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Intel Core i3 9100 vs Intel Core i7-4790

Intel Core i3 9100 Cpu
Intel Core i3 9100
Intel Core i7-4790 Cpu
Intel Core i7-4790
Editiorial reviews
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2 editorial reviews
In our server-focused Intel Core i3-9100F review, we see why this new chip is a big upgrade from the previous generation and where it competesRead more
Too little, too late?Read more
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Codename Devil's Canyon is out from Intel. We see just what the new Core i7 4790K processor is all about as we put it through our CPU testing regiment.Read more
Intel's Core i7-4790K is the high-end Haswell-based processor for enthusiasts who liked last year's 4770K CPU, but weren't satisfied with its modest performance improvements.Read more
Despite a clear performance advantage, Intel just doesn't seem like an enthusiast-friendly company. Certain elements in the organization want to change that perception, though. Devil's Canyon is meant to allay power users with more speed.Read more
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User rating
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Full Comparison

General

Intel Core i3 9100Intel Core i3 9100
Intel Core i7-4790Intel Core i7-4790
Processor socketLGA 1151LGA 1150
Component forPCPC
Operating modes64-bit
  • 32-bit
  • 64-bit

Processor

Intel Core i3 9100Intel Core i3 9100
Intel Core i7-4790Intel Core i7-4790
Clock speed3.6 GHz3.6 GHz
Max turbo speed4.2 GHz4.0 GHz
Number of cores44
Number of threads48
Thermal Design Power (TDP)65.0 W65.0 W
Processor lithography0.0 in0.0 in
Idle statesyesyes

Integrated Graphics

Intel Core i3 9100Intel Core i3 9100
Intel Core i7-4790Intel Core i7-4790
On-board graphics adapteryesyes
TypeIntel UHD Graphics 630Intel HD Graphics 4600
On-board graphics adapter base frequency350.0 MHz350.0 MHz
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version12.011.1

Memory

Intel Core i3 9100Intel Core i3 9100
Intel Core i7-4790Intel Core i7-4790
Cache6 MB8 MB
Cache typeSmart CacheSmart Cache
Memory clock speeds supported by processor2400.0 MHz
  • 1333
  • 1600
Maximum internal memory supported by processor64.0 GB32.0 GB
Memory types supported by processorDDR4 SDRAMDDR3 SDRAM
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max)37.5 GB/s25.6 GB/s
Memory channelsDualDual

Thermals

Intel Core i3 9100Intel Core i3 9100
Intel Core i7-4790Intel Core i7-4790
Thermal specification212.0 °F162.9 °F

Features

Intel Core i3 9100Intel Core i3 9100
Intel Core i7-4790Intel Core i7-4790
Thermal monitoring technologiesyesyes
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes1616
Supported instruction sets
  • AVX 2.0
  • SSE4.1
  • SSE4.2
  • AVX 2.0
  • SSE4.1
  • SSE4.2
Execute disable bityesyes
Scalability1S1S

Pros & Cons

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