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Front view of Intel Core i7 4790K

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Much higher clock speed 4 GHz vs 3 GHz Around 35% higher clock speed
Is unlocked Yes vs No Somewhat common; An unlocked multiplier allows for easier overclocking
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.63 GHz vs 3.8 GHz More than 20% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.8 GHz vs 3 GHz Around 60% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Front view of AMD Ryzen 7 PRO Ryzen™ 7 PRO 1700

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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 higher Maximum operating temperature 95 °C vs 74.04 °C Around 30% higher Maximum operating temperature
Significantly newer manufacturing process 14 nm vs 22 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much more l2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core

Features Key features of the Core i7 4790K  vs Ryzen 7 PRO Ryzen™ 7 PRO 1700 

turbo clock speed

overclocked clock speed (air)

overclocked clock speed (water)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i7 4790K  vs
Ryzen 7 PRO Ryzen™ 7 PRO 1700 
Clock speed 4 GHz 3 GHz
Turbo clock speed 4.4 GHz 3.7 GHz
Cores Quad core Octa 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

details

Core i7 4790K  vs
Ryzen 7 PRO Ryzen™ 7 PRO 1700 
Threads 8 16
L2 cache 1 MB 4 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
L3 cache 8 MB 16 MB
L3 cache per core 2 MB/core 2 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm 14 nm
Operating temperature Unknown - 74.04°C Unknown - 95°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 4.63 GHz 3.8 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.8 GHz 3 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.63 GHz 3.8 GHz

power consumption

Typical power consumption 71.5W N/A
Intel Core i7 4790K
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AMD Ryzen 7 PRO Ryzen™ 7 PRO 1700
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