IntelBX80646I74790K
AMDYD130XBBAEBOX
Real World Speed
Performance profile from 137,869 user samples
131,857 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 101% Base clock 4 GHz
Worst Bench: 72% Base clock 4 GHz
Poor: 72% Great: 101%
SPEED RANK: 41st / 1100
Gaming
Gaming 88%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 89%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 65%
Destroyer
6,012 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 85% Base clock 4.1 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 61% Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 1.35 GHz (avg)
Poor: 61% Great: 85%
SPEED RANK: 81st / 1100
Gaming
Gaming 76%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 75%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 46%
Yacht
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
88.4 % Faster effective speed.
+16%
75.9 %
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
125 Pts Faster single-core speed.
+18%
106 Pts
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
433 Pts Slightly faster quad-core speed.
+11%
391 Pts
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
646 Pts Much faster multi-core speed.
+62%
400 Pts
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
138 Pts Faster OC single-core speed.
+20%
115 Pts
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
515 Pts Slightly faster OC quad-core speed.
+14%
450 Pts
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
727 Pts Much faster OC multi-core speed.
+61%
451 Pts
Market Share
Based on 8,488,803 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
1.44 % Hugely higher market share.
+433%
0.27 %
Value
Value For Money
83.1 % 107 % Better value.
+29%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
101 % More popular.
+28%
79 %
Price
Price (score)
$344 $116 Much cheaper.
+66%
Age
Newest
46 Months 9 Months Hugely more recent.
+80%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
88 Watts 65 Watts More energy efficient.
+26%
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
4 cores 4 cores
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
8 threads Hugely higher thread count.
+100%
4 threads
Lithography
Manufacturing process
22 nm 14 nm Much newer manufacturing.
+36%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
4 GHz Slightly faster base frequency.
+14%
3.5 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4.4 GHz Faster turbo frequency.
+19%
3.7 GHz
SC Int
Single Core Integer Speed
138 Pts Faster single-core int speed.
+24%
111 Pts
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
138 Pts Faster single-core fp speed.
+15%
120 Pts
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
510 Pts Faster quad-core int speed.
+18%
434 Pts
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
508 Pts Slightly faster quad-core fp speed.
+7%
474 Pts
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
688 Pts Much faster multi-core int speed.
+58%
435 Pts
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
737 Pts Much faster multi-core fp speed.
+56%
472 Pts
Series
CPU Architecture
Haswell (2013) Zen (2017)
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1150 AM4
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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At a list price of just $129, the quad core, Ryzen 3 1300X is a great budget CPU. The Ryzen 3 series is based on AMD's powerful and energy efficient Zen core architecture as already featured in the mainstream Ryzen 5 series and performance Ryzen 7 series, both launched earlier this year. The 1300X is fully unlocked with a stock base clock speed of 3.5 GHz running up to 3.7 GHz for boost and has a TDP of 65W. The 1300X comes with AMD's Wraith Stealth cooler, but significantly, it is devoid of integrated graphics. Although this can be inexpensively rectified, it may be a stumbling block to those at the entry-level of the market. By comparison, Intel's dual core, four thread i3-7350K comes with 630 HD integrated graphics. In terms of effective speed, early benchmarks for the 1300X just pip the 7350K to the post but results in specific games will depend on the extent to which the game is able to use more than two processing cores simultaneously. The 1300X scores around 20% higher on quad-core tests whereas the 7350K scores 16% higher on single-core tests. The Ryzen 1300X has been released alongside the similar Ryzen 3 1200 which is also an unlocked quad-core with slightly lower base / boost clock speeds of 3.1 / 3.4 GHz and a slightly lower price of just $109. [Jul '17 CPUPro]

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