Compare Processors: Intel Core i7-9700K vs Core i7-4790K

Intel Core i7-9700K

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Intel Core i7-4790K

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Price
$374.99
Prime Eligible Item
$469.00
Availability In Stock In Stock
Pangoly Score - 96
Brand Intel Intel
Model BX80684I79700K BX80646I74790K
Release Date October 2018 June 2014
Performance
(Charts)
12th
52nd
Effective Value
26th
101st
TDP 95 Watts 88 Watts
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Pros -
  • Low power consumption under both idle and load
  • Great performance
  • Lower operating temperatures compared to Haswell family
  • Intel's first 4-core, 4GHz CPU
Cons -
  • Same overclocking variability as Haswell family
Series Core i7 9th Gen Core i7 4th Gen
Core Name Coffee Lake Devil's Canyon
Socket LGA1151 LGA1150
Integrated Graphics Intel UHD Graphics 630 Intel HD Graphics 4600
CPU Cores 8 4
CPU Threads 8 8
CPU Clock Rate 3600MHz 4000MHz
CPU Turbo Clock Rate 4900MHz 4400MHz
CPU Cooler included No Yes
Manufacturing Process 14 nm 22 nm
Maximum Supported Memory 64GB -
Cache L3 1.50MB 8.00MB
Critic Reviews

"For the enthusiasts among us who have some breathing room in their budgets, Core i7-9700K is a much smarter choice for gaming than the pricey Core i9-9900K. It serves up similar performance at a significantly lower price. It's no slouch in heavier..."

"Intel's Haswell refresh line has drawn a lot of conspicuous looks from those who supported the initial Haswell offering (with the i7-4770K taking the helm). Stating the disbelievers on point, there just can't be much of a difference between Haswell and..."

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Compare Processors: Intel Core i7-9700K vs Core i7-4790K. Analyze head-to-head all specifications and features to find out the better CPU.

Comparison summary

Reasons to pick the Intel Core i7-9700K:

  • 20% cheaper, you can save $94.01.
  • Much better average performance, around 30%.
  • Much better effective value.
  • Newer Product, it was released around 4 years later.
  • 4 more cores.
  • Higher Max Turbo Clock Frequency (+500MHz).

Reasons to pick the Intel Core i7-4790K:

  • Around 7% lower thermal design power.
  • Higher CPU Clock Frequency (+400MHz).
  • Includes CPU Cooler.
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