IntelBX80646I74790
AMDYD1600BBAEBOX

4 Cores, 8 Threads @3.6GHz, Haswell.
Release date: Q2 2014.

6 Cores, 12 Threads @3.2GHz, Zen.
Release date: Q2 2017.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 189,233 user samples
75,725 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 85% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 60% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 0.55 GHz (avg)
Poor: 60% Great: 85%
SPEED RANK: 95th / 1132
Gaming
Gaming 75%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 76%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 56%
Gunboat
113,508 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 94% Base clock 4.1 GHz, turbo 4.05 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 70% Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 1.35 GHz (avg)
Poor: 70% Great: 94%
SPEED RANK: 65th / 1132
Gaming
Gaming 81%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 79%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 74%
Battleship
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
75 % 80.8 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+8%
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
107 Pts +5% 102 Pts
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
364 Pts 390 Pts Slightly faster quad-core speed.
+7%
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
562 Pts 847 Pts Much faster multi-core speed.
+51%
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
117 Pts +1% 116 Pts
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
434 Pts 459 Pts Slightly faster OC quad-core speed.
+6%
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
603 Pts 979 Pts Much faster OC multi-core speed.
+62%
Market Share
Based on 11,605,804 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.95 % 1.54 % Much higher market share.
+62%
Value
Value For Money
73.5 % 102 % Much better value.
+39%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
71 % 142 % Hugely more popular.
+100%
Price
Price (score)
$308 $155 Much cheaper.
+50%
Age
Newest
53 Months 18 Months Much more recent.
+66%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
84 Watts 65 Watts More energy efficient.
+23%
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
4 cores 6 cores Much higher core count.
+50%
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
8 threads 12 threads Much higher thread count.
+50%
Lithography
Manufacturing process
22 nm 14 nm Much newer manufacturing.
+36%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.6 GHz Slightly faster base frequency.
+12%
3.2 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4 GHz Slightly faster turbo frequency.
+11%
3.6 GHz
SC Int
Single Core Integer Speed
117 Pts Slightly faster single-core int speed.
+5%
111 Pts
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
120 Pts 120 Pts
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
438 Pts 441 Pts +1%
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
438 Pts 477 Pts Slightly faster quad-core fp speed.
+9%
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
570 Pts 951 Pts Much faster multi-core int speed.
+67%
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
607 Pts 990 Pts Much faster multi-core fp speed.
+63%
Series
CPU Architecture
Haswell Zen
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1150 AM4
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
HD 4600 None
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The Core i7-4790 is the third upgrade to Intel's flagship quad core hyper-threaded CPU. This version, like its predecessor the i7-4771, gets a 100 MHz bump in stock frequency and additionally the i7-4790 also gets a 100 MHz turbo frequency bump. These improvements (~4%) are marginal and practically impossible to discern in day to day use. Looking at a benchmark comparison between the 4771 and 4790 verifies that there is little difference between the two CPUs. Although the i7-4790 isn't much of a step forward, it's still one of the best (locked) mainstream processors on the market. AMD hasn't been able to compete with Intel on single threaded performance for several years, consequently Intel have no need to push the envelope. Overclockers should wait for the 4790K which is rumoured to be released shortly. [May '14 CPUPro]

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The Ryzen 5 1600 is one of four new Ryzen 5 processors released this month. Based on the AMD Zen architecture, which is comparable to Intel in terms of IPC, the Ryzen 5 1600 has six cores which is more than the vast majority of games are able to use (most games cannot use more than four cores). Ryzen 5 CPUs offer gamers better value for money than the eight core Ryzen 7 models released last month. With six cores the 1600 is approximately 75% better at multi-threaded tasks than Intel's quad core i5 flagship – the similarly priced i5-7600K, the 1600 however, has 25% lower single and 33% lower quad core scores. The 1600 has stock base/boost clock speeds of 3.2/3.6 GHz and its price tag of $219 includes a cooler. Assuming a modest overclock of 10% brings the 1600 within striking range of the 1600X which is the Ryzen 5 flagship. The 1600X sports stock base/boost clocks of 3.6/4.0 GHz but costs $30 more than the 1600 and ships without a cooler included in the box. The Ryzen 5 1600 is the best value for money six core CPU we have seen to date. [Apr '17 CPUPro]

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