Average Bench: 70.5% (333rd of 1385)

Based on 176,321 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000306C3, 0000000000000000, 1F8BFBFF000306C3, 0FABFBFF000306C3, 0F8BFBFF000306C3 Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4770 CPU @ 3.40GHz

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]

Poor: 58%Average: 70.5% Great: 78%
Gaming
Gaming 70%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 74%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 57%
Gunboat

Good average bench

The Intel Core i7-4770 averaged 29.5% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This isn't a great result which indicates that there are much faster alternatives on the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. Memory Latency 81.7Pts
Avg. Single Core Speed 97.7Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-4770 is 20.2%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i7-4770 performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Multi Core Speed 490Pts
Avg. Octa Core Speed 478Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 176,321 samples)
Min Avg Max
61.4 Memory 81.7 92.6
75.5 1-Core 97.7 107
143 2-Core 186 209
70.4% 122 Pts
Min Avg Max
240 4-Core 321 364
347 8-Core 478 538
49.7% 399 Pts
Min Avg Max
365 64-Core 490 539
30.3% 490 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Server
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Memory 92
1-Core 103
2-Core 196
76% 130 Pts
4-Core 333
8-Core 490
51% 412 Pts
64-Core 506
31% 506 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.65 GHz (avg)
Memory 83.1
1-Core 102
2-Core 201
74% 129 Pts
4-Core 361
8-Core 529
56% 445 Pts
64-Core 531
33% 531 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Memory 89.3
1-Core 98.6
2-Core 188
73% 125 Pts
4-Core 316
8-Core 452
48% 384 Pts
64-Core 512
32% 512 Pts
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Memory 81.6
1-Core 90.2
2-Core 189
69% 120 Pts
4-Core 326
8-Core 495
51% 411 Pts
64-Core 512
32% 512 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.65 GHz (avg)
Memory 81.1
1-Core 97.7
2-Core 179
69% 119 Pts
4-Core 320
8-Core 499
50% 410 Pts
64-Core 511
32% 511 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

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 Prices

MSRP ≈ $310 @ launch in Mar '13
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Typical Core i7-4770 Builds (Compare 6,759 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 9%
Tree trunk
Desktop
Desktop 65%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 9%
Tree trunk

Motherboard: Dell OptiPlex 9020

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 81% - Excellent Total price: $120

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 Specifications

Essentials

DescriptionIntel® Core™ i7-4770 Processor (8M Cache, up to 3.90 GHz)
Code NameHaswell
Launch DateQ2'13
Processor Numberi7-4770
# of Cores4
# of Threads8
Cache8 MB SmartCache
Instruction Set64-bit
Instruction Set ExtensionsSSE4.1/4.2, AVX 2.0
Embedded Options AvailableNo
Lithography22 nm
Recommended Price$303.00 - $312.00
Clock Speed3.4 GHz
Max Turbo Frequency3.9 GHz
Bus Speed5 GT/s DMI2
Scalability1S Only
Max TDP84 W
Thermal Solution SpecificationPCG 2013D

Graphics

Processor GraphicsIntel® HD Graphics 4600
Graphics Base Frequency350 MHz
Graphics OutputeDP/DP/HDMI/DVI/VGA
Wireless DisplayYes
# of Displays Supported3
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency1.2 GHz
Quick Sync VideoYes
InTru 3D TechYes
Clear Video HD TechYes
Intel InsiderYes
Flexible Display InterfaceYes
Graphics Video Max Memory2 GB

Memory

Max Memory Size32 GB
Memory TypesDDR3-1333/1600, DDR3L-1333/1600 @ 1.5V
Memory Channels2
Memory Bandwidth25.6 GB/s
ECC Memory SupportedNo

Expansion Options

PCI Express RevisionUp to 3.0
PCI Express ConfigurationsUp to 1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4
Max # of PCI Express Lanes16

Data Protection

AES New InstructionsYes
Secure KeyYes

Advanced Technologies

Virtualization Tech (VT-x)Yes
Intel 64Yes
Idle StatesYes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® TechYes
Thermal Monitoring TechnologiesYes
Turbo Boost Tech2.0
Hyper-Threading TechYes
Virtualization for Directed I/O (VT-d)Yes
VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT)Yes
TSX-NINo
vPro TechYes
Identity Protection TechYes
Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)Yes
Small Business AdvantageYes
My WiFi TechYes

Package

Package Size37.5mm x 37.5mm
Graphics and IMC Lithography22 nm
Max CPU Configuration1
Sockets SupportedFCLGA1150

Platform Protection

Execute Disable BitYes
OS GuardYes
Trusted Execution TechYes
Anti-Theft TechYes

 Comments

Haswell offers superior performance...

Added 8 years ago.

Good (edit your comment) Add link

18 days ago.

Got a HP Desktop with this cpu in 2014 and have been using it daily ever sense. Went to Windows 7 to windows 10 but switched to Ubuntu 20.4.1 when MS dropped Windows Media Center. It is actually faster running linux than windows. Got Plex running have a Nvidia 1060 graphics card, 16G and run VMWare on it. Got a SSD for the OS and it works great still.


Excellent

4 days ago.

My faithful fellow since 2013 - no issues since then. But I do mediocre gaming and now this board will be tested with a newer graphic card. I will still use it for a linux build after that.


Good

2 months ago.

been using it for like 1000 years. still works well for 1080p gaming


Good

11 months ago.

хороший проц нагружается не более 70% в играх 1080p с видеокартой rx 480 и записью на ReLive


Excellent

2 years ago.

Bough a PC Pavilion 500-175el in 2014 Q1 with i7-4770, used almost everyday (as a desktop/workstation - no gaming), it still works well after almost 7 years.


Good

10 months ago.

Two-thirds-decent, one-third-good gaming CPU. Slightly outdated 4th gen cpu, but who cares about that if it performs well amirite


Good

21 days ago.

Served me well but I should change it after 6 years of intensive use


Poor

3 months ago.

pre-build with this cpu is cheap now


Excellent

9 months ago.

Runs GTA V on Highest/Ultra and Ark: Survival Evolved on High together with a RTX2060 ventus OC and 24GB ram


Good

1 month ago.

Best In the World What do u mean core 2 duo vs core i7-4700k itis not even close


Excellent

2 years ago.

for a 2013 q1 release still a fast processor in 2020 q1.


Excellent

2 years ago.

I've had it for 5 years and it has worked perfectly! it can run games and stuff like rendering pretty well!


Excellent

8 years ago.


Poor

2 years ago.

Bought it in China new, built it back up here, got Half Life Alyx to work well on this old beast.


Good

2 years ago.

Nice and still performs well. :)


Excellent

4 years ago.

Пока существует x86, этот процессор будет актуален.


Excellent

3 years ago.

A monster, despite Skylake and Kaby Lake are newer, time does not seem to move with this i7 4770, I've seen videos where it even handles a 1080 Ti without any issue. Its performance its truly remarkable and if anyone is looking for a decent gaming processor, this is the one, don't throw your money away, is either the i5 8400 or this, since this is cheaper+8 threads with decent IPC, I would get this. Capable of Ryzen 5 performance and even better sometimes.


Terrible

5 years ago.

old and weak


Excellent

6 years ago.

despite it IS a 3 years old CPU, It has stood the test of time admirably, I can still run the newest games with 0 problems, and even use ShadowPlay with this with a decent Nvidia card. But I am afraid that it will change anytime soon.


Good

3 years ago.

Much more powerful vs Core i5-3470 than benchmarks show, for basic everyday computing. But nearly not as much value-for-money in the used market as i5-3470. Hyperthreading at the i7 level (not i3) really improves overall experience.


Excellent

8 years ago.

I think, i am going to buy it!! :)


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