IntelBX80646I74790K
AMDFD9590FHHKWOF

8 Cores, 8 Threads
@4.7GHz Piledriver (2012)

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 114,833 user samples
107,493 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 100% Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.8 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 75% Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 0.25 GHz (avg)
Poor: 75% Great: 100%
SPEED RANK: 30th / 980
Gaming
Gaming 88%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 89%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 64%
Destroyer
7,340 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 69% Base clock 5 GHz
Worst Bench: 51% Base clock 4.7 GHz, turbo 1.35 GHz (avg)
Poor: 51% Great: 69%
SPEED RANK: 170th / 980
Gaming
Gaming 62%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 61%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 50%
Yacht
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
87.5 % Much faster effective speed.
+41%
62 % -41%
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
124 Pts Much faster single-core speed.
+49%
83.3 Pts -49%
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
428 Pts Much faster quad-core speed.
+41%
303 Pts -41%
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
644 Pts Faster multi-core speed.
+21%
531 Pts -21%
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
138 Pts Much faster OC single-core speed.
+50%
91.9 Pts -50%
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
504 Pts Much faster OC quad-core speed.
+47%
342 Pts -47%
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
715 Pts Faster OC multi-core speed.
+18%
605 Pts -18%
Market Share
Based on 5,968,318 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
2.01 % Insanely higher market share.
+1,446%
0.13 % -1,446%
Value
Value For Money
82.7 % -2% 84.7 % +2%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
98 % Much more popular.
+36%
72 % -36%
Price
Price (score)
$339 -63% $127 Much cheaper.
+63%
Age
Newest
41 Months More recent.
+21%
52 Months -21%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
88 Watts Much more energy efficient.
+60%
220 Watts -60%
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
4 cores -100% 8 cores Hugely higher core count.
+100%
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
8 threads 0% 8 threads 0%
Lithography
Manufacturing process
22 nm Much newer manufacturing.
+31%
32 nm -31%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
4 GHz -17% 4.7 GHz Faster base frequency.
+17%
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4.4 GHz -14% 5 GHz Slightly faster turbo frequency.
+14%
SC Int
Single Core Integer Speed
136 Pts Much faster single-core int speed.
+32%
103 Pts -32%
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
139 Pts Much faster single-core fp speed.
+64%
84.7 Pts -64%
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
503 Pts Much faster quad-core int speed.
+32%
381 Pts -32%
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
507 Pts Much faster quad-core fp speed.
+63%
311 Pts -63%
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
680 Pts Slightly faster multi-core int speed.
+10%
616 Pts -10%
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
726 Pts Much faster multi-core fp speed.
+40%
519 Pts -40%
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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AMD released the FX-9590 back in July 2013 but it's not until recently that these processors have started hitting the shelves and even now prices are still extremely high. This is the first mainstream 5GHz processor but clock speed isn't the key performance indicator it once was. Comparing the 9590 to the 8350 shows that the 9590 has 16% better overall performance which is almost exactly in line with its base clock increase from 4.0 to 4.7 GHz. Despite this performance boost the 9590 still lags Intel's most recent 4770K Haswell processor by 26% and that's despite the AMD's 27% higher base clock. In terms of relative performance the AMD's strong point is Integer processing where it has 8 processing units vs just four (one per core) in the 4770K. Overall, especially at current prices, the 9590 doesn't represent good value for money. [Jan '14 CPUPro]

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