CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 4790K vs A10 PRO-7850B 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

9.7

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Core i7 4790K 

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Core i7 4790K

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Is unlocked Yes vs No Somewhat common; An unlocked multiplier allows for easier overclocking
Front view of AMD PRO A A10 A10 PRO-7850B

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CPUBoss is not aware of any important advantages of the AMD PRO A A10 A10 PRO-7850B vs the Intel Core i7 4790K.

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i7 4790K vs PRO A A10 A10 PRO-7850B

CompuBench 1.5 (Bitcoin mining) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i7 4790K
16.1 mHash/s

CompuBench 1.5 (Face detection)

Core i7 4790K
14.1 mPixels/s
PRO A A10 A10 PRO-7850B
16.73 mPixels/s

CompuBench 1.5 (Ocean surface simulation) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i7 4790K
233.07 fps

CompuBench 1.5 (T-Rex) Data courtesy CompuBench

CompuBench 1.5 (Video composition) Data courtesy CompuBench

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i7 4790K  vs
PRO A A10 A10 PRO-7850B 
Clock speed 4 GHz 3.7 GHz
Turbo clock speed 4.4 GHz 4 GHz
Cores Quad core Quad core
Is unlocked Yes No

features

Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
F16C
MMX
SSE4
AVX
SSE3
EM64T
SSE
SSE4.1
FMA4
FMA3
SSE4.2
AES
AVX 2.0

power consumption

TDP 88W 95W
Annual home energy cost 21.2 $/year 22.89 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 77.09 $/year 83.22 $/year
Performance per watt 11.42 pt/W 3.89 pt/W
Typical power consumption 71.5W 77.19W

details

Core i7 4790K  vs
PRO A A10 A10 PRO-7850B 
Threads 8 4
L2 cache 1 MB 4 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 1 MB/core
L3 cache 8 MB None
Manufacture process 22 nm 28 nm
Operating temperature Unknown - 74.04°C Unknown - 72.4°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 4.64 GHz 3.7 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.79 GHz 4.85 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.64 GHz 3.7 GHz

integrated graphics

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

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-2133
DDR3-1600
DDR3L-1600
DDR3-1333
Intel Core i7 4790K
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