Real World Speed
Performance profile from 46,150 user samples
23,818 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 93% Base clock 3.5 GHz
Worst Bench: 66% Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 0.55 GHz (avg)
Poor: 66% Great: 93%
SPEED RANK: 33rd / 956
Gaming
Gaming 79%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 58%
Gunboat
22,332 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 90% Base clock 3.5 GHz
Worst Bench: 62% Base clock 3.5 GHz
Poor: 62% Great: 90%
SPEED RANK: 52nd / 956
Gaming
Gaming 75%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 77%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 55%
Yacht
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
79.2 % +5% 75.6 % -5%
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
111 Pts +3% 108 Pts -3%
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
389 Pts Slightly faster quad-core speed.
+5%
369 Pts -5%
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
588 Pts Slightly faster multi-core speed.
+8%
546 Pts -8%
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
128 Pts +2% 125 Pts -2%
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
475 Pts +4% 456 Pts -4%
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
682 Pts Slightly faster OC multi-core speed.
+6%
645 Pts -6%
Market Share
Based on 3,531,292 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.9 % 0% 0.9 % 0%
Value
Value For Money
67.3 % Slightly better value.
+10%
61.2 % -10%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
74 % Slightly more popular.
+7%
69 % -7%
Price
Price (score)
$450 Slightly cheaper.
+12%
$513 -12%
Age
Newest
49 Months More recent.
+18%
60 Months -18%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
84 Watts -8% 77 Watts Slightly more energy efficient.
+8%
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
4 cores 0% 4 cores 0%
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
8 threads 0% 8 threads 0%
Lithography
Manufacturing process
22 nm 0% 22 nm 0%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.5 GHz 0% 3.5 GHz 0%
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
3.9 GHz 0% 3.9 GHz 0%
SC Int
Single Core Integer Speed
131 Pts Slightly faster single-core int speed.
+6%
124 Pts -6%
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
131 Pts +3% 127 Pts -3%
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
476 Pts Slightly faster quad-core int speed.
+6%
448 Pts -6%
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
481 Pts Slightly faster quad-core fp speed.
+5%
457 Pts -5%
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
655 Pts +4% 631 Pts -4%
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
694 Pts Slightly faster multi-core fp speed.
+10%
632 Pts -10%
Series
CPU Architecture
Haswell (2013) Ivy Bridge (2012)
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1150 FCLGA1155
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
HD 4600 HD 4000
Launch Date
Launch Date
Q2'13 Q2'12
Instruction Set Extensions
Instruction Set Extensions
SSE4.1/4.2, AVX 2.0 SSE4.1/4.2, AVX
Recommended Price
Recommended Customer Price
$339.00 - $350.00 $332.00 - $342.00
Bus Speed
Bus Speed
5 GT/s DMI2 5 GT/s DMI
Thermal Solution Specification
Thermal Solution Specification
PCG 2013D 2011D
Memory Types
Memory Types
DDR3-1333/1600, DDR3L-1333/1600 @ 1.5V DDR3 1333/1600
Processor Graphics
Processor Graphics ‡
Intel® HD Graphics 4600 Intel® HD Graphics 4000
Graphics Base Frequency
Graphics Base Frequency
350 MHz 650 MHz
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency
1.25 GHz 1.15 GHz
PCI Express Revision
PCI Express Revision
Up to 3.0 3.0
PCI Express Configurations
PCI Express Configurations ‡
Up to 1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4 up to 1x16, 2x8, 1x8 & 2x4

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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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The third gen Ivy Bridge Core i7-3770K can't really be described as a consumer orientated processor. With 8 threads and four cores its capabilities are better aligned to server use. For price insensitive consumers that want the best of the best, this is currently one of the fastest processors available. The PassMark Single Thread score of 2080 points put the 3770K right at the top of the pack in terms of raw processing power and real world performance. The GeekBench and PassMark scores of 17210 and 9653 are within 20% or so of the best we have ever seen. Despite the near record breaking processing throughputs the 3770K is only rated at 77 TDP, which is also very reasonable by historical standards. For typical consumer use there are better value propositions out there. [May '13 CPUPro]

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Welcome to our desktop CPU comparison. We calculate effective speed which measures real world performance for typical consumers. Effective speed is adjusted by price to yield a value for money rating which is geared towards gamers. Calculated values don't always paint the whole picture so we check them against hundreds of individual user ratings. The customizable table below combines these factors and more to bring you the definitive list of top CPUs. [CPUPro]

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