AMDFD9590FHHKWOF
IntelBX80646I74790K

8 Cores, 8 Threads
@4.7GHz Piledriver (2012)

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 97,276 user samples
6,249 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 70% Base clock 5.1 GHz
Worst Bench: 49% Base clock 1 GHz, turbo 1 GHz (avg)
Poor: 49% Great: 70%
SPEED RANK: 166th / 970
Gaming
Gaming 62%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 61%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 49%
Yacht
91,027 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 98% Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.9 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 75% Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 0.8 GHz (avg)
Poor: 75% Great: 98%
SPEED RANK: 23rd / 970
Gaming
Gaming 87%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 64%
Destroyer
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
61.6 % -41% 87 % Much faster effective speed.
+41%
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
82.7 Pts -49% 123 Pts Much faster single-core speed.
+49%
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
301 Pts -41% 425 Pts Much faster quad-core speed.
+41%
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
526 Pts -22% 644 Pts Faster multi-core speed.
+22%
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
92.8 Pts -47% 136 Pts Much faster OC single-core speed.
+47%
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
345 Pts -46% 504 Pts Much faster OC quad-core speed.
+46%
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
607 Pts -19% 724 Pts Faster OC multi-core speed.
+19%
Market Share
Based on 5,095,848 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.14 % -1,264% 1.91 % Insanely higher market share.
+1,264%
Value
Value For Money
88.7 % Slightly better value.
+8%
82.2 % -8%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
72 % -36% 98 % Much more popular.
+36%
Price
Price (score)
$110 Much cheaper.
+68%
$339 -68%
Age
Newest
50 Months -22% 39 Months More recent.
+22%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
220 Watts -60% 88 Watts Much more energy efficient.
+60%
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
8 cores Hugely higher core count.
+100%
4 cores -100%
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
8 threads 0% 8 threads 0%
Lithography
Manufacturing process
32 nm -31% 22 nm Much newer manufacturing.
+31%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
4.7 GHz Faster base frequency.
+17%
4 GHz -17%
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
5 GHz Slightly faster turbo frequency.
+14%
4.4 GHz -14%
SC Int
Single Core Integer Speed
103 Pts -34% 138 Pts Much faster single-core int speed.
+34%
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
86.1 Pts -60% 138 Pts Much faster single-core fp speed.
+60%
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
381 Pts -34% 510 Pts Much faster quad-core int speed.
+34%
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
315 Pts -63% 513 Pts Much faster quad-core fp speed.
+63%
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
616 Pts -12% 692 Pts Slightly faster multi-core int speed.
+12%
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
528 Pts -39% 734 Pts Much faster multi-core fp speed.
+39%
Series
CPU Architecture
Piledriver (2012) Haswell (2013)
Socket
Motherboard Socket
AM3+ FCLGA1150
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
None HD 4600
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AMD released the FX-9590 back in July 2013 but it's not until recently that these processors have started hitting the shelves and even now prices are still extremely high. This is the first mainstream 5GHz processor but clock speed isn't the key performance indicator it once was. Comparing the 9590 to the 8350 shows that the 9590 has 16% better overall performance which is almost exactly in line with its base clock increase from 4.0 to 4.7 GHz. Despite this performance boost the 9590 still lags Intel's most recent 4770K Haswell processor by 26% and that's despite the AMD's 27% higher base clock. In terms of relative performance the AMD's strong point is Integer processing where it has 8 processing units vs just four (one per core) in the 4770K. Overall, especially at current prices, the 9590 doesn't represent good value for money. [Jan '14 CPUPro]

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The Intel Core i7-4790K, codenamed Devil's Canyon, is an upgraded 4770K, Intel's current flagship i7. The 4790K features an improved thermal interface which enables it to dissipate heat more efficiently than the 4770K. Comparing the 4770K and 4790K shows that stock performance has improved by 13% which is consistent with the base clock jump from 3.5 GHz to 4.0 GHz. OC performance remains unchanged. Comparing the 4790K and 4790 shows that at stock clocks the 4790K is around 16% faster which considering the small price difference makes the 4790K a far better choice. Previously Intel targeted the unlocked K versions at overclockers but with Devil's Canyon they have included VT-d on the K chip and this time it's squarely aimed at both power users and overclockers alike. Until the release of Broadwell in six months, the 4790K is the high end CPU of choice. [Jul '14 CPUPro]

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