IntelBX80646I74790K
AMDYD260XBCAFBOX

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

6 Cores, 12 Threads @3.6GHz, Zen+.
Release date: Q2 2018.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 188,288 user samples
171,890 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 99% Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.8 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 72% Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 0.7 GHz (avg)
Poor: 72% Great: 99%
SPEED RANK: 47th / 1137
Gaming
Gaming 85%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 87%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 63%
Destroyer
16,398 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 100% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 79% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
Poor: 79% Great: 100%
SPEED RANK: 30th / 1137
Gaming
Gaming 92%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 90%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 84%
Aircraft carrier
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
85.4 % 92.2 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+8%
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
122 Pts +4% 117 Pts
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
416 Pts 444 Pts Slightly faster quad-core speed.
+7%
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
630 Pts 966 Pts Much faster multi-core speed.
+53%
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
136 Pts Slightly faster OC single-core speed.
+10%
124 Pts
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
507 Pts +4% 486 Pts
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
718 Pts 1042 Pts Much faster OC multi-core speed.
+45%
Market Share
Based on 12,237,565 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
1.6 % Hugely higher market share.
+84%
0.87 %
Value
Value For Money
82.1 % 200 % Hugely better value.
+144%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
95 % Slightly more popular.
+9%
87 %
Price
Price (score)
$324 $37 Hugely cheaper.
+89%
Age
Newest
53 Months 7 Months Hugely more recent.
+87%
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 12 nm Much newer manufacturing.
+45%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
4 GHz Slightly faster base frequency.
+11%
3.6 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4.4 GHz +5% 4.2 GHz
SC Int
Single Core Integer Speed
137 Pts Slightly faster single-core int speed.
+14%
120 Pts
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
137 Pts Slightly faster single-core fp speed.
+6%
129 Pts
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
506 Pts Slightly faster quad-core int speed.
+8%
469 Pts
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
511 Pts +1% 504 Pts
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
682 Pts 1011 Pts Much faster multi-core int speed.
+48%
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
730 Pts 1049 Pts Much faster multi-core fp speed.
+44%
Series
CPU Architecture
Haswell Zen+
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1150 AM4
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
HD 4600 None
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