Compare Processors: AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX vs Intel Core i7-4790K

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX

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Intel Core i7-4790K

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Price
$1,699.99
Prime Eligible Item
$454.55
Availability In Stock In Stock
Pangoly Score - 96
Brand AMD Intel
Model YD299XAZAFWOF BX80646I74790K
Release Date August 2018 June 2014
Performance
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41st
Effective Value
116th
99th
TDP 250 Watts 88 Watts
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Pros -
  • Low power consumption under both idle and load
  • Great performance
  • Lower operating temperatures compared to Haswell family
  • Intel's first 4-core, 4GHz CPU
Cons -
  • Same overclocking variability as Haswell family
Series Ryzen Threadripper Core i7 4th Gen
Core Name - Devil's Canyon
Socket TR4 LGA1150
Integrated Graphics No Intel HD Graphics 4600
CPU Cores 32 4
CPU Threads 64 8
CPU Clock Rate 3000MHz 4000MHz
CPU Turbo Clock Rate 4200MHz 4400MHz
CPU Cooler included
Manufacturing Process 12 nm 22 nm
Maximum Supported Memory 1TB -
Cache L3 8.00MB 8.00MB
Critic Reviews

"Who really needs 32 cores? The answer is fairly limited, but the perspective that AMD offers is that the new Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX is quite a bit less expensive than Intel's current (though dated) flagship, the 18-core Core i9-7980XE, and handily ..."

"Intel's Haswell refresh line has drawn a lot of conspicuous looks from those who supported the initial Haswell offering (with the i7-4770K taking the helm). Stating the disbelievers on point, there just can't be much of a difference between Haswell a ..."

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Compare Processors: AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX vs Intel Core i7-4790K. Analyze head-to-head all specifications and features to find out the better CPU.

Comparison summary

Reasons to pick the AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX:

  • Around 36% better average performance.
  • Newer Product, it was released around 4 years later.
  • 28 more cores.
  • 56 more threads.

Reasons to pick the Intel Core i7-4790K:

  • 73% cheaper, you can save $1,245.44.
  • Better Effective Value.
  • Around 65% lower TDP.
  • Integrated VGA In The CPU (Intel HD Graphics 4600).
  • Higher CPU Clock Frequency (+1000MHz).
  • Higher Max Turbo Clock Frequency (+200MHz).
  • Includes CPU Cooler.
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