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Intel Core i7 4790 (Haswell Refresh) CPU and Z97 Performance Preview

By: Shawn Baker | Intel CPUs in CPUs, Chipsets & SoCs | Posted: May 6, 2014 4:31 pm

3DMark 11

 

Version and / or Patch Used: 1.0

 

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Aliens vs. Predator

 

Version and / or Patch Used: Standalone Benchmark

 

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When it comes to gaming performance, you can see that there's really no difference between all our setups here with the exception of our AMD setup under 3DMark 11.

 

 

Power

 

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Power draw on the setup sits slightly lower than the 4770K in both the idle and load department. On a whole, though, it does sit a little higher than we'd expect, but it could well be the motherboard. We'll know more about the power numbers when we start looking at our motherboards.

 

 

Heat

 

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Heat numbers are really good with a solid idle and load number present. You can see we sit considerably lower than the i7 4770K on the same motherboard. Again, we'll get a better idea of our temperature numbers when we start to look at more motherboards.

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