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Desktop PC Performance: Intel® Core™ i7-4790K Processor

4th generation Intel® Core™ processor compared to prior generation

Desktop PC Performance: Intel® CoreTM i7-4790K Processor


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4th generation Intel® CoreTM processor compared to prior generation


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4th generation Intel® Core™ i7-4790K processor (up to 4.0GHz, 8T/4C, 8M cache)

On ASUS motherboard model # Z97-A*, BIOS: _0702, Memory: Micron DDR3 8 GB (2x4 GB) 1600 MHz, SSD: Intel® SSD 530 180 GB, OS: Windows* 8.1 Pro Build 9600, Graphics: Intel® HD Graphics 4600 driver


3rd generation Intel® Core™ i7-3770K processor (up to 3.90 GHz, 8T/4C, 8M cache)

On Intel® motherboard model # DH77KC, BIOS: _0110, Memory: Micron DDR3 8 GB (2x4 GB) 1600 MHz, SSD: Intel® SSD 530 180 GB, OS: Windows* 8.1 Pro Build 9600, Graphics: Intel® HD Graphics 4000 driver


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Product and Performance Information


1. Measured on OEM system using CyberLink MediaEspresso* 6.7.3521 - to convert a 6 minute, ~1GB, 1920x1080p, 23738 kbps, MOV video file that one would have obtained from an iPhone 4S.  The file is transcoded to a smaller 1920x1080, 8 Mbps, H.264, .m2ts file for reduced file size during internet transfers or for viewing on a portable device.

2. Measured using PCMark* 7 - includes a range of tests which measure different dimensions of your system’s performance. Tests consist of a number of small, individual workload tests. The PCMark test is a collection of workloads that measure system performance during typical PC usage. Find out more at www.futuremark.com.

3. Measured based on SYSmark* 2014 Subtests - SYSmark* 2014 Overall Score: 2118 vs. 1749 (up to 21%); SYSmark* 2014 is a system-level performance benchmark that measures and compares PC performance using real world applications for the enterprise and office productivity space. Find out more info at www.bapco.com.

4. Software and workloads used in performance tests may have been optimized for performance only on Intel® microprocessors. Performance tests, such as SYSmark and MobileMark, are measured using specific computer systems, components, software, operations, and functions. Any change to any of those factors may cause the results to vary. You should consult other information and performance tests to assist you in fully evaluating your contemplated purchases, including the performance of that product when combined with other products. For more information, go to www.intel.com/performance.