Intel Core i7 4790K: Devil's Canyon Benchmarks On Ubuntu Linux

Written by Michael Larabel in Processors on 11 June 2014. Page 2 of 6. 16 Comments

I will have many Linux articles with the Core i7 4790K Devil's Canyon CPU out in the days and weeks ahead on Phoronix, given it's the latest high-end desktop processor from Intel and there's still no competition from AMD... As I've only had the processor since Monday, for today's preview article I just had the time to run some basic open-source benchmarks of the i7-4790K and will follow-up with many more tests to come.

The processors compared for this article included the Core i3 4130, Core i5 4670, and Core i7 4770K. For kicks, I also tossed in the AMD FX-8350.

The three Intel Haswell CPUs were tested from the Gigabyte Z97-HD3 motherboard while the AMD FX-8350 Vishera was running on the ASUS Crosshair V Formula motherboard. During testing, the same 120GB Samsung 840 SSD was used along with 16GB of Crucial DDR3-1600MHz memory. The integrated Intel HD Graphics were used during this testing. On the software side was Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 64-bit with upgrading to the Linux 3.15 kernel and Mesa 10.3.0-devel and other updated user-space graphics components from the Oibaf PPA.

Up first are the initial raw performance figures followed by some power consumption numbers (using a USB-based WattsUp power meter). Due to the aforementioned issue of the coretemp thermal readings being busted for Haswell CPUs on the tested kernel, there's no thermal readings to share today when benchmarking the Devil's Canyon processor under Linux. Additionally, the overclocking results will come in a later article once I've had more time to trial this processor. All benchmarks were carried out via the Phoronix Test Suite software.

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