IntelBX80646I74790K
AMDYD180XBCAEWOF

8 Cores, 16 Threads
@3.6GHz Zen (2017)

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 115,359 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
7,866 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 101% Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.35 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 81% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 1.6 GHz (avg)
Poor: 81% Great: 101%
SPEED RANK: 23rd / 980
Gaming
Gaming 92%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 90%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 100%
Nuclear submarine
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
87.5 % -5% 92 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+5%
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
124 Pts Slightly faster single-core speed.
+12%
111 Pts -12%
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
428 Pts +1% 423 Pts -1%
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
644 Pts -92% 1235 Pts Hugely faster multi-core speed.
+92%
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
138 Pts Faster OC single-core speed.
+16%
119 Pts -16%
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
504 Pts Slightly faster OC quad-core speed.
+7%
471 Pts -7%
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
715 Pts -88% 1346 Pts Hugely faster OC multi-core speed.
+88%
Market Share
Based on 5,970,369 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
2 % Hugely higher market share.
+441%
0.37 % -441%
Value
Value For Money
82.7 % -8% 89 % Slightly better value.
+8%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
98 % +1% 97 % -1%
Price
Price (score)
$339 -6% $318 Slightly cheaper.
+6%
Age
Newest
41 Months -80% 8 Months Hugely more recent.
+80%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
88 Watts Slightly more energy efficient.
+7%
95 Watts -7%
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
4 cores -100% 8 cores Hugely higher core count.
+100%
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
8 threads -100% 16 threads Hugely higher thread count.
+100%
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
136 Pts Faster single-core int speed.
+18%
115 Pts -18%
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
139 Pts Slightly faster single-core fp speed.
+13%
123 Pts -13%
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
503 Pts Slightly faster quad-core int speed.
+11%
455 Pts -11%
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
507 Pts +3% 491 Pts -3%
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
680 Pts -92% 1304 Pts Hugely faster multi-core int speed.
+92%
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
726 Pts -87% 1355 Pts Hugely faster multi-core fp speed.
+87%
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 7 1800X is AMD's flagship Ryzen CPU. Clocked at 3.6 GHz with a turbo frequency of 4.0 GHz (stock) this chip offers a staggering level of multi-core performance. Comparing the 1800X with the Intel i7-6850K shows that the 1800X delivers 25% more multi-core throughput than its more expensive counterpart. Historically AMD's CPU architecture has had a much lower IPC than Intel's and consequently Intel have dominated the CPU market since 2009. Comparing IPC between Intel's Kaby Lake and Ryzen shows a maximum gap of just 9%. A very welcome shake-up of the CPU market will unfold as the remaining Ryzen 5 and Ryzen 3 models are rolled out. For now the 1800X offers workstation users similar processing power to a $1,000 i7-6900K at half the price. [Mar '17 CPUPro]

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