Intel Core i7-4790K Review & Specifications

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

by Intel

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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

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Specs Overview

Model BX80646I74790K
Socket LGA1150
Integrated Graphics Intel HD Graphics 4600
CPU Cores 4
CPU Clock Rate 4000MHz
CPU Turbo Clock Rate 4400MHz
TDP 88W
Includes CPU Cooler

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

Score Pangoly

96

Intel Core i7-4790K Performance comparison with similar Processors

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Pangoly Performance

Rendering, Encoding, Compression (Multithread)

Critic Reviews

85

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 ...

vrworld.com

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96

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 ...

wccftech.com

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89

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 ...

techPowerUp!

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Specifications

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Essentials
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 8 MB
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

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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

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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

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

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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

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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

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Intel® Data Protection Technology
AES New Instructions

Yes
Secure Key Yes

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Intel® Platform Protection Technology
OS Guard Yes
Trusted Execution Technology

No
Execute Disable Bit Yes
Anti-Theft Technology Yes

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