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
$409.99
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$459.97
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Availability In Stock In Stock
Pangoly Score - 96
Brand Intel Intel
Model BX80684I79700K BX80646I74790K
Release Date October 2018 June 2014
Performance
(Charts)
6th
41st
Effective Value
33rd
99th
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
Manufacturing Process 14 nm 22 nm
Maximum Supported Memory 64GB -
Cache L3 1.50MB 8.00MB
Critic Reviews -

"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 a ..."

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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:

  • 11% cheaper, you can save $49.98.
  • Around 26% better average performance.
  • 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 TDP.
  • Higher CPU Clock Frequency (+400MHz).
  • Includes CPU Cooler.
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