CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 4460 vs 7850K among desktop CPUs

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

10

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
AMD A10 7850K 

CPUBoss recommends the AMD A10 7850K  based on its overclocking.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Core i5 4460

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core i5 4460

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Significantly newer manufacturing process 22 nm vs 28 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Front view of AMD A10 7850K

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AMD A10 7850K

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Much more l2 cache 4 MB vs 1 MB 4x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Is unlocked Yes vs No Somewhat common; An unlocked multiplier allows for easier overclocking
Significantly higher clock speed 3.7 GHz vs 3.2 GHz More than 15% higher clock speed
Much more l2 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 4x more l2 cache per core
Significantly lower typical power consumption 52.81W vs 68.25W Around 25% lower typical power consumption
Significantly lower annual home energy cost 15.66 $/year vs 20.24 $/year Around 25% lower annual home energy cost
Significantly lower annual commercial energy cost 56.94 $/year vs 73.58 $/year Around 25% lower annual commercial energy cost

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i5 4460 vs A10 7850K

CompuBench 1.5 (Bitcoin mining) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i5 4460
8.3 mHash/s
A10 7850K
89.37 mHash/s

CompuBench 1.5 (T-Rex) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i5 4460
1.01 fps
A10 7850K
1.44 fps

PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated Data courtesy FutureMark

Core i5 4460
2,982
A10 7850K
3,374

Sky Diver Data courtesy FutureMark

Core i5 4460
3,209
A10 7850K
6,222

Cloud Gate Data courtesy FutureMark

Core i5 4460
6,176
A10 7850K
7,530

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i5 4460
9,739
A10 7850K
7,022

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i5 4460
3,086
A10 7850K
2,328

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i5 4460
4,300,000 MB/s
A10 7850K
2,370,000 MB/s

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i5 4460  vs
A10 7850K 
Clock speed 3.2 GHz 3.7 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.4 GHz 4 GHz
Cores Quad core Quad core
Socket type
LGA 1150
FM2+
Is unlocked No Yes

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing Yes Yes
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
DDR3-2133
DDR3-1866
DDR3-1600
DDR3-1333
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC No No
Maximum bandwidth 25,600 MB/s 34,133.32 MB/s

details

Core i5 4460  vs
A10 7850K 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 4
L2 cache 1 MB 4 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 1 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm 28 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 72.72°C Unknown - 72.4°C

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics 4600 Radeon™ R7 Series

power consumption

TDP 84W 65W
Annual home energy cost 20.24 $/year 15.66 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 73.58 $/year 56.94 $/year
Performance per watt 9.64 pt/W 9.84 pt/W
Typical power consumption 68.25W 52.81W
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Comments

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I completely agree
What an idiotic article! In the whole comparison A10 had almost always won hand-on then you concluded a recommendation for i5 4460? What kind of logic is that? One dictated by sponsor money? :(
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