AMD Ryzen 7 2700 vs Intel Core i7-4790

AMD Ryzen 7 2700
AMD Socket AM4DESKTOP
3200 MHz / Cores: 8 / Mar 2018
AMD Ryzen 7 2700

Intel Core i7-4790
Intel Socket 1150DESKTOP
3500 MHz / Cores: 4 / May 2014
Intel Core i7-4790

Summary

Synthetic performance index

  • AMD Ryzen 7 2700
    155%
  • Intel Core i7-4790
    100%

Relative performance

Single thread performance index

  • AMD Ryzen 7 2700
    107%
  • Intel Core i7-4790
    100%

Relative performance

Multi thread performance index

  • AMD Ryzen 7 2700
    204%
  • Intel Core i7-4790
    100%

Relative performance

Reasons to consider AMD Ryzen 7 2700

7% higher single threaded performance.
Much higher multi threaded performance (around 104% higher). This allows for higher performance in professional applications like encoding or heavy multitasking.
This is a newer product, it might have better application compatibility/performance (check features chart below).
Around 55% higher average synthetic performance.

Reasons to consider Intel Core i7-4790

Has an integrated GPU, which allows to run the system without a dedicated graphics card, unlike the AMD Ryzen 7 2700.

AMD Ryzen 7 2700

Gaming

HWBench recommends AMD Ryzen 7 2700

Based on game and synthetic benchmarks, and theoretical specifications.

AMD Ryzen 7 2700

Productivity

HWBench recommends AMD Ryzen 7 2700

Based on productivity benchmarks, overall multithreaded performance and theoretical specifications.


Specifications

Features

AMD Ryzen 7 2700Intel Core i7-4790
MMX
3DNow!
SSE
SSE2
SSE3
SSE4A
AMD64
CnQ
NX bit
AMD-V
SMT
XFR
SSSE3
SSE4.2
AVX
AVX2
EIST
Intel 64
XD bit
VT-x
VT-d
HTT
AES-NI
TSX
TXT
CLMUL
FMA3
F16C
BMI1
BMI2
vPro
Boost 2.0

Architecture

AMD Ryzen 7 2700Intel Core i7-4790
ArchitectureAMD_Zen_PlusvsIntel_Haswell
MarketDesktopvsDesktop
Memory SupportDDR4vsDDR3
CodenameZenvsHaswell
Release DateMar 2018vsMay 2014

Cores

AMD Ryzen 7 2700Intel Core i7-4790
Cores8vs4
Threads16vs8
SMPs1vs1
Integrated GraphicsNovsIntel HD 4600

Cache

AMD Ryzen 7 2700Intel Core i7-4790
L1 Cache96 KB (per core)vs64 KB (per core)
L2 Cache512 KB (per core)vs256 KB (per core)
L3 Cache16384 KB (shared)vs8192 KB (shared)

Physical

AMD Ryzen 7 2700Intel Core i7-4790
SocketAMD Socket AM4vsIntel Socket 1150
Max Case Tempunknownvs72°C
PackageuPGAvs
Die Size192mm²vs177mm²
Process14 nmvs22 nm

Performance

AMD Ryzen 7 2700Intel Core i7-4790
Cpu Frequency3200 MHzvs3500 MHz
Turbo Clock Speed4100 MHzvs3900 MHz
Base Clock100 MHzvs100 MHz
Voltagevariablevsunknown
TDP65 Wvs84 W

Raw performance index

Raw single-thread performance estimation

  • AMD Ryzen 7 2700
    4510 points
  • Intel Core i7-4790
    4368 points

Points - higher is better

Raw multi-thread performance estimation

  • AMD Ryzen 7 2700
    34355 points
  • Intel Core i7-4790
    18816 points

Points - higher is better

Synthetic benchmarks

Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit

  • AMD Ryzen 7 2700
    1561
  • Intel Core i7-4790
    765

points - higher is better

Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit

  • AMD Ryzen 7 2700 (simulated)
    169.66
  • Intel Core i7-4790
    158

points - higher is better