CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 4150 vs 7400K among desktop CPUs (45 to 75W)

Performance

Benchmark performance using all cores

PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated, PassMark and 1 more

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

PassMark (Single Core), Geekbench 3 Single Core and 1 more

Integrated Graphics

Integrated GPU performance for graphics

Fire Strike

Integrated Graphics (OpenCL)

Integrated GPU performance for parallel computing

CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 4 more

Performance per Watt

How efficiently does the processor use electricity?

Fire Strike, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

Value

Are you paying a premium for performance?

Fire Strike, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

8.3

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Core i3 4150 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Core i3 4150  based on its performance.

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Front view of Intel Core i3 4150

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Core i3 4150

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core i3 4150

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Much newer manufacturing process 22 nm vs 28 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
More threads 4 vs 2 Twice as many threads
Much better performance per watt 13.28 pt/W vs 2.83 pt/W Around 4.8x better performance per watt
Lower typical power consumption 43.88W vs 52.81W More than 15% lower typical power consumption
Newer Feb, 2014 vs Jan, 2014 Release date 3 weeks later
Lower annual home energy cost 13.01 $/year vs 15.66 $/year More than 15% lower annual home energy cost
Lower annual commercial energy cost 47.3 $/year vs 56.94 $/year More than 15% lower annual commercial energy cost
Front view of AMD A6 7400K

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AMD A6 7400K

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Is unlocked Yes vs No Somewhat common; An unlocked multiplier allows for easier overclocking

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i3 4150 vs A6 7400K

CompuBench 1.5 (Bitcoin mining) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i3 4150
8.99 mHash/s
A6 7400K
46.97 mHash/s

CompuBench 1.5 (T-Rex) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i3 4150
1.24 fps
A6 7400K
0.83 fps

PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated Data courtesy FutureMark

Core i3 4150
2,678
A6 7400K
2,590

Sky Diver Data courtesy FutureMark

Core i3 4150
2,371
A6 7400K
3,153

Cloud Gate Data courtesy FutureMark

Core i3 4150
4,901
A6 7400K
3,420

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i3 4150
6,509
A6 7400K
3,180

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i3 4150
3,056
A6 7400K
2,081

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i3 4150
3,865,000 MB/s
A6 7400K
1,910 MB/s

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i3 4150  vs
A6 7400K 
Clock speed 3.5 GHz 3.5 GHz
Cores Dual core Dual core
Socket type
LGA 1150
FM2+
Is unlocked No Yes

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing No No
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE4a
SSE2
F16C
MMX
SSE4
AVX
SSE3
EM64T
SSE
BMI1
AMD64
SSE4.1
FMA4
FMA3
SSE4.2
AMD-V
Supplemental SSE3
AES
TBM
AVX 2.0
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1866
DDR3-1600
DDR3-1333
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Maximum bandwidth 25,600 MB/s 29,866.66 MB/s

details

Core i3 4150  vs
A6 7400K 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 2
L2 cache 0.5 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm 28 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 72°C Unknown - 70°C

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD graphics 4400 Radeon R5 series

power consumption

TDP 54W 65W
Annual home energy cost 13.01 $/year 15.66 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 47.3 $/year 56.94 $/year
Performance per watt 13.28 pt/W 2.83 pt/W
Typical power consumption 43.88W 52.81W
Intel Core i3 4150
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