Intel Core i7-4790 vs Intel Core i5-4590

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CPU comparison with benchmarks


Intel Core i7-4790 CPU1 vs CPU2 Intel Core i5-4590
Intel Core i7-4790 Intel Core i5-4590
Intel Core i7 Family Intel Core i5
Intel Core i 4000 CPU group Intel Core i 4000
4 Generation 4
Haswell S Architecture Haswell S
Desktop / Server Segment Desktop / Server
-- Predecessor --
-- Successor --

CPU Cores and Base FrequencyCPU Cores and Base Frequency

4 Cores 4
8 Threads 4
normal Core architecture normal
Yes Hyperthreading No
No Overclocking ? No
3.60 GHz Frequency 3.30 GHz
4.00 GHz Turbo Frequency (1 Core) 3.70 GHz
3.80 GHz Turbo Frequency (All Cores) 3.50 GHz

Internal GraphicsInternal Graphics

Intel HD Graphics 4600 GPU Intel HD Graphics 4600
0.35 GHz GPU frequency 0.35 GHz
1.20 GHz GPU (Turbo) 1.10 GHz
7.5 GPU Generation 7.5
22 nm Technology 22 nm
3 Max. displays 3
20 Execution units 20
160 Shader 160
2 GB Max. GPU Memory 2 GB
11.1 DirectX Version 11.1

Hardware codec supportHardware codec support

No Codec h265 / HEVC (8 bit) No
No Codec h265 / HEVC (10 bit) No
Decode / Encode Codec h264 Decode / Encode
No Codec VP9 No
No Codec VP8 No
No Codec AV1 No
Decode / Encode Codec AVC Decode / Encode
Decode Codec VC-1 Decode
Decode Codec JPEG Decode

Memory & PCIeMemory & PCIe

DDR3-1600 Memory DDR3-1600
32 GB Max. Memory 32 GB
2 Memory channels 2
-- Bandwidth --
No ECC No
L2 Cache
8.00 MB L3 Cache 6.00 MB
3.0 PCIe version 3.0
16 PCIe lanes 16

Thermal ManagementThermal Management

84 W TDP (PL1) 84 W
-- TDP (PL2) --
-- TDP up --
-- TDP down --
-- Tjunction max. --

Technical detailsTechnical details

22 nm Technology 22 nm
x86-64 (64 bit) Instruction set (ISA) x86-64 (64 bit)
SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX2 ISA extensions SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX2
LGA 1150 Socket LGA 1150
VT-x, VT-x EPT, VT-d Virtualization VT-x, VT-x EPT, VT-d
Yes AES-NI Yes
Q2/2014 Release date Q3/2014
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Cinebench R23 (Single-Core)

Cinebench R23 is the successor of Cinebench R20 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 i7-4790 Intel Core i7-4790
4C 8T @ 3.60 GHz
974 (100%)
Intel Core i5-4590 Intel Core i5-4590
4C 4T @ 3.30 GHz
811 (83%)
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Cinebench R23 (Multi-Core)

Cinebench R23 is the successor of Cinebench R20 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 i7-4790 Intel Core i7-4790
4C 8T @ 3.60 GHz
4564 (100%)
Intel Core i5-4590 Intel Core i5-4590
4C 4T @ 3.30 GHz
3167 (69%)
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Cinebench R20 (Single-Core)

Cinebench R20 is the successor of Cinebench R15 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 i7-4790 Intel Core i7-4790
4C 8T @ 3.60 GHz
384 (100%)
Intel Core i5-4590 Intel Core i5-4590
4C 4T @ 3.30 GHz
319 (83%)
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Cinebench R20 (Multi-Core)

Cinebench R20 is the successor of Cinebench R15 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 i7-4790 Intel Core i7-4790
4C 8T @ 3.60 GHz
1819 (100%)
Intel Core i5-4590 Intel Core i5-4590
4C 4T @ 3.30 GHz
1227 (67%)
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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 i7-4790 Intel Core i7-4790
4C 8T @ 3.60 GHz
145 (100%)
Intel Core i5-4590 Intel Core i5-4590
4C 4T @ 3.30 GHz
144 (99%)
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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 i7-4790 Intel Core i7-4790
4C 8T @ 3.60 GHz
728 (100%)
Intel Core i5-4590 Intel Core i5-4590
4C 4T @ 3.30 GHz
505 (69%)
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Geekbench 5, 64bit (Single-Core)

Geekbench 5 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 i7-4790 Intel Core i7-4790
4C 8T @ 3.60 GHz
944 (100%)
Intel Core i5-4590 Intel Core i5-4590
4C 4T @ 3.30 GHz
877 (93%)
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Geekbench 5, 64bit (Multi-Core)

Geekbench 5 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 i7-4790 Intel Core i7-4790
4C 8T @ 3.60 GHz
3471 (100%)
Intel Core i5-4590 Intel Core i5-4590
4C 4T @ 3.30 GHz
2819 (81%)
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V-Ray CPU-Render Benchmark

V-Ray is a 3D rendering software from the manufacturer Chaos for designers and artists. Unlike many other render engines, V-Ray is capable of so-called hybrid rendering, in which the CPU and GPU work together at the same time.

However, the CPU benchmark we used (CPU Render Mode) only uses the system's processor. The working memory used plays a major role in the V-Ray benchmark. For our benchmarks we use the fastest RAM standard approved by the manufacturer (without overclocking).

Due to the high compatibility of V-Ray (including Autodesk 3ds Max, Maya, Cinema 4D, SketchUp, Unreal Engine and Blender), it is a frequently used software. With V-Ray, for example, photorealistic images can be rendered that laypeople cannot distinguish from normal photos.

Intel Core i7-4790 Intel Core i7-4790
4C 8T @ 3.60 GHz
3423 (100%)
Intel Core i5-4590 Intel Core i5-4590
4C 4T @ 3.30 GHz
2341 (68%)
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iGPU - FP32 Performance (Single-precision GFLOPS)

The theoretical computing performance of the internal graphics unit of the processor with simple accuracy (32 bit) in GFLOPS. GFLOPS indicates how many billion floating point operations the iGPU can perform per second.

Intel Core i7-4790 Intel Core i7-4790
Intel HD Graphics 4600 @ 1.20 GHz
384 (100%)
Intel Core i5-4590 Intel Core i5-4590
Intel HD Graphics 4600 @ 1.10 GHz
352 (92%)
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Blender 3.1 Benchmark

In the Blender Benchmark 3.1, the scenes "monster", "junkshop" and "classroom" are rendered and the time required by the system is measured. In our benchmark we test the CPU and not the graphics card. Blender 3.1 was presented as a standalone version in March 2022.

Intel Core i7-4790 Intel Core i7-4790
4C 8T @ 3.60 GHz
62 (100%)
Intel Core i5-4590 Intel Core i5-4590
4C 4T @ 3.30 GHz
0 (0%)
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Estimated results for 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 i7-4790 Intel Core i7-4790
4C 8T @ 3.60 GHz
7229 (100%)
Intel Core i5-4590 Intel Core i5-4590
4C 4T @ 3.30 GHz
5359 (74%)
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Blender 2.81 (bmw27)

Blender is a free 3D graphics software for rendering (creating) 3D bodies, which can also be textured and animated in the software. The Blender benchmark creates predefined scenes and measures the time (s) required for the entire scene. The shorter the time required, the better. We selected bmw27 as the benchmark scene.

Intel Core i7-4790 Intel Core i7-4790
4C 8T @ 3.60 GHz
460 (68%)
Intel Core i5-4590 Intel Core i5-4590
4C 4T @ 3.30 GHz
677.5 (100%)
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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 i7-4790 Intel Core i7-4790
4C 8T @ 3.60 GHz
3911 (100%)
Intel Core i5-4590 Intel Core i5-4590
4C 4T @ 3.30 GHz
3412 (87%)
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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 i7-4790 Intel Core i7-4790
4C 8T @ 3.60 GHz
15097 (100%)
Intel Core i5-4590 Intel Core i5-4590
4C 4T @ 3.30 GHz
10726 (71%)
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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 i7-4790 Intel Core i7-4790
4C 8T @ 3.60 GHz
1.79 (100%)
Intel Core i5-4590 Intel Core i5-4590
4C 4T @ 3.30 GHz
1.62 (91%)
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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 i7-4790 Intel Core i7-4790
4C 8T @ 3.60 GHz
8.75 (100%)
Intel Core i5-4590 Intel Core i5-4590
4C 4T @ 3.30 GHz
5.72 (65%)
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Cinebench R11.5, 64bit (iGPU, OpenGL)

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 i7-4790 Intel Core i7-4790
4C 8T @ 3.60 GHz
32.1 (100%)
Intel Core i5-4590 Intel Core i5-4590
4C 4T @ 3.30 GHz
19.2 (60%)
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