IntelBX80646I74790K
AMDFD8350FRHKBOX

8 Cores, 8 Threads
@4.0GHz Piledriver (2012)

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 254,669 user samples
137,023 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 102% Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.8 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 75% Base clock 0.8 GHz, turbo 0.15 GHz (avg)
Poor: 75% Great: 102%
SPEED RANK: 37th / 1110
Gaming
Gaming 88%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 89%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 64%
Destroyer
117,646 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 65% Base clock 4.8 GHz, turbo 4.8 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 47% Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 1.4 GHz (avg)
Poor: 47% Great: 65%
SPEED RANK: 251st / 1110
Gaming
Gaming 57%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 56%
Gunboat
Workstation
Workstation 45%
Yacht
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
88.4 % Much faster effective speed.
+55%
56.8 %
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
125 Pts Much faster single-core speed.
+64%
76 Pts
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
433 Pts Much faster quad-core speed.
+55%
279 Pts
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
644 Pts Much faster multi-core speed.
+34%
482 Pts
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
139 Pts Much faster OC single-core speed.
+63%
85.2 Pts
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
522 Pts Much faster OC quad-core speed.
+64%
318 Pts
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
722 Pts Faster OC multi-core speed.
+30%
557 Pts
Market Share
Based on 9,363,584 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
1.45 % 1.56 % Slightly higher market share.
+8%
Value
Value For Money
82.4 % 86.4 % +5%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
77 % More popular.
+26%
61 %
Price
Price (score)
$352 $95 Much cheaper.
+73%
Age
Newest
48 Months More recent.
+29%
68 Months
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
88 Watts More energy efficient.
+30%
125 Watts
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
4 cores 8 cores Hugely higher core count.
+100%
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
8 threads 8 threads
Lithography
Manufacturing process
22 nm Much newer manufacturing.
+31%
32 nm
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
4 GHz 4 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4.4 GHz +5% 4.2 GHz
SC Int
Single Core Integer Speed
138 Pts Much faster single-core int speed.
+51%
91.3 Pts
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
139 Pts Much faster single-core fp speed.
+76%
79.2 Pts
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
516 Pts Much faster quad-core int speed.
+52%
340 Pts
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
520 Pts Much faster quad-core fp speed.
+77%
293 Pts
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
689 Pts Faster multi-core int speed.
+22%
563 Pts
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
734 Pts Much faster multi-core fp speed.
+51%
485 Pts
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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In terms of raw single-core performance the flagship AMD FX-8350 is lagging behind intel's processor line-up by over two generations. The PassMark Single Thread scores for the i5-2500K vs the FX-8350 are 1863 to 1520 which shows that in terms of raw per-core processing the FX-8350 is lagging the two year old i5 by 23%. Where the AMD FX makes up is on multi-core performance, with a score of 9156 vs 6745, the AMD leads the Intel 2500K by 36% making it the far more capable multi-threaded server orientated performer. The AMD is also cheaper but significantly more power hungry which counts strongly against it as a sever proposition. The FX-8350 could be a good fit for specific server use cases but for general consumer use, which is single and dual core intensive, Intel's two year old i5-2500K delivers better performance. [May '13 CPUPro]

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