Intel
AMD

4 Cores, 8 Threads
@3.5GHz Haswell (2013)

8 Cores, 8 Threads
@4.0GHz Piledriver (2012)

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 2218 user samples
1303 User Benchmarks:
Best Score: 136% Base clock 4.8 GHz, turbo 6.6 GHz (avg)
Worst Score: 4% Base clock 3.5 GHz
Worst: 4% Best: 136%
SPEED RANK: 4th / 759
915 User Benchmarks:
Best Score: 97% Base clock 5.2 GHz
Worst Score: 24% Base clock 4 GHz
Worst: 24% Best: 97%
SPEED RANK: 124th / 759
SC Mixed?
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
113 Pts Much faster single-core speed.
+46%
77.3 Pts -46%
DC Mixed?
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
222 Pts Much faster dual-core speed.
+46%
152 Pts -46%
MC Mixed?
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
613 Pts Faster multi-core speed.
+16%
530 Pts -16%
SC Mixed?
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
129 Pts Much faster OC single-core speed.
+48%
87.2 Pts -48%
DC Mixed?
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
256 Pts Much faster OC dual-core speed.
+49%
172 Pts -49%
MC Mixed?
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
707 Pts Faster OC multi-core speed.
+17%
604 Pts -17%
Value?
Value For Money
70.8 % Slightly better value.
+8%
65.5 % -8%
User Rating?
UBM User Rating
71 % -7% 76 % Slightly more popular.
+7%
Price?
Price (score)
$335 -55% $150 Much cheaper.
+55%
Effective Speed?
Effective CPU Speed
111 Pts Much faster effective speed.
+41%
78.3 Pts -41%
Age
Newness
20 Months More recent.
+20%
25 Months -20%
PassMark?
PassMark Score
10,020 Pts Slightly stronger multi-threading.
+9%
9,156 Pts -9%
PassMark ST?
Passmark Single Thread Score
2,164 Pts Much stronger single-threading.
+42%
1,520 Pts -42%
Geek Bench?
Geekbench Score
18,938 Pts Much better geekbench.
+70%
11,155 Pts -70%
TDP?
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
84 Watts Much more energy efficient.
+33%
125 Watts -33%
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
4 cores -100% 8 cores Hugely higher core count.
+100%
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
8 threads 0% 8 threads 0%
Lithography
Manufacturing process
22 nm Much newer manufacturing.
+31%
32 nm -31%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.5 GHz -14% 4 GHz Slightly faster base frequency.
+14%
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
3.9 GHz -8% 4.2 GHz Slightly faster turbo frequency.
+8%
Geek Bench SC?
Geekbench Single Core Score
4,823 Pts Hugely faster single-core speed.
+125%
2,145 Pts -125%
Series
CPU Architecture
Haswell (2013) Piledriver (2012)
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1150 AM3+
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
HD 4600 None

The Core i7-4770K is Intel's fourth generation (codename Haswell) flagship processor in the hugely successful Core range. It's not surprising that the 4770K sets a new Real World Performance index record, besting its predecessor by just over 9%. The 4770K also tops out in the remainder of our benchmarks setting new highs of 10020 and 2164 in the PassMark and PassMark Single Thread tests which equates to roughly an 8% overall performance increase over the 3770K. With a TDP of 84 watts, power consumption has increased slightly over the 3770K. The new Core i7-4770K demonstrates around an 8% performance increase over its predecessor the 3770K but it costs 12% more. As a result, at least until prices drop, this processor represents marginally worse value for money than the 3770K. [Jun '13 CPUPro]

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In terms of raw single-core performance the flagship AMD FX-8350 is lagging behind intel's processor line-up by over two generations. The PassMark Single Thread scores for the i5-2500K vs the FX-8350 are 1863 to 1520 which shows that in terms of raw per-core processing the FX-8350 is lagging the two year old i5 by 23%. Where the AMD FX makes up is on multi-core performance, with a score of 9156 vs 6745, the AMD leads the Intel 2500K by 36% making it the far more capable multi-threaded server orientated performer. The AMD is also cheaper but significantly more power hungry which counts strongly against it as a sever proposition. The FX-8350 could be a good fit for specific server use cases but for general consumer use, which is single and dual core intensive, Intel's two year old i5-2500K will deliver better performance. [May '13 CPUPro]

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Processor User Rankings Chart

November 2014 CPU Rankings

Welcome to our desktop CPU comparison. We calculate effective speed which measures performance under typical consumer load. Effective speed is adjusted by price to yield a value for money rating. Calculated values don't always paint the whole picture so we check them against hundreds of individual user ratings. Vote to share your opinion. [CPUPro]

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