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

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

Intel Core i7-4790K
Intel Socket 1150DESKTOP
4000 MHz / Cores: 4 / May 2014
Intel Core i7-4790K

Summary

Synthetic performance index

  • Intel Core i5-7600K
    100%
  • Intel Core i7-4790K
    127%

Relative performance

Single thread performance index

  • Intel Core i5-7600K
    100%
  • Intel Core i7-4790K
    118%

Relative performance

Multi thread performance index

  • Intel Core i5-7600K
    100%
  • Intel Core i7-4790K
    132%

Relative performance

Reasons to consider Intel Core i5-7600K

This is a newer product, it might have better application compatibility/performance (check features chart below).

Reasons to consider Intel Core i7-4790K

18% higher single threaded performance.
Much higher multi threaded performance (around 32% higher). This allows for higher performance in professional applications like encoding or heavy multitasking.
Has an integrated GPU, which allows to run the system without a dedicated graphics card, unlike the Intel Core i5-7600K.
Around 27% higher average synthetic performance.

Intel Core i7-4790K

Gaming

HWBench recommends Intel Core i7-4790K

Based on game and synthetic benchmarks, and theoretical specifications.

Intel Core i7-4790K

Productivity

HWBench recommends Intel Core i7-4790K

Based on productivity benchmarks, overall multithreaded performance and theoretical specifications.



Specifications

Features

Intel Core i5-7600KIntel Core i7-4790K
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

Architecture

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

Cores

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

Cache

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

Performance

Intel Core i5-7600KIntel Core i7-4790K
Cpu Frequency3800 MHzvs4000 MHz
Turbo Clock Speed4000 MHzvs4400 MHz
Base Clock100 MHzvs100 MHz
Voltageunknownvsunknown
TDP95 Wvs88 W

Raw performance index

Raw single-thread performance estimation

  • Intel Core i5-7600K
    4800 points
  • Intel Core i7-4790K
    4928 points

Points - higher is better

Raw multi-thread performance estimation

  • Intel Core i5-7600K
    18240 points
  • Intel Core i7-4790K
    21504 points

Points - higher is better


Synthetic benchmarks

Rendering: POV-Ray 3.7

  • Intel Core i5-7600K
    1659
  • Intel Core i7-4790K
    1807

points per second - higher is better

7-zip

  • Intel Core i5-7600K
    17994
  • Intel Core i7-4790K
    25285

MIPS - higher is better

3D Particle Movement (Single Threaded)

  • Intel Core i5-7600K
    139.59
  • Intel Core i7-4790K
    145.67

points - higher is better

3D Particle Movement (Multi Threaded)

  • Intel Core i5-7600K
    431.78
  • Intel Core i7-4790K
    831.12

points - higher is better

3DMark06 CPU

  • Intel Core i5-7600K
    8532
  • Intel Core i7-4790K
    9476

points - higher is better

Cinebench R10 32Bit Single

  • Intel Core i5-7600K
    6814
  • Intel Core i7-4790K
    6520

points - higher is better

Cinebench R10 32Bit Multi

  • Intel Core i5-7600K
    24179
  • Intel Core i7-4790K
    25082

points - higher is better

Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64Bit

  • Intel Core i5-7600K
    2.02
  • Intel Core i7-4790K
    1.95

points - higher is better

Cinebench R11.5 64Bit

  • Intel Core i5-7600K
    7.87
  • Intel Core i7-4790K
    9.14

points - higher is better

Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit

  • Intel Core i5-7600K
    179.5
  • Intel Core i7-4790K
    174

points - higher is better

Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit

  • Intel Core i5-7600K
    674
  • Intel Core i7-4790K
    846

points - higher is better

SuperPI 1M

  • Intel Core i5-7600K
    8.82
  • Intel Core i7-4790K
    7.7

seconds - lower is better

wPrime 32

  • Intel Core i5-7600K
    8.49
  • Intel Core i7-4790K
    5.94

seconds - lower is better

WinRAR 4.0

  • Intel Core i5-7600K
    3570
  • Intel Core i7-4790K
    5534

MB/s - higher is better

x264 Pass 1

  • Intel Core i5-7600K
    223
  • Intel Core i7-4790K
    189.14

FPS - higher is better

x264 Pass 2

  • Intel Core i5-7600K
    46.2
  • Intel Core i7-4790K
    51.57

FPS - higher is better

TrueCrypt AES

  • Intel Core i5-7600K
    3.3
  • Intel Core i7-4790K
    5

GB/s

TrueCrypt Twofish

  • Intel Core i5-7600K
    0.57
  • Intel Core i7-4790K
    0.8

GB/s

TrueCrypt Serpent

  • Intel Core i5-7600K
    0.34
  • Intel Core i7-4790K
    0.44

GB/s

Sunspider 1.0

  • Intel Core i5-7600K
    56.9
  • Intel Core i7-4790K
    137

score - higher is better