IntelBX80646I74790K
AMDYD1700BBAEBOX

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

8 Cores, 16 Threads @3.0GHz, Zen.
Release date: Q1 2017.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 219,990 user samples
156,809 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 99% Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.8 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 69% Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 0.8 GHz (avg)
Poor: 69% Great: 99%
SPEED RANK: 44th / 1130
Gaming
Gaming 85%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 63%
Destroyer
63,181 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 98% Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 3.95 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 73% Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 0.55 GHz (avg)
Poor: 73% Great: 98%
SPEED RANK: 47th / 1130
Gaming
Gaming 85%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 82%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 90%
Nuclear submarine
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
85.1 % +1% 84.5 %
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
121 Pts Faster single-core speed.
+20%
101 Pts
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
415 Pts Slightly faster quad-core speed.
+5%
394 Pts
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
631 Pts 1113 Pts Much faster multi-core speed.
+76%
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
135 Pts Faster OC single-core speed.
+17%
115 Pts
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
503 Pts Slightly faster OC quad-core speed.
+9%
460 Pts
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
719 Pts 1308 Pts Hugely faster OC multi-core speed.
+82%
Market Share
Based on 11,594,870 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
1.68 % Hugely higher market share.
+115%
0.78 %
Value
Value For Money
78.3 % 98.9 % Better value.
+26%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
93 % 118 % More popular.
+27%
Price
Price (score)
$365 $192 Much cheaper.
+47%
Age
Newest
52 Months 19 Months Much more recent.
+63%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
88 Watts 65 Watts More energy efficient.
+26%
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
4 cores 8 cores Hugely higher core count.
+100%
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
8 threads 16 threads Hugely higher thread count.
+100%
Lithography
Manufacturing process
22 nm 14 nm Much newer manufacturing.
+36%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
4 GHz Much faster base frequency.
+33%
3 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4.4 GHz Faster turbo frequency.
+19%
3.7 GHz
SC Int
Single Core Integer Speed
136 Pts Faster single-core int speed.
+23%
111 Pts
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
137 Pts Slightly faster single-core fp speed.
+14%
120 Pts
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
508 Pts Slightly faster quad-core int speed.
+15%
443 Pts
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
506 Pts Slightly faster quad-core fp speed.
+5%
481 Pts
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
683 Pts 1263 Pts Hugely faster multi-core int speed.
+85%
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
732 Pts 1316 Pts Much faster multi-core fp speed.
+80%
Series
CPU Architecture
Haswell Zen
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1150 AM4
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
HD 4600 None
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