IntelBX80646I74790K
AMDYD195XA8AEWOF

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

16 Cores, 32 Threads @3.4GHz, Zen.
Release date: Q3 2017.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 163,248 user samples
156,809 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 99% Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.8 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 69% Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 0.8 GHz (avg)
Poor: 69% Great: 99%
SPEED RANK: 45th / 1129
Gaming
Gaming 85%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 63%
Destroyer
6,439 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 118% Base clock 4.1 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 91% Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 0.55 GHz (avg)
Poor: 91% Great: 118%
SPEED RANK: 11th / 1129
Gaming
Gaming 107%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 104%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 167%
UFO
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
85.1 % 107 % Faster effective speed.
+26%
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
121 Pts Slightly faster single-core speed.
+10%
110 Pts
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
415 Pts 432 Pts +4%
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
631 Pts 2310 Pts Hugely faster multi-core speed.
+266%
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
135 Pts Slightly faster OC single-core speed.
+13%
119 Pts
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
503 Pts Slightly faster OC quad-core speed.
+7%
472 Pts
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
719 Pts 2664 Pts Hugely faster OC multi-core speed.
+271%
Market Share
Based on 11,526,866 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
1.6 % Insanely higher market share.
+1,355%
0.11 %
Value
Value For Money
78.3 % 79.9 % +2%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
91 % +3% 88 %
Price
Price (score)
$365 Much cheaper.
+43%
$639
Age
Newest
52 Months 14 Months Much more recent.
+73%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
88 Watts Much more energy efficient.
+51%
180 Watts
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
4 cores 16 cores Hugely higher core count.
+300%
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
8 threads 32 threads Hugely higher thread count.
+300%
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 Slightly faster turbo frequency.
+10%
4 GHz
SC Int
Single Core Integer Speed
136 Pts Faster single-core int speed.
+18%
115 Pts
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
137 Pts Slightly faster single-core fp speed.
+10%
124 Pts
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
508 Pts Slightly faster quad-core int speed.
+12%
454 Pts
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
506 Pts +3% 493 Pts
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
683 Pts 2576 Pts Hugely faster multi-core int speed.
+277%
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
732 Pts 2691 Pts Hugely faster multi-core fp speed.
+268%
Series
CPU Architecture
Haswell Zen
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1150 TR4
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
HD 4600 None
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AMD’s 16 core, 32 thread Ryzen Threadripper 1950X is finally here to seize the throne for high end desktop processors. The 1950X is the flagship of the Zen based Threadripper series which also includes the 12 core 1920X and the 8 core 1900X. The 1950X has a stock clock of 3.4 GHz increasing to a maximum single core boost of 4.0 GHz and features quad channel DDR4 and 64 PCI Express lanes. This processor is effectively two Ryzen 7 1800Xs glued together with Infinity Fabric (AMD’s scalable interconnecting technology), making the 1950X one of the physically largest CPUs on the consumer market. If you are considering this CPU, you will need a new X399 motherboard with a TR4 socket. Early benchmarks show the 1950X competing with Intel’s similarly priced i9-7900X. Whilst the 7900X has slightly higher single and quad core scores (10%-15%), the 1950X is around 35% faster for multi-core workloads. Content creators, and other core intensive task masters will not be disappointed. [Aug '17 CPUPro]

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