AMD Ryzen 3 1300X vs Intel Core i7-4790K

Comparison of technical details, with different specifications, as well as performance in benchmarks between the processor for personal desktop computers, the Intel Core i7-4790K and the AMD Ryzen 3 1300X. The first has 4 cores, 8 threads, a base frequency of 4.0 GHz, a turbo frequency of 4.4 GHz, a cache of 8 MB, a TDP of 88 W. The second has more than 4 cores, a total of 4 threads, its initial frequency is 3.5 GHz, its maximum frequency reaches 3.7 GHz, its cache is 8 MB and its TDP is 65 W.


Processor AMD Ryzen 3 1300X Intel Core i7-4790K
Family Ryzen Devil’s Canyon
Release date Q3 2017 Q2 2014
Lithography 14 nm 22 nm
Cores 4 4
Threads 4 8
Base frequency 3.5 GHz 4.0 GHz
Turbo frequency 3.7 GHz 4.4 GHz
Cache 8 MB 8 MB
Max memory size 64 GB 32 GB
Memory types DDR4-2667 DDR3-1333/1600, DDR3L-1333/1600 @ 1.5V
Max PCIe lanes 20 16
TDP 65 W 88 W
Geekbench 4 single core 3,969 3,846
Geekbench 4 multi-core 11,220 19,911
Price $128 $309
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This table allows us to see what are the technical differences between the two processors. We note that both have the same number of cores, that the turbo frequency of the Intel Core i7-4790K is higher, that the heat dissipation power (TDP) of the AMD Ryzen 3 1300X is lower. The AMD Ryzen 3 1300X is more recent.

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Processor Geekbench 4 – Multi-core & single core score – Windows 64-bit
Intel Core i7-4790K  3,846
AMD Ryzen 3 1300X  3,969

This graph allows us to better evaluate the power comparison between the two chips. For each value, it is an average of the last 250 results on the benchmark platform. We observe that the difference in single core is 3%. In multi-core, there is a gap of 77%.


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