IntelBX80646I74790
AMDYD180XBCAEWOF

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

8 Cores, 16 Threads
@3.6GHz Zen (2017)

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 50,456 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
7,762 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 101% Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.35 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 81% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 1.6 GHz (avg)
Poor: 81% Great: 101%
SPEED RANK: 22nd / 980
Gaming
Gaming 92%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 90%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 100%
Nuclear submarine
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
77.7 % -18% 92 % Faster effective speed.
+18%
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
111 Pts 0% 111 Pts 0%
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
379 Pts -12% 423 Pts Slightly faster quad-core speed.
+12%
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
567 Pts -118% 1235 Pts Hugely faster multi-core speed.
+118%
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
119 Pts 0% 119 Pts 0%
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
442 Pts -7% 472 Pts Slightly faster OC quad-core speed.
+7%
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
603 Pts -123% 1347 Pts Hugely faster OC multi-core speed.
+123%
Market Share
Based on 5,943,008 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.97 % Hugely higher market share.
+194%
0.33 % -194%
Value
Value For Money
76.2 % -17% 89.4 % Better value.
+17%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
74 % -31% 97 % Much more popular.
+31%
Price
Price (score)
$308 +2% $315 -2%
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 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
120 Pts -3% 124 Pts +3%
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
435 Pts -5% 456 Pts +5%
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
444 Pts -11% 492 Pts Slightly faster quad-core fp speed.
+11%
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
572 Pts -129% 1311 Pts Hugely faster multi-core int speed.
+129%
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
613 Pts -122% 1358 Pts Hugely faster multi-core fp speed.
+122%
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 7 1800X is AMD's flagship Ryzen CPU. Clocked at 3.6 GHz with a turbo frequency of 4.0 GHz (stock) this chip offers a staggering level of multi-core performance. Comparing the 1800X with the Intel i7-6850K shows that the 1800X delivers 25% more multi-core throughput than its more expensive counterpart. Historically AMD's CPU architecture has had a much lower IPC than Intel's and consequently Intel have dominated the CPU market since 2009. Comparing IPC between Intel's Kaby Lake and Ryzen shows a maximum gap of just 9%. A very welcome shake-up of the CPU market will unfold as the remaining Ryzen 5 and Ryzen 3 models are rolled out. For now the 1800X offers workstation users similar processing power to a $1,000 i7-6900K at half the price. [Mar '17 CPUPro]

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