread  [50504 points +9.15%]
 Mode AVX2 multithread  [176348 points -8.02%]
 Mode FPU monothread  [14794 points -41.94%]
 Mode FPU multithread  [123775 points +22.64%]
 Mode AVX2 monothread  [29395 points -36.47%]
 Mode AVX2 multithread  [237831 points +24.04%]
 Mode FPU monothread  [28889 points +13.38%]
 Mode FPU multithread  [60768 points -39.79%]
 Mode AVX2 monothread  [54830 points +18.50%]
 Mode AVX2 multithread  [121840 points -36.45%]
 Mode FPU monothread  [32590 points +27.90%]
 Mode FPU multithread  [105879 points +4.91%]
 Mode AVX2 monothread  [56209 points +21.48%]
 Mode AVX2 multithread  [208684 points +8.84%]
          
FPU mode comparison

Monothread integers operations
Modelo
Puntuación
Intel Core i7-4790
4532
This model
4480 [-1.15%]
4474 [-1.29%]
4453 [-1.74%]

Multithread integers operations
Modelo
Puntuación
15987 [1.36%]
Intel Core i7-4790
15772
This model
15275 [-3.15%]
15181 [-3.75%]
15068 [-4.46%]

Monothread floating point operations
Modelo
Puntuación
Intel Core i7-4790
11241
This model
10580 [-5.88%]

Multithread floating point operations
Modelo
Puntuación
61154 [10.71%]
59006 [6.82%]
Intel Core i7-4790
55237
This model
54926 [-0.56%]
54898 [-0.61%]
54597 [-1.16%]
52878 [-4.27%]

Monothread generic test (Zip compression)
Modelo
Puntuación
5170 [2.03%]
Intel Core i7-4790
5068
This model
5041 [-0.52%]
4916 [-2.99%]

Multithread generic test (Zip compression)
Modelo
Puntuación
Intel Core i7-4790
24154
This model
23698 [-1.89%]
23214 [-3.89%]
22288 [-7.73%]
20752 [-14.09%]

Monothread memory performance
Modelo
Puntuación
5002 [7.80%]
4810 [3.67%]
Intel Core i7-4790
4640
This model

Multithread memory performance
Modelo
Puntuación
6077 [5.53%]
Intel Core i7-4790
5759
This model
5637 [-2.11%]
5564 [-3.37%]
          
SSE mode comparison

Monothread integers operations
Modelo
Puntuación
13950 [2.43%]
13701 [0.61%]
Intel Core i7-4790
13619
This model
13599 [-0.15%]
13509 [-0.81%]
13103 [-3.79%]
13012 [-4.46%]
12932 [-5.05%]

Multithread integers operations
Modelo
Puntuación
71148 [26.83%]
58565 [4.40%]
58562 [4.40%]
Intel Core i7-4790
56096
This model
55447 [-1.16%]
54445 [-2.94%]
53232 [-5.11%]
52705 [-6.04%]

Monothread floating point operations
Modelo
Puntuación
14019 [15.75%]
Intel Core i7-4790
12112
This model
11823 [-2.39%]
11816 [-2.45%]
11680 [-3.57%]

Multithread floating point operations
Modelo
Puntuación
65038 [18.21%]
64608 [17.43%]
62550 [13.69%]
Intel Core i7-4790
55018
This model
47844 [-13.04%]
45752 [-16.84%]
45233 [-17.79%]
43794 [-20.40%]
43194 [-21.49%]

Monothread generic test (Zip compression)
Modelo
Puntuación
5417 [2.99%]
5331 [1.36%]
Intel Core i7-4790
5259
This model
5198 [-1.15%]

Multithread generic test (Zip compression)
Modelo
Puntuación
28553 [14.42%]
27048 [8.39%]
Intel Core i7-4790
24955
This model
23203 [-7.02%]
22866 [-8.37%]
22401 [-10.23%]
22342 [-10.47%]
21301 [-14.64%]

Monothread memory performance
Modelo
Puntuación
4830 [5.57%]
Intel Core i7-4790
4575
This model
4190 [-8.42%]

Multithread memory performance
Modelo
Puntuación
Intel Core i7-4790
6598
This model
6590 [-0.12%]
6576 [-0.33%]
6273 [-4.92%]
          
AVX mode comparison

Monothread integers operations
Modelo
Puntuación
15105 [7.96%]
14810 [5.84%]
14438 [3.19%]
14411 [3.00%]
Intel Core i7-4790
13992
This model
13951 [-0.29%]
13657 [-2.40%]

Multithread integers operations
Modelo
Puntuación
Intel Core i7-4790
57834
This model
56494 [-2.32%]
56252 [-2.74%]
55978 [-3.21%]

Monothread floating point operations
Modelo
Puntuación
15183 [18.13%]
13905 [8.18%]
Intel Core i7-4790
12853
This model
12851 [-0.02%]
12371 [-3.75%]

Multithread floating point operations
Modelo
Puntuación
70302 [13.55%]
69550 [12.34%]
Intel Core i7-4790
61912
This model
55687 [-10.05%]

Monothread generic test (Zip compression)
Modelo
Puntuación
5452 [1.47%]
5391 [0.35%]
Intel Core i7-4790
5373
This model
5366 [-0.12%]

Multithread generic test (Zip compression)
Modelo
Puntuación
Intel Core i7-4790
24422
This model
22736 [-6.90%]
22538 [-7.72%]

Monothread memory performance
Modelo
Puntuación
Intel Core i7-4790
4910
This model
4799 [-2.27%]
4751 [-3.24%]

Multithread memory performance
Modelo
Puntuación
Intel Core i7-4790
7361
This model
7110 [-3.41%]
          
AVX2 mode comparison

Monothread integers operations
Modelo
Puntuación
24458 [5.02%]
Intel Core i7-4790
23288
This model
23129 [-0.69%]
22272 [-4.37%]

Multithread integers operations
Modelo
Puntuación
108991 [12.49%]
107778 [11.24%]
107496 [10.95%]
97031 [0.15%]
Intel Core i7-4790
96887
This model
95658 [-1.27%]
95525 [-1.41%]
94780 [-2.17%]

Monothread floating point operations
Modelo
Puntuación
12839 [2.08%]
12584 [0.05%]
Intel Core i7-4790
12577
This model
11717 [-6.84%]

Multithread floating point operations
Modelo
Puntuación
70301 [11.76%]
69955 [11.21%]
Intel Core i7-4790
62902
This model
62589 [-0.50%]
62214 [-1.09%]
58469 [-7.05%]
54727 [-13.00%]

Monothread generic test (Zip compression)
Modelo
Puntuación
5526 [2.19%]
5510 [1.89%]
5424 [0.29%]
Intel Core i7-4790
5408
This model
5368 [-0.74%]
5335 [-1.35%]
5276 [-2.43%]

Multithread generic test (Zip compression)
Modelo
Puntuación
25487 [1.14%]
25248 [0.19%]
Intel Core i7-4790
25201
This model
24499 [-2.78%]
22764 [-9.67%]
22653 [-10.11%]
22022 [-12.61%]

Monothread memory performance
Modelo
Puntuación
5267 [5.45%]
5028 [0.67%]
Intel Core i7-4790
4995
This model
4691 [-6.08%]

Multithread memory performance
Modelo
Puntuación
7218 [7.07%]
7069 [4.86%]
Intel Core i7-4790
6741
This model
6640 [-1.49%]
6443 [-4.43%]

Hardlimit Benchmark Central - Ver. 3.7.8