IntelBX80646I74790
AMDYD170XBCAEWOF

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

8 Cores, 16 Threads
@3.4GHz Zen (2017)

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 57,084 user samples
42,694 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 87% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 67% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 0.6 GHz (avg)
Poor: 67% Great: 87%
SPEED RANK: 56th / 980
Gaming
Gaming 78%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 79%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 57%
Gunboat
14,390 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 99% Base clock 4.1 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 77% Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Poor: 77% Great: 99%
SPEED RANK: 30th / 980
Gaming
Gaming 89%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 96%
Nuclear submarine
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
77.7 % -14% 88.6 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+14%
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
111 Pts +4% 107 Pts -4%
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
379 Pts -7% 407 Pts Slightly faster quad-core speed.
+7%
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
567 Pts -110% 1192 Pts Hugely faster multi-core speed.
+110%
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
119 Pts +3% 116 Pts -3%
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
442 Pts -5% 463 Pts +5%
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
603 Pts -120% 1325 Pts Hugely faster OC multi-core speed.
+120%
Market Share
Based on 5,936,991 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.97 % Much higher market share.
+49%
0.65 % -49%
Value
Value For Money
76.2 % -21% 92.5 % Better value.
+21%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
74 % -34% 99 % Much more popular.
+34%
Price
Price (score)
$308 -16% $260 Cheaper.
+16%
Age
Newest
42 Months -81% 8 Months Hugely more recent.
+81%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
84 Watts Slightly more energy efficient.
+12%
95 Watts -12%
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 Slightly faster base frequency.
+6%
3.4 GHz -6%
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4 GHz Slightly faster turbo frequency.
+5%
3.8 GHz -5%
SC Int
Single Core Integer Speed
118 Pts Slightly faster single-core int speed.
+5%
112 Pts -5%
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
120 Pts -1% 121 Pts +1%
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
435 Pts -2% 445 Pts +2%
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
444 Pts -8% 481 Pts Slightly faster quad-core fp speed.
+8%
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
572 Pts -124% 1282 Pts Hugely faster multi-core int speed.
+124%
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
613 Pts -117% 1330 Pts Hugely faster multi-core fp speed.
+117%
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 1700X isn't due for release until next week but two of our users has already submitted benchmarks. Comparing the quad and single core scores from our samples shows a relative 4.3% boost on the single core score so it’s possible that turbo wasn’t fully engaged (12% turbo boost expected). These preliminary results are seriously impressive as they put Zen’s IPC between 0% and 9% below Intel’s Kaby Lake. Even in the worst case scenario these results are still impressive. Comparing Intel’s $1,000 6900K and the 1700X shows that AMD delivers comparable performance for half the price! A shake-up of the CPU market will unfold as Zen rolls out. If Ryzen CPUs can overclock to 4.6+ GHz they will likely dominate the entire market putting a very welcome end to the monotonous tick-tock of recent years. [Feb '17 CPUPro]

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