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

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

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 18579 user samples
8201 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 109% Base clock 0.8 GHz, turbo 4.6 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 16% Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 0.75 GHz (avg)
Worst: 16% Best: 109%
SPEED RANK: 8th / 897
Desktop 91%
Nuclear submarine
Gaming 90%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation 60%
10378 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 77% Base clock 5 GHz, turbo 4.95 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 20% Base clock 4.2 GHz, turbo 1.4 GHz (avg)
Worst: 20% Best: 77%
SPEED RANK: 186th / 897
Desktop 63%
Battle cruiser
Gaming 65%
Workstation 47%
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
90.7 % Much faster effective speed.
63.5 % -43%
Market Share
Based on 739,633 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
1.2 % -83% 2.2 % Hugely higher market share.
Value For Money
62.6 % +3% 60.6 % -3%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
67 % -9% 73 % Slightly more popular.
Price (score)
$450 -62% $170 Much cheaper.
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
114 Pts Much faster single-core speed.
77.7 Pts -47%
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
402 Pts Much faster quad-core speed.
287 Pts -40%
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
594 Pts Faster multi-core speed.
499 Pts -19%
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
130 Pts Much faster OC single-core speed.
87.4 Pts -49%
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
480 Pts Much faster OC quad-core speed.
335 Pts -43%
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
684 Pts Faster OC multi-core speed.
574 Pts -19%
35 Months Slightly more recent.
40 Months -12%
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
84 Watts Much more energy efficient.
125 Watts -33%
CPU Processing Cores
4 cores -100% 8 cores Hugely higher core count.
CPU Processing Threads
8 threads 0% 8 threads 0%
Manufacturing process
22 nm Much newer manufacturing.
32 nm -31%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.5 GHz -14% 4 GHz Slightly faster base frequency.
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
3.9 GHz -8% 4.2 GHz Slightly faster turbo frequency.
SC Int
Single Core Integer Speed
126 Pts Much faster single-core int speed.
94.5 Pts -33%
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
132 Pts Much faster single-core fp speed.
80.5 Pts -64%
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
467 Pts Much faster quad-core int speed.
356 Pts -31%
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
491 Pts Much faster quad-core fp speed.
307 Pts -60%
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
631 Pts Slightly faster multi-core int speed.
589 Pts -7%
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
699 Pts Much faster multi-core fp speed.
495 Pts -41%
CPU Architecture
Haswell (2013) Piledriver (2012)
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1150 AM3+
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]


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 delivers better performance. [May '13 CPUPro]


Processor User Rankings (Charts) February 2016 CPU Rankings.

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