IntelBX80646I74790
AMDYD160XBCAEWOF

4 Cores, 8 Threads
@3.6GHz Haswell (2013)

6 Cores, 12 Threads
@3.6GHz Zen (2017)

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 43,316 user samples
35,342 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 86% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 67% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 0.8 GHz (avg)
Poor: 67% Great: 86%
SPEED RANK: 55th / 980
Gaming
Gaming 77%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 78%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 57%
Gunboat
7,974 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 96% Base clock 4.1 GHz, turbo 4.05 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 75% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Poor: 75% Great: 96%
SPEED RANK: 33rd / 980
Gaming
Gaming 86%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 84%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 79%
Battleship
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
77.4 % -11% 85.7 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+11%
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
110 Pts 0% 110 Pts 0%
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
378 Pts -8% 408 Pts Slightly faster quad-core speed.
+8%
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
566 Pts -62% 918 Pts Much faster multi-core speed.
+62%
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
119 Pts +1% 118 Pts -1%
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
439 Pts -7% 471 Pts Slightly faster OC quad-core speed.
+7%
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
600 Pts -69% 1013 Pts Much faster OC multi-core speed.
+69%
Market Share
Based on 5,505,973 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
1.02 % Much higher market share.
+31%
0.78 % -31%
Value
Value For Money
75.8 % -26% 95.3 % Better value.
+26%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
76 % -25% 95 % More popular.
+25%
Price
Price (score)
$308 -29% $220 Cheaper.
+29%
Age
Newest
41 Months -85% 6 Months Hugely more recent.
+85%
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
8 threads -50% 12 threads Much higher thread count.
+50%
Lithography
Manufacturing process
22 nm -36% 14 nm Much newer manufacturing.
+36%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.6 GHz 0% 3.6 GHz 0%
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4 GHz 0% 4 GHz 0%
SC Int
Single Core Integer Speed
118 Pts +3% 115 Pts -3%
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
119 Pts -4% 124 Pts +4%
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
439 Pts -3% 454 Pts +3%
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
439 Pts -12% 490 Pts Slightly faster quad-core fp speed.
+12%
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
571 Pts -72% 981 Pts Much faster multi-core int speed.
+72%
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
607 Pts -67% 1016 Pts Much faster multi-core fp speed.
+67%
Series
CPU Architecture
Haswell (2013) Zen (2017)
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1150 AM4
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
HD 4600 None
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The Core i7-4790 is the third upgrade to Intel's flagship quad core hyper-threaded CPU. This version, like its predecessor the i7-4771, gets a 100 MHz bump in stock frequency and additionally the i7-4790 also gets a 100 MHz turbo frequency bump. These improvements (~4%) are marginal and practically impossible to discern in day to day use. Looking at a benchmark comparison between the 4771 and 4790 verifies that there is little difference between the two CPUs. Although the i7-4790 isn't much of a step forward, it's still one of the best (locked) mainstream processors on the market. AMD hasn't been able to compete with Intel on single threaded performance for several years, consequently Intel have no need to push the envelope. Overclockers should wait for the 4790K which is rumoured to be released shortly. [May '14 CPUPro]

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The Ryzen 5 1600X is the flagship processor from AMD's latest generation of Ryzen 5 processors which feature the Zen architecture. Following on from last month's release of the Ryzen 7 series, the Ryzen 5 series is positioned as a less expensive mid-performance alternative to Intel's i5 mainstream offerings. Once again, AMD excels in multi-core technology. Like the Ryzen 5 1600, the 1600X features 6 cores and 12 threads, but has roughly 11% higher clock speeds (out of the box) for a 14% premium. Like all Ryzen CPUs the 1600X is unlocked. The 1600X is the only Ryzen 5 CPU with a TDP of 95W, the 1600, 1500X and 1400 all have 50% lower power consumption of 65W. Due to its high thread count, UserBenchmarks show that at stock clocks the 1600X outperforms the i7-7700k on multi-threaded tasks by 23%, but it lags behind by 23% for single and 14% for quad-core performance. The 1600X is priced keenly at $249 so a more appropriate CPU comparison is the i5-7600k where the 1600X wins on stock multi-core by a whopping 81%. The 1600X does represent great value for workstation users that also game but its $30 cheaper sibling, the 1600 (non x version), which includes a cooler and has great overclocking potential out of the box is arguably the the value king in this segment. [Apr '17 CPUPro]

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