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Intel Core i5-8259U vs Intel Core i7-4790K gaming benchmark

Intel Core i5-8259U vs Intel Core i7-4790K

Processor comparisons   20-01-2022
   If you can't decide which processor to buy, you can make a decision after reading the full tests Intel Core i5-8259U vs Intel Core i7-4790K and see which is better for games or normal use for video editing, machine learning, programming, streaming, rendering. Here is all information from several benchmarks or real video editing and streaming tests. A thorough analysis of all the technical characteristics, to make it easier to read, is presented in the form of the table.
   From the comparison video, you can get the results of parallel examination in special testing software like Gears 5, RealBench, AIDA64, SuperPi, MATLAB, Cinebench 23 (20, 15), Blender, Furmark, PCMark 10, UserBenchmark, 7zip, WPrime, Blender, Geekbench 5.2, Dolphin Emulator, 3DMark, World of Tanks enCore Benchmark, VeraCrypt, PassMark, DaVinci Resolve Studio, Handbrake, Prime95.
   Gaming performance of processors in:
  • Valorant
  • Grand Theft Auto V
  • Fortnite
  • DOOM: Eternal
  • Watch Dogs Legion
  • World of Warcraft: Shadowlands
  • Assassin's Creed Valhalla
  • Red Dead Redemption 2
  • Fallout 76
  • Valheim
  • Rainbow Six Siege
  • Cyberpunk 2077
  • Overwatch
  • Borderlands 3
  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Warzone
  • Halo Infinite
  • Apex Legends
  • Last Man Standing
  • Death Stranding

   After looking at the data these benchmarks and videos, you can already make an informed decision about which processor is better to buy for gaming Intel Core i7-4790K or Intel Core i5-8259U.

 
Intel Core i5-8259U
Intel Core i7-4790K

Summary benchmark results

As a percentage of the maximum value based on a sample from the entire base of all processors

Processor Benchmark
Core i5-8259U54% Core i7-4790K54%


Gaming performance
Summary result of all game benchmarks.
Core i5-8259U53% Core i7-4790K54%
The maximum result in this parameter is 100 percent, which is the performance of the most powerful processor currently available. And it is clear that this is a server processor, on which no one will play games. Because this processor costs several tens of thousands of dollars. And if it seems to you that the selected CPU has a small game result, look at the FPS that it produces in real games in the final table below.
List of other games in which CPU comparisons were performed: League of Legends (LOL), DOTA 2A, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS GO), Horizon Zero Dawn, Monster Hunter World, Shadow of the Tomb Raider, Half-Life: Alyx, Metro Exodus, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG), Microsoft Flight Simulator, NBA 2K20, Ghostrunner, Control, Hitman 3, Resident Evil 7 Biohazard, Battlefield V, Forza Horizon 4.

Gaming benchmark

Fortnite94.895.3
Valorant107.7108.3
Cyberpunk 207760.360.7
Apex Legends101.3101.8
Call of Duty Warzone80.881.3
Overwatch87.387.8
Red Dead Redemption 274.374.8
DOOM Eternal53.954.2
Warzone84.084.5
Assassin's Creed90.591.0
Valheim89.489.9
The numbers in this table indicate the maximum FPS that was received on the device with the corresponding processor. Depending on the configuration of the computer (RAM size and Video Card) and graphics quality settings (Ultra, Medium, Normal), the results may differ quite significantly. We recommend that you better study the results of the Cinebench, GeekBench and Passmark becnmarks.
The computers participating in the comparing not only were the equipped with different amounts of RAM and different video cards. But users also tested them at different screen resolutions: 2K, FullHD or 4K. So the game benchmark data is approximate. But all video cards met the average system requirements of games. To be sure exactly how much performance the processor will be in games, if you get acquainted with the benchmarks that are made with the same video card that is installed in your computer.


Power consumption
Core i5-8259U123% Core i7-4790K46%
To make a final decision on which processor is better, you should also consider the generation of its core. The newer the processor generation, the better its performance in games and benchmarks, as well as its energy efficiency. In this case the Core i5-8259U is more energy efficient than the Core i7-4790K as it consumes less power: 28W vs. 88W. Power consumption is especially important for laptops. And TDP should be taken into account when choosing a processor cooling system. It is necessary to calculate so that the TDP data specified in the cooler specification is greater than the TDP of the compared processor.


Software benchmarks

Let's say you want to use the processor not only for gaming, but also for programming, machine learning, video editing or video rendering, streaming, then first of all you need to pay attention to the performance in multi-threaded mode. In this mode, to reach maximum performance, the processor uses all threads and cores that it has. You will learn this data from the benchmark tables below. Before using the data from these tests, be sure to find out whether the program that you are going to use on your computer can work in multi-threaded mode. Since there are still many programs that can use only one core to run, and all the benefit of multi-core mode are unused.
Cinebench 23, 20 an 15
The results of this benchmark show Single-threaded and Multi-threaded CPU performance
Intel Core i5-8259U Intel Core i7-4790K
Cinbench 15 Single-core162169
Cinbench 15 Multi-core770854
Cinbench 20 Single-core377411
Cinbench 20 Multi-core16841982
Cinbench 23 Single-core9031069
Cinbench 23 Multi-core35794936

Passmark
This popular benchmark displays Multi-threaded and Single-threaded processor performance
Intel Core i5-8259U Intel Core i7-4790K
Single-Core22272491
Multi-Core83208030

GeekBench 5.2
This benchmark shows Multi-threaded and Single-threaded processor performance
Intel Core i5-8259U Intel Core i7-4790K
Single-Core10381230
Multi-Core44024747

Comparison of specifications

In the specification comparison table, the processor release date and overclocking capability will be the most useful. The newer the processor, the longer it will last you. And the easier it will be to upgrade the system in the future. The same can be said about overclocking. If the processor can be overclocked, increasing its performance, then it will still be able to produce maximum FPS even in the newest games. Accordingly, you do not need to buy a new CPU to enjoy the games any longer. The savings are obvious!

Intel Core i5-8259U Intel Core i7-4790K
Announcement dateApril 01, 2018April 01, 2014
TypeLaptopDesktop
SocketFCBGA1528LGA1150
Core nameCoffee LakeDevil's Canyon
Architecturex86x86
Generation84
Turbo Frequency3.8 MHz4.4 MHz
Frequency2.3 MHz4 MHz
Cores44
Threads88
Bus rate4 GT/s5 GT/s
Bit6464
Lithography14 nm22 nm
Transistors count6900 millions1420 millions
Power consumption (TDP)28 W88 W
Memory typeDDR4-2400, LPDDR3-2133DDR3-1333/1600, DDR3L-1333/1600 @ 1.5V
Max. Memory32 Gb32 Gb
Memory Frequency
Memory bandwidth37.5 GB/s25.6 GB/s
L1 cache
L2 cache
L3 cache6 MB8 MB
OverclockingNoYes
Supports ECCNoNo
Part numberExpansion Options
In this comparison block, you should pay attention to the differences in clock speed and the number of cores. Here Core i7-4790K is 42% better than Core i5-8259U in terms of CPU frequency. Also keep in mind that high CPU frequency affects battery life through power consumption (relevant for laptops).

Result:
The number of parameters for which Intel Core i5-8259U is better: 7
The number of parameters for which Intel Core i7-4790K is better: 25
   However, it should be realized that all the figures that you have looked at here do not mean that taking them into account you should undividedly trust a simple comparison of these numbers. Be sure to watch the video tests and read the opinion of of people who bought Intel Core i5-8259U and Intel Core i7-4790K before deciding which of the processors to buy for gaming.
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