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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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Is unlocked Yes vs No Somewhat common; An unlocked multiplier allows for easier overclocking
Front view of AMD Ryzen 7 PRO Ryzen™ 7 PRO 1700X

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AMD Ryzen 7 PRO Ryzen™ 7 PRO 1700X

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Much newer manufacturing process 14 nm vs 22 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i7 4790K vs Ryzen 7 PRO Ryzen™ 7 PRO 1700X

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PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i7 4790K  vs
Ryzen 7 PRO Ryzen™ 7 PRO 1700X 
Clock speed 4 GHz 3.4 GHz
Turbo clock speed 4.4 GHz 3.8 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 1700X 
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 4.64 GHz 3.5 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.79 GHz 4.01 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.64 GHz 3.5 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 1700X
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