Intel Core i7-4790K

Intel Core i7-4790K Quad-Core 4.0 GHz Socket 1150 88W HD4600 BX80646I74790K

Intel Core i7-4790K Quad-Core 4.0 GHz Socket 1150 88W HD4600 BX80646I74790K

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  • Compatible with z97 motherboards and some 87 series motherboards(may require bios update).
  • Intel Rapid Storage Technology
  • Processor with Unlocked Clock Multiplier
  • Quick Sync Video enabling faster video conversion
  • Supports LGA 1150 socket

Specifications Overview

Model BX80646I74790K
Release Date June 2014

* First availability for purchase, it may not correspond to the actual market launch date.

Series Core i7 4th Gen
Core Name Devil's Canyon
Socket LGA1150
Integrated Graphics Intel HD Graphics 4600
CPU Cores 4
CPU Threads 8
CPU Clock Rate 4000 MHz
CPU Turbo Clock Rate 4400 MHz
TDP 88 W
CPU Cooler included
Manufacturing Process 22 nm
Cache L3 8 MB


  • Low power consumption under both idle and load
  • Great performance
  • Lower operating temperatures compared to Haswell family
  • Intel's first 4-core, 4GHz CPU


  • Same overclocking variability as Haswell family

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Status Launched
Launch Date Q2'14
Processor Number i7-4790K
# of Cores 4
# of Threads 8
Clock Speed 4 GHz
Max Turbo Frequency 4.4 GHz
DMI2 5 GT/s
# of QPI Links 0
Instruction Set 64-bit
Instruction Set Extensions SSE 4.1/4.2, AVX 2.0
Embedded Options Available No
Lithography 22 nm
Scalability 1S Only
Max TDP 88 W
Thermal Solution Specification PCG 2013D
Recommended Customer Price BOX : $350.00


Memory Specifications
Max Memory Size (dependent on memory type) 32 GB
Memory Types DDR3-1333/1600
# of Memory Channels 2
Max Memory Bandwidth 25.6 GB/s
ECC Memory Supported No


Graphics Specifications
Processor Graphics Intel® HD Graphics 4600
Graphics Base Frequency 350 MHz
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency 1.25 GHz
Graphics Video Max Memory 1.7 GB
Intel® Quick Sync Video Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology Yes
Intel® Insider™ Yes
Intel® Wireless Display Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology Yes
# of Displays Supported 3


Expansion Options
PCI Express Revision 3.0
PCI Express Configurations Up to 1x16, 2x8, 1x8/2x4
Max # of PCI Express Lanes 16


Package Specifications
Max CPU Configuration 1
TCASE 72.72
Package Size 37.5mm x 37.5mm
Graphics and IMC Lithography 22nm
Sockets Supported FCLGA1150
Low Halogen Options Available See MDDS


Advanced Technologies
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0
Intel® vPro Technology No
Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology Yes
Intel® Virtualization Technology (VT-x) Yes
Intel® Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d) Yes
Intel® VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT) Yes
Intel® TSX-NI Yes
Intel® 64 Yes
Intel® My WiFi Technology Yes
Idle States Yes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® Technology Yes
Thermal Monitoring Technologies Yes
Intel® Identity Protection Technology Yes
Intel® Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) No


Intel® Data Protection Technology
AES New Instructions Yes
Secure Key Yes


Intel® Platform Protection Technology
OS Guard Yes
Trusted Execution Technology No
Execute Disable Bit Yes
Anti-Theft Technology Yes

Expert 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 and...


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So what's the verdict? Well, one thing is clear: the i7-4790K outperforms the i7-4770K at nearly everything from operation speed, to thermal conductivity and overclocking. Does it realistically make it a better CPU for most owners of the 4770K? Not a...

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Devil's Canyon, Intel's new K – SKU Haswell chips have arrived.The 4690K and 4790K are the new chips that have four cores running at 4GHz (with 4.4GHz Turbo / 4.5 Max single core Turbo). These were created with the goal of being able to provide higher...

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