IntelBX80646I74790K
$348
AMDYD160XBCAEWOF
 $348 

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

6 Cores, 12 Threads @3.6GHz, Zen.
Release date: Q2 2017.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 535,040 user samples
389,955 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 93% Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.7 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 69% Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 0.45 GHz (avg)
Poor: 69% Great: 93%
SPEED RANK: 117th / 1316
Gaming
Gaming 83%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 68%
Battle cruiser
145,085 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 81% Base clock 4.1 GHz, turbo 4.05 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 66% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 0.55 GHz (avg)
Poor: 66% Great: 81%
SPEED RANK: 244th / 1316
Gaming
Gaming 75%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 76%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 69%
Battle cruiser
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
82.7 % Faster effective speed.
+11%
74.5 %
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
89.3 Pts Lower memory latency.
+21%
73.7 Pts
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
120 Pts Faster single-core speed.
+11%
108 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
233 Pts Slightly faster dual-core speed.
+10%
212 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
412 Pts +2% 405 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
612 Pts 676 Pts Faster octa-core speed.
+10%
Memory
OC Memory Latency
96.8 Pts Lower OC memory latency.
+19%
81.2 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
133 Pts Faster OC single-core speed.
+15%
116 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
265 Pts Faster OC dual-core speed.
+15%
230 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
497 Pts Slightly faster OC quad-core speed.
+10%
453 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
701 Pts 752 Pts Slightly faster OC octa-core speed.
+7%
Market Share
Based on 46,334,053 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.64 % Hugely higher market share.
+237%
0.19 %
Value
Value For Money
77.8 % 81.6 % +5%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
84 % More popular.
+24%
68 %
Price
Price (score)
$348 $200 Much cheaper.
+43%
Age
Newest
87 Months 53 Months Much more recent.
+39%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
88 Watts Slightly more energy efficient.
+7%
95 Watts
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.
+11%
3.6 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4.4 GHz Faster turbo frequency.
+10%
4 GHz
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
702 Pts 981 Pts Much faster OC 64-core speed.
+40%
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
618 Pts 890 Pts Much faster 64-core speed.
+44%
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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The Ryzen 5 1600X is the flagship processor from AMD's latest generation of Ryzen 5 processors which feature the Zen architecture. Following on from last month's release of the Ryzen 7 series, the Ryzen 5 series is positioned as a less expensive mid-performance alternative to Intel's i5 mainstream offerings. Once again, AMD excels in multi-core technology. Like the Ryzen 5 1600, the 1600X features 6 cores and 12 threads, but has roughly 11% higher clock speeds (out of the box) for a 14% premium. Like all Ryzen CPUs the 1600X is unlocked. The 1600X is the only Ryzen 5 CPU with a TDP of 95W, the 1600, 1500X and 1400 all have 50% lower power consumption of 65W. Due to its high thread count, UserBenchmarks show that at stock clocks the 1600X outperforms the i7-7700k on multi-threaded tasks by 23%, but it lags behind by 23% for single and 14% for quad-core performance. The 1600X is priced keenly at $249 so a more appropriate CPU comparison is the i5-7600k where the 1600X wins on stock multi-core by a whopping 81%. The 1600X does represent great value for workstation users that also game but its $30 cheaper sibling, the 1600 (non x version), which includes a cooler and has great overclocking potential out of the box is arguably the the value king in this segment. [Apr '17 CPUPro]

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