IntelBX80633I74960X
$1,189
IntelBX80646I74770K
 $1,189 

6 Cores, 12 Threads @3.6GHz, Ivy Bridge-E.
Release date: Q3 2013.

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Real World Speed
Performance profile from 107,819 user samples
2,812 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 87% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4.9 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 60% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Poor: 60% Great: 87%
SPEED RANK: 113th / 1206
Gaming
Gaming 72%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 72%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 60%
Destroyer
105,007 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 84% Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.55 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 57% Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 0.8 GHz (avg)
Poor: 57% Great: 84%
SPEED RANK: 117th / 1206
Gaming
Gaming 71%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 74%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 50%
Yacht
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
71.8 % +1% 70.8 %
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
104 Pts 111 Pts Slightly faster single-core speed.
+7%
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
207 Pts 214 Pts +3%
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
406 Pts Slightly faster quad-core speed.
+7%
378 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
651 Pts Faster octa-core speed.
+15%
564 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
126 Pts 128 Pts +2%
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
252 Pts 253 Pts +0%
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
496 Pts Slightly faster OC quad-core speed.
+6%
466 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
796 Pts Faster OC octa-core speed.
+19%
669 Pts
Market Share
Based on 22,484,734 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.01 % 0.53 % Insanely higher market share.
+5,200%
Value
Value For Money
48.1 % 69.8 % Much better value.
+45%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
55 % 91 % Much more popular.
+65%
Price
Price (score)
$1,189 $293 Much cheaper.
+75%
Age
Newest
75 Months Slightly more recent.
+7%
81 Months
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
130 Watts 84 Watts Much more energy efficient.
+35%
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
6 cores Much higher core count.
+50%
4 cores
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
12 threads Much higher thread count.
+50%
8 threads
Lithography
Manufacturing process
22 nm 22 nm
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.6 GHz +3% 3.5 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4 GHz +3% 3.9 GHz
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
976 Pts Much faster OC 64-core speed.
+46%
669 Pts
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
814 Pts Much faster 64-core speed.
+43%
569 Pts
Series
CPU Architecture
Ivy Bridge-E Haswell
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA2011 FCLGA1150
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
None HD 4600
Launch Date
Launch Date
Q3'13 Q2'13
Cache
Cache
15 MB SmartCache 8 MB SmartCache
Instruction Set Extensions
Instruction Set Extensions
SSE4.2, AVX, AES SSE4.1/4.2, AVX 2.0
Recommended Price
Recommended Customer Price
N/A $339.00 - $350.00
Max Memory Size
Max Memory Size (dependent on memory type)
64 GB 32 GB
Memory Types
Memory Types
DDR3 1333/1600/1866 DDR3-1333/1600, DDR3L-1333/1600 @ 1.5V
Memory Channels
Max # of Memory Channels
4 2
Memory Bandwidth
Max Memory Bandwidth
59.7 GB/s 25.6 GB/s
Package Size
Package Size
52.5mm x 45.0mm 37.5mm x 37.5mm
Virtualization for Directed I/O (VT-d)
Intel® Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d) ‡
Yes No
PCI Express Revision
PCI Express Revision
3.0 Up to 3.0
Max # of PCI Express Lanes
Max # of PCI Express Lanes
40 16

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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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