Intel Core i7-4790K Devil’s Canyon Processor Review

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PCMark 8

We ran the PCMark 8 Home benchmark, which includes workloads that reflect common tasks for a typical home user. These workloads have low computational requirements making PCMark 8 Home suitable for testing the performance of low-cost tablets, notebooks and desktops. Home includes workloads for web browsing, writing, gaming, photo editing, and video chat. The results are combined to give a PCMark 8 Home score for your system.

Intel Core i7-4770K CPU w/ Intel HD Graphics 4600:

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Intel Core i7-4790K CPU w/ Intel HD Graphics 4600:

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Benchmark Results: The Intel Core i7-4790K was able to pull ahead of the Intel Core it-4770K processor by just a ~150 points of 4.3%.  If you take a look at the detailed results the Core i7-4790K was faster in the Photo Editing v2, Video Chat encoding v2 and casual gaming test sections and that was what gave it a slight boost over the Core i7-4770K in this benchmark test. The web browsing benchmarks were identical.

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