Intel Core i7-4790S vs Intel Core i5-4690S

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CPU comparison with benchmarks


Intel Core i7-4790S CPU1 vs CPU2 Intel Core i5-4690S
Intel Core i7-4790S Intel Core i5-4690S

CPU comparison

Intel Core i7-4790S or Intel Core i5-4690S - 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 i7-4790S 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 i7-4790S was released in Q2/2014.

The Intel Core i5-4690S has 4 cores with 4 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 i5-4690S was released in Q2/2014.
Intel Core i7 (298) Family Intel Core i5 (331)
Intel Core i 4000 (64) CPU group Intel Core i 4000 (64)
4 Generation 4
Haswell S Architecture Haswell S
Desktop / Server Segment Desktop / Server
-- Predecessor --
-- Successor --

CPU Cores and Base Frequency

The Intel Core i7-4790S is a 4 core processor with a clock frequency of 3.20 GHz (4.00 GHz). The Intel Core i5-4690S has 4 CPU cores with a clock frequency of 3.20 GHz (3.90 GHz).

Intel Core i7-4790S Characteristic Intel Core i5-4690S
4 Cores 4
8 Threads 4
normal Core architecture normal
Yes Hyperthreading No
No Overclocking ? No
3.20 GHz Frequency 3.20 GHz
4.00 GHz Turbo Frequency (1 Core) 3.90 GHz
3.50 GHz Turbo Frequency (All Cores) 3.50 GHz

NPU AI performance

The performance values of the processor's AI unit. The isolated NPU performance is specified here, the total AI performance (NPU+CPU+iGPU) can be higher. Processors with support for artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) can process many calculations, especially audio, image and video processing, much faster than classic processors.

Intel Core i7-4790S Characteristic Intel Core i5-4690S
-- AI hardware --
-- AI specifications --
-- NPU + CPU + iGPU --

Integrated graphics (iGPU)

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 4600
0.35 GHz GPU frequency 0.35 GHz
1.20 GHz GPU (Turbo) 1.20 GHz
7.5 GPU Generation 7.5
22 nm Technology 22 nm
3 Max. displays 3
20 Compute units 20
160 Shader 160
No Hardware Raytracing No
No Frame Generation No
2 GB Max. GPU Memory 2 GB
11.1 DirectX Version 11.1

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 4600
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 i7-4790S supports a maximum of 32 GB of memory in 2 memory channels. The Intel Core i5-4690S can connect up to 32 GB of memory in 2 memory channels.

Intel Core i7-4790S Characteristic Intel Core i5-4690S
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 6.00 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 i7-4790S has a TDP of 65 W, that of the Intel Core i5-4690S is 65 W.

Intel Core i7-4790S Characteristic Intel Core i5-4690S
65 W TDP (PL1 / PBP) 65 W
-- TDP (PL2) --
-- TDP up --
-- TDP down --
-- Tjunction max. --

Technical details

The Intel Core i7-4790S has a 8.00 MB cache, while the Intel Core i5-4690S cache has a total of 6.00 MB.

Intel Core i7-4790S Characteristic Intel Core i5-4690S
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, 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
Windows 10, Linux Operating systems Windows 10, Linux
Q2/2014 Release date Q2/2014
275 $ Release price 224 $
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Average performance in benchmarks

⌀ Single core performance in 3 CPU benchmarks
Intel Core i7-4790S (98%)
Intel Core i5-4690S (98%)
⌀ Multi core performance in 4 CPU benchmarks
Intel Core i7-4790S (100%)
Intel Core i5-4690S (82%)

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 i7-4790S Intel Core i7-4790S
4C 8T @ 4.00 GHz
945 (100%)
Intel Core i5-4690S Intel Core i5-4690S
4C 4T @ 3.90 GHz
914 (97%)

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 i7-4790S Intel Core i7-4790S
4C 8T @ 3.50 GHz
3269 (100%)
Intel Core i5-4690S Intel Core i5-4690S
4C 4T @ 3.50 GHz
3021 (92%)

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 i7-4790S Intel Core i7-4790S
4C 8T @ 4.00 GHz
1205 (100%)
Intel Core i5-4690S Intel Core i5-4690S
4C 4T @ 3.90 GHz
1181 (98%)

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 i7-4790S Intel Core i7-4790S
4C 8T @ 3.50 GHz
3714 (100%)
Intel Core i5-4690S Intel Core i5-4690S
4C 4T @ 3.50 GHz
3089 (83%)

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 i7-4790S Intel Core i7-4790S
Intel HD Graphics 4600 @ 1.20 GHz
384 (100%)
Intel Core i5-4690S Intel Core i5-4690S
Intel HD Graphics 4600 @ 1.20 GHz
384 (100%)

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 i7-4790S Intel Core i7-4790S
4C 8T @ 3.50 GHz
6991 (100%)
Intel Core i5-4690S Intel Core i5-4690S
4C 4T @ 3.50 GHz
5418 (77%)

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 i7-4790S Intel Core i7-4790S
4C 8T @ 4.00 GHz
145 (95%)
Intel Core i5-4690S Intel Core i5-4690S
4C 4T @ 3.90 GHz
152 (100%)

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 i7-4790S Intel Core i7-4790S
4C 8T @ 3.50 GHz
671 (100%)
Intel Core i5-4690S Intel Core i5-4690S
4C 4T @ 3.50 GHz
505 (75%)

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 i7-4790S Intel Core i7-4790S
4C 8T @ 4.00 GHz
974 (100%)
Intel Core i5-4690S Intel Core i5-4690S
4C 4T @ 3.90 GHz
0 (0%)

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 i7-4790S Intel Core i7-4790S
4C 8T @ 3.50 GHz
476 (100%)
Intel Core i5-4690S Intel Core i5-4690S
4C 4T @ 3.50 GHz
0 (0%)

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 i7-4790S Intel Core i7-4790S
4C 8T @ 3.20 GHz
1968 (100%)
Intel Core i5-4690S Intel Core i5-4690S
4C 4T @ 3.20 GHz
0 (0%)

Devices using this processor

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