AMD Ryzen 5 1500X vs Intel Core i7-4790
Comparing Ryzen 5 1500X and Core i7-4790 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.
Ryzen 5 1500X and Core i7-4790 quantitative parameters such as cores and threads number, clocks, manufacturing process, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of Ryzen 5 1500X and Core i7-4790 performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their test results.
Number of cores
Number of threads
4 × 8 GT / s
64K (per core)
256K (per core)
Manufacturing process technology
Maximum core temperature
Maximum case temperature (TCase)
64 bit support
Information on Ryzen 5 1500X and Core i7-4790 compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one.
Max number of CPUs in a configuration
Power consumption (TDP)
Technologies and extensions
Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Ryzen 5 1500X and Core i7-4790. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.
Instruction set extensions
Intel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)
Ryzen 5 1500X and Core i7-4790 technologies aimed at raising security, for example, by protecting against hacks.
Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Ryzen 5 1500X and Core i7-4790 are enumerated here.
Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Ryzen 5 1500X and Core i7-4790.
Supported memory types
DDR3-1333, DDR3-1600, DDR3L-1333, DDR3L-1600
Maximum memory size
Max memory channels
Maximum memory bandwidth
39.74 GB / s
25.6 GB / s
ECC memory support
General parameters of GPUs integrated into Ryzen 5 1500X and Core i7-4790.
Intel HD Graphics 4600 (350 - 1200 MHz)
Graphics max frequency
Max video memory
Clear Video HD
Available interfaces and connections of Ryzen 5 1500X and Core i7-4790 integrated GPUs.
Number of displays supported
Graphics image quality
Maximum display resolutions supported by Ryzen 5 1500X and Core i7-4790 integrated GPUs, including resolutions over different interfaces.
Max resolution over HDMI 1.4
Max resolution over eDP
Max resolution over DisplayPort
Max resolution over VGA
Graphics API support
APIs supported by Ryzen 5 1500X and Core i7-4790 integrated GPUs, sometimes API versions are included.
11.2 / 12
Specifications and connection of peripherals supported by Ryzen 5 1500X and Core i7-4790.
Up to 3.0
Max number of PCIe lanes
Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Ryzen 5 1500X and Core i7-4790. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.
Overall benchmark performance
Ryzen 5 1500X 31.66 +0.9%
Cinebench 10 32-bit single-core
Ryzen 5 1500X 4573
i7-4790 5926 +29.6%
Cinebench 10 32-bit multi-core
Ryzen 5 1500X 20186
i7-4790 22667 +12.3%
Cinebench 11.5 64-bit single-core
Ryzen 5 1500X 2
i7-4790 2 +3.5%
Cinebench 11.5 64-bit multi-core
Ryzen 5 1500X 9 +8.4%
Cinebench 15 64-bit single-core
Ryzen 5 1500X 157
i7-4790 159 +1.3%
Cinebench 15 64-bit multi-core
Ryzen 5 1500X 818 +6.9%
Ryzen 5 1500X 7
i7-4790 6 +8%
x264 encoding pass 1
Ryzen 5 1500X 177 +3.5%
x264 encoding pass 2
Ryzen 5 1500X 50 +8.7%
Ryzen 5 1500X 10074 +0.9%
Cryptocurrency mining performance of Ryzen 5 1500X and Core i7-4790. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
Let's see how good Ryzen 5 1500X and Core i7-4790 are for gaming compared with game system requirements. Remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.
Advantages of AMD Ryzen 5 1500X
0.9% faster in synthetic tests
Much newer (16 March 2017 vs 1 April 2014)
Cheaper ($189 vs $303)
Finer manufacturing process technology (14 vs 22 nm)
Less power hungry (65 vs 84 watts)
AES (Advanced Encryption Standard instructions set - hardware acceleration of AES encryption and decryption. Speeds up encryption software, e.g. Veracrypt)
x86-64 (a general name for 64-bit extension of x86 instruction set. There are AMD64 and Intel 64 versions that differ very little)
Advantages of Intel Core i7-4790
HyperThreading (allows one physical CPU function as two logical ones. It increases performance, since while one logical CPU is waiting for data, the second may still do useful work)
Quick Sync (hardware acceleration of video encoding and decoding for Intel CPUs. Speeds up video encoding by times, but at the cost of somewhat lower quality)
vPro (a marketing umbrella term for several Intel technologies: AMT, TXT, EDB, VT, Anti-Theft and some others)
Intel 64 (64-bit Intel CPU architecture. Almost identical to AMD64, except small and rarely used nuances)
AES-NI (Advanced Encryption Standard New Instructions - additional instructions for hardware acceleration of AES encryption and decryption)
TXT (Trusted Execution Technology - protects the system against viruses and rootkits residing in BIOS or in a boot sector)
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
So, Ryzen 5 1500X or Core i7-4790?
Technical City couldn't decide between AMD Ryzen 5 1500X and Intel Core i7-4790. The differences in performance seem too small.
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