Desktop PC Performance: Intel® Core™ i7-4790K Processor

4th generation Intel® Core™ processor compared to prior generation

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4th gen Intel® Core™ processor performance-related link

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System Configurations

4th generation Intel® Core™ i7-4790K processor (up to 4.0 GHz, 8T/4C, 8M cache)

On ASUS motherboard model # Z97-A*, BIOS: _0702, Memory: Micron DDR3* 8 GB (2x 4 GB) 1600 MHz, SSD: Intel® SSD 530 180 GB, OS: Windows* 8.1 Pro Build 9600, Graphics: Intel® HD Graphics 4600 driver

3rd generation Intel Core i7-3770K processor (up to 3.90 GHz, 8T/4C, 8M cache)

On Intel® motherboard model # DH77KC, BIOS: _0110, Memory: Micron DDR3 8 GB (2x 4 GB) 1600 MHz, SSD: Intel SSD 530 180 GB, OS: Windows 8.1 Pro Build 9600, Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 4000 driver

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Product and Performance Information


Measured using PCMark* 7 - includes a range of tests which measure different dimensions of your system’s performance. Tests consist of a number of small, individual workload tests. The PCMark test is a collection of workloads that measure system performance during typical PC usage. Find out more at


Measured based on SYSmark* 2014 Subtests - SYSmark* 2014 Overall Score: 2118 vs. 1749 (up to 21%); SYSmark* 2014 is a system-level performance benchmark that measures and compares PC performance using real world applications for the enterprise and office productivity space. Find out more info at


Benchmark results were obtained prior to implementation of recent software patches and firmware updates intended to address exploits referred to as "Spectre" and "Meltdown". Implementation of these updates may make these results inapplicable to your device or system.

Software and workloads used in performance tests may have been optimized for performance only on Intel® microprocessors. Performance tests, such as SYSmark* and MobileMark*, are measured using specific computer systems, components, software, operations, and functions. Any change to any of those factors may cause the results to vary. You should consult other information and performance tests to assist you in fully evaluating your contemplated purchases, including the performance of that product when combined with other products. For more complete information visit