IntelBX80646I74790
AMDYD1700BBAEBOX

8 Cores, 16 Threads
@3.0GHz Zen (2017)

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 39,142 user samples
30,651 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 85% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 67% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 1.6 GHz (avg)
Poor: 67% Great: 85%
SPEED RANK: 42nd / 961
Gaming
Gaming 77%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 78%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 57%
Gunboat
8,491 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 100% Base clock 4.1 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 70% Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 1.35 GHz (avg)
Poor: 70% Great: 100%
SPEED RANK: 20th / 961
Gaming
Gaming 84%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 82%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 92%
Nuclear submarine
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
77 % -8% 83.6 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+8%
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
108 Pts Slightly faster single-core speed.
+6%
102 Pts -6%
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
378 Pts -1% 380 Pts +1%
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
571 Pts -100% 1142 Pts Hugely faster multi-core speed.
+100%
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
116 Pts -1% 117 Pts +1%
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
433 Pts -8% 466 Pts Slightly faster OC quad-core speed.
+8%
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
600 Pts -121% 1324 Pts Hugely faster OC multi-core speed.
+121%
Market Share
Based on 4,104,252 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
1.06 % -7% 1.13 % Slightly higher market share.
+7%
Value
Value For Money
75.7 % -10% 83 % Slightly better value.
+10%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
76 % -57% 119 % Much more popular.
+57%
Price
Price (score)
$305 -3% $297 +3%
Age
Newest
37 Months -92% 3 Months Hugely more recent.
+92%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
84 Watts -23% 65 Watts More energy efficient.
+23%
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
4 cores -100% 8 cores Hugely higher core count.
+100%
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
8 threads -100% 16 threads Hugely higher thread count.
+100%
Lithography
Manufacturing process
22 nm -36% 14 nm Much newer manufacturing.
+36%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.6 GHz Faster base frequency.
+20%
3 GHz -20%
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4 GHz Slightly faster turbo frequency.
+8%
3.7 GHz -8%
SC Int
Single Core Integer Speed
118 Pts +4% 114 Pts -4%
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
120 Pts 0% 120 Pts 0%
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
445 Pts -2% 453 Pts +2%
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
443 Pts -9% 481 Pts Slightly faster quad-core fp speed.
+9%
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
573 Pts -128% 1305 Pts Hugely faster multi-core int speed.
+128%
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
606 Pts -118% 1324 Pts Hugely faster multi-core fp speed.
+118%
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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