CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 4790K vs 1600 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

8.2

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Core i7 4790K 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Core i7 4790K  based on its overclocking.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Core i7 4790K

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core i7 4790K

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Much higher clock speed 4 GHz vs 2.2 GHz More than 80% higher clock speed
Is unlocked Yes vs No Somewhat common; An unlocked multiplier allows for easier overclocking
Much newer manufacturing process 22 nm vs 90 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
More cores 4 vs 1 3 more cores; run more applications at once
More threads 8 vs 1 7 more threads
Much higher Maximum operating temperature 74.04 °C vs 55 °C Around 35% higher Maximum operating temperature
Front view of AMD Athlon 1600

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AMD Athlon 1600

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CPUBoss is not aware of any important advantages of the AMD Athlon 1600 vs the Intel Core i7 4790K.

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i7 4790K vs Athlon 1600

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i7 4790K
15,465
Athlon 1600
1,012

GeekBench

Core i7 4790K
16,653
Athlon 1600
2,006

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i7 4790K  vs
Athlon 1600 
Clock speed 4 GHz 2.2 GHz
Cores Quad core Single core
Is unlocked Yes No

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
F16C
MMX
SSE4
AVX
SSE3
EM64T
SSE
SSE4.1
FMA3
SSE4.2
3DNow!
AES
AVX 2.0

power consumption

TDP 88W 45W
Annual home energy cost 21.2 $/year 10.84 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 77.09 $/year 39.42 $/year
Performance per watt 11.42 pt/W 1.05 pt/W
Typical power consumption 71.5W 36.56W

details

Core i7 4790K  vs
Athlon 1600 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 8 1
L2 cache 1 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 1 MB/core
L3 cache 8 MB 0 MB
L3 cache per core 2 MB/core 0 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm 90 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 74.04°C Unknown - 55°C

integrated graphics

GPU GPU None
Label Intel® HD Graphics 4600 N/A
Number of displays supported 3 N/A
GPU clock speed 350 MHz N/A
Turbo clock speed 1,250 MHz N/A
Intel Core i7 4790K
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