IntelBX80646I74790K
AMDYD150XBBAEBOX

4 Cores, 8 Threads @4.0GHz, Haswell.
Release date: Q2 2014.

4 Cores, 8 Threads @3.5GHz, Zen.
Release date: Q2 2017.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 165,266 user samples
149,917 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 98% Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.8 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 67% Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 0.8 GHz (avg)
Poor: 67% Great: 98%
SPEED RANK: 46th / 1122
Gaming
Gaming 85%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 62%
Destroyer
15,349 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 83% Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 60% Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 1.35 GHz (avg)
Poor: 60% Great: 83%
SPEED RANK: 107th / 1122
Gaming
Gaming 73%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 73%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 56%
Gunboat
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
84.5 % Faster effective speed.
+17%
72.5 %
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
121 Pts Faster single-core speed.
+19%
102 Pts
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
410 Pts Faster quad-core speed.
+16%
352 Pts
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
622 Pts Slightly faster multi-core speed.
+8%
578 Pts
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
135 Pts Faster OC single-core speed.
+17%
115 Pts
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
495 Pts Faster OC quad-core speed.
+18%
420 Pts
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
715 Pts Slightly faster OC multi-core speed.
+11%
644 Pts
Market Share
Based on 10,317,612 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
1.68 % Hugely higher market share.
+546%
0.26 %
Value
Value For Money
78.8 % 93.1 % Better value.
+18%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
81 % 88 % Slightly more popular.
+9%
Price
Price (score)
$352 $150 Much cheaper.
+57%
Age
Newest
50 Months 16 Months Much more recent.
+68%
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 8 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
136 Pts Faster single-core int speed.
+25%
109 Pts
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
135 Pts Slightly faster single-core fp speed.
+13%
119 Pts
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
502 Pts Faster quad-core int speed.
+23%
407 Pts
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
497 Pts Slightly faster quad-core fp speed.
+13%
439 Pts
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
678 Pts Slightly faster multi-core int speed.
+9%
622 Pts
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
725 Pts Slightly faster multi-core fp speed.
+12%
650 Pts
Series
CPU Architecture
Haswell Zen
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1150 AM4
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
HD 4600 None
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