IntelBX80646I74790K
$348
AMDYD2700BBAFBOX
 $348 

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

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8 Cores, 16 Threads @3.2GHz, Zen+.
Release date: Q2 2018.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 281,116 user samples
247,619 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 89% Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.9 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 58% Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 0.45 GHz (avg)
Poor: 58% Great: 89%
SPEED RANK: 67th / 1182
Gaming
Gaming 75%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 82%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 55%
Gunboat
33,497 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 82% Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 4.15 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 62% Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 2.65 GHz (avg)
Poor: 62% Great: 82%
SPEED RANK: 86th / 1182
Gaming
Gaming 71%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 73%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 73%
Battleship
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
74.9 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+5%
71.2 %
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
122 Pts Faster single-core speed.
+15%
106 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
237 Pts Faster dual-core speed.
+15%
206 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
422 Pts Slightly faster quad-core speed.
+6%
400 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
622 Pts 740 Pts Faster octa-core speed.
+19%
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
629 Pts 1114 Pts Much faster 64-core speed.
+77%
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
138 Pts Faster OC single-core speed.
+16%
119 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
271 Pts Faster OC dual-core speed.
+15%
235 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
510 Pts Slightly faster OC quad-core speed.
+10%
462 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
716 Pts 879 Pts Faster OC octa-core speed.
+23%
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
716 Pts 1315 Pts Hugely faster OC 64-core speed.
+84%
Market Share
Based on 20,159,528 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
1.15 % Much higher market share.
+67%
0.69 %
Value
Value For Money
70.4 % 80.3 % Slightly better value.
+14%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
68 % 93 % Much more popular.
+37%
Price
Price (score)
$348 $180 Much cheaper.
+48%
Age
Newest
63 Months 16 Months Much more recent.
+75%
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 12 nm Much newer manufacturing.
+45%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
4 GHz Faster base frequency.
+25%
3.2 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4.4 GHz Slightly faster turbo frequency.
+7%
4.1 GHz
Series
CPU Architecture
Haswell Zen+
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1150 AM4
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
HD 4600 None
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