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Core i7-4790K vs Ryzen 5 2400G


Description
The i7-4790K is based on Haswell architecture while the 2400G is based on Zen.

Using the multithread performance as a reference, the i7-4790K gets a score of 219.5 k points while the 2400G gets 194 k points.

Summarizing, the i7-4790K is 1.1 times faster than the 2400G. To get a proper comparison between both models, take a look to the data shown below.

Specs
CPUID
306c3
810f10
Core
Haswell
Raven Ridge
Architecture
Base frecuency
4 GHz
3.6 GHz
Boost frecuency
4.4 GHz
3.9 GHz
Socket
LGA 1150
AM4
Cores/Threads
4/8
4/8
TDP
88 W
65 W
Cache L1 (d+i)
32+32 kB
4x64+4x32 kB
Cache L2
256 kB
4x512 kB
Cache L3
8192 kB
4096 kB
Date
May 2014
January 2018

Non-optimized benchmark
The benchmark in Mode 0 (FPU) measures cpu performance with non-optimized software. It uses the basic µinstructions from the i386 architecture with the i387 floating point unit. This mode is compatible with all CPUs so it's practical to compare very different CPUs
Monothread
i7-4790K
2400G
Test#1 (Integers)
5065
3800 (-24.97%)
Test#2 (FP)
12626
17383 (37.68%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
5815
5170 (-11.08%)
Test#1 (Memory)
4963
3164 (-36.25%)
TOTAL
28468
29517 (3.69%)

Multithread

i7-4790K

2400G
Test#1 (Integers)
18283
15275 (-16.45%)
Test#2 (FP)
64071
76437 (19.30%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
27522
27476 (-0.17%)
Test#1 (Memory)
7970
3015 (-62.17%)
TOTAL
117844
122203 (3.70%)

SSE3 optimized benchmark
The benchmark in mode I (SSE) is optimized for the use of SIMD instructions with 128 bits register and the SSE set up to version 3. Nearly every modern CPU has support for this mode.
Monothread
i7-4790K
2400G
Test#1 (Integers)
15603
13950 (-10.60%)
Test#2 (FP)
13919
20702 (48.74%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
6125
5331 (-12.96%)
Test#1 (Memory)
5001
3026 (-39.49%)
TOTAL
40647
43009 (5.81%)

Multithread

i7-4790K

2400G
Test#1 (Integers)
65477
58562 (-10.56%)
Test#2 (FP)
63290
92948 (46.86%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
27929
28553 (2.24%)
Test#1 (Memory)
7841
2975 (-62.06%)
TOTAL
164537
183039 (11.24%)

AVX optimized benchmark
The benchmark in mode II (AVX) is optimized to used 256 bits registers beside the first version of the Advanced Vector Extensions (AVX). The first AVX compatible CPU was released in 2011.
Monothread
i7-4790K
2400G
Test#1 (Integers)
15800
13039 (-17.47%)
Test#2 (FP)
14346
22350 (55.79%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
5974
5366 (-10.17%)
Test#1 (Memory)
5166
3398 (-34.22%)
TOTAL
41285
44153 (6.95%)

Multithread

i7-4790K

2400G
Test#1 (Integers)
62785
56494 (-10.02%)
Test#2 (FP)
66483
100740 (51.53%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
26352
28212 (7.06%)
Test#1 (Memory)
8739
3041 (-65.21%)
TOTAL
164359
188486 (14.68%)

AVX2 optimized benchmark
The benchmark in mode III (AVX2), like AVX1, is optimized to used 256 bits registers beside the second version of the Advanced Vector Extensions (AVX). The first AVX2 compatible CPU was released in 2013.
Monothread
i7-4790K
2400G
Test#1 (Integers)
26714
13799 (-48.35%)
Test#2 (FP)
15101
23280 (54.17%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
6186
5221 (-15.60%)
Test#1 (Memory)
5554
3278 (-40.98%)
TOTAL
53555
45579 (-14.89%)

Multithread

i7-4790K

2400G
Test#1 (Integers)
109572
57745 (-47.30%)
Test#2 (FP)
71887
104594 (45.50%)
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
28440
28573 (0.47%)
Test#1 (Memory)
9603
3071 (-68.02%)
TOTAL
219503
193983 (-11.63%)

Performance/W
i7-4790K
2400G
Test#1 (Integers)
1245 points/W
888 points/W
Test#2 (FP)
817 points/W
1609 points/W
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
323 points/W
440 points/W
Test#1 (Memory)
109 points/W
47 points/W
TOTAL
2494 points/W
2984 points/W

Performance/GHz
i7-4790K
2400G
Test#1 (Integers)
6071 points/GHz
3538 points/GHz
Test#2 (FP)
3432 points/GHz
5969 points/GHz
Test#3 (Generic, ZIP)
1406 points/GHz
1339 points/GHz
Test#1 (Memory)
1262 points/GHz
841 points/GHz
TOTAL
12172 points/GHz
11687 points/GHz

Monothread performance graph
Monothread performance graphics gives the performance vs time. They are useful to measure the time it takes to the CPU to reach the maximum performance.

Usually, CPU's performance will be steady during these tests but if it has a slow frequency strategy, the first samples will show a lower score.


Test#1 (Integers) [points vs time]

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Test#2 (FP) [points vs time]

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Test#3 (Generic, ZIP) [points vs time]

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Test#1 (Memory) [points vs time]

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Multithread performance graph
Multithread graphs measure the performance against a heavy load during certain time.

If CPU's TDP doesn't limit the frequency and the machine is properly cooled, performance should remain steady vs time. Otherwise, the performance score will oscillate or decrease over time.


Test#1 (Integers) [points vs time]

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Test#2 (FP) [points vs time]

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Test#3 (Generic, ZIP) [points vs time]

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Test#1 (Memory) [points vs time]

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