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Intel Core i7 4790K (Devil's Canyon) CPU Review

By: Shawn Baker | Intel CPUs in CPUs, Chipsets & SoCs | Posted: Jun 20, 2014 4:39 pm
TweakTown Rating: 95%Manufacturer: Intel

PassMark PerformanceTest


Version and / or Patch Used: 7.0.1021




CPU Mark performance is a little all over the place here. You can see that at stock most of the results on the Intel i7 4790K are below the i7 4770K. Overclocking brings a decent little boost that brings it ahead at times.




While the overall Memory Mark is down on the Intel i7 4790K you can see that the Write performance along with the Cached and Uncached performance is all up.




Version and / or Patch Used: R11.5




CINEBENCH sees the Intel i7 4790K get a decent jump on the previous generation i7 4770K. It's not quite up there with the top LGA 2011 setups; but you can see it's heading in the right direction. As for overclocking you can see that it gives us a nice little performance bump which sees us climb into the double digit area.


Adobe Lightroom


Version and / or Patch Used: v3.4




While overclocking doesn't affect our overall Lightroom time much; you can see out of the box the Intel i7 4790K does an excellent job. Looking above you can see it gets a decent jump over the previous generation i7 4770K and is sitting around with the most expensive LGA 2011 options.




Version and / or Patch Used: v6.5




MediaEspresso sees a nice performance increase with a solid 3 minutes shaved off the overall encode time. Overclocking takes that time even further down coming in under 14 minutes which is below all our other setups here. Of course we're overclocked so that needs to be taken into account. The associated cost with some of the other processors, though, is something that also needs to be taken into account.

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