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

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

Intel Core i7-4790
3800 MHz / Cores: 4 / May 2014
Intel Core i7-4790Intel 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 single-threaded 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.

No winner

Gaming

No clear winner declared


No winner

Productivity

No clear winner declared


Specifications

Features

Intel Core i5-7600KIntel 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 i5-7600KIntel Core i7-4790
ArchitectureIntel_KabylakevsIntel_Haswell
MarketDesktopvsDesktop
Memory SupportDDR4vsDDR3
CodenameKaby LakevsHaswell
Release DateSep 2016vsMay 2014

Cores

Intel Core i5-7600KIntel Core i7-4790
Cores4vs4
Threads4vs8
SMPs1vs1
Integrated GraphicsNovsIntel HD 4600

Cache

Intel Core i5-7600KIntel Core i7-4790
L1 Cache64 KB (per core)vs64 KB (per core)
L2 Cache256 KB (per core)vs256 KB (per core)
L3 Cache6144 KB (shared)vs8192 KB (shared)

Physical

Intel Core i5-7600KIntel Core i7-4790
SocketIntel Socket 1151vsIntel Socket 1150
Max Case Temp72°Cvs72°C
Packagevs
Die Size0 mm²vs177 mm²
Process14 nmvs22 nm

Performance

Intel Core i5-7600KIntel Core i7-4790
Cpu Frequency3800 MHzvs3500 MHz
Turbo Clock Speed4000 MHzvs3900 MHz
Base Clock100 MHzvs100 MHz
Voltageunknownvsunknown
TDP95 Wvs84 W

Raw performance index

Raw single-thread performance estimation

  • Intel Core i5-7600K
    4800 points
  • Intel Core i7-4790
    4368 points

Points - higher is better

Raw multi-thread performance estimation

  • Intel Core i5-7600K
    18240 points
  • Intel Core i7-4790
    18816 points

Points - higher is better