IntelBX80646I74790K
AMDFD6300WMHKBOX

6 Cores, 6 Threads
@3.5GHz Piledriver (2012)

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 149,132 user samples
91,027 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 98% Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.9 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 75% Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 0.8 GHz (avg)
Poor: 75% Great: 98%
SPEED RANK: 24th / 970
Gaming
Gaming 87%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 64%
Destroyer
58,105 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 57% Base clock 5 GHz, turbo 4.7 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 39% Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 2.5 GHz (avg)
Poor: 39% Great: 57%
SPEED RANK: 280th / 970
Gaming
Gaming 48%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 49%
Yacht
Workstation
Workstation 33%
Sail boat
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
87 % Hugely faster effective speed.
+82%
47.9 % -82%
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
123 Pts Much faster single-core speed.
+76%
69.9 Pts -76%
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
425 Pts Hugely faster quad-core speed.
+82%
234 Pts -82%
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
644 Pts Hugely faster multi-core speed.
+102%
319 Pts -102%
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
136 Pts Much faster OC single-core speed.
+70%
80.1 Pts -70%
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
504 Pts Much faster OC quad-core speed.
+76%
287 Pts -76%
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
724 Pts Hugely faster OC multi-core speed.
+83%
396 Pts -83%
Market Share
Based on 5,086,830 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
1.68 % Slightly higher market share.
+8%
1.56 % -8%
Value
Value For Money
82.2 % Slightly better value.
+6%
77.8 % -6%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
98 % Much more popular.
+36%
72 % -36%
Price
Price (score)
$339 -76% $80 Much cheaper.
+76%
Age
Newest
39 Months Much more recent.
+34%
59 Months -34%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
88 Watts Slightly more energy efficient.
+7%
95 Watts -7%
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
4 cores -50% 6 cores Much higher core count.
+50%
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
8 threads Much higher thread count.
+33%
6 threads -33%
Lithography
Manufacturing process
22 nm Much newer manufacturing.
+31%
32 nm -31%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
4 GHz Slightly faster base frequency.
+14%
3.5 GHz -14%
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4.4 GHz Slightly faster turbo frequency.
+7%
4.1 GHz -7%
SC Int
Single Core Integer Speed
138 Pts Much faster single-core int speed.
+58%
87.1 Pts -58%
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
138 Pts Hugely faster single-core fp speed.
+85%
74.5 Pts -85%
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
510 Pts Much faster quad-core int speed.
+69%
302 Pts -69%
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
513 Pts Hugely faster quad-core fp speed.
+100%
257 Pts -100%
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
692 Pts Much faster multi-core int speed.
+73%
400 Pts -73%
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
734 Pts Hugely faster multi-core fp speed.
+113%
344 Pts -113%
Series
CPU Architecture
Haswell (2013) Piledriver (2012)
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1150 AM3+
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
HD 4600 None
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The Intel Core i7-4790K, codenamed Devil's Canyon, is an upgraded 4770K, Intel's current flagship i7. The 4790K features an improved thermal interface which enables it to dissipate heat more efficiently than the 4770K. Comparing the 4770K and 4790K shows that stock performance has improved by 13% which is consistent with the base clock jump from 3.5 GHz to 4.0 GHz. OC performance remains unchanged. Comparing the 4790K and 4790 shows that at stock clocks the 4790K is around 16% faster which considering the small price difference makes the 4790K a far better choice. Previously Intel targeted the unlocked K versions at overclockers but with Devil's Canyon they have included VT-d on the K chip and this time it's squarely aimed at both power users and overclockers alike. Until the release of Broadwell in six months, the 4790K is the high end CPU of choice. [Jul '14 CPUPro]

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The FX 6-Core, like most CPUs from AMD, delivers reasonably good server orientated multi threaded performance and consequently good processing thoughput at a reasonable price tag. Where the FX 6-Core lacks is in the area of single core performance which although not normally a major problem for server workloads, is always very relevant to desktop users. The overall performance of the FX 6-Core is comparable to Intel's five years younger Core i7-950. There are server orientated use cases where the FX 6-Core will excel thanks to its excellent overall throughput and in those instances the FX 6-Core represents good value for money. But typical desktop users will find far better value elsewhere[Sep '13 CPUPro]

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