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

Results: Adobe CC

Every test we've run thus far is optimized for multi-core processors, which means more often than not, power users who run these titles are going to want six-core Ivy Bridge-E-based platforms when budget allows. You'll still get excellent performance from an overclocked Core i7-4790K though. The improvement going from stock Core i7-4770K to tuned -4790K is more than 14 percent.

After Effects is also threaded, though the workload we throw at it already finishes so quickly on a Core i7-4770K that there's not a ton of room for improvement. As a percentage, you can still expect a roughly 13 percent speed-up going from stock 4770K to overclocked 4790K.

As you no doubt already know, we run two Photoshop benchmarks. The first consists of filters optimized for multi-core CPUs. The second employs filters that exploit graphics processing through OpenCL. In both cases, Intel's Devil's Canyon serves up quantifiable benefits.

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.