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Core i7-4790K Review: Devil's Canyon Tantalizes Enthusiasts

Results: Compression Apps

We run three different WinZip benchmarks: CPU, EZ (maximum compression), and OpenCL-accelerated. In all cases, the outcome is similar. A stock Core i7-4790K narrowly outperforms our retail Core i7-4770K with a moderate overclock applied. In turn, the tweaked 4790K enjoys slightly quicker completion times.

Scaling in WinRAR isn't particularly impressive. You get less than a 10 percent improvement going from the stock Core i7-4770K to the overclocked Core i7-4790K.

7-Zip isn't much better: the delta rises to just over 10 percent. The good news is that you get 9 percent more speed going from stock 4770K to stock 4790K, all for the same price.

Chris Angelini
Chris Angelini is an Editor Emeritus at Tom's Hardware US. He edits hardware reviews and covers high-profile CPU and GPU launches.