AMDYD1600BBAEBOX
IntelBX80646I74790K

6 Cores, 12 Threads
@3.2GHz Zen (2017)

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 111,450 user samples
20,423 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 93% Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 70% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 1.35 GHz (avg)
Poor: 70% Great: 93%
SPEED RANK: 37th / 970
Gaming
Gaming 80%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 79%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 74%
Battleship
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: 24th / 970
Gaming
Gaming 87%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 64%
Destroyer
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
80.2 % -8% 87 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+8%
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
103 Pts -19% 123 Pts Faster single-core speed.
+19%
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
381 Pts -12% 425 Pts Slightly faster quad-core speed.
+12%
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
861 Pts Much faster multi-core speed.
+34%
644 Pts -34%
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
116 Pts -17% 136 Pts Faster OC single-core speed.
+17%
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
453 Pts -11% 504 Pts Slightly faster OC quad-core speed.
+11%
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
971 Pts Much faster OC multi-core speed.
+34%
724 Pts -34%
Market Share
Based on 5,086,773 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
2.78 % Much higher market share.
+65%
1.68 % -65%
Value
Value For Money
93.2 % Slightly better value.
+13%
82.2 % -13%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
114 % More popular.
+16%
98 % -16%
Price
Price (score)
$195 Much cheaper.
+42%
$339 -42%
Age
Newest
5 Months Hugely more recent.
+87%
39 Months -87%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
65 Watts More energy efficient.
+26%
88 Watts -26%
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
6 cores Much higher core count.
+50%
4 cores -50%
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
12 threads Much higher thread count.
+50%
8 threads -50%
Lithography
Manufacturing process
14 nm Much newer manufacturing.
+36%
22 nm -36%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.2 GHz -25% 4 GHz Faster base frequency.
+25%
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
3.6 GHz -22% 4.4 GHz Faster turbo frequency.
+22%
SC Int
Single Core Integer Speed
112 Pts -23% 138 Pts Faster single-core int speed.
+23%
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
119 Pts -16% 138 Pts Faster single-core fp speed.
+16%
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
440 Pts -16% 510 Pts Faster quad-core int speed.
+16%
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
467 Pts -10% 513 Pts Slightly faster quad-core fp speed.
+10%
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
956 Pts Much faster multi-core int speed.
+38%
692 Pts -38%
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
972 Pts Much faster multi-core fp speed.
+32%
734 Pts -32%
Series
CPU Architecture
Zen (2017) Haswell (2013)
Socket
Motherboard Socket
AM4 FCLGA1150
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
None HD 4600
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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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