Intel Core i7-4790 vs Intel Core i5-6500

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

Intel Core i5-6500
Intel Socket 1151DESKTOP
3200 MHz / Cores: 4 / Jul 2015
Intel Core i5-6500

Summary

Synthetic performance index

  • Intel Core i7-4790
    116%
  • Intel Core i5-6500
    100%

Relative performance

Single thread performance index

  • Intel Core i7-4790
    103%
  • Intel Core i5-6500
    100%

Relative performance

Multi thread performance index

  • Intel Core i7-4790
    129%
  • Intel Core i5-6500
    100%

Relative performance

Reasons to consider Intel Core i7-4790

Much higher multi threaded performance (around 29% 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 i5-6500.
Around 16% higher average synthetic performance.

Reasons to consider Intel Core i5-6500

None

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 i5-6500
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

Architecture

Intel Core i7-4790Intel Core i5-6500
ArchitectureIntel_HaswellvsIntel_Skylake
MarketDesktopvsDesktop
Memory SupportDDR3vsDDR4
CodenameHaswellvsSkylake
Release DateMay 2014vsJul 2015

Cores

Intel Core i7-4790Intel Core i5-6500
Cores4vs4
Threads8vs4
SMPs1vs1
Integrated GraphicsIntel HD 4600vsNo

Cache

Intel Core i7-4790Intel Core i5-6500
L1 Cache64 KB (per core)vs64 KB (per core)
L2 Cache256 KB (per core)vs256 KB (per core)
L3 Cache8192 KB (shared)vs6144 KB (shared)

Physical

Intel Core i7-4790Intel Core i5-6500
SocketIntel Socket 1150vsIntel Socket 1151
Max Case Temp72°Cvs72°C
PackagevsFC-LGA12C
Die Size177mm²vs177mm²
Process22 nmvs14 nm

Performance

Intel Core i7-4790Intel Core i5-6500
Cpu Frequency3500 MHzvs3200 MHz
Turbo Clock Speed3900 MHzvs3600 MHz
Base Clock100 MHzvs100 MHz
Voltageunknownvsunknown
TDP84 Wvs65 W

Raw performance index

Raw single-thread performance estimation

  • Intel Core i7-4790
    4368 points
  • Intel Core i5-6500
    4140 points

Points - higher is better

Raw multi-thread performance estimation

  • Intel Core i7-4790
    18816 points
  • Intel Core i5-6500
    14720 points

Points - higher is better

Synthetic benchmarks

GeekBench 3 (32-bit Multi Core)

  • Intel Core i7-4790
    13330
  • Intel Core i5-6500
    10602

points - higher is better

GeekBench 3 (64-bit Single Core)

  • Intel Core i7-4790
    3771
  • Intel Core i5-6500
    3693

points - higher is better

GeekBench 3 (64-bit Multi Core)

  • Intel Core i7-4790
    14356
  • Intel Core i5-6500
    11265

points - higher is better

GeekBench 3 (32-bit Single Core)

  • Intel Core i7-4790
    3492
  • Intel Core i5-6500
    3438

points - higher is better

Cinebench R10 32Bit Single

  • Intel Core i7-4790
    5926
  • Intel Core i5-6500
    5746

points - higher is better

Cinebench R10 32Bit Multi

  • Intel Core i7-4790
    22667
  • Intel Core i5-6500
    19577

points - higher is better

Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64Bit

  • Intel Core i7-4790
    1.79
  • Intel Core i5-6500
    1.74

points - higher is better

Cinebench R11.5 64Bit

  • Intel Core i7-4790
    8.29
  • Intel Core i5-6500
    6.35

points - higher is better

Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit

  • Intel Core i7-4790
    158
  • Intel Core i5-6500
    151

points - higher is better

Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit

  • Intel Core i7-4790
    765
  • Intel Core i5-6500
    541.5

points - higher is better

SuperPI 1M

  • Intel Core i7-4790
    9.08
  • Intel Core i5-6500
    10.4

seconds - lower is better

wPrime 32

  • Intel Core i7-4790
    6.39
  • Intel Core i5-6500
    10.6

seconds - lower is better

x264 Pass 1

  • Intel Core i7-4790
    171
  • Intel Core i5-6500
    174.5

FPS - higher is better

x264 Pass 2

  • Intel Core i7-4790
    46
  • Intel Core i5-6500
    36.1

FPS - higher is better