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Intel - Core i7-4790 3.6 GHz Quad-Core Processor

( 4.7 Average / 42 Ratings )





Core i7-4790

Part #


Data Width




Operating Frequency

3.6 GHz

Turbo Frequency

4 GHz



L1 Cache

4 x 32 kB Instruction
4 x 32 kB Data

L2 Cache

4 x 256 kB

L3 Cache

1 x 8 MB


22 nm

Thermal Design Power

84 W

Includes CPU Cooler


Simultaneous Multithreading

Yes: Hyper-Threading

Integrated Graphics

Intel HD Graphics 4600

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OutletPC $374.04 +FREE s/h In stock $374.04

Price History (Excluding Tax) History:


Kwydin 6 points 49 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.

mrfrankvt 1 point 45 months ago
from completed build The Red Dragon

A very good processor. But wish I had spend that little more for the 4790K variant. I would love to tinker with overclocking now i'm more into PC technology.

crystalhelix 22 points 42 months ago

It totally processes.

TxcGrimace0794 1 point 40 months ago
from completed build The Middle-Class Budget Builder

It was either this or an i5 4690. I had some extra shekels to spare so I manage to convince myself that this was a better alternative for my motives in this build. You can't argue with that extra 0.2GHz that gives your PC an extra boost. The multiple threads will come in handy for games that make use of that feature and also streaming and recording. If you consider on what you'll be doing on your PC, then this chip shall be sufficient enough.

crb 5 points 40 months ago
from completed build Meet Frank

4/5. Would of given 5/5 but...

Wish this had more cores :) But 4 will do for now.

Axeyy 6 points 39 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 $.

arbiterhand 7 points 36 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.

MAK-Commander 2 points 35 months ago
from completed build First Build

Does everything I need in a gaming PC. Had not intention of over-clocking, so didn't get the K model.

Firewalp 20 points 35 months ago
from completed build Shyanne

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

darthfutuza 9 points 33 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.