IntelBX80646I74790K
AMDYD150XBBAEBOX

4 Cores, 8 Threads
@3.5GHz Zen (2017)

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 87,537 user samples
85,790 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 99% Base clock 4 GHz
Worst Bench: 73% Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 0.75 GHz (avg)
Poor: 73% Great: 99%
SPEED RANK: 21st / 966
Gaming
Gaming 87%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 64%
Destroyer
1,747 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 84% Base clock 3.9 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 66% Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Poor: 66% Great: 84%
SPEED RANK: 60th / 966
Gaming
Gaming 75%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 76%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 57%
Gunboat
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
87.3 % Faster effective speed.
+16%
75 % -16%
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
123 Pts Faster single-core speed.
+16%
106 Pts -16%
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
428 Pts Faster quad-core speed.
+18%
363 Pts -18%
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
644 Pts Slightly faster multi-core speed.
+9%
592 Pts -9%
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
137 Pts Faster OC single-core speed.
+19%
115 Pts -19%
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
505 Pts Faster OC quad-core speed.
+18%
427 Pts -18%
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
724 Pts Slightly faster OC multi-core speed.
+12%
649 Pts -12%
Market Share
Based on 4,396,041 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
1.88 % Hugely higher market share.
+262%
0.52 % -262%
Value
Value For Money
82.5 % -13% 93.3 % Slightly better value.
+13%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
94 % Slightly more popular.
+13%
83 % -13%
Price
Price (score)
$339 -52% $163 Much cheaper.
+52%
Age
Newest
37 Months -92% 3 Months Hugely more recent.
+92%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
88 Watts -26% 65 Watts More energy efficient.
+26%
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
4 cores 0% 4 cores 0%
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
8 threads 0% 8 threads 0%
Lithography
Manufacturing process
22 nm -36% 14 nm Much newer manufacturing.
+36%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
4 GHz Slightly faster base frequency.
+14%
3.5 GHz -14%
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4.4 GHz Faster turbo frequency.
+19%
3.7 GHz -19%
SC Int
Single Core Integer Speed
139 Pts Faster single-core int speed.
+24%
112 Pts -24%
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
141 Pts Faster single-core fp speed.
+18%
119 Pts -18%
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
513 Pts Faster quad-core int speed.
+23%
417 Pts -23%
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
519 Pts Faster quad-core fp speed.
+18%
439 Pts -18%
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
691 Pts Slightly faster multi-core int speed.
+8%
639 Pts -8%
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
730 Pts Slightly faster multi-core fp speed.
+12%
653 Pts -12%
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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The quad core and octa threaded Ryzen 1500X is a sub-$200 chip based on AMD's latest Zen architecture. It is released this month as part of the Ryzen 5 launch – a mid-market range specced out to challenge Intel's i5 series and yield considerably better multi-threaded performance at budget prices. Comparing the i5-7600K shows that the 7600K is 20% faster for single and quad core workloads but looses by 20% for multi-core workloads. The Ryzen 5 line-up also includes the 6 core 12 threaded 1600X. By comparison, the 1500X is 24% less expensive, comes with a Wraith Spire cooler and impressively yields very similar single and quad core performance, but multi-core performance lags 50% behind the 1600X. Both chips can be overclocked, but out the box, the base and boost clock speeds are 3.5GHz and 3.7GHz for the 1500X and 3.6GHz and 4.0GHz for the 1600X. The 1500X is a very reasonable CPU for the money, which thanks to AMD's recent IPC improvements, punches far above its weight for multi-threaded performance by Intel's standards. [Apr '17 CPUPro]

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