IntelBX80646I74770K
IntelBX80623I72600

4 Cores, 8 Threads @3.5GHz, Haswell.
Release date: Q1 2013.

4 Cores, 8 Threads @3.4GHz, Sandy Bridge.
Release date: Q1 2011.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 285,724 user samples
137,629 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 89% Base clock 3.5 GHz
Worst Bench: 65% Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 0.65 GHz (avg)
Poor: 65% Great: 89%
SPEED RANK: 183rd / 1316
Gaming
Gaming 78%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 64%
Destroyer
148,095 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 78% Base clock 3.55 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 62% Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.45 GHz (avg)
Poor: 62% Great: 78%
SPEED RANK: 294th / 1316
Gaming
Gaming 72%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 75%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 56%
Gunboat
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
78 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+9%
71.6 %
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
87.5 Pts +0% 87.1 Pts
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
108 Pts Faster single-core speed.
+18%
91.8 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
210 Pts Faster dual-core speed.
+20%
175 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
371 Pts Faster quad-core speed.
+21%
306 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
555 Pts Faster octa-core speed.
+26%
439 Pts
Memory
OC Memory Latency
96.5 Pts +4% 92.8 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
126 Pts Faster OC single-core speed.
+27%
99.5 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
249 Pts Faster OC dual-core speed.
+28%
194 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
454 Pts Faster OC quad-core speed.
+25%
364 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
658 Pts Much faster OC octa-core speed.
+37%
480 Pts
Market Share
Based on 44,090,613 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.26 % 0.41 % Much higher market share.
+58%
Value
Value For Money
76.4 % +3% 74.5 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
64 % +5% 61 %
Price
Price (score)
$300 $240 Cheaper.
+20%
Age
Newest
99 Months More recent.
+21%
125 Months
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
84 Watts More energy efficient.
+12%
95 Watts
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
4 cores 4 cores
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
8 threads 8 threads
Lithography
Manufacturing process
22 nm Much newer manufacturing.
+31%
32 nm
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.5 GHz +3% 3.4 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
3.9 GHz +3% 3.8 GHz
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
661 Pts Much faster OC 64-core speed.
+38%
478 Pts
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
561 Pts Faster 64-core speed.
+27%
443 Pts
Series
CPU Architecture
Haswell Sandy Bridge
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1150 LGA1155
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
HD 4600 HD 2000
Launch Date
Launch Date
Q2'13 Q1'11
Instruction Set Extensions
Instruction Set Extensions
SSE4.1/4.2, AVX 2.0 SSE4.1/4.2, AVX
Embedded Options Available
Embedded Options Available
No Yes
Lithography
Lithography
22 nm 32 nm
Recommended Price
Recommended Customer Price
$339.00 - $350.00 $273.00
Max Turbo Frequency
Max Turbo Frequency
3.9 GHz 3.8 GHz
Bus Speed
Bus Speed
5 GT/s DMI2 5 GT/s DMI
Memory Types
Memory Types
DDR3-1333/1600, DDR3L-1333/1600 @ 1.5V DDR3 1066/1333
Memory Bandwidth
Max Memory Bandwidth
25.6 GB/s 21 GB/s
Processor Graphics
Processor Graphics ‡
Intel® HD Graphics 4600 Intel® HD Graphics 2000
Graphics Base Frequency
Graphics Base Frequency
350 MHz 850 MHz
Wireless Display
Intel® Wireless Display
Yes No
# of Displays Supported
# of Displays Supported ‡
3 2
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency
1.25 GHz 1.35 GHz
Virtualization for Directed I/O (VT-d)
Intel® Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d) ‡
No Yes
vPro Tech
Intel® vPro™ Technology ‡
No Yes
Trusted Execution Tech
Intel® Trusted Execution Technology ‡
No Yes
PCI Express Revision
PCI Express Revision
Up to 3.0 2.0

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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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If there is any chance whatsoever that you may decide to overclock your CPU then it makes a lot more sense to go for the 2600K "K" version which, thanks to its unlocked clock multiplier, is a lot easier to overclock. For the few extra pounds it costs, I would recommend taking the K version just on the off chance because there are easily 10%+ performance gains to be had. Otherwise this is still a superb processor and still holds its own against the i7-4770 which is its two generations newer replacement. [Feb '12 CPUPro]

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