Intel Core i7-4790 vs Intel Core i5-9400F

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Intel Core i7-4790 CPU1 vs CPU2 Intel Core i5-9400F
Intel Core i7-4790 Intel Core i5-9400F

CPU comparison

Intel Core i7-4790 or Intel Core i5-9400F ? In this comparison, we check which of these two CPUs is better. We compare the technical data and benchmark results.

The Intel Core i7-4790 has 4 cores with 8 threads and clocks with a maximum frequency of 4.00 GHz. Up to 32 GB of memory is supported in 2 (Dual Channel) memory channels. The Intel Core i7-4790 was released in Q2/2014.

The Intel Core i5-9400F has 6 cores with 6 threads and clocks with a maximum frequency of 4.10 GHz. The CPU supports up to 128 GB of memory in 2 (Dual Channel) memory channels. The Intel Core i5-9400F was released in Q1/2019.
Intel Core i7 Family Intel Core i5
Intel Core i 4000 CPU group Intel Core i 9000
4 Generation 9
Haswell S Architecture Coffee Lake S Refresh
Desktop / Server Segment Desktop / Server
-- Predecessor Intel Core i5-8400
-- Successor Intel Core i5-10400F

CPU Cores and Base Frequency

In addition to the number of CPU cores and threads, you can see here whether the Intel Core i7-4790 or Intel Core i5-9400F can be overclocked. You will also find the clock frequencies of the processor (single-core and multi-core) here. The number of CPU cores greatly affects the speed of the processor.

4 Cores 6
8 Threads 6
normal Core architecture normal
Yes Hyperthreading No
No Overclocking ? No
3.60 GHz Frequency 2.90 GHz
4.00 GHz Turbo Frequency (1 Core) 4.10 GHz
3.80 GHz Turbo Frequency (All Cores) 3.90 GHz

Internal Graphics

The Intel Core i7-4790 or Intel Core i5-9400F has integrated graphics, called iGPU for short. The iGPU uses the system's main memory as graphics memory and sits on the processor's die. A processor with integrated graphics is also called APU (Accelerated Processing Unit).

Intel HD Graphics 4600 GPU no iGPU
0.35 GHz GPU frequency
1.20 GHz GPU (Turbo)
7.5 GPU Generation
22 nm Technology
3 Max. displays
20 Execution units
160 Shader
2 GB Max. GPU Memory
11.1 DirectX Version

Hardware codec support

A photo or video codec that is accelerated in hardware can greatly accelerate the working speed of a processor and extend the battery life of notebooks or smartphones when playing videos.

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

Memory & PCIe

The memory type as well as the amount of memory can greatly affect the speed of the processor. The memory bandwidth depends on several factors and is given in gigabytes per second.

DDR3-1600 Memory DDR4-2666
32 GB Max. Memory 128 GB
2 (Dual Channel) Memory channels 2 (Dual Channel)
-- Bandwidth --
No ECC No
L2 Cache
8.00 MB L3 Cache 9.00 MB
3.0 PCIe version 3.0
16 PCIe lanes 16

Thermal Management

The Thermal Design Power (TDP for short) specifies the necessary cooling solution to cool the processor sufficiently. The TDP usually only gives a rough idea of the real consumption of a CPU.

84 W TDP (PL1) 65 W
-- TDP (PL2) --
-- TDP up --
-- TDP down --
-- Tjunction max. 100 °C

Technical details

Here you will find information on the size of the level 2 and level 3 cache of the Intel Core i7-4790 or Intel Core i5-9400F as well as a list of the processors ISA extensions. We have documented the architecture and the manufacturing technology for you as well as the release date.

22 nm Technology 14 nm
Monolithic Chip design Monolithic
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 1151-2
VT-x, VT-x EPT, VT-d Virtualization VT-x, VT-x EPT, VT-d
Yes AES-NI Yes
Windows 10, Linux Operating systems Windows 10, Windows 11, Linux
Q2/2014 Release date Q1/2019
280 $ Release price 157 $
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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 @ 4.00 GHz
974 (95%)
Intel Core i5-9400F Intel Core i5-9400F
6C 6T @ 4.10 GHz
1020 (100%)
Show all Cinebench R23 (Single-Core) results



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 @ 3.80 GHz
4564 (82%)
Intel Core i5-9400F Intel Core i5-9400F
6C 6T @ 3.90 GHz
5581 (100%)
Show all Cinebench R23 (Multi-Core) results



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 @ 4.00 GHz
384 (91%)
Intel Core i5-9400F Intel Core i5-9400F
6C 6T @ 4.10 GHz
423 (100%)
Show all Cinebench R20 (Single-Core) results



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 @ 3.80 GHz
1819 (76%)
Intel Core i5-9400F Intel Core i5-9400F
6C 6T @ 3.90 GHz
2407 (100%)
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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 @ 4.00 GHz
944 (87%)
Intel Core i5-9400F Intel Core i5-9400F
6C 6T @ 4.10 GHz
1085 (100%)
Show all Geekbench 5, 64bit (Single-Core) results



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 @ 3.80 GHz
3471 (73%)
Intel Core i5-9400F Intel Core i5-9400F
6C 6T @ 3.90 GHz
4753 (100%)
Show all Geekbench 5, 64bit (Multi-Core) results



CPU-Z Benchmark 17 (Single-Core)

The CPU-Z benchmark measures a processor's performance by measuring the time it takes the system to complete all benchmark calculations. The faster the benchmark is completed, the higher the score.

Intel Core i7-4790 Intel Core i7-4790
4C 8T @ 3.80 GHz
403 (88%)
Intel Core i5-9400F Intel Core i5-9400F
6C 6T @ 3.90 GHz
459 (100%)
Show all CPU-Z Benchmark 17 (Single-Core) results



CPU-Z Benchmark 17 (Multi-Core)

The CPU-Z benchmark measures a processor's performance by measuring the time it takes the system to complete all benchmark calculations. The faster the benchmark is completed, the higher the score.

Intel Core i7-4790 Intel Core i7-4790
4C 8T @ 3.60 GHz
2062 (81%)
Intel Core i5-9400F Intel Core i5-9400F
6C 6T @ 2.90 GHz
2550 (100%)
Show all CPU-Z Benchmark 17 (Multi-Core) results



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 i5-9400F Intel Core i5-9400F
@ 0.00 GHz
0 (0%)
Show all iGPU - FP32 Performance (Single-precision GFLOPS) results



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 @ 3.80 GHz
62 (84%)
Intel Core i5-9400F Intel Core i5-9400F
6C 6T @ 3.90 GHz
74 (100%)
Show all Blender 3.1 Benchmark results



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 @ 3.80 GHz
7229 (60%)
Intel Core i5-9400F Intel Core i5-9400F
6C 6T @ 3.90 GHz
12051 (100%)
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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 @ 3.80 GHz
460 (100%)
Intel Core i5-9400F Intel Core i5-9400F
6C 6T @ 3.90 GHz
367.5 (80%)
Show all Blender 2.81 (bmw27) results



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 (79%)
Intel Core i5-9400F Intel Core i5-9400F
6C 6T @ 2.90 GHz
4325 (100%)
Show all V-Ray CPU-Render Benchmark results



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 @ 4.00 GHz
145 (82%)
Intel Core i5-9400F Intel Core i5-9400F
6C 6T @ 4.10 GHz
177 (100%)
Show all Cinebench R15 (Single-Core) results



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 @ 3.80 GHz
728 (74%)
Intel Core i5-9400F Intel Core i5-9400F
6C 6T @ 3.90 GHz
987 (100%)
Show all Cinebench R15 (Multi-Core) results



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 @ 4.00 GHz
3911 (81%)
Intel Core i5-9400F Intel Core i5-9400F
6C 6T @ 4.10 GHz
4820 (100%)
Show all Geekbench 3, 64bit (Single-Core) results



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 @ 3.80 GHz
15097 (72%)
Intel Core i5-9400F Intel Core i5-9400F
6C 6T @ 3.90 GHz
21065 (100%)
Show all Geekbench 3, 64bit (Multi-Core) results



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 @ 4.00 GHz
1.79 (100%)
Intel Core i5-9400F Intel Core i5-9400F
6C 6T @ 4.10 GHz
0 (0%)
Show all Cinebench R11.5, 64bit (Single-Core) results



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 @ 3.80 GHz
8.75 (100%)
Intel Core i5-9400F Intel Core i5-9400F
6C 6T @ 3.90 GHz
0 (0%)
Show all Cinebench R11.5, 64bit (Multi-Core) results



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
Intel HD Graphics 4600 @ 1.20 GHz
32.1 (100%)
Intel Core i5-9400F Intel Core i5-9400F
@ 0.00 GHz
0 (0%)
Show all Cinebench R11.5, 64bit (iGPU, OpenGL) results



Devices using this processor

Intel Core i7-4790 Intel Core i5-9400F
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