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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)
4514
15721 (x3.5)
Test#2 (FP)
11238
54987 (x4.9)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
5028
23871 (x4.7)
Test#1 (Memory)
5021
5482 (x1.1)
TOTAL
25800
100061 (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)
13518
54700 (x4.0)
Test#2 (FP)
11943
52410 (x4.4)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
4956
24496 (x4.9)
Test#1 (Memory)
4836
6768 (x1.4)
TOTAL
35253
138374 (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)
14031
57832 (x4.1)
Test#2 (FP)
12723
61298 (x4.8)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
5355
24376 (x4.6)
Test#1 (Memory)
4938
7233 (x1.5)
TOTAL
37047
150738 (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)
23320
96503 (x4.1)
Test#2 (FP)
12448
62024 (x5.0)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
5334
24833 (x4.7)
Test#1 (Memory)
5115
6235 (x1.2)
TOTAL
46217
189595 (x4.1)

Motherboards where this CPU were tested
Model
Chipset
Release date
Intel Z97
-
-
-
-
-
-

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  [25800 points]
 Mode FPU multithread  [100061 points]
 Mode AVX2 monothread  [46217 points]
 Mode AVX2 multithread  [189595 points]
 Mode FPU monothread  [26167 points +1.42%]
 Mode FPU multithread  [109392 points +9.33%]
 Mode AVX2 monothread  [38654 points -16.36%]
 Mode AVX2 multithread  [150088 points -20.84%]
 Mode AVX2 monothread  [45186 points -2.23%]
 Mode AVX2 multithread  [184002 points -2.95%]
 Mode FPU monothread  [32734 points +26.87%]
 Mode FPU multithread  [114806 points +14.74%]
 Mode AVX2 monothread  [60056 points +29.95%]
 Mode AVX2 multithread  [227670 points +20.08%]
 Mode FPU monothread  [28715 points +11.30%]
 Mode FPU multithread  [50442 points -49.59%]
 Mode AVX2 monothread  [59955 points +29.73%]
 Mode AVX2 multithread  [121017 points -36.17%]
 Mode FPU monothread  [29517 points +14.41%]
 Mode FPU multithread  [122203 points +22.13%]
 Mode AVX2 monothread  [47961 points +3.78%]
 Mode AVX2 multithread  [198270 points +4.58%]
 Mode FPU monothread  [24603 points -4.64%]
 Mode FPU multithread  [79499 points -20.55%]
 Mode AVX monothread  [34565 points -25.21%]
 Mode AVX multithread  [120158 points -36.62%]
 Mode FPU monothread  [28468 points +10.34%]
 Mode FPU multithread  [117844 points +17.77%]
 Mode AVX2 monothread  [52472 points +13.53%]
 Mode AVX2 multithread  [215467 points +13.65%]
 Mode FPU monothread  [31497 points +22.08%]
 Mode FPU multithread  [129295 points +29.22%]
 Mode AVX2 monothread  [59270 points +28.24%]
 Mode AVX2 multithread  [251822 points +32.82%]
 Mode FPU monothread  [24257 points -5.98%]
 Mode FPU multithread  [43791 points -56.24%]
 Mode AVX monothread  [34365 points -25.64%]
 Mode AVX multithread  [117369 points -38.10%]
 Mode FPU monothread  [33090 points +28.25%]
 Mode FPU multithread  [107568 points +7.50%]
 Mode AVX2 monothread  [56662 points +22.60%]
 Mode AVX2 multithread  [207195 points +9.28%]
          
FPU mode comparison

Monothread integers operations
Model
Score
Intel Core i7-4790
4514
This model
4480 [-0.75%]
4474 [-0.89%]

Multithread integers operations
Model
Score
15987 [1.69%]
Intel Core i7-4790
15721
This model
15275 [-2.83%]
15181 [-3.44%]
15068 [-4.15%]

Monothread floating point operations
Model
Score
Intel Core i7-4790
11238
This model
10580 [-5.85%]

Multithread floating point operations
Model
Score
61154 [11.21%]
59006 [7.31%]
57845 [5.20%]
Intel Core i7-4790
54987
This model
54898 [-0.16%]
54597 [-0.71%]
52878 [-3.84%]
50797 [-7.62%]

Monothread generic test (Zip compression)
Model
Score
Intel Core i7-4790
5028
This model
4916 [-2.23%]

Multithread generic test (Zip compression)
Model
Score
Intel Core i7-4790
23871
This model
23698 [-0.73%]
23263 [-2.55%]
23214 [-2.75%]
22406 [-6.14%]

Monothread memory performance
Model
Score
Intel Core i7-4790
5021
This model
5002 [-0.38%]

Multithread memory performance
Model
Score
5637 [2.83%]
Intel Core i7-4790
5482
This model
          
SSE mode comparison

Monothread integers operations
Model
Score
Intel Core i7-4790
13518
This model
13509 [-0.07%]
13429 [-0.66%]
13103 [-3.07%]
13012 [-3.74%]
12932 [-4.34%]

Multithread integers operations
Model
Score
58565 [7.06%]
58562 [7.06%]
55447 [1.36%]
Intel Core i7-4790
54700
This model
54670 [-0.06%]
54445 [-0.47%]
53232 [-2.68%]
52705 [-3.65%]

Monothread floating point operations
Model
Score
Intel Core i7-4790
11943
This model
11823 [-1.01%]
11816 [-1.06%]
11680 [-2.20%]
11669 [-2.29%]

Multithread floating point operations
Model
Score
65038 [24.09%]
64608 [23.27%]
62550 [19.35%]
60203 [14.87%]
Intel Core i7-4790
52410
This model
47844 [-8.71%]
45752 [-12.71%]
45218 [-13.72%]
45135 [-13.88%]
44110 [-15.84%]

Monothread generic test (Zip compression)
Model
Score
Intel Core i7-4790
4956
This model

Multithread generic test (Zip compression)
Model
Score
27048 [10.42%]
Intel Core i7-4790
24496
This model
24109 [-1.58%]
23289 [-4.93%]
23017 [-6.04%]
22401 [-8.55%]
22342 [-8.79%]

Monothread memory performance
Model
Score
Intel Core i7-4790
4836
This model
4830 [-0.13%]

Multithread memory performance
Model
Score
Intel Core i7-4790
6768
This model
6590 [-2.63%]
6576 [-2.84%]
6343 [-6.28%]
          
AVX mode comparison

Monothread integers operations
Model
Score
14438 [2.90%]
14411 [2.71%]
Intel Core i7-4790
14031
This model
14012 [-0.14%]
13951 [-0.57%]
13900 [-0.93%]
13881 [-1.07%]

Multithread integers operations
Model
Score
67592 [16.88%]
Intel Core i7-4790
57832
This model
56494 [-2.31%]
56252 [-2.73%]
55978 [-3.21%]

Monothread floating point operations
Model
Score
13905 [9.29%]
Intel Core i7-4790
12723
This model
12419 [-2.39%]

Multithread floating point operations
Model
Score
69550 [13.46%]
67501 [10.12%]
Intel Core i7-4790
61298
This model
59014 [-3.73%]

Monothread generic test (Zip compression)
Model
Score
5452 [1.80%]
5391 [0.67%]
5366 [0.20%]
Intel Core i7-4790
5355
This model

Multithread generic test (Zip compression)
Model
Score
Intel Core i7-4790
24376
This model
23337 [-4.26%]
22829 [-6.34%]

Monothread memory performance
Model
Score
5098 [3.25%]
Intel Core i7-4790
4938
This model
4799 [-2.81%]

Multithread memory performance
Model
Score
Intel Core i7-4790
7233
This model
7110 [-1.70%]
          
AVX2 mode comparison

Monothread integers operations
Model
Score
23348 [0.12%]
Intel Core i7-4790
23320
This model
23129 [-0.82%]

Multithread integers operations
Model
Score
102290 [6.00%]
101485 [5.16%]
98206 [1.76%]
Intel Core i7-4790
96503
This model
96429 [-0.08%]
94493 [-2.08%]

Monothread floating point operations
Model
Score
12584 [1.09%]
Intel Core i7-4790
12448
This model
11717 [-5.87%]

Multithread floating point operations
Model
Score
62214 [0.31%]
Intel Core i7-4790
62024
This model
58552 [-5.60%]
58469 [-5.73%]
57312 [-7.60%]
54727 [-11.76%]

Monothread generic test (Zip compression)
Model
Score
5352 [0.34%]
Intel Core i7-4790
5334
This model

Multithread generic test (Zip compression)
Model
Score
25544 [2.86%]
25248 [1.67%]
Intel Core i7-4790
24833
This model
24499 [-1.34%]
24281 [-2.22%]
24032 [-3.22%]
23620 [-4.88%]
23424 [-5.67%]

Monothread memory performance
Model
Score
5267 [2.96%]
5176 [1.18%]
Intel Core i7-4790
5115
This model

Multithread memory performance
Model
Score
Intel Core i7-4790
6235
This model
6153 [-1.33%]
6076 [-2.56%]
6067 [-2.70%]

Hardlimit Benchmark Central - Ver. 3.9.0