IntelBX80646I74790
AMDYD1700BBAEBOX
Real World Speed
Performance profile from 118,822 user samples
62,682 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 84% Base clock 3.6 GHz
Worst Bench: 64% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 1 GHz (avg)
Poor: 64% Great: 84%
SPEED RANK: 86th / 1117
Gaming
Gaming 75%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 76%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 56%
Gunboat
56,140 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 97% Base clock 4.05 GHz, turbo 5.25 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 69% Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 1.55 GHz (avg)
Poor: 69% Great: 97%
SPEED RANK: 49th / 1117
Gaming
Gaming 84%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 89%
Aircraft carrier
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
75 % 83.7 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+12%
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
107 Pts Slightly faster single-core speed.
+7%
99.9 Pts
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
364 Pts 390 Pts Slightly faster quad-core speed.
+7%
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
564 Pts 1099 Pts Hugely faster multi-core speed.
+95%
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
117 Pts +2% 115 Pts
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
424 Pts 457 Pts Slightly faster OC quad-core speed.
+8%
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
597 Pts 1292 Pts Hugely faster OC multi-core speed.
+116%
Market Share
Based on 9,825,748 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.88 % Higher market share.
+22%
0.72 %
Value
Value For Money
73.5 % 98.1 % Much better value.
+33%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
63 % 116 % Hugely more popular.
+84%
Price
Price (score)
$308 $191 Much cheaper.
+38%
Age
Newest
50 Months 16 Months Much more recent.
+68%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
84 Watts 65 Watts More energy efficient.
+23%
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
4 cores 8 cores Hugely higher core count.
+100%
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
8 threads 16 threads Hugely higher thread count.
+100%
Lithography
Manufacturing process
22 nm 14 nm Much newer manufacturing.
+36%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.6 GHz Faster base frequency.
+20%
3 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4 GHz Slightly faster turbo frequency.
+8%
3.7 GHz
SC Int
Single Core Integer Speed
117 Pts Slightly faster single-core int speed.
+5%
111 Pts
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
118 Pts 120 Pts +2%
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
429 Pts 439 Pts +2%
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
427 Pts 477 Pts Slightly faster quad-core fp speed.
+12%
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
569 Pts 1253 Pts Hugely faster multi-core int speed.
+120%
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
607 Pts 1307 Pts Hugely faster multi-core fp speed.
+115%
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 AMD Ryzen 7 1700 is the least powerful of three new Ryzen 7 CPUs. The 1700 model has base and turbo clocks of 3.0 and 3.7 GHz respectively. Both of its more expensive siblings, the 1700X and 1800X, have higher clocks but they also have TDPs of 95 watts whereas the 1700 is rated at just 65 watts. Comparing IPC between Ryzen and Kaby Lake shows that Kaby Lake leads by a maximum of 9% which is great news for workstation users as this allows the 1700 to beat Intel's 6850K in multi-core workloads at almost half the price. Although the 1700 has great IPC it's somewhat limited by its relatively low (by Kaby Lake standards) clock speed which holds it back a little in both gaming and desktop workloads. For multi-core workstation use, the Ryzen 7 1700 represents the best value for money we have ever seen. [Mar '17 CPUPro]

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We calculate effective speed which measures real world performance for typical consumers. Effective speed is adjusted by current prices to yield a value for money rating which is geared towards gamers. Our calculated values are checked against thousands of individual user ratings. The customizable table below combines these factors to bring you the definitive list of top CPUs. [CPUPro]

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