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

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

Intel Core i7-4790K
Intel Socket 1150 DESKTOP
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 i5-7600K Intel 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 i5-7600K Intel Core i7-4790K
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 i7-4790K
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 i7-4790K
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 i7-4790K
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 i7-4790K
Cpu Frequency 3800 MHz vs 4000 MHz
Turbo Clock Speed 4000 MHz vs 4400 MHz
Base Clock 100 MHz vs 100 MHz
Voltage unknown vs unknown
TDP 95 W vs 88 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