Intel Core i7-7700K vs Intel Core i7-4790K

Intel Core i7-7700K
Intel Socket 1151 DESKTOP
4200 MHz / Cores: 4 / Sep 2016
Intel Core i7-7700K

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

Summary

Synthetic performance index

  • Intel Core i7-7700K
    109%
  • Intel Core i7-4790K
    100%

Relative performance

Single thread performance index

  • Intel Core i7-7700K
    107%
  • Intel Core i7-4790K
    100%

Relative performance

Multi thread performance index

  • Intel Core i7-7700K
    110%
  • Intel Core i7-4790K
    100%

Relative performance

Reasons to consider Intel Core i7-7700K

7% higher single threaded performance.
10% higher multi threaded performance.
This is a newer product, it might have better application compatibility/performance (check features chart below).
Around 9% higher average synthetic performance.

Reasons to consider Intel Core i7-4790K

None

Intel Core i7-7700K

Gaming

HWBench recommends Intel Core i7-7700K

Based on game and synthetic benchmarks, and theoretical specifications.

No winner

Productivity

No clear winner declared


Specifications

Features

Intel Core i7-7700K Intel Core i7-4790K
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
Boost 2.0

Architecture

Intel Core i7-7700K 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 i7-7700K Intel Core i7-4790K
Cores 4 vs 4
Threads 8 vs 8
SMPs 1 vs 1
Integrated Graphics HD Graphics vs Intel HD 4600

Cache

Intel Core i7-7700K 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 8192 KB (shared) vs 8192 KB (shared)

Physical

Intel Core i7-7700K 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 i7-7700K Intel Core i7-4790K
Cpu Frequency 4200 MHz vs 4000 MHz
Turbo Clock Speed 4500 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 i7-7700K
    5400 points
  • Intel Core i7-4790K
    4928 points

Points - higher is better

Raw multi-thread performance estimation

  • Intel Core i7-7700K
    24192 points
  • Intel Core i7-4790K
    21504 points

Points - higher is better


Synthetic benchmarks

Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit

  • Intel Core i7-7700K
    194
  • Intel Core i7-4790K
    174

points - higher is better

Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit

  • Intel Core i7-7700K
    958
  • Intel Core i7-4790K
    846

points - higher is better

Rendering: POV-Ray 3.7

  • Intel Core i7-7700K
    2097
  • Intel Core i7-4790K
    1807

points per second - higher is better

7-zip

  • Intel Core i7-7700K
    27343
  • Intel Core i7-4790K
    25285

MIPS - higher is better

3D Particle Movement (Single Threaded)

  • Intel Core i7-7700K
    150.72
  • Intel Core i7-4790K
    145.67

points - higher is better

3D Particle Movement (Multi Threaded)

  • Intel Core i7-7700K
    882.98
  • Intel Core i7-4790K
    831.12

points - higher is better