IntelBX80646I74790
IntelBX8070110400F

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

6 Cores, 12 Threads @2.9GHz, Comet Lake.
Release date: Q2 2020.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 408,053 user samples
255,027 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 80% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 58% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 1.5 GHz (avg)
Poor: 58% Great: 80%
SPEED RANK: 371st / 1442
Gaming
Gaming 71%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 75%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 58%
Gunboat
153,026 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 92% Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 75% Base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Poor: 75% Great: 92%
SPEED RANK: 178th / 1442
Gaming
Gaming 85%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 76%
Battleship
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
71.4 % 85.2 % Faster effective speed.
+19%
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
82.6 Pts 89.6 Pts Slightly lower memory latency.
+8%
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Speed
98.4 Pts 118 Pts Faster single-core speed.
+20%
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Speed
187 Pts 230 Pts Faster dual-core speed.
+23%
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Speed
327 Pts 435 Pts Much faster quad-core speed.
+33%
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Speed
482 Pts 715 Pts Much faster octa-core speed.
+48%
Memory
OC Memory Latency
93.6 Pts 95.9 Pts +2%
1-Core
OC Single Core Speed
109 Pts 124 Pts Faster OC single-core speed.
+14%
2-Core
OC Dual Core Speed
214 Pts 246 Pts Faster OC dual-core speed.
+15%
4-Core
OC Quad Core Speed
377 Pts 485 Pts Faster OC quad-core speed.
+29%
8-Core
OC Octa Core Speed
551 Pts 778 Pts Much faster OC octa-core speed.
+41%
Market Share
Based on 67,685,817 CPUs tested
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.63 % 1.51 % Hugely higher market share.
+140%
Value
Value For Money
87.1 % 113 % Better value.
+30%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
61 % 88 % Much more popular.
+44%
Price
Price (score)
$135 $100 Cheaper.
+26%
Age
Newest
119 Months 47 Months Much more recent.
+61%
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.
+24%
2.9 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4 GHz 4.3 GHz Slightly faster turbo frequency.
+8%
64-Core
OC Multi Core Speed
556 Pts 978 Pts Much faster OC 64-core speed.
+76%
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Speed
495 Pts 903 Pts Hugely faster 64-core speed.
+82%
Series
CPU Architecture
Haswell Comet Lake
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1150 FCLGA1200
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
HD 4600 None
Launch Date
Launch Date
Q2'14 Q2'20
Cache
Cache
8 MB SmartCache 12 MB Intel® Smart Cache
Instruction Set Extensions
Instruction Set Extensions
SSE4.1/4.2, AVX 2.0 Intel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2
Lithography
Lithography
22 nm 14 nm
Max Turbo Frequency
Max Turbo Frequency
4 GHz 4.30 GHz
Bus Speed
Bus Speed
5 GT/s DMI2 8 GT/s
Thermal Solution Specification
Thermal Solution Specification
PCG 2013D PCG 2015C
Max Memory Size
Max Memory Size (dependent on memory type)
32 GB 128 GB
Memory Types
Memory Types
DDR3-1333/1600, DDR3L-1333/1600 @ 1.5V DDR4-2666
Memory Bandwidth
Max Memory Bandwidth
25.6 GB/s 41.6 GB/s
Turbo Boost Tech
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology ‡
2.0 2
Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
Intel® Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
Yes No
Trusted Execution Tech
Intel® Trusted Execution Technology ‡
Yes No
PCI Express Revision
PCI Express Revision
Up to 3.0 3

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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 i5-10400F is a six-core hyperthreaded CPU from Intel’s latest Comet Lake series of desktop processors. This 65 W CPU has single core and all core boost frequencies of 4.3 GHz and 4.0 GHz, respectively. Whilst the 10400F will require a new LGA1200 motherboard, such as the Z490, Intel have guaranteed that the next generation of Rocket Lake CPUs will also be compatible with this chipset. The 10400F is aimed at mid-tier gaming PC builds, and as such, ships with a cooler but without integrated graphics. Despite being officially launched in Q2 of 2020, at the time of writing, the 10400F is still not widely available. Compared to the similarly priced Ryzen 5 3600, the 10400F’s lower memory latency gives it the lead in gaming and effective speed benchmarks. Since the Ryzen architecture creates a gaming bottleneck, it is necessary to upgrade to a higher tier, Intel CPU for better gaming performance. On the other hand comparing the i5-10400F and the i3-10100 shows that the 10100 offers comparable gaming performance for 22% less money whilst also including integrated graphics. [Jun '20 CPUPro]

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