CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 4670K vs 7850K

Performance

Benchmark performance using all cores

Cinebench R10 32-bit, Passmark, GeekBench (32-bit) and GeekBench (64-bit)

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

Cinebench R10 32-bit (1-core) and Passmark (Single Core)

Overclocking

How much speed can you get out of the processor?

Unlocked

Value

Are you paying a premium for performance?

Performance Per Dollar

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Core i5 4670K

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core i5 4670K

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Newer manufacturing process 22 nms vs 28 nms A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Significantly better PassMark (Single core) score 2,216 vs 1,599 Around 40% better PassMark (Single core) score
Better geekbench (64-bit) score 12,733 vs 7,331 Around 75% better geekbench (64-bit) score
Significantly better cinebench r10 32Bit 1-core score 7,335 vs 4,273 More than 70% better cinebench r10 32Bit 1-core score
Better PassMark score 7,696 vs 5,648 More than 35% better PassMark score
Better performance per watt 12.7 pt/W vs 7.13 pt/W Around 80% better performance per watt
Better cinebench r10 32Bit score 25,519 vs 14,027 More than 80% better cinebench r10 32Bit score
Lower typical power consumption 68.25W vs 77.19W More than 10% lower typical power consumption
Slightly better performance per dollar 4.55 pt/$ vs 4.08 pt/$ More than 10% better performance per dollar
Lower annual commercial energy cost 73.58 $/year vs 83.22 $/year More than 10% lower annual commercial energy cost
Lower annual home energy cost 20.24 $/year vs 22.89 $/year More than 10% lower annual home energy cost
Front view of AMD A10 7850K

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AMD A10 7850K

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Significantly 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
Higher clock speed 3.7 GHz vs 3.4 GHz Around 10% higher clock speed
Significantly higher GPU clock speed 720 MHz vs 350 MHz More than 2x higher GPU clock speed
Much more l2 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 4x more l2 cache per core
Marginally newer Jan, 2014 vs Apr, 2013 Release date 9 months later

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i5 4670K vs A10 7850K

GeekBench (32-bit)

Core i5 4670K
11,556
A10 7850K
6,583

GeekBench (64-bit)

Core i5 4670K
12,733
A10 7850K
7,331

Cinebench R10 32-Bit

Core i5 4670K
25,519
A10 7850K
14,027
Core i5 4670K A10 7850K @ anandtech.com

Cinebench R10 32-Bit (Single Core)

A10 7850K
4,273
Core i5 4670K A10 7850K @ anandtech.com

Passmark (Single Core)

A10 7850K
1,599

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i5 4670K  vs
A10 7850K 
Clock speed 3.4 GHz 3.7 GHz
Cores Quad core Quad core
Is unlocked Yes Yes
Is hyperthreaded No No

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing No No
Has vitualization support Yes Yes
Instruction-set-extensions
MMX
SSE
SSE4.2
AVX
SSE3
FMA3
SSE2
FMA4
EM64T
F16C
Supplemental SSE3
SSE4.1
SSE4
SSE4a
AVX 2.0
AES
SSE Family
FMA
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

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 12.7 pt/W 7.13 pt/W
Typical power consumption 68.25W 77.19W

details

Core i5 4670K  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 nms 28 nms
Max CPUs 1 1

gpu

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics 4600 Radeon R7 series
GPU clock speed 350 MHz 720 MHz

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
Intel Core i5 4670K
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Comments

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The AMD's R7 250-based IGPU will be better. It's even about 3% faster than the Iris Pro 5200 in gaming.
Being a gamer I will still go with Intel, especially since emulators require such ridiculous power per core. However I love the direction AMD is moving towards, in a few years there really won't be a reason to pick intel once AMD's IPC is "good enough" and their integrated video is also "good enough". For mid to high end gaming.
at Micro Cneter Here is Ohio they have the A10 7050K for 149.99 and get 30$ off on a selective motherboard with the I5 4670K they have it for 179.99 and 30$ to 40$ on selective Motherboards i went with the I5 because i have always used AMD so i wanted to Change up the Computer this time and try a Intel and so far i like them both it now just depends on what you price range is and who you like the most i thing about 10 year i will just build a new Computer and use all AMD
might not be gpuboss, but since they both have integrated graphics it is important to show which is better with gaming also
errrm...this kinda isn't gpuboss
Graphic benchmark test ?
And remember the A10 uses the new HSA Tech. so to really see what it can do you can't really rely on these same old run of the mill pick and choose benchmarks anymore
Where's the price for the A-10? Odd....
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