IntelBX80646I74790
AMDYD1700BBAEBOX

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

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8 Cores, 16 Threads @3.0GHz, Zen.
Release date: Q1 2017.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 307,561 user samples
159,776 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 85% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.95 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 65% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 1.6 GHz (avg)
Poor: 65% Great: 85%
SPEED RANK: 149th / 1244
Gaming
Gaming 77%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 63%
Destroyer
147,785 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 82% Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 3.95 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 64% Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 3.15 GHz (avg)
Poor: 64% Great: 82%
SPEED RANK: 239th / 1244
Gaming
Gaming 72%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 72%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 72%
Battleship
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
77.5 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+7%
72.3 %
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
87.7 Pts Lower memory latency.
+19%
73.7 Pts
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
108 Pts Faster single-core speed.
+11%
97.6 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
208 Pts Slightly faster dual-core speed.
+8%
193 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
365 Pts 381 Pts +4%
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
543 Pts 710 Pts Much faster octa-core speed.
+31%
Memory
OC Memory Latency
94.6 Pts Lower OC memory latency.
+15%
82.4 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
118 Pts Slightly faster OC single-core speed.
+5%
112 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
235 Pts +5% 224 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
438 Pts 447 Pts +2%
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
594 Pts 869 Pts Much faster OC octa-core speed.
+46%
Market Share
Based on 29,080,085 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.8 % Hugely higher market share.
+95%
0.41 %
Value
Value For Money
76.1 % Slightly better value.
+9%
69.6 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
85 % 120 % Much more popular.
+41%
Price
Price (score)
$298 Slightly cheaper.
+7%
$320
Age
Newest
73 Months 39 Months Much more recent.
+47%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
84 Watts 65 Watts More energy efficient.
+23%
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
4 cores 8 cores Hugely higher core count.
+100%
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
8 threads 16 threads Hugely higher thread count.
+100%
Lithography
Manufacturing process
22 nm 14 nm Much newer manufacturing.
+36%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.6 GHz Faster base frequency.
+20%
3 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4 GHz Slightly faster turbo frequency.
+8%
3.7 GHz
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
595 Pts 1262 Pts Hugely faster OC 64-core speed.
+112%
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
549 Pts 1078 Pts Hugely faster 64-core speed.
+96%
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 AMD Ryzen 7 1700 is the least powerful of three new Ryzen 7 CPUs. The 1700 model has base and turbo clocks of 3.0 and 3.7 GHz respectively. Both of its more expensive siblings, the 1700X and 1800X, have higher clocks but they also have TDPs of 95 watts whereas the 1700 is rated at just 65 watts. Comparing IPC between Ryzen and Kaby Lake shows that Kaby Lake leads by a maximum of 9% which is great news for workstation users as this allows the 1700 to beat Intel's 6850K in multi-core workloads at almost half the price. Although the 1700 has great IPC it's somewhat limited by its relatively low (by Kaby Lake standards) clock speed which holds it back a little in both gaming and desktop workloads. For multi-core workstation use, the Ryzen 7 1700 represents the best value for money we have ever seen. [Mar '17 CPUPro]

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