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CPU

Intel Core i7-4790 3.6 GHz Quad-Core Processor

(42 Ratings, 4.7 Average)

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Specifications

Manufacturer

Intel

Model

Core i7-4790

Part #

BX80646I74790

Manufacturer

Intel

Core Count

4

Core Clock

3.6 GHz

Boost Clock

4 GHz

TDP

84 W

Series

Intel Core i7

Microarchitecture

Haswell Refresh

Core Family

Haswell Refresh

Socket

LGA1150

Integrated Graphics

Intel HD Graphics 4600

ECC Support

No

Packaging

Boxed

Includes CPU Cooler

Yes

L1 Cache

  • 4 x 32 kB Instruction
  • 4 x 32 kB Data

L2 Cache

4 x 256 kB

L3 Cache

1 x 8 MB

Lithography

22 nm

Simultaneous Multithreading

Yes: Hyper-Threading

Price History

    Reviews

    crystalhelix
    • 22 points
    • 49 months ago

    It totally processes.

    RAND0M7
    • 21 points
    • 33 months ago

    from completed build Fractal Design Monochrome Theme

    Works great, glad I got an I7

    Firewalp
    • 20 points
    • 42 months ago

    from completed build Shyanne

    Couldn't pass up the deal, should last awhile as well as I'm fine with DDR3.

    gvsykes
    • 14 points
    • 34 months ago

    from completed build First PC build

    Top tier CPU for the Haswell and 1150 chipset. Only thing it doesn't have is the ability to overclock but for people who are looking for a high-performance CPU that's still competitive with Skylake, look no further.

    darthfutuza
    • 9 points
    • 40 months ago

    from completed build The Falcon

    -Very good CPU, but it is starting to get older, if you want to future proof your build go for a Skylake or latter architecture such as a Intel Core i7-6700K
    -Actual performance usually runs at about 3.9ghz with hyperthreading and boost tech
    -Got mine on sale for $289, usually goes for about $315
    -While the stock cooler is good, it's even better with a cheaper non-stock one such as a Cooler Master.

    MinishMan
    • 9 points
    • 40 months ago

    from completed build VR Box

    I helped a friend in China with some computer upgrades and he sold me this for a great price. It’s not Skylake, and it runs hot, but performs basically as well as a 6600, which is what I’d otherwise have bought, and much better in video encoding, which I do do a bit of.

    As for not having the K version, I'm not particularly interested in overclocking, as I don't think the real world benefits are worth the price/heat/noise/longevity premium, at least for my usage.

    It's summer 2016 and choosing to keep and use this processor, rather than sell it and buy Skylake, does unfortunately set me some tough limits on motherboard specifications, and just finding and buying a mini-ITX board! I can't use an NVMe M.2 SSD, but since it looks like they're going to cost a good 50-100% more than SATA models for at least the next 18 months, I'm not too worried. I don't get USB 3.1 or USB C, but since I'm yet even to hear of anything important using that interface, again I'm not concerned. When it came to buying a motherboard, it wasn't painless, but it was entirely possible and I ended up saving about £60 by getting a great deal on a used model.

    arbiterhand
    • 7 points
    • 43 months ago

    from completed build Gamingknubbl

    [USED] The CPU was the best bargain I ever found - the CPU was about 350€ at that time (new) and I got it for 160€ on Ebay - that guy clearly had no idea ... I was looking for an i3 or i5 to start with but that totally blew me away and I had to buy the i7. Since then I am very happy with it. Does the job, does it fast and stays rather cool.

    EightyHD
    • 7 points
    • 22 months ago

    from completed build KRATOS

    Great processor, wasn't going to spend the extra premium for the "k" edition since I wasn't planning on overclocking anyway, and (at the time) I didn't need any more power. I am planning on keeping this guy in here maybe one or two more years and then moving on to a more beefy boy. However, as of right now, this thing kills in games, editing, and of course everyday work.

    Added to rig in November 2016

    Kwydin
    • 6 points
    • 56 months ago

    from completed build First Rig

    Really good CPU, I have no problems with it. If I had a bit more cash for my PC I would go for i7-4790k, even if I didn't have any plans for OC (but would OC then by ~10%).

    Over all worth its price.

    Axeyy
    • 6 points
    • 46 months ago

    from completed build Time Taker

    Went with the i7 4790 for its performance and it was just in my budget or an i5, wanted something that would last a few years. Didnt plan to OC so i didnt go with the K version as it was a good $60Au more + a beefier cooler = more $.

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