Intel Core i7-4790K vs Intel Core i7-8700K

CPU comparison with benchmarks


Intel Core i7-4790K CPU1 vs CPU2 Intel Core i7-8700K
Intel Core i7-4790K Intel Core i7-8700K
Intel Core i7 Family Intel Core i7
Intel Core i 4000 CPU group Intel Core i 8000
4 Generation 8
Devils Canyon S Architecture Coffee Lake S
Desktop / Server Segment Desktop / Server
-- Predecessor Intel Core i7-7700K
-- Successor Intel Core i7-9700KF

CPU Cores and Base FrequencyCPU Cores and Base Frequency

4 Cores 6
8 Threads 12
normal Core architecture normal
Yes Hyperthreading Yes
Yes Overclocking ? Yes
4.00 GHz Frequency 3.70 GHz
4.40 GHz Turbo Frequency (1 Core) 4.70 GHz
4.20 GHz Turbo Frequency (All Cores) 4.30 GHz

Internal GraphicsInternal Graphics

Intel HD Graphics 4600 GPU Intel UHD Graphics 630
0.35 GHz GPU frequency 0.35 GHz
1.25 GHz GPU (Turbo) 1.20 GHz
7.5 GPU Generation 9.5
22 nm Technology 14 nm
3 Max. displays 3
20 Execution units 24
160 Shader 192
2 GB Max. GPU Memory 64 GB
11.1 DirectX Version 12

Hardware codec supportHardware codec support

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

Memory & PCIeMemory & PCIe

Memory DDR4-2666
32 GB Max. Memory 128 GB
2 Memory channels 2
-- Bandwidth --
No ECC No
L2 Cache
8.00 MB L3 Cache 12.00 MB
3.0 PCIe version 3.0
16 PCIe lanes 16

Thermal ManagementThermal Management

88 W TDP (PL1) 95 W
-- TDP (PL2) --
-- TDP up --
-- TDP down --
-- Tjunction max. --

Technical detailsTechnical details

22 nm Technology 14 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 1151-2
VT-x, VT-x EPT, VT-d Virtualization VT-x, VT-x EPT, VT-d
Yes AES-NI Yes
Q2/2014 Release date Q4/2017
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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 i7-4790K Intel Core i7-4790K
4C 8T @ 4.00 GHz
1069 (88%)
Intel Core i7-8700K Intel Core i7-8700K
6C 12T @ 3.70 GHz
1209 (100%)
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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 i7-4790K Intel Core i7-4790K
4C 8T @ 4.00 GHz
4936 (55%)
Intel Core i7-8700K Intel Core i7-8700K
6C 12T @ 3.70 GHz
8960 (100%)
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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 i7-4790K Intel Core i7-4790K
4C 8T @ 4.00 GHz
411 (84%)
Intel Core i7-8700K Intel Core i7-8700K
6C 12T @ 3.70 GHz
487 (100%)
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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 i7-4790K Intel Core i7-4790K
4C 8T @ 4.00 GHz
1982 (54%)
Intel Core i7-8700K Intel Core i7-8700K
6C 12T @ 3.70 GHz
3689 (100%)
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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 i7-4790K Intel Core i7-4790K
4C 8T @ 4.00 GHz
169 (81%)
Intel Core i7-8700K Intel Core i7-8700K
6C 12T @ 3.70 GHz
208 (100%)
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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 i7-4790K Intel Core i7-4790K
4C 8T @ 4.00 GHz
854 (59%)
Intel Core i7-8700K Intel Core i7-8700K
6C 12T @ 3.70 GHz
1447 (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 i7-4790K Intel Core i7-4790K
4C 8T @ 4.00 GHz
1073 (84%)
Intel Core i7-8700K Intel Core i7-8700K
6C 12T @ 3.70 GHz
1283 (100%)
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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 i7-4790K Intel Core i7-4790K
4C 8T @ 4.00 GHz
4001 (60%)
Intel Core i7-8700K Intel Core i7-8700K
6C 12T @ 3.70 GHz
6693 (100%)
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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 i7-4790K Intel Core i7-4790K
4C 8T @ 4.00 GHz
3765 (57%)
Intel Core i7-8700K Intel Core i7-8700K
6C 12T @ 3.70 GHz
6635 (100%)
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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 i7-4790K Intel Core i7-4790K
Intel HD Graphics 4600 @ 1.25 GHz
400 (87%)
Intel Core i7-8700K Intel Core i7-8700K
Intel UHD Graphics 630 @ 1.20 GHz
461 (100%)
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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 i7-4790K Intel Core i7-4790K
4C 8T @ 4.00 GHz
84 (67%)
Intel Core i7-8700K Intel Core i7-8700K
6C 12T @ 3.70 GHz
126 (100%)
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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 i7-4790K Intel Core i7-4790K
4C 8T @ 4.00 GHz
11445 (70%)
Intel Core i7-8700K Intel Core i7-8700K
6C 12T @ 3.70 GHz
16265 (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 i7-4790K Intel Core i7-4790K
4C 8T @ 4.00 GHz
407 (100%)
Intel Core i7-8700K Intel Core i7-8700K
6C 12T @ 3.70 GHz
232.4 (57%)
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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 i7-4790K Intel Core i7-4790K
4C 8T @ 4.00 GHz
4302 (81%)
Intel Core i7-8700K Intel Core i7-8700K
6C 12T @ 3.70 GHz
5330 (100%)
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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 i7-4790K Intel Core i7-4790K
4C 8T @ 4.00 GHz
16686 (61%)
Intel Core i7-8700K Intel Core i7-8700K
6C 12T @ 3.70 GHz
27445 (100%)
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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 i7-4790K Intel Core i7-4790K
4C 8T @ 4.00 GHz
1.97 (79%)
Intel Core i7-8700K Intel Core i7-8700K
6C 12T @ 3.70 GHz
2.48 (100%)
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 i7-4790K Intel Core i7-4790K
4C 8T @ 4.00 GHz
9.67 (61%)
Intel Core i7-8700K Intel Core i7-8700K
6C 12T @ 3.70 GHz
15.96 (100%)
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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 i7-4790K Intel Core i7-4790K
4C 8T @ 4.00 GHz
33.4 (63%)
Intel Core i7-8700K Intel Core i7-8700K
6C 12T @ 3.70 GHz
53.2 (100%)
Show all Cinebench R11.5, 64bit (iGPU, OpenGL) results



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