Intel Core i7-4790 vs. Intel Core i5-6600

Intel Core i7-4790Intel Core i5-6600
3.60 GHzFrequency3.30 GHz
4.00 GHzTurbo (1 Core)3.90 GHz
3.80 GHzTurbo (All Cores)3.60 GHz
4Cores4
YesHyperthreadingNo
NoOverclocking ?No
8 MBCache6 MB
Intel HD Graphics 4600GPUIntel HD Graphics 530
0.35 GHzGPU frequency0.35 GHz
1.20 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 RefreshArchitectureSkylake
DDR3-1600MemoryDDR3-1600, DDR4-2133
2Memory channels2
NoECCNo
3.0PCIe version3.0
16PCIe lanes16
22nmTechnology14nm
LGA 1150SocketLGA 1151
84WTDP65W
YesAES-NIYes
VT-x, VT-x EPT, VT-dVirtualizationVT-x, VT-x EPT, VT-d
Q2/2014Release dateQ3/2015
ca. 280 $Market priceca. 250 $


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 i7-4790Intel Core i7-4790
4x 3.60 GHz (4.00 GHz) HT
1.79 (90%)
Intel Core i5-6600Intel Core i5-6600
4x 3.30 GHz (3.90 GHz)
1.98 (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 i7-4790Intel Core i7-4790
4x 3.60 GHz (4.00 GHz) HT
8.75 (100%)
Intel Core i5-6600Intel Core i5-6600
4x 3.30 GHz (3.90 GHz)
6.51 (74%)



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 i7-4790Intel Core i7-4790
4x 3.60 GHz (4.00 GHz) HT
32.1 (89%)
Intel Core i5-6600Intel Core i5-6600
4x 3.30 GHz (3.90 GHz)
36.2 (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 i7-4790Intel Core i7-4790
4x 3.60 GHz (4.00 GHz) HT
145 (87%)
Intel Core i5-6600Intel Core i5-6600
4x 3.30 GHz (3.90 GHz)
166 (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 i7-4790Intel Core i7-4790
4x 3.60 GHz (4.00 GHz) HT
728 (100%)
Intel Core i5-6600Intel Core i5-6600
4x 3.30 GHz (3.90 GHz)
597 (82%)




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 i7-4790Intel Core i7-4790
4x 3.60 GHz (4.00 GHz) HT
10355 (100%)
Intel Core i5-6600Intel Core i5-6600
4x 3.30 GHz (3.90 GHz)
8253 (80%)



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 i7-4790Intel Core i7-4790
4x 3.60 GHz (4.00 GHz) HT
3911 (94%)
Intel Core i5-6600Intel Core i5-6600
4x 3.30 GHz (3.90 GHz)
4141 (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 i7-4790Intel Core i7-4790
4x 3.60 GHz (4.00 GHz) HT
15097 (100%)
Intel Core i5-6600Intel Core i5-6600
4x 3.30 GHz (3.90 GHz)
12099 (80%)



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