Intel Core i7-4790 vs Intel Core i7-3770

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CPU comparison with benchmarks


Intel Core i7-4790 CPU1 vs CPU2 Intel Core i7-3770
Intel Core i7-4790 Intel Core i7-3770

CPU comparison

Intel Core i7-4790 or Intel Core i7-3770 - which processor is faster? In this comparison we look at the differences and analyze 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 memory channels. The Intel Core i7-4790 was released in Q2/2014.

The Intel Core i7-3770 has 4 cores with 8 threads and clocks with a maximum frequency of 3.90 GHz. The CPU supports up to 32 GB of memory in 2 memory channels. The Intel Core i7-3770 was released in Q2/2012.
Intel Core i7 (293) Family Intel Core i7 (293)
Intel Core i 4000 (64) CPU group Intel Core i 3000 (31)
4 Generation 3
Haswell S Architecture Ivy Bridge S
Desktop / Server Segment Desktop / Server
-- Predecessor --
-- Successor Intel Core i7-4770

CPU Cores and Base Frequency

The Intel Core i7-4790 is a 4 core processor with a clock frequency of 3.60 GHz (4.00 GHz). The Intel Core i7-3770 has 4 CPU cores with a clock frequency of 3.40 GHz (3.90 GHz).

Intel Core i7-4790 Characteristic Intel Core i7-3770
4 Cores 4
8 Threads 8
normal Core architecture normal
Yes Hyperthreading Yes
No Overclocking ? Yes
3.60 GHz Frequency 3.40 GHz
4.00 GHz Turbo Frequency (1 Core) 3.90 GHz
3.80 GHz Turbo Frequency (All Cores) 3.90 GHz

Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

Processors with the support of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) can process many calculations, especially audio, image and video processing, much faster than classic processors. Algorithms for ML improve their performance the more data they have collected via software. ML tasks can be processed up to 10,000 times faster than with a classic processor.

Intel Core i7-4790 Characteristic Intel Core i7-3770
-- AI hardware --
-- AI specifications --

Internal Graphics

The integrated graphics unit of a processor is not only responsible for the pure image output on the system, but can also significantly increase the efficiency of the system with the support of modern video codecs.

Intel HD Graphics 4600 GPU Intel HD Graphics 4000
0.35 GHz GPU frequency 0.65 GHz
1.20 GHz GPU (Turbo) 1.15 GHz
7.5 GPU Generation 7
22 nm Technology 22 nm
3 Max. displays 3
20 Compute units 16
160 Shader 128
No Hardware Raytracing No
No Frame Generation No
2 GB Max. GPU Memory 2 GB
11.1 DirectX Version 11.0

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.

Intel HD Graphics 4600 GPU Intel HD Graphics 4000
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 & PCIe

The Intel Core i7-4790 supports a maximum of 32 GB of memory in 2 memory channels. The Intel Core i7-3770 can connect up to 32 GB of memory in 2 memory channels.

Intel Core i7-4790 Characteristic Intel Core i7-3770
DDR3-1600 Memory DDR3-1600
32 GB Max. Memory 32 GB
2 (Dual Channel) Memory channels 2 (Dual Channel)
25.6 GB/s Max. Bandwidth 25.6 GB/s
No ECC No
-- L2 Cache --
8.00 MB L3 Cache 8.00 MB
3.0 PCIe version 3.0
16 PCIe lanes 16
15.8 GB/s PCIe Bandwidth 15.8 GB/s

Thermal Management

The TDP (Thermal Design Power) of a processor specifies the required cooling solution. The Intel Core i7-4790 has a TDP of 84 W, that of the Intel Core i7-3770 is 77 W.

Intel Core i7-4790 Characteristic Intel Core i7-3770
84 W TDP (PL1 / PBP) 77 W
-- TDP (PL2) --
-- TDP up --
-- TDP down --
-- Tjunction max. --

Technical details

The Intel Core i7-4790 has a 8.00 MB cache, while the Intel Core i7-3770 cache has a total of 8.00 MB.

Intel Core i7-4790 Characteristic Intel Core i7-3770
22 nm Technology 22 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, AVX
LGA 1150 Socket LGA 1155
VT-x, VT-x EPT, VT-d Virtualization VT-x, VT-x EPT
Yes AES-NI Yes
Windows 10, Linux Operating systems Windows 10, Linux
Q2/2014 Release date Q2/2012
280 $ Release price 240 $
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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 (100%)
Intel Core i7-3770 Intel Core i7-3770
4C 8T @ 3.90 GHz
820 (84%)

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 (100%)
Intel Core i7-3770 Intel Core i7-3770
4C 8T @ 3.90 GHz
3650 (80%)

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
981 (100%)
Intel Core i7-3770 Intel Core i7-3770
4C 8T @ 3.90 GHz
851 (87%)

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
3732 (100%)
Intel Core i7-3770 Intel Core i7-3770
4C 8T @ 3.90 GHz
3351 (90%)

Geekbench 6 (Single-Core)

Geekbench 6 is a benchmark for modern computers, notebooks and smartphones. What is new is an optimized utilization of newer CPU architectures, e.g. based on the big.LITTLE concept and combining CPU cores of different sizes. The single-core benchmark only evaluates the performance of the fastest CPU core, the number of CPU cores in a processor is irrelevant here.
Intel Core i7-4790 Intel Core i7-4790
4C 8T @ 4.00 GHz
1217 (100%)
Intel Core i7-3770 Intel Core i7-3770
4C 8T @ 3.90 GHz
732 (60%)

Geekbench 6 (Multi-Core)

Geekbench 6 is a benchmark for modern computers, notebooks and smartphones. What is new is an optimized utilization of newer CPU architectures, e.g. based on the big.LITTLE concept and combining CPU cores of different sizes. The multi-core benchmark evaluates the performance of all of the processor's CPU cores. Virtual thread improvements such as AMD SMT or Intel's Hyper-Threading have a positive impact on the benchmark result.
Intel Core i7-4790 Intel Core i7-4790
4C 8T @ 3.80 GHz
4081 (100%)
Intel Core i7-3770 Intel Core i7-3770
4C 8T @ 3.90 GHz
2418 (59%)

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 (100%)
Intel Core i7-3770 Intel Core i7-3770
4C 8T @ 3.90 GHz
298 (78%)

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 (100%)
Intel Core i7-3770 Intel Core i7-3770
4C 8T @ 3.90 GHz
1419 (78%)

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 i7-3770 Intel Core i7-3770
Intel HD Graphics 4000 @ 1.15 GHz
294 (77%)

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 (100%)
Intel Core i7-3770 Intel Core i7-3770
4C 8T @ 3.90 GHz
49 (79%)

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 (100%)
Intel Core i7-3770 Intel Core i7-3770
4C 8T @ 3.90 GHz
6402 (89%)

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 (77%)
Intel Core i7-3770 Intel Core i7-3770
4C 8T @ 3.90 GHz
597.8 (100%)

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 (100%)
Intel Core i7-3770 Intel Core i7-3770
4C 8T @ 3.90 GHz
368 (91%)

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 (100%)
Intel Core i7-3770 Intel Core i7-3770
4C 8T @ 3.40 GHz
1828 (89%)

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 (100%)
Intel Core i7-3770 Intel Core i7-3770
4C 8T @ 3.90 GHz
134 (92%)

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 (100%)
Intel Core i7-3770 Intel Core i7-3770
4C 8T @ 3.90 GHz
669 (92%)

Cinebench 2024 (Single-Core)

The Cinebench 2024 benchmark is based on the Redshift rendering engine, which is also used in Maxon's 3D program Cinema 4D. The benchmark runs are each 10 minutes long to test whether the processor is limited by its heat generation.
Intel Core i7-4790 Intel Core i7-4790
4C 8T @ 4.00 GHz
51 (100%)
Intel Core i7-3770 Intel Core i7-3770
4C 8T @ 3.90 GHz
0 (0%)

Cinebench 2024 (Multi-Core)

The Multi-Core test of the Cinebench 2024 benchmark uses all cpu cores to render using the Redshift rendering engine, which is also used in Maxons Cinema 4D. The benchmark run is 10 minutes long to test whether the processor is limited by its heat generation.
Intel Core i7-4790 Intel Core i7-4790
4C 8T @ 4.00 GHz
231 (100%)
Intel Core i7-3770 Intel Core i7-3770
4C 8T @ 3.90 GHz
0 (0%)

Devices using this processor

Intel Core i7-4790 Intel Core i7-3770
Unknown HP Elite 8300 mit Intel Core i7-3770
Intel Core i7-3770 Boxed

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