IntelBX80648I75930K
IntelBX80646I74790K

6 Cores, 12 Threads
@3.5GHz Haswell-E (2014)

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 150,337 user samples
13,365 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 105% Base clock 4.35 GHz, turbo 4.6 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 75% Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
Poor: 75% Great: 105%
SPEED RANK: 37th / 1089
Gaming
Gaming 89%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 78%
Battleship
136,972 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 101% Base clock 4.9 GHz, turbo 6 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 71% Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 0.85 GHz (avg)
Poor: 71% Great: 101%
SPEED RANK: 40th / 1089
Gaming
Gaming 88%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 89%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 64%
Destroyer
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
89 % +1% 88.1 %
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
111 Pts 125 Pts Slightly faster single-core speed.
+13%
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
437 Pts +1% 431 Pts
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
883 Pts Much faster multi-core speed.
+38%
639 Pts
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
131 Pts 139 Pts Slightly faster OC single-core speed.
+6%
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
518 Pts +1% 514 Pts
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
1033 Pts Much faster OC multi-core speed.
+42%
727 Pts
Market Share
Based on 8,443,572 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.17 % 1.42 % Hugely higher market share.
+735%
Value
Value For Money
67.9 % 82.8 % Better value.
+22%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
69 % 101 % Much more popular.
+46%
Price
Price (score)
$599 $344 Much cheaper.
+43%
Age
Newest
44 Months +4% 46 Months
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
140 Watts 88 Watts Much more energy efficient.
+37%
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
6 cores Much higher core count.
+50%
4 cores
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
12 threads Much higher thread count.
+50%
8 threads
Lithography
Manufacturing process
22 nm 22 nm
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.5 GHz 4 GHz Slightly faster base frequency.
+14%
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
3.7 GHz 4.4 GHz Faster turbo frequency.
+19%
SC Int
Single Core Integer Speed
130 Pts 138 Pts Slightly faster single-core int speed.
+6%
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
130 Pts 138 Pts Slightly faster single-core fp speed.
+6%
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
516 Pts +0% 515 Pts
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
518 Pts +1% 512 Pts
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
980 Pts Much faster multi-core int speed.
+42%
689 Pts
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
1050 Pts Much faster multi-core fp speed.
+42%
741 Pts
Series
CPU Architecture
Haswell-E (2014) Haswell (2013)
Socket
Motherboard Socket
LGA2011-V3 FCLGA1150
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
None HD 4600
Launch Date
Launch Date
Q3'14 Q2'14
Cache
Cache
15 MB SmartCache 8 MB SmartCache
Instruction Set Extensions
Instruction Set Extensions
SSE4.2, AVX 2.0, AES SSE4.1/4.2, AVX 2.0
Recommended Price
Recommended Customer Price
$583.00 - $594.00 $339.00 - $350.00
Bus Speed
Bus Speed
0 GT/s 5 GT/s DMI2
Max Memory Size
Max Memory Size (dependent on memory type)
64 GB 32 GB
Memory Types
Memory Types
DDR4 1333/1600/2133 DDR3-1333/1600, DDR3L-1333/1600 @ 1.5V
Memory Channels
Max # of Memory Channels
4 2
Memory Bandwidth
Max Memory Bandwidth
68 GB/s 25.6 GB/s
Processor Graphics
Processor Graphics ‡
None Intel® HD Graphics 4600
Package Size
Package Size
52.5mm x 45.0mm 37.5mm x 37.5mm
Max # of PCI Express Lanes
Max # of PCI Express Lanes
40 16

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The Intel 5930K is Intel's new middle tier Haswell-E prosumer CPU. This model has base/turbo clocks of 3.5/3.7 GHz and sports 6 physical cores with 12 hyperthreads. The 5930K offers enormous processing throughput but like its Haswell-E siblings it lacks in single and dual-core speed. Comparing the 5930K and 4790K shows that the 4790K offers nearly 20% more single and dual core throughput and is priced nearly 40% lower than the 5930K. The 5930K does win hands down on multi-core workloads but these are not generally relevant to consumers. Finally since the Haswell-E architecture is coupled with the X99 chipset it requires far more expensive DDR4 RAM with offers little upside over DDR3. [Sep '14 CPUPro]

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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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