Devil's Canyon: Intel Core i7-4790K OC'ing and Review

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Cinebench R11.5 and POV-Ray

Cinebench R11.5 is a 3D rendering performance test based on Cinema 4D from Maxon. Cinema 4D is a 3D rendering and animation suite used by animation houses and producers like Sony Animation and many others. It's very demanding of processor resources and is an excellent gauge of pure computational throughput.

Cinebench R11.5
3D Rendering

This is a multi-threaded, multi-processor aware benchmark that renders a photorealistic 3D scene (from the viral "No Keyframes" animation by AixSponza). This scene makes use of various algorithms to stress all available processor cores. The rate at which each test system was able to render the entire scene is represented in the graph below.

 

The new Core i7-4790K's higher frequencies, and its ability to boost all-four cores to the highest frequency simultaneously, give it a big edge here over the other quad-cores. The Core i7-4790K's single and multi-threaded scores are much better than the 4770K. 

POV-Ray Performance
Ray Tracing

POV-Ray, or the Persistence of Vision Ray-Tracer, is an open source tool for creating realistically lit 3D graphics artwork. We tested with POV-Ray's standard 'one-CPU' and 'all-CPU' benchmarking tools on all of our test machines, and recorded the scores reported for each. Results are measured in pixels-per-second throughput; higher scores equate to better performance.

 

Our results in the POV-Ray benchmark look much like Cinebench. The Core i7-4790K's relatively high-clocks give it a nice boost in performance over previous-gen quad-core Intel processors.
 


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