IntelBX80646I74790K
$348
AMDYD270XBGAFBOX
 $348 

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

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Real World Speed
Performance profile from 462,296 user samples
241,909 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 91% Base clock 5 GHz, turbo 6.25 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 66% Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 0.85 GHz (avg)
Poor: 66% Great: 91%
SPEED RANK: 64th / 1206
Gaming
Gaming 80%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 83%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 56%
Gunboat
220,387 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 87% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.15 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 73% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 3.15 GHz (avg)
Poor: 73% Great: 87%
SPEED RANK: 58th / 1206
Gaming
Gaming 82%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 82%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 84%
Aircraft carrier
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
79.6 % 81.7 % +3%
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
124 Pts +4% 119 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
240 Pts +3% 234 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
427 Pts 460 Pts Slightly faster quad-core speed.
+8%
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
633 Pts 853 Pts Much faster octa-core speed.
+35%
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
137 Pts Slightly faster OC single-core speed.
+9%
126 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
272 Pts Slightly faster OC dual-core speed.
+9%
249 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
513 Pts +5% 490 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
717 Pts 956 Pts Much faster OC octa-core speed.
+33%
Market Share
Based on 22,712,438 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
1.13 % 2.79 % Hugely higher market share.
+147%
Value
Value For Money
74.9 % 95.2 % Better value.
+27%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
145 % More popular.
+25%
116 %
Price
Price (score)
$348 $159 Much cheaper.
+54%
Age
Newest
66 Months 19 Months Much more recent.
+71%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
88 Watts More energy efficient.
+16%
105 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 12 nm Much newer manufacturing.
+45%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
4 GHz Slightly faster base frequency.
+8%
3.7 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4.4 GHz +2% 4.3 GHz
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
719 Pts 1388 Pts Hugely faster OC 64-core speed.
+93%
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
640 Pts 1284 Pts Hugely faster 64-core speed.
+101%
Series
CPU Architecture
Haswell Zen+
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1150 AM4
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
HD 4600 None
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