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Intel Core i7 4790K

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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
Much higher turbo clock speed 4.4 GHz vs 2.8 GHz More than 55% higher turbo clock speed
Much better turbo clock speed 1,250 MHz vs 497 MHz More than 2.5x better turbo clock speed
Significantly newer manufacturing process 22 nm vs 32 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much better PassMark (Single core) score 2,530 vs 732 Around 3.5x better PassMark (Single core) score
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.63 GHz vs 1.6 GHz Around 3x better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Much better PassMark score 11,194 vs 1,954 Around 5.8x better PassMark score
Much better performance per watt 11.42 pt/W vs 3.24 pt/W More than 3.5x better performance per watt
More threads 8 vs 4 Twice as many threads
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.8 GHz vs 1.6 GHz Around 3x better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Newer Apr, 2014 vs May, 2012 Release date over 1 years later
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AMD R R-460L

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Much 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
Much lower typical power consumption 20.31W vs 71.5W 3.5x lower typical power consumption
Much more l2 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 4x more l2 cache per core
Much higher Maximum operating temperature 100 °C vs 74.04 °C More than 35% higher Maximum operating temperature
Much lower annual home energy cost 6.02 $/year vs 21.2 $/year 3.5x lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 21.9 $/year vs 77.09 $/year 3.5x lower annual commercial energy cost

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i7 4790K vs R R-460L

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

Core i7 4790K
11,194
R R-460L
1,954

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i7 4790K  vs
R R-460L 
Clock speed 4 GHz 2 GHz
Turbo clock speed 4.4 GHz 2.8 GHz
Cores Quad core Quad core

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE4a
SSE2
F16C
MMX
SSE4
XOP
AVX
SSE3
EM64T
SSE
BMI1
AMD64
SSE4.1
FMA4
FMA3
SSE4.2
AMD-V
Supplemental SSE3
AES
TBM
AVX 2.0
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 88W 25W
Annual home energy cost 21.2 $/year 6.02 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 77.09 $/year 21.9 $/year
Performance per watt 11.42 pt/W 3.24 pt/W
Typical power consumption 71.5W 20.31W

details

Core i7 4790K  vs
R R-460L 
Threads 8 4
L2 cache 1 MB 4 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 1 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 74.04°C Unknown - 100°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 4.63 GHz 1.6 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.8 GHz 1.6 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.63 GHz 1.6 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics 4600 AMD Radeon HD 7620G
GPU clock speed 350 MHz 360 MHz
Turbo clock speed 1,250 MHz 497 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1600
DDR3L-1600
DDR3-1333
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Maximum bandwidth 25,600 MB/s 21,333.32 MB/s
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