IntelBX80646I74790
AMD100-100000071BOX

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

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8 Cores, 16 Threads @3.6GHz, Zen2.
Release date: Q3 2019.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 205,450 user samples
132,824 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 78% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 55% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 0.95 GHz (avg)
Poor: 55% Great: 78%
SPEED RANK: 130th / 1206
Gaming
Gaming 69%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 72%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 49%
Yacht
72,626 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 97% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 84% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 2.65 GHz (avg)
Poor: 84% Great: 97%
SPEED RANK: 19th / 1206
Gaming
Gaming 93%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 93%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 93%
Nuclear submarine
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
69.4 % 92.9 % Much faster effective speed.
+34%
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
108 Pts 136 Pts Faster single-core speed.
+26%
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
210 Pts 269 Pts Faster dual-core speed.
+28%
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
371 Pts 521 Pts Much faster quad-core speed.
+40%
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
553 Pts 950 Pts Much faster octa-core speed.
+72%
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
118 Pts 141 Pts Faster OC single-core speed.
+19%
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
234 Pts 281 Pts Faster OC dual-core speed.
+20%
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
439 Pts 550 Pts Faster OC quad-core speed.
+25%
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
601 Pts 1063 Pts Much faster OC octa-core speed.
+77%
Market Share
Based on 22,512,726 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.85 % 2.18 % Hugely higher market share.
+156%
Value
Value For Money
66.6 % 90.2 % Much better value.
+35%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
81 % 148 % Hugely more popular.
+83%
Price
Price (score)
$325 $310 +4%
Age
Newest
67 Months 5 Months Hugely more recent.
+93%
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 7 nm Much newer manufacturing.
+68%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.6 GHz 3.6 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4 GHz 4.4 GHz Slightly faster turbo frequency.
+10%
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
598 Pts 1505 Pts Hugely faster OC 64-core speed.
+152%
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
561 Pts 1427 Pts Hugely faster 64-core speed.
+154%
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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The 8-core, 16-thread Ryzen 7 3700X hails from the middle of AMD’s latest range of 7nm silicon Zen 2 CPUs. The $329 USD 3700X has a maximum stock boost clock of 4.4 GHz, 32 MB of L3 cache, supports 3200 MHz DDR4 memory and has a power draw of just 65W TDP. Out of the box, the 3700X, 3600X and 3600 achieve similar quad core speeds but the 16 threaded 3700X is 30% faster at multi-core computations than the 12 threaded 3600X. Comparing the 3700X to Intel’s i7-9700K shows that, when overclocked, the 3700X is 26% faster at 64-core computations but 13% slower for gaming and desktop (sub eight core performance). Unlike lower end Ryzen 3000 SKUs, the 3700X comes with a half decent cooler but AMD should not have bothered since a $20 aftermarket cooler is still quieter, easier to change, and better at cooling. With a Gammaxx 400 cooler we were able to maintain a 43.25x OC during our EFps tests. We had to use a fixed clock OC (rather than Offset/PBO) to avoid significant frame drops in Fortnite. With strong single-core scores, the 3700X should offer very strong gaming performance but in reality it is let down by its memory controller, which, although significantly improved over previous Ryzen iterations, still has limited bandwidth and high latency. The 3700X only has a small real world gaming advantage over the entry level 4-core, 4-thread Intel Core i3-9100F[Jul '19 CPUPro]

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