Intel Core i5-7600K vs Intel Core i7-4790

Intel Core i5-7600K
3800 MHz / Cores: 4 / Sep 2016
Intel Core i5-7600K Intel Socket 1151
Type: Desktop

Intel Core i7-4790
3800 MHz / Cores: 4 / May 2014
Intel Core i7-4790 Intel Socket 1150
Type: Desktop

Summary

Reasons to consider Intel Core i5-7600K

This is a newer product, it might have better application compatibility/performance (check features chart below).
Higher theoretical gaming performance, based on raw specifications plus core architecture.

Reasons to consider Intel Core i7-4790

Has an integrated GPU, which allows to run the system without a dedicated graphics card, unlike the Intel Core i5-7600K.

Intel Core i5-7600K

Gaming

HWBench recommends Intel Core i5-7600K

Based on game and synthetic benchmarks, and theoretical specifications.

No winner

Productivity

No clear winner declared


Specifications

Features

Intel Core i5-7600K Intel Core i7-4790
MMX
SSE
SSE2
SSE3
SSSE3
SSE4.2
AVX
AVX2
EIST
Intel 64
XD bit
VT-x
AES-NI
CLMUL
FMA3
F16C
BMI1
BMI2
Boost 2.0
VT-d
HTT
TSX
TXT
vPro

Architecture

Intel Core i5-7600K Intel Core i7-4790
Architecture Intel_Kabylake vs Intel_Haswell
Market Desktop vs Desktop
Memory Support DDR4 vs DDR3
Codename Kaby Lake vs Haswell
Release Date Sep 2016 vs May 2014

Cores

Intel Core i5-7600K Intel Core i7-4790
Cores 4 vs 4
Threads 4 vs 8
SMPs 1 vs 1
Integrated Graphics No vs Intel HD 4600

Cache

Intel Core i5-7600K Intel Core i7-4790
L1 Cache 64 KB (per core) vs 64 KB (per core)
L2 Cache 256 KB (per core) vs 256 KB (per core)
L3 Cache 6144 KB (shared) vs 8192 KB (shared)

Physical

Intel Core i5-7600K Intel Core i7-4790
Socket Intel Socket 1151 vs Intel Socket 1150
Max Case Temp 72°C vs 72°C
Package vs
Die Size 0 mm² vs 177 mm²
Process 14 nm vs 22 nm

Performance

Intel Core i5-7600K Intel Core i7-4790
Cpu Frequency 3800 MHz vs 3500 MHz
Turbo Clock Speed 4000 MHz vs 3900 MHz
Base Clock 100 MHz vs 100 MHz
Voltage unknown vs unknown
TDP 95 W vs 84 W

Raw performance index

Raw single-thread performance estimation

  • Intel Core i5-7600K
    5040 points
  • Intel Core i7-4790
    4368 points

Points - higher is better

Raw multi-thread performance estimation

  • Intel Core i5-7600K
    19152 points
  • Intel Core i7-4790
    18816 points

Points - higher is better