Intel
AMD

4 Cores, 4 Threads
@3.4GHz Haswell (2013)

6 Cores, 6 Threads
@3.5GHz Piledriver (2012)

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 1468 user samples
881 User Benchmarks:
Best Score: 129% Base clock 3.4 GHz
Worst Score: 31% Base clock 3.4 GHz
Worst: 31% Best: 129%
SPEED RANK: 13th / 759
587 User Benchmarks:
Best Score: 92% Base clock 5 GHz
Worst Score: 24% Base clock 3.5 GHz
Worst: 24% Best: 92%
SPEED RANK: 191st / 759
SC Mixed?
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
111 Pts Much faster single-core speed.
+55%
71.7 Pts -55%
DC Mixed?
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
220 Pts Much faster dual-core speed.
+59%
138 Pts -59%
MC Mixed?
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
434 Pts Faster multi-core speed.
+24%
351 Pts -24%
SC Mixed?
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
128 Pts Much faster OC single-core speed.
+55%
82.8 Pts -55%
DC Mixed?
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
254 Pts Much faster OC dual-core speed.
+59%
160 Pts -59%
MC Mixed?
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
505 Pts Faster OC multi-core speed.
+18%
429 Pts -18%
Value?
Value For Money
77.3 % Better value.
+17%
66 % -17%
User Rating?
UBM User Rating
71 % +1% 70 % -1%
Price?
Price (score)
$220 -55% $100 Much cheaper.
+55%
Effective Speed?
Effective CPU Speed
105 Pts Much faster effective speed.
+52%
68.9 Pts -52%
Age
Newness
17 Months Much more recent.
+32%
25 Months -32%
PassMark?
PassMark Score
7,415 Pts Stronger multi-threading.
+16%
6,403 Pts -16%
PassMark ST?
Passmark Single Thread Score
2,093 Pts Much stronger single-threading.
+47%
1,427 Pts -47%
Geek Bench?
Geekbench Score
15,972 Pts Much better geekbench.
+74%
9,180 Pts -74%
TDP?
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
84 Watts Slightly more energy efficient.
+12%
95 Watts -12%
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
4 cores -50% 6 cores Much higher core count.
+50%
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
4 threads -50% 6 threads Much higher thread count.
+50%
Lithography
Manufacturing process
22 nm Much newer manufacturing.
+31%
32 nm -31%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.4 GHz -3% 3.5 GHz +3%
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
3.8 GHz -8% 4.1 GHz Slightly faster turbo frequency.
+8%
Geek Bench SC?
Geekbench Single Core Score
4,877 Pts Hugely faster single-core speed.
+115%
2,268 Pts -115%
Series
CPU Architecture
Haswell (2013) Piledriver (2012)
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1150 AM3+
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
HD 4600 None

The Intel Core i5-4670K is the latest middle tier desktop processor from the fourth generation of Intel's Core range codenamed "Haswell". In terms of raw performance this processor slightly bests its predecessor the 3570K achieving approximately 10% higher server benchmark scores. In terms of real world performance the single core improvements are more relevant as more than two cores are rarely used for most typical consumer tasks and these have also improved by around 10% over the 3570K. It's not all good news though as the price increase of 14% more than offsets the performance improvements. This processor currently represents approximately the same value for money as its predecessor, the i5-3570K. [Jun '13 CPUPro]

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The FX 6-Core, like most CPUs from AMD, delivers reasonably good server orientated multi threaded performance and consequently good processing thoughput at a reasonable price tag. Where the FX 6-Core lacks is in the area of single core performance which although not a problem for server workloads is very relevant to typical desktop usage. The overall performance of the FX 6-Core is comparable to Intel's five years younger Core i7-950. There are server orientated use cases where the FX 6-Core will excel thanks to its excellent overall throughput and in those instances the FX 6-Core represents good value for money. Typical desktop users will, however, find better value elsewhere. [Sep '13 CPUPro]

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Processor User Rankings Chart

November 2014 CPU Rankings

Welcome to our desktop CPU comparison. We calculate effective speed which measures performance under typical consumer load. Effective speed is adjusted by price to yield a value for money rating. Calculated values don't always paint the whole picture so we check them against hundreds of individual user ratings. Vote to share your opinion. [CPUPro]

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