Compare Processors: Intel i7-8086K vs Core i7-4790K

Intel i7-8086K

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Intel Core i7-4790K

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Price
$511.70
$569.95
Availability In Stock In Stock
Pangoly Score - 96
Brand Intel Intel
Model BX80684I78086K BX80646I74790K
Release Date August 2018 June 2014
Performance
(Charts)
14th
51st
Effective Value
57th
113th
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 8th 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 6 4
CPU Threads 12 8
CPU Clock Rate 4000MHz 4000MHz
CPU Turbo Clock Rate 5000MHz 4400MHz
CPU Cooler included No Yes
Manufacturing Process 14 nm 22 nm
Maximum Supported Memory 64GB -
Cache L3 12.00MB 8.00MB
Critic Reviews

"If you pick up an Intel Core i7-8086K expecting it to be the fastest Coffee Lake processor ever out of the box, you'll be sorely disappointed. This limited-edition processor performs no better than an Intel Core i7-8700K, so you're better off saving the..."

"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 i7-8086K 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 i7-8086K:

  • 10% cheaper, you can save $58.25.
  • Much better average performance, around 33%.
  • Slightly better effective value.
  • Newer Product, it was released around 4 years later.
  • 2 more cores.
  • 4 more threads.
  • Higher Max Turbo Clock Frequency (+600MHz).

Reasons to pick the Intel Core i7-4790K:

  • Around 7% lower thermal design power.
  • Includes CPU Cooler.
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