Intel Core i7-4790K vs. Intel Core i5-2500k

Intel Core i7-4790KIntel Core i5-2500k
4.00 GHzFrequency3.30 GHz
4.40 GHzTurbo (1 Core)3.70 GHz
4.20 GHzTurbo (All Cores)3.70 GHz
4Cores4
YesHyperthreadingNo
YesOverclocking ?Yes
8 MBCache6 MB
Intel HD Graphics 4600GPUIntel HD Graphics 3000
0.35 GHzGPU frequency0.85 GHz
1.25 GHzGPU (Turbo)1.10 GHz
7.5GPU Generation6
11.1DirectX Version10.1
3Max. displays3
20Execution units
DecodeCodec h264No
DecodeCodec JPEGNo
NoCodec h265 8bitNo
NoCodec h265 10bitNo
NoCodec VP8No
NoCodec VP9No
DecodeCodec VC-1No
Decode/EncodeCodec AVCNo
Haswell Devils CanyonArchitectureSandy Bridge
DDR3-1600MemoryDDR3-1333
2Memory channels2
NoECCNo
3.0PCIe version
16PCIe lanes
22nmTechnology32nm
LGA 1150SocketLGA 1155
88WTDP95W
YesAES-NIYes
VT-x, VT-x EPT, VT-dVirtualizationVT-x, VT-x EPT, VT-d
Q2/2014Release dateQ1/2011
ca. 310 $Market priceca. 165 $


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 (100%)
Intel Core i5-2500kIntel Core i5-2500k
4x 3.30 GHz (3.70 GHz)
1.54 (78%)



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 (100%)
Intel Core i5-2500kIntel Core i5-2500k
4x 3.30 GHz (3.70 GHz)
5.42 (56%)



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 (100%)
Intel Core i5-2500kIntel Core i5-2500k
4x 3.30 GHz (3.70 GHz)
22.4 (67%)



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 (100%)
Intel Core i5-2500kIntel Core i5-2500k
4x 3.30 GHz (3.70 GHz)
127 (75%)



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 (100%)
Intel Core i5-2500kIntel Core i5-2500k
4x 3.30 GHz (3.70 GHz)
461 (54%)




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 (100%)
Intel Core i5-2500kIntel Core i5-2500k
4x 3.30 GHz (3.70 GHz)
6405 (56%)



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 (100%)
Intel Core i5-2500kIntel Core i5-2500k
4x 3.30 GHz (3.70 GHz)
3158 (73%)



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 (100%)
Intel Core i5-2500kIntel Core i5-2500k
4x 3.30 GHz (3.70 GHz)
9970 (60%)



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