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


Cinebench R15


MAXON CINEBENCH Release 15 is an advanced hardware testing suite that assesses a computer’s performance capabilities. CINEBENCH is based on the same powerful technology as MAXON’s award-winning animation software CINEMA 4D, which is used extensively by studios and production houses worldwide for 3D content creation. MAXON software has been used in blockbuster movies such as Iron Man 3, Oblivion, Life of Pi or Prometheus and many more.

The new version of CINEBENCH includes the ability to more accurately test the industrys latest hardware, including systems with up to 64 processor threads, and the testing environment better reflects the expectations of todays production demands. A more streamlined interface makes testing systems and reading results incredibly straightforward. Again, higher Frames/Second and point score equal better performance.

cinebench benchmark

Cinebench R15 was able to put a 100% load across all the cores on all of the processors, which makes this a great benchmark to look at multi-core platforms.


Benchmark Results: When it comes to OpenGL graphics performance the Intel Core i7-4790K with Intel HD 4600 graphics was was 26% faster than the Core i7-3770K Ivy Bridge CPU and 14% faster than the Core i7-4770K Haswell CPU. The Intel Core i7 2700K with Intel HD 3000 graphics isn’t supported on this OpenGL benchmark and that it why it was not included.


Benchmark Results: The fourth generation Intel Core i7-4790K Devil’s Canyon processor scored 900 points when using all of the available cores and had a score of 179 on just one. This makes the Core i7-4970K about 13% faster than the Core i7-4770K Haswell CPU and 25% faster than the Core i7-3770K Ivy Bridge processor.