Average Bench: 78% (178th of 1307)

more Based on 150,123 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000306C3, , BFEBFBFF000306A9, 1FABFBFF000306C3, BFEBFBFF000906E9, BFEBFBFF000206C2, 0000000000000000, BFEBFBFF000206D7, BFEBFBFF000206A7, 0FABFBFF000306C3, BFEBFBFF000106A5, BFEBFBFF000506E3, 178BFBFF00600F20 Models: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4770K CPU @ 3.50GHz, Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4770K CPU @ 3.90GHz

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]

Poor: 63%Average: 78% Great: 89%
Gaming
Gaming 78%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 82%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 64%
Destroyer

Good average bench

The Intel Core i7-4770K averaged 21.9% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Intel Core i7-4770K near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. Memory Latency 87.9Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 108Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-4770K is 25.8%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i7-4770K performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 562Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 555Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 150,123 samples)
Min Avg Max
74.9 Memory 87.9 96.5
87.8 1-Core 108 125
161 2-Core 209 247
79.3% 135 Pts
Min Avg Max
273 4-Core 370 455
394 8-Core 555 664
59.4% 462 Pts
Min Avg Max
418 64-Core 562 663
37.7% 562 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 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Memory 91.6
1-Core 122
2-Core 231
86% 148 Pts
4-Core 428
8-Core 642
69% 535 Pts
64-Core 638
43% 638 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.75 GHz (avg)
Memory 92.2
1-Core 114
2-Core 208
82% 138 Pts
4-Core 358
8-Core 570
59% 464 Pts
64-Core 573
38% 573 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Memory 81.5
1-Core 122
2-Core 237
84% 147 Pts
4-Core 397
8-Core 585
63% 491 Pts
64-Core 621
42% 621 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Memory 87.9
1-Core 114
2-Core 202
80% 134 Pts
4-Core 362
8-Core 562
59% 462 Pts
64-Core 592
40% 592 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Memory 89
1-Core 97.9
2-Core 205
77% 131 Pts
4-Core 356
8-Core 534
57% 445 Pts
64-Core 538
36% 538 Pts
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 Prices

MSRP ≈ $362 @ launch in Mar '13
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Typical Core i7-4770K Builds (Compare 6,132 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 63%
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Desktop
Desktop 83%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 53%
Yacht

Motherboard: MSI Z87-G45 GAMING (MS-7821) - $242

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 59% - Above average Total price: $891

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 Specifications

Essentials

DescriptionIntel® Core™ i7-4770K Processor (8M Cache, up to 3.90 GHz)
Code NameHaswell
Launch DateQ2'13
Processor Numberi7-4770K
# 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$339.00 - $350.00
Clock Speed3.5 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 Frequency1.25 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)No
VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT)Yes
TSX-NINo
vPro TechNo
Identity Protection TechYes
Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)No
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 TechNo
Anti-Theft TechYes

 Comments

LGA1150 Socket

New champions emerge every day...

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21 days ago.

Comment 

Can't complain, good bang for the buck, particularly great at single-threaded programs—Sep '14


Excellent

3 months ago.

Comment 

avec une bonne alimentation , une très bonne carte mere et un excellent cooler ce proco est toujours à la page , oc à donf mais en single il fait largement le taf pour mes besoins en 2020.je n'utilise le multi que pour certains encodages , mais les moteurs nvenc sont parfaits maintenant et passer à 300 fps , quand on en a 3 ou 4 ça fait du bien !!!—Dec '20


Excellent

16 days ago.

Comment 

Excellent OC capabilities, speed even on stock clocks and overall performance. Runs a bit too hot however and needs powerful cooling solutions to cope with the high heat generated by the overvolts —Dec '14


Excellent

4 months ago.

Very good performance for a 6 years old CPU. Still not feeling like changing it for 9th gen


Excellent

3 months ago.

The best processor for high performance PC.


Poor

3 months ago.

Love it! It's covered in blood.


Excellent

20 days ago.

it is 8 y.o now but still valid for me!


Good

2 months ago.

One of the best budget processors for games or workstation. I playing and doing virtualisation.


Terrible

21 months ago.

Excellent performance! Nothing to envy of the newest chips. Ive got it on a bargain, very satisfied!


Terrible

7 months ago.

this processor deserves hate against the almighty gaming amd processor


Excellent

28 days ago.

Soon 8 years of faithful service, couldn't be better. Still running games with 150+ fps, sadly i have to upgrade now due to heating issues.


Good

1 month ago.

7 years old and still running everything without problems...


Outstanding

7 years ago.

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CPU-Z

Review  www.notebookcheck.net/...

HD Graphics 4600 - Benchmarked

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GPU-Z (HD 4600)

GPU-Z (HD 4600)

Review  www.silentpcreview.com/...


Terrible

8 months ago.

Comment 

Very fast CPU. Combined with the right GPU and enough RAM = POWER—Dec '14


Good

12 months ago.

Slow as and bogged down by patches


Terrible

3 years ago.

low perfomance for that price


Average

7 years ago.

Review  www.tomshardware.com/...

The Core i7-4770K, specifically, is a bit faster than the -3770K it replaces—but only because of IPC improvements. It runs at the same 3.5 GHz and sports the same four cores otherwise. HD Graphics 4600 are a small step up, but not significant enough to overtake AMD’s $130 A10-5800K APU in any meaningful way.

Review  hexus.net/...

As it stands, there aren't a great number of reasons for desktop users with Sandy Bridge or Ivy Bridge platforms to rush out and upgrade - indeed, if you're a gamer with a discrete card, you're unlikely to see a major framerate differential between any of the three generations, and you may find less overclocking headroom.


Excellent

3 years ago.

fenomenal performance for it's price


Excellent

2 years ago.

Manages to stack up against the competition in 2018, even without overclocking. If you're happy with 4c/8t and don't need more cores, the 7700k only offers 25-30% more raw performance, 4 generations of incremental improvements after Haswell. Even better delidded.


Excellent

15 months ago.

I've had this CPU for about 7 years now and it STILL works like a champ. Overclock this baby a bit and it stands toe-to-toe with modern CPUs.


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