Intel Core i7-4790K vs. Intel Core i7-6700K

Intel Core i7-4790KIntel Core i7-6700K
4.00 GHzFrequency4.00 GHz
4.40 GHzTurbo (1 Core)4.20 GHz
4.20 GHzTurbo (All Cores)4.00 GHz
4Cores4
YesHyperthreadingYes
YesOverclocking ?Yes
8 MBCache8 MB
Intel HD Graphics 4600GPUIntel HD Graphics 530
0.35 GHzGPU frequency0.35 GHz
1.25 GHzGPU (Turbo)1.15 GHz
7.5GPU Generation9
11.1DirectX Version12.0
3Max. displays3
20Execution units24
DecodeCodec h264Decode/Encode
DecodeCodec JPEGDecode/Encode
NoCodec h265 8bitDecode/Encode
NoCodec h265 10bitNo
NoCodec VP8Decode/Encode
NoCodec VP9Decode
DecodeCodec VC-1Decode
Decode/EncodeCodec AVCDecode/Encode
Haswell Devils CanyonArchitectureSkylake
DDR3-1600MemoryDDR3-1600, DDR4-2133
2Memory channels2
NoECCNo
3.0PCIe version3.0
16PCIe lanes16
22nmTechnology14nm
LGA 1150SocketLGA 1151
88WTDP91W
YesAES-NIYes
VT-x, VT-x EPT, VT-dVirtualizationVT-x, VT-x EPT, VT-d
Q2/2014Release dateQ3/2015
ca. 310 $Market priceca. 420 $


Cinebench R11.5, 64bit (Single-Core)

Cinebench 11.5 is based on the Cinema 4D Suite, a software that is popular to generate forms and other stuff in 3D. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.

Intel Core i7-4790KIntel Core i7-4790K
4x 4.00 GHz (4.40 GHz) HT
1.97 (90%)
Intel Core i7-6700KIntel Core i7-6700K
4x 4.00 GHz (4.20 GHz) HT
2.19 (100%)



Cinebench R11.5, 64bit (Multi-Core)

Cinebench 11.5 is based on the Cinema 4D Suite, a software that is popular to generate forms and other stuff in 3D. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.

Intel Core i7-4790KIntel Core i7-4790K
4x 4.00 GHz (4.40 GHz) HT
9.67 (97%)
Intel Core i7-6700KIntel Core i7-6700K
4x 4.00 GHz (4.20 GHz) HT
9.92 (100%)



Cinebench R11.5, 64bit (iGPU)

Cinebench 11.5 is based on the Cinema 4D Suite, a software that is popular to generate forms and other stuff in 3D. The iGPU test uses the CPU internal graphic unit to execute OpenGL commands.

Intel Core i7-4790KIntel Core i7-4790K
4x 4.00 GHz (4.40 GHz) HT
33.4 (81%)
Intel Core i7-6700KIntel Core i7-6700K
4x 4.00 GHz (4.20 GHz) HT
41.4 (100%)



Cinebench R15 (Single-Core)

Cinebench R15 is the successor of Cinebench 11.5 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.

Intel Core i7-4790KIntel Core i7-4790K
4x 4.00 GHz (4.40 GHz) HT
169 (94%)
Intel Core i7-6700KIntel Core i7-6700K
4x 4.00 GHz (4.20 GHz) HT
180 (100%)



Cinebench R15 (Multi-Core)

Cinebench R15 is the successor of Cinebench 11.5 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.

Intel Core i7-4790KIntel Core i7-4790K
4x 4.00 GHz (4.40 GHz) HT
854 (96%)
Intel Core i7-6700KIntel Core i7-6700K
4x 4.00 GHz (4.20 GHz) HT
888 (100%)




Passmark CPU Mark

Some of the CPUs listed below have been benchmarked by CPU-monkey. However the majority of CPUs have not been tested and the results have been estimated by a CPU-monkey’s secret proprietary formula. As such they do not accurately reflect the actual Passmark CPU mark values and are not endorsed by PassMark Software Pty Ltd.

Intel Core i7-4790KIntel Core i7-4790K
4x 4.00 GHz (4.40 GHz) HT
11445 (96%)
Intel Core i7-6700KIntel Core i7-6700K
4x 4.00 GHz (4.20 GHz) HT
11928 (100%)



Geekbench 3, 64bit (Single-Core)

Geekbench 3 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.

Intel Core i7-4790KIntel Core i7-4790K
4x 4.00 GHz (4.40 GHz) HT
4302 (90%)
Intel Core i7-6700KIntel Core i7-6700K
4x 4.00 GHz (4.20 GHz) HT
4757 (100%)



Geekbench 3, 64bit (Multi-Core)

Geekbench 3 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.

Intel Core i7-4790KIntel Core i7-4790K
4x 4.00 GHz (4.40 GHz) HT
16686 (98%)
Intel Core i7-6700KIntel Core i7-6700K
4x 4.00 GHz (4.20 GHz) HT
17028 (100%)



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