IntelBX80646I74790
AMD100-100000031BOX
Real World Speed
Performance profile from 767,495 user samples
183,412 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 85% Base clock 3.6 GHz
Worst Bench: 64% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 1.3 GHz (avg)
Poor: 64% Great: 85%
SPEED RANK: 185th / 1276
Gaming
Gaming 76%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 62%
Destroyer
584,083 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 92% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 76% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 0.55 GHz (avg)
Poor: 76% Great: 92%
SPEED RANK: 81st / 1276
Gaming
Gaming 85%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 79%
Battleship
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
76.2 % 84.5 % Faster effective speed.
+11%
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
85.9 Pts Slightly lower memory latency.
+9%
78.9 Pts
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
108 Pts 131 Pts Faster single-core speed.
+21%
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
207 Pts 258 Pts Faster dual-core speed.
+25%
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
361 Pts 484 Pts Much faster quad-core speed.
+34%
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
542 Pts 805 Pts Much faster octa-core speed.
+49%
Memory
OC Memory Latency
93.9 Pts Slightly lower OC memory latency.
+8%
87.2 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
118 Pts 137 Pts Faster OC single-core speed.
+16%
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
235 Pts 272 Pts Faster OC dual-core speed.
+16%
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
432 Pts 539 Pts Faster OC quad-core speed.
+25%
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
600 Pts 885 Pts Much faster OC octa-core speed.
+48%
Market Share
Based on 36,338,046 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.66 % 5 % Hugely higher market share.
+658%
Value
Value For Money
82.7 % 85 % +3%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
83 % 198 % Hugely more popular.
+139%
Price
Price (score)
$207 Cheaper.
+24%
$273
Age
Newest
79 Months 16 Months Much more recent.
+80%
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 7 nm Much newer manufacturing.
+68%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.6 GHz 3.6 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4 GHz 4.2 GHz +5%
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
597 Pts 1137 Pts Hugely faster OC 64-core speed.
+90%
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
549 Pts 1052 Pts Hugely faster 64-core speed.
+92%
Series
CPU Architecture
Haswell Zen2
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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AMD’s Ryzen 5 3600 is a 6-core, 12-threaded processor which succeeds the Ryzen 5 2600 improving upon it by 13% in terms of overclocked performance. The 3600 is in competition with Intel’s 6-core i5-9600K. AMD continues to push the multi-core performance envelope: benchmarks show that the 3600 has a 27% overclocked 64-core lead over the 9600K but that the i5-9600K leads by 14% on single to hex core workloads which translates to 10% higher EFps in most of the today’s top games (e.g. PUBG, GTAV and CSGO). Additionally, the 3600's memory controller, although significantly improved over previous Ryzen iterations, still has limited bandwidth and high latency which adversely impacts gaming. Weaknesses in memory architecture are not readily picked up by CPU benchmarks but they are apparent whilst gaming. Cheaper CPUs such as the 9400F deliver better gaming performance in nearly all of today’s popular games. At $190 USD, the 3600 offers good value for purely workstation tasks such as film production but streamers should look elsewhere. Streaming with dedicated hardware such as NVENC or a separate stream PC will nearly always result in fewer dropped frames. The masterfully hyped Ryzen 3600 may well be the best CPU for multimedia producers on a tight budget but in today's market there are faster and less expensive alternatives for gamers, streamers and general desktop users. [Jun '19 CPUPro]

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We calculate effective speed which measures real world performance for typical users. Effective speed is adjusted by current prices to yield a value for money rating. Our calculated values are checked against thousands of individual user ratings. The customizable table below combines these factors to bring you the definitive list of top CPUs. [CPUPro]

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