CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 4790K vs 2423 HE among all 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

Sky Diver and Cloud Gate

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?

Sky Diver, Cloud Gate, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

Value

Are you paying a premium for performance?

Sky Diver, Cloud Gate, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

8.8

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
AMD Opteron 2423 HE 

CPUBoss recommends the AMD Opteron 2423 HE  based on its power consumption.

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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 GHz 2x higher clock speed
Is unlocked Yes vs No Somewhat common; An unlocked multiplier allows for easier overclocking
Much newer manufacturing process 22 nm vs 45 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
Much better geekbench 3 single core score 4,004 vs 1,080 Around 3.8x better geekbench 3 single core score
Much better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score 15,490 vs 10,008 Around 55% better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.63 GHz vs 2 GHz More than 2.2x better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Much better performance per watt 11.42 pt/W vs 2.28 pt/W More than 5x better performance per watt
Significantly more l3 cache per core 2 MB/core vs 1 MB/core 2x more l3 cache per core
Slightly more l3 cache 8 MB vs 6 MB Around 35% more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
Significantly higher Maximum operating temperature 74.04 °C vs 55 °C Around 35% higher Maximum operating temperature
Newer Apr, 2014 vs Jul, 2009 Release date over 4 years later
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.8 GHz vs 2 GHz Around 2.5x better overclocked clock speed (Water)
More threads 8 vs 6 2 more threads
Front view of AMD Opteron 2423 HE

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AMD Opteron 2423 HE

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Much more l2 cache 3 MB vs 1 MB 3x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Significantly lower typical power consumption 44.69W vs 71.5W Around 40% lower typical power consumption
Supports more CPUs in SMP configuration 2 vs 1 Twice as many CPUs in SMP configuration
More cores 6 vs 4 2 more cores; run more applications at once
More l2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
Significantly lower annual home energy cost 13.25 $/year vs 21.2 $/year Around 40% lower annual home energy cost
Significantly lower annual commercial energy cost 48.18 $/year vs 77.09 $/year More than 35% lower annual commercial energy cost

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i7 4790K vs Opteron 2423 HE

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i7 4790K
5,140,000 MB/s
Opteron 2423 HE
79.8 MB/s

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i7 4790K  vs
Opteron 2423 HE 
Clock speed 4 GHz 2 GHz
Cores Quad core Hexa core
Is unlocked Yes No

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE4a
SSE2
F16C
MMX
SSE4
AVX
SSE3
EM64T
SSE
SSE4.1
FMA3
SSE4.2
3DNow!
AES
AVX 2.0
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 88W 55W
Annual home energy cost 21.2 $/year 13.25 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 77.09 $/year 48.18 $/year
Performance per watt 11.42 pt/W 2.28 pt/W
Typical power consumption 71.5W 44.69W

details

Core i7 4790K  vs
Opteron 2423 HE 
Threads 8 6
L2 cache 1 MB 3 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
L3 cache 8 MB 6 MB
L3 cache per core 2 MB/core 1 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm 45 nm
Max CPUs 1 2
Operating temperature Unknown - 74.04°C 0 - 55°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 4.63 GHz 2 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.8 GHz 2 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.63 GHz 2 GHz

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

bus

Architecture DMI 2.0 HyperTransport 3.0
Intel Core i7 4790K
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