IntelBX80646I74790K
$348
AMDYD180XBCAEWOF
 $348 

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

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Real World Speed
Performance profile from 278,598 user samples
229,015 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 89% Base clock 4.9 GHz, turbo 6 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 58% Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 0.45 GHz (avg)
Poor: 58% Great: 89%
SPEED RANK: 68th / 1182
Gaming
Gaming 75%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 82%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 55%
Gunboat
49,583 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 84% Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.35 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 63% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 0.55 GHz (avg)
Poor: 63% Great: 84%
SPEED RANK: 60th / 1182
Gaming
Gaming 76%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 76%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 78%
Battleship
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
74.5 % 75.8 % +2%
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
123 Pts Slightly faster single-core speed.
+13%
109 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
237 Pts Slightly faster dual-core speed.
+10%
216 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
420 Pts 427 Pts +2%
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
619 Pts 795 Pts Faster octa-core speed.
+28%
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
626 Pts 1197 Pts Hugely faster 64-core speed.
+91%
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
138 Pts Faster OC single-core speed.
+17%
118 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
270 Pts Slightly faster OC dual-core speed.
+14%
236 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
512 Pts Slightly faster OC quad-core speed.
+9%
471 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
717 Pts 925 Pts Faster OC octa-core speed.
+29%
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
720 Pts 1336 Pts Hugely faster OC 64-core speed.
+86%
Market Share
Based on 20,354,111 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
1.18 % Hugely higher market share.
+392%
0.24 %
Value
Value For Money
70.1 % 79.9 % Slightly better value.
+14%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
87 % 112 % More popular.
+29%
Price
Price (score)
$348 $230 Much cheaper.
+34%
Age
Newest
63 Months 30 Months Much more recent.
+52%
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 Slightly faster base frequency.
+11%
3.6 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4.4 GHz Slightly faster turbo frequency.
+10%
4 GHz
Series
CPU Architecture
Haswell Zen
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1150 AM4
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
HD 4600 None
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