IntelBX80646I74790K
$348
AMDYD1700BBAEBOX
 $348 

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

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Real World Speed
Performance profile from 357,101 user samples
239,503 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 88% Base clock 4.9 GHz, turbo 6 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 58% Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 0.75 GHz (avg)
Poor: 58% Great: 88%
SPEED RANK: 70th / 1184
Gaming
Gaming 75%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 82%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 55%
Gunboat
117,598 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 81% Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.15 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 59% Base clock 3 GHz, turbo 1.5 GHz (avg)
Poor: 59% Great: 81%
SPEED RANK: 94th / 1184
Gaming
Gaming 69%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 69%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 71%
Battleship
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
74.5 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+8%
69.2 %
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
122 Pts Faster single-core speed.
+23%
99.5 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
236 Pts Faster dual-core speed.
+19%
198 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
420 Pts Slightly faster quad-core speed.
+8%
389 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
621 Pts 727 Pts Faster octa-core speed.
+17%
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
631 Pts 1092 Pts Much faster 64-core speed.
+73%
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
137 Pts Faster OC single-core speed.
+19%
115 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
271 Pts Faster OC dual-core speed.
+18%
229 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
512 Pts Slightly faster OC quad-core speed.
+12%
457 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
714 Pts 887 Pts Faster OC octa-core speed.
+24%
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
717 Pts 1290 Pts Much faster OC 64-core speed.
+80%
Market Share
Based on 21,075,794 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
1.15 % Hugely higher market share.
+98%
0.58 %
Value
Value For Money
70.1 % 74.2 % Slightly better value.
+6%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
97 % 129 % Much more popular.
+33%
Price
Price (score)
$348 $215 Much cheaper.
+38%
Age
Newest
64 Months 31 Months Much more recent.
+52%
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
Series
CPU Architecture
Haswell Zen
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1150 AM4
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
HD 4600 None
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