CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 4460 vs 7870K among desktop CPUs (over 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

9.2

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Core i5 4460 

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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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CPUBoss is not aware of any important advantages of the Intel Core i5 4460 vs the AMD A10 7870K.

Front view of AMD A10 7870K

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

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i5 4460 vs A10 7870K

CompuBench 1.5 (Bitcoin mining) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i5 4460
14.37 mHash/s
A10 7870K
103.22 mHash/s

CompuBench 1.5 (Face detection)

Core i5 4460
11.55 mPixels/s
A10 7870K
22.63 mPixels/s

CompuBench 1.5 (Ocean surface simulation) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i5 4460
206.04 fps
A10 7870K
371.33 fps

CompuBench 1.5 (T-Rex) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i5 4460
-1 fps
A10 7870K
1.73 fps

CompuBench 1.5 (Video composition) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i5 4460
9.46 fps
A10 7870K
30.81 fps

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

Core i5 4460
6,664
A10 7870K
5,497

PassMark (Single Core)

Core i5 4460
1,946
A10 7870K
1,548

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i5 4460  vs
A10 7870K 
Clock speed 3.2 GHz 3.9 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.4 GHz 4.1 GHz
Cores Quad core Quad core
Is unlocked No Yes

features

Has a NX bit 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

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-2133
DDR3-1600
DDR3-1333
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Maximum bandwidth 25,600 MB/s 34,133.32 MB/s

details

Core i5 4460  vs
A10 7870K 
L2 cache 1 MB 4 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 1 MB/core

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics 4600 AMD Radeon 2× 2 MB
GPU clock speed 350 MHz 866 MHz

power consumption

TDP 84W 95W
Annual home energy cost 20.24 $/year 22.89 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 73.58 $/year 83.22 $/year
Performance per watt 9.47 pt/W 4.34 pt/W
Typical power consumption 68.25W 77.19W
Intel Core i5 4460
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