IntelBX80646I74790K
$348
AMDYD1600BBAEBOX
 $348 

4 Cores, 8 Threads @4.0GHz, Haswell.
Release date: Q2 2014.

6 Cores, 12 Threads @3.2GHz, Zen.
Release date: Q2 2017.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 781,435 user samples
424,578 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 93% Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 70% Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 0.8 GHz (avg)
Poor: 70% Great: 93%
SPEED RANK: 119th / 1316
Gaming
Gaming 83%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 68%
Battle cruiser
356,857 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 80% Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.95 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 63% Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 0.55 GHz (avg)
Poor: 63% Great: 80%
SPEED RANK: 294th / 1316
Gaming
Gaming 72%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 73%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
82.8 % Faster effective speed.
+16%
71.5 %
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
89.4 Pts Lower memory latency.
+22%
73.1 Pts
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
121 Pts Faster single-core speed.
+21%
100 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
233 Pts Faster dual-core speed.
+18%
197 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
413 Pts Slightly faster quad-core speed.
+10%
377 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
616 Pts 630 Pts +2%
Memory
OC Memory Latency
96.9 Pts Lower OC memory latency.
+21%
80.2 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
134 Pts Faster OC single-core speed.
+20%
112 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
264 Pts Faster OC dual-core speed.
+18%
224 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
492 Pts Faster OC quad-core speed.
+12%
441 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
699 Pts 725 Pts +4%
Market Share
Based on 44,905,801 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.67 % Much higher market share.
+34%
0.5 %
Value
Value For Money
77.9 % 84.3 % Slightly better value.
+8%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
83 % More popular.
+15%
72 %
Price
Price (score)
$348 $153 Much cheaper.
+56%
Age
Newest
85 Months 51 Months Much more recent.
+40%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
88 Watts 65 Watts More energy efficient.
+26%
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
4 GHz Faster base frequency.
+25%
3.2 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4.4 GHz Faster turbo frequency.
+22%
3.6 GHz
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
699 Pts 953 Pts Much faster OC 64-core speed.
+36%
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
623 Pts 829 Pts Much faster 64-core speed.
+33%
Series
CPU Architecture
Haswell Zen
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1150 AM4
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
HD 4600 None
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The Intel Core i7-4790K, codenamed Devil's Canyon, is an upgraded 4770K, Intel's current flagship i7. The 4790K features an improved thermal interface which enables it to dissipate heat more efficiently than the 4770K. Comparing the 4770K and 4790K shows that stock performance has improved by 13% which is consistent with the base clock jump from 3.5 GHz to 4.0 GHz. OC performance remains unchanged. Comparing the 4790K and 4790 shows that at stock clocks the 4790K is around 16% faster which considering the small price difference makes the 4790K a far better choice. Previously Intel targeted the unlocked K versions at overclockers but with Devil's Canyon they have included VT-d on the K chip and this time it's squarely aimed at both power users and overclockers alike. Until the release of Broadwell in six months, the 4790K is the high end CPU of choice. [Jul '14 CPUPro]

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