IntelBX80646I74790
AMDYD2600BBAFBOX

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

6 Cores, 12 Threads @3.4GHz, Zen+.
Release date: Q2 2018.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 271,457 user samples
111,172 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 86% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 61% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 0.8 GHz (avg)
Poor: 61% Great: 86%
SPEED RANK: 113th / 1173
Gaming
Gaming 75%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 77%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 55%
Gunboat
160,285 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 96% Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.15 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 77% Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
Poor: 77% Great: 96%
SPEED RANK: 61st / 1173
Gaming
Gaming 88%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 85%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 80%
Battleship
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
75.4 % 87.7 % Faster effective speed.
+16%
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
108 Pts 111 Pts +3%
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
367 Pts 424 Pts Faster quad-core speed.
+16%
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
553 Pts 912 Pts Much faster multi-core speed.
+65%
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
118 Pts 120 Pts +2%
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
440 Pts 472 Pts Slightly faster OC quad-core speed.
+7%
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
597 Pts 1010 Pts Much faster OC multi-core speed.
+69%
Market Share
Based on 18,632,557 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.8 % 3.44 % Hugely higher market share.
+330%
Value
Value For Money
70.5 % 120 % Much better value.
+70%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
69 % 154 % Hugely more popular.
+123%
Price
Price (score)
$349 $127 Much cheaper.
+64%
Age
Newest
62 Months 15 Months Much more recent.
+76%
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 12 nm Much newer manufacturing.
+45%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.6 GHz Slightly faster base frequency.
+6%
3.4 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4 GHz +3% 3.9 GHz
SC Int
Single Core Integer Speed
117 Pts +2% 115 Pts
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
120 Pts 125 Pts +4%
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
440 Pts 453 Pts +3%
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
443 Pts 492 Pts Slightly faster quad-core fp speed.
+11%
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
568 Pts 980 Pts Much faster multi-core int speed.
+73%
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
606 Pts 1022 Pts Much faster multi-core fp speed.
+69%
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 2600, from AMD’s second generation (Zen+) of high-end desktop Ryzen processors, supersedes the first generation Ryzen 5 1600. The newer generation sees a lithography reduction from 14nm to 12nm, but no increase in the number of cores and threads (6 and 12 respectively) over the ground-breaking first generation which continues to surpass similarly priced Intel CPUs in terms of multi-core performance. In other words, progress between generations is predominantly driven by power efficiency and therefore higher attainable clock speeds. The 2600 appears to have a stock base/boost clock of 3.4 / 3.9 GHz compared to the 1600’s 3.2 / 3.6 GHz which is expected to result in a modest increase in effective speed that said, early benchmarks are inconclusive. Included in the expected retail price of about $200 is a Wraith Stealth cooler, so the 2600, like the 1600 before it, represents great value for money, especially for workstation users. The 2600 compliments the new 400 series motherboards and is also backwards compatible with the 300 series following a bios update. [Apr '18 CPUPro]

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