IntelBX80646I74790K
$348
AMDYD170XBCAEWOF
 $348 

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

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8 Cores, 16 Threads @3.4GHz, Zen.
Release date: Q1 2017.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 300,473 user samples
235,514 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 89% Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.9 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 58% Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 0.75 GHz (avg)
Poor: 58% Great: 89%
SPEED RANK: 62nd / 1182
Gaming
Gaming 76%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 83%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 56%
Gunboat
64,959 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 82% Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.05 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 60% Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 0.55 GHz (avg)
Poor: 60% Great: 82%
SPEED RANK: 79th / 1182
Gaming
Gaming 73%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 73%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 75%
Battleship
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
75.7 % +3% 73.2 %
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
123 Pts Faster single-core speed.
+17%
105 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
239 Pts Slightly faster dual-core speed.
+15%
208 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
427 Pts +4% 412 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
628 Pts 771 Pts Faster octa-core speed.
+23%
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
636 Pts 1164 Pts Hugely faster 64-core speed.
+83%
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
138 Pts Faster OC single-core speed.
+19%
116 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
272 Pts Faster OC dual-core speed.
+17%
232 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
517 Pts Slightly faster OC quad-core speed.
+12%
463 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
719 Pts 906 Pts Faster OC octa-core speed.
+26%
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
726 Pts 1316 Pts Hugely faster OC 64-core speed.
+81%
Market Share
Based on 19,467,350 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
1.13 % Hugely higher market share.
+146%
0.46 %
Value
Value For Money
71.2 % 84.6 % Better value.
+19%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
91 % 113 % More popular.
+24%
Price
Price (score)
$348 $164 Much cheaper.
+53%
Age
Newest
62 Months 29 Months Much more recent.
+53%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
88 Watts Slightly more energy efficient.
+7%
95 Watts
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 Faster base frequency.
+18%
3.4 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4.4 GHz Faster turbo frequency.
+16%
3.8 GHz
Series
CPU Architecture
Haswell Zen
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1150 AM4
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
HD 4600 None
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The AMD Ryzen 7 1700X isn't due for release until next week but two of our users has already submitted benchmarks. Comparing the quad and single core scores from our samples shows a relative 4.3% boost on the single core score so it’s possible that turbo wasn’t fully engaged (12% turbo boost expected). These preliminary results are seriously impressive as they put Zen’s IPC between 0% and 9% below Intel’s Kaby Lake. Even in the worst case scenario these results are still impressive. Comparing Intel’s $1,000 6900K and the 1700X shows that AMD delivers comparable performance for half the price! A shake-up of the CPU market will unfold as Zen rolls out. If Ryzen CPUs can overclock to 4.6+ GHz they will likely dominate the entire market putting a very welcome end to the monotonous tick-tock of recent years. [Feb '17 CPUPro]

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