Intel Core i7-4790 vs Intel Core i3-6100

Intel Core i7-4790
Intel Socket 1150DESKTOP
3500 MHz / Cores: 4 / May 2014
Intel Core i7-4790

Intel Core i3-6100
Intel Socket 1151DESKTOP
3700 MHz / Cores: 2 / Sep 2015
Intel Core i3-6100

Summary

Synthetic performance index

  • Intel Core i7-4790
    133%
  • Intel Core i3-6100
    100%

Relative performance

Single thread performance index

  • Intel Core i7-4790
    100%
  • Intel Core i3-6100
    114%

Relative performance

Multi thread performance index

  • Intel Core i7-4790
    178%
  • Intel Core i3-6100
    100%

Relative performance

Reasons to consider Intel Core i7-4790

Much higher multi threaded performance (around 78% higher). This allows for higher performance in professional applications like encoding or heavy multitasking.
Around 33% higher average synthetic performance.

Reasons to consider Intel Core i3-6100

14% higher single threaded performance.
This is a newer product, it might have better application compatibility/performance (check features chart below).

Intel Core i7-4790

Gaming

HWBench recommends Intel Core i7-4790

Based on game and synthetic benchmarks, and theoretical specifications.

Intel Core i7-4790

Productivity

HWBench recommends Intel Core i7-4790

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


Specifications

Features

Intel Core i7-4790Intel Core i3-6100
MMX
SSE
SSE2
SSE3
SSSE3
SSE4.2
AVX
AVX2
EIST
Intel 64
XD bit
VT-x
VT-d
HTT
AES-NI
TSX
TXT
CLMUL
FMA3
F16C
BMI1
BMI2
vPro
Boost 2.0
SSE4.1
Hyper-Threading

Architecture

Intel Core i7-4790Intel Core i3-6100
ArchitectureIntel_HaswellvsIntel_Skylake
MarketDesktopvsDesktop
Memory SupportDDR3vsDDR3, DDR4
CodenameHaswellvsSkylake
Release DateMay 2014vsSep 2015

Cores

Intel Core i7-4790Intel Core i3-6100
Cores4vs2
Threads8vs4
SMPs1vs1
Integrated GraphicsIntel HD 4600vsIntel HD 530

Cache

Intel Core i7-4790Intel Core i3-6100
L1 Cache64 KB (per core)vs64 KB (per core)
L2 Cache256 KB (per core)vs256 KB (per core)
L3 Cache8192 KB (shared)vs4096 KB (shared)

Physical

Intel Core i7-4790Intel Core i3-6100
SocketIntel Socket 1150vsIntel Socket 1151
Max Case Temp72°Cvs65°C
Packagevs
Die Size177mm²vs150mm²
Process22 nmvs14 nm

Performance

Intel Core i7-4790Intel Core i3-6100
Cpu Frequency3500 MHzvs3700 MHz
Turbo Clock Speed3900 MHzvsnone
Base Clock100 MHzvs100 MHz
Voltageunknownvsunknown
TDP84 Wvs51 W

Raw performance index

Raw single-thread performance estimation

  • Intel Core i7-4790
    4368 points
  • Intel Core i3-6100
    4255 points

Points - higher is better

Raw multi-thread performance estimation

  • Intel Core i7-4790
    18816 points
  • Intel Core i3-6100
    10297 points

Points - higher is better

Synthetic benchmarks

GeekBench 3 (32-bit Multi Core)

  • Intel Core i7-4790
    13330
  • Intel Core i3-6100
    8336

points - higher is better

GeekBench 3 (64-bit Single Core)

  • Intel Core i7-4790
    3771
  • Intel Core i3-6100
    4975

points - higher is better

GeekBench 3 (64-bit Multi Core)

  • Intel Core i7-4790
    14356
  • Intel Core i3-6100
    10509

points - higher is better

GeekBench 3 (32-bit Single Core)

  • Intel Core i7-4790
    3492
  • Intel Core i3-6100
    3934

points - higher is better

Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit

  • Intel Core i7-4790
    158
  • Intel Core i3-6100
    154

points - higher is better

Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit

  • Intel Core i7-4790
    765
  • Intel Core i3-6100
    321

points - higher is better