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 588,985 user samples
242,217 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 85% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 64% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 1.45 GHz (avg)
Poor: 64% Great: 85%
SPEED RANK: 201st / 1316
Gaming
Gaming 76%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 62%
Destroyer
346,768 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 79% Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 3.95 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 62% Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 1.4 GHz (avg)
Poor: 62% Great: 79%
SPEED RANK: 295th / 1316
Gaming
Gaming 71%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 72%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 65%
Battle cruiser
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
76.4 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+7%
71.4 %
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
85.2 Pts Lower memory latency.
+17%
73.1 Pts
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
107 Pts Slightly faster single-core speed.
+7%
100 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
207 Pts Slightly faster dual-core speed.
+6%
195 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
366 Pts 375 Pts +2%
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
544 Pts 630 Pts Faster octa-core speed.
+16%
Memory
OC Memory Latency
93.8 Pts Lower OC memory latency.
+16%
80.6 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
117 Pts +4% 112 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
232 Pts +5% 222 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
432 Pts 437 Pts +1%
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
596 Pts 734 Pts Faster OC octa-core speed.
+23%
Market Share
Based on 46,332,745 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.58 % Higher market share.
+23%
0.47 %
Value
Value For Money
80.8 % 84.6 % +5%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
60 % 72 % More popular.
+20%
Price
Price (score)
$226 $150 Much cheaper.
+34%
Age
Newest
88 Months 53 Months Much more recent.
+40%
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 Faster base frequency.
+12%
3.2 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4 GHz Faster turbo frequency.
+11%
3.6 GHz
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
597 Pts 953 Pts Much faster OC 64-core speed.
+60%
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
549 Pts 827 Pts Much faster 64-core speed.
+51%
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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