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IntelBX80646I74790K

6 Cores, 12 Threads @3.6GHz, Zen.
Release date: Q2 2017.

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

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 188,334 user samples
32,560 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 96% Base clock 4.1 GHz, turbo 4.05 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 72% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 0.9 GHz (avg)
Poor: 72% Great: 96%
SPEED RANK: 44th / 1132
Gaming
Gaming 86%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 84%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 79%
Battleship
155,774 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 99% Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.7 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 73% Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 0.5 GHz (avg)
Poor: 73% Great: 99%
SPEED RANK: 46th / 1132
Gaming
Gaming 86%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 63%
Destroyer
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
86.2 % +1% 85.6 %
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
109 Pts 122 Pts Slightly faster single-core speed.
+12%
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
415 Pts 415 Pts
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
904 Pts Much faster multi-core speed.
+42%
637 Pts
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
118 Pts 136 Pts Faster OC single-core speed.
+15%
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
468 Pts 499 Pts Slightly faster OC quad-core speed.
+7%
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
1004 Pts Much faster OC multi-core speed.
+39%
722 Pts
Market Share
Based on 11,633,159 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.68 % 1.68 % Hugely higher market share.
+147%
Value
Value For Money
107 % Much better value.
+36%
78.7 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
109 % More popular.
+16%
94 %
Price
Price (score)
$162 Much cheaper.
+55%
$365
Age
Newest
18 Months Much more recent.
+65%
52 Months
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
95 Watts 88 Watts Slightly more energy efficient.
+7%
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
14 nm Much newer manufacturing.
+36%
22 nm
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.6 GHz 4 GHz Slightly faster base frequency.
+11%
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4 GHz 4.4 GHz Slightly faster turbo frequency.
+10%
SC Int
Single Core Integer Speed
114 Pts 138 Pts Faster single-core int speed.
+21%
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
123 Pts 138 Pts Slightly faster single-core fp speed.
+12%
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
452 Pts 506 Pts Slightly faster quad-core int speed.
+12%
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
488 Pts 505 Pts +3%
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
971 Pts Much faster multi-core int speed.
+41%
688 Pts
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
1014 Pts Much faster multi-core fp speed.
+38%
735 Pts
Series
CPU Architecture
Zen Haswell
Socket
Motherboard Socket
AM4 FCLGA1150
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
None HD 4600
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