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

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

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

Summary

Synthetic performance index

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

Relative performance

Single thread performance index

  • Intel Core i7-7700K
    100%
  • Intel Core i7-4790K
    116%

Relative performance

Multi thread performance index

  • Intel Core i7-7700K
    112%
  • Intel Core i7-4790K
    100%

Relative performance

Reasons to consider Intel Core i7-7700K

12% higher multi threaded performance.
This is a newer product, it might have better application compatibility/performance (check features chart below).
Around 7% higher average synthetic performance.

Reasons to consider Intel Core i7-4790K

16% higher single threaded performance.

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 i7-7700KIntel 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 i7-7700KIntel Core i7-4790K
ArchitectureIntel_KabylakevsIntel_Haswell
MarketDesktopvsDesktop
Memory SupportDDR4vsDDR3
CodenameKaby LakevsHaswell
Release DateSep 2016vsMay 2014

Cores

Intel Core i7-7700KIntel Core i7-4790K
Cores4vs4
Threads8vs8
SMPs1vs1
Integrated GraphicsHD GraphicsvsIntel HD 4600

Cache

Intel Core i7-7700KIntel Core i7-4790K
L1 Cache64 KB (per core)vs64 KB (per core)
L2 Cache256 KB (per core)vs256 KB (per core)
L3 Cache8192 KB (shared)vs8192 KB (shared)

Physical

Intel Core i7-7700KIntel Core i7-4790K
SocketIntel Socket 1151vsIntel Socket 1150
Max Case Temp72°Cvs72°C
Packagevs
Die Size0 mm²vs177 mm²
Process14 nmvs22 nm

Performance

Intel Core i7-7700KIntel Core i7-4790K
Cpu Frequency4200 MHzvs4000 MHz
Turbo Clock Speed4500 MHzvs4400 MHz
Base Clock100 MHzvs100 MHz
Voltageunknownvsunknown
TDP95 Wvs88 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

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

3DMark06 CPU

  • Intel Core i7-7700K
    10156
  • Intel Core i7-4790K
    9476

points - higher is better

Cinebench R10 32Bit Single

  • Intel Core i7-7700K
    7304.5
  • Intel Core i7-4790K
    6520

points - higher is better

Cinebench R10 32Bit Multi

  • Intel Core i7-7700K
    28903
  • Intel Core i7-4790K
    25082

points - higher is better

Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64Bit

  • Intel Core i7-7700K
    2.19
  • Intel Core i7-4790K
    1.95

points - higher is better

Cinebench R11.5 64Bit

  • Intel Core i7-7700K
    10.37
  • Intel Core i7-4790K
    9.14

points - higher is better

Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit

  • Intel Core i7-7700K
    196
  • Intel Core i7-4790K
    174

points - higher is better

Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit

  • Intel Core i7-7700K
    972
  • Intel Core i7-4790K
    846

points - higher is better

SuperPI 1M

  • Intel Core i7-7700K
    8.17
  • Intel Core i7-4790K
    7.7

seconds - lower is better

wPrime 32

  • Intel Core i7-7700K
    5.56
  • Intel Core i7-4790K
    5.94

seconds - lower is better

WinRAR 4.0

  • Intel Core i7-7700K
    5823
  • Intel Core i7-4790K
    5534

MB/s - higher is better

x264 Pass 1

  • Intel Core i7-7700K
    230
  • Intel Core i7-4790K
    189.14

FPS - higher is better

x264 Pass 2

  • Intel Core i7-7700K
    61.6
  • Intel Core i7-4790K
    51.57

FPS - higher is better

TrueCrypt AES

  • Intel Core i7-7700K
    5.45
  • Intel Core i7-4790K
    5

GB/s

TrueCrypt Twofish

  • Intel Core i7-7700K
    0.93
  • Intel Core i7-4790K
    0.8

GB/s

TrueCrypt Serpent

  • Intel Core i7-7700K
    0.55
  • Intel Core i7-4790K
    0.44

GB/s

Sunspider 1.0

  • Intel Core i7-7700K
    52
  • Intel Core i7-4790K
    137

score - higher is better