IntelBX80646I74790
AMDYD180XBCAEWOF

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

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

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 64,486 user samples
49,940 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 87% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 66% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 1.65 GHz (avg)
Poor: 66% Great: 87%
SPEED RANK: 57th / 985
Gaming
Gaming 78%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 79%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 57%
Gunboat
14,546 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 101% Base clock 4.05 GHz, turbo 4.45 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 82% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 0.55 GHz (avg)
Poor: 82% Great: 101%
SPEED RANK: 22nd / 985
Gaming
Gaming 93%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 90%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 100%
Nuclear submarine
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
77.5 % 92.9 % Faster effective speed.
+20%
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
110 Pts 110 Pts
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
379 Pts 433 Pts Slightly faster quad-core speed.
+14%
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
569 Pts 1228 Pts Hugely faster multi-core speed.
+116%
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
119 Pts 119 Pts
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
442 Pts 473 Pts Slightly faster OC quad-core speed.
+7%
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
613 Pts 1350 Pts Hugely faster OC multi-core speed.
+120%
Market Share
Based on 7,414,544 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.94 % Much higher market share.
+47%
0.64 %
Value
Value For Money
76 % 88.2 % Better value.
+16%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
79 % 97 % More popular.
+23%
Price
Price (score)
$308 Slightly cheaper.
+8%
$335
Age
Newest
45 Months 11 Months Much more recent.
+76%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
84 Watts Slightly more energy efficient.
+12%
95 Watts
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 3.6 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4 GHz 4 GHz
SC Int
Single Core Integer Speed
118 Pts +4% 114 Pts
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
120 Pts 123 Pts +2%
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
440 Pts 456 Pts +4%
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
441 Pts 492 Pts Slightly faster quad-core fp speed.
+12%
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
582 Pts 1310 Pts Hugely faster multi-core int speed.
+125%
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
624 Pts 1356 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 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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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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