IntelBX80646I74790K
$348
AMDYD2600BBAFBOX
 $348 

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

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Real World Speed
Performance profile from 450,456 user samples
247,619 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 89% Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.9 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 58% Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 0.45 GHz (avg)
Poor: 58% Great: 89%
SPEED RANK: 67th / 1182
Gaming
Gaming 75%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 82%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 55%
Gunboat
202,837 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 84% Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 64% Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.6 GHz (avg)
Poor: 64% Great: 84%
SPEED RANK: 66th / 1182
Gaming
Gaming 75%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 77%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 66%
Battle cruiser
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
74.9 % 75.1 % +0%
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
122 Pts Slightly faster single-core speed.
+10%
111 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
237 Pts Slightly faster dual-core speed.
+8%
219 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
422 Pts 423 Pts +0%
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
622 Pts 697 Pts Slightly faster octa-core speed.
+12%
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
629 Pts 907 Pts Much faster 64-core speed.
+44%
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
138 Pts Faster OC single-core speed.
+16%
119 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
271 Pts Slightly faster OC dual-core speed.
+14%
237 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
510 Pts Slightly faster OC quad-core speed.
+8%
473 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
716 Pts 790 Pts Slightly faster OC octa-core speed.
+10%
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
716 Pts 1011 Pts Much faster OC 64-core speed.
+41%
Market Share
Based on 20,240,625 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
1.17 % 3 % Hugely higher market share.
+156%
Value
Value For Money
70.4 % 92.7 % Much better value.
+32%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
70 % 129 % Hugely more popular.
+84%
Price
Price (score)
$348 $129 Much cheaper.
+63%
Age
Newest
63 Months 16 Months Much more recent.
+75%
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 12 nm Much newer manufacturing.
+45%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
4 GHz Faster base frequency.
+18%
3.4 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4.4 GHz Slightly faster turbo frequency.
+13%
3.9 GHz
Series
CPU Architecture
Haswell Zen+
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1150 AM4
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
HD 4600 None
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