IntelBX80646I74770
IntelBX80684I59600K

4 Cores, 8 Threads @3.4GHz, Haswell.
Release date: Q1 2013.

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6 Cores, 6 Threads @3.7GHz, Coffee Lake.
Release date: Q4 2018.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 265,363 user samples
109,598 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 85% Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 67% Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
Poor: 67% Great: 85%
SPEED RANK: 177th / 1251
Gaming
Gaming 76%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 62%
Destroyer
155,765 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 105% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 5.15 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 86% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 0.8 GHz (avg)
Poor: 86% Great: 105%
SPEED RANK: 17th / 1251
Gaming
Gaming 95%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 96%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 80%
Battleship
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
76.4 % 95.3 % Faster effective speed.
+25%
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
86.4 Pts 92.9 Pts Slightly lower memory latency.
+8%
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
106 Pts 136 Pts Faster single-core speed.
+28%
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
204 Pts 269 Pts Much faster dual-core speed.
+32%
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
360 Pts 529 Pts Much faster quad-core speed.
+47%
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
533 Pts 757 Pts Much faster octa-core speed.
+42%
Memory
OC Memory Latency
94 Pts 97.3 Pts +4%
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
116 Pts 154 Pts Much faster OC single-core speed.
+33%
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
228 Pts 306 Pts Much faster OC dual-core speed.
+34%
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
427 Pts 609 Pts Much faster OC quad-core speed.
+43%
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
578 Pts 890 Pts Much faster OC octa-core speed.
+54%
Market Share
Based on 30,113,948 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.5 % 1.28 % Hugely higher market share.
+156%
Value
Value For Money
74.5 % 105 % Much better value.
+41%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
68 % 215 % Hugely more popular.
+216%
Price
Price (score)
$305 $195 Much cheaper.
+36%
Age
Newest
88 Months 20 Months Much more recent.
+77%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
84 Watts More energy efficient.
+12%
95 Watts
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
4 cores 6 cores Much higher core count.
+50%
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
8 threads Much higher thread count.
+33%
6 threads
Lithography
Manufacturing process
22 nm 14 nm Much newer manufacturing.
+36%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.4 GHz 3.7 GHz Slightly faster base frequency.
+9%
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
3.9 GHz 4.6 GHz Faster turbo frequency.
+18%
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
580 Pts 893 Pts Much faster OC 64-core speed.
+54%
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
539 Pts 765 Pts Much faster 64-core speed.
+42%
Series
CPU Architecture
Haswell Coffee Lake
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1150 FCLGA1151
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
HD 4600 UHD 630
Launch Date
Launch Date
Q2'13 Q4'18
Cache
Cache
8 MB SmartCache 9 MB SmartCache
Instruction Set Extensions
Instruction Set Extensions
SSE4.1/4.2, AVX 2.0 Intel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2
Lithography
Lithography
22 nm 14 nm
Recommended Price
Recommended Customer Price
$303.00 - $312.00 $262.00 - $263.00
Max Turbo Frequency
Max Turbo Frequency
3.9 GHz 4.60 GHz
Bus Speed
Bus Speed
5 GT/s DMI2 8 GT/s DMI3
Thermal Solution Specification
Thermal Solution Specification
PCG 2013D PCG 2015D (130W)
Max Memory Size
Max Memory Size (dependent on memory type)
32 GB 64 GB
Memory Types
Memory Types
DDR3-1333/1600, DDR3L-1333/1600 @ 1.5V DDR4-2666
Memory Bandwidth
Max Memory Bandwidth
25.6 GB/s 41.6 GB/s
Processor Graphics
Processor Graphics ‡
Intel® HD Graphics 4600 Intel® UHD Graphics 630
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency
1.2 GHz 1.15 GHz
Graphics Video Max Memory
Graphics Video Max Memory
2 GB 64 GB
Hyper-Threading Tech
Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology ‡
Yes No
TSX-NI
Intel® TSX-NI
No Yes
PCI Express Revision
PCI Express Revision
Up to 3.0 3.0

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The Intel Core i7-4770 features Intel's most recent (Haswell) architecture. As with each of the previous "Core i" generations Intel have managed to reduce power consumption and simultaneously increase processing throughput. The i7-4770 has a locked multiplier which makes overclocking it much harder than its unlocked i7-4770K sibling. Comparing the 4770 and 4770K shows that the 4770K yields 14% higher processing throughput when overclocked and also costs 14% more. The 4770K has 4 physical cores which allow it to process four streams of instructions in parallel. General desktop computing tasks such as checking email, watching videos and surfing the web rarely require more than two cores, so for the majority of users this processor is overpowered. If you plan to encode video or compile software then this is one of the fastest reasonably priced processors available. [Mar '14 CPUPro]

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The hex-core i5-9600K is third in Intel’s line-up of 9th generation Coffee Lake CPUs. It has a TDP of 95W and requires an aftermarket cooler (such as the $20 GAMMAXX 400). The 9600K was designed to be overclocked. Once this is enabled in the BIOS (requires a Z-series motherbaord), the 9600K runs 10% faster. In terms of performance, the i5-9600K is almost unbeatable for desktop users and it has sufficient multi-core performance to handle all but the most demanding workstation tasks. For CPU encoding (Cinebench) the Ryzen 3000 series offers great 64-core performance at a very competitive price. For example the overclocked Ryzen 3600 is approximately 13% worse for gaming, desktop and normal consumer workloads but it is 27% faster for 64-core processing. At stock clocks the i5-9600K is around 8% slower than Intel’s flagship i9-9900K but when both are overclocked, the 9600K closes the gaming gap to within two or three percent. Considering that the 9900K is the fastest gaming processor available, and almost twice the price of the 9600K, this is no small feat. The i5-9600K is aimed squarely at gamers who are not willing to compromise on performance but don't want to pay more than they need to. [Oct '18 CPUPro]

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