IntelBX80646I74790K
AMDYD160XBCAEWOF

6 Cores, 12 Threads
@3.6GHz Zen (2017)

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 83,500 user samples
81,827 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 99% Base clock 4.9 GHz, turbo 6 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 74% Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 0.8 GHz (avg)
Poor: 74% Great: 99%
SPEED RANK: 15th / 961
Gaming
Gaming 88%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 64%
Destroyer
1,673 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 96% Base clock 4.1 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 62% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 0.55 GHz (avg)
Poor: 62% Great: 96%
SPEED RANK: 20th / 961
Gaming
Gaming 84%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 83%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 79%
Battleship
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
87.8 % +5% 84 % -5%
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
123 Pts Slightly faster single-core speed.
+13%
109 Pts -13%
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
432 Pts Slightly faster quad-core speed.
+9%
396 Pts -9%
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
646 Pts -41% 911 Pts Much faster multi-core speed.
+41%
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
136 Pts Slightly faster OC single-core speed.
+13%
120 Pts -13%
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
505 Pts Slightly faster OC quad-core speed.
+7%
470 Pts -7%
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
730 Pts -38% 1006 Pts Much faster OC multi-core speed.
+38%
Market Share
Based on 4,095,196 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
1.99 % Hugely higher market share.
+262%
0.55 % -262%
Value
Value For Money
83 % -11% 91.8 % Slightly better value.
+11%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
90 % +5% 86 % -5%
Price
Price (score)
$339 -32% $230 Much cheaper.
+32%
Age
Newest
36 Months -94% 2 Months Hugely more recent.
+94%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
88 Watts Slightly more energy efficient.
+7%
95 Watts -7%
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
4 cores -50% 6 cores Much higher core count.
+50%
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
8 threads -50% 12 threads Much higher thread count.
+50%
Lithography
Manufacturing process
22 nm -36% 14 nm Much newer manufacturing.
+36%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
4 GHz Slightly faster base frequency.
+11%
3.6 GHz -11%
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4.4 GHz Slightly faster turbo frequency.
+10%
4 GHz -10%
SC Int
Single Core Integer Speed
139 Pts Faster single-core int speed.
+19%
117 Pts -19%
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
140 Pts Slightly faster single-core fp speed.
+13%
124 Pts -13%
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
511 Pts Slightly faster quad-core int speed.
+12%
458 Pts -12%
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
515 Pts Slightly faster quad-core fp speed.
+7%
483 Pts -7%
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
698 Pts -43% 996 Pts Much faster multi-core int speed.
+43%
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
736 Pts -37% 1011 Pts Much faster multi-core fp speed.
+37%
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 Ryzen 5 1600X is the flagship processor from AMD's latest generation of Ryzen 5 processors which feature the Zen architecture. Following on from last month's release of the Ryzen 7 series, the Ryzen 5 series is positioned as a less expensive mid-performance alternative to Intel's i5 mainstream offerings. Once again, AMD excels in multi-core technology. Like the Ryzen 5 1600, the 1600X features 6 cores and 12 threads, but has roughly 11% higher clock speeds (out of the box) for a 14% premium. Like all Ryzen CPUs the 1600X is unlocked. The 1600X is the only Ryzen 5 CPU with a TDP of 95W, the 1600, 1500X and 1400 all have 50% lower power consumption of 65W. Due to its high thread count, UserBenchmarks show that at stock clocks the 1600X outperforms the i7-7700k on multi-threaded tasks by 23%, but it lags behind by 23% for single and 14% for quad-core performance. The 1600X is priced keenly at $249 so a more appropriate CPU comparison is the i5-7600k where the 1600X wins on stock multi-core by a whopping 81%. The 1600X does represent great value for workstation users that also game but its $30 cheaper sibling, the 1600 (non x version), which includes a cooler and has great overclocking potential out of the box is arguably the the value king in this segment. [Apr '17 CPUPro]

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