Average Bench: 76.8% (232nd of 1369)

more Based on 167,707 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: 64%Average: 76.8% Great: 87%
Gaming
Gaming 77%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 63%
Destroyer

Good average bench

The Intel Core i7-4770K averaged 23.2% 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 87.4Pts
Avg. Single Core Speed 105Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-4770K is 22.5%. 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 Speed 546Pts
Avg. Octa Core Speed 541Pts
ADVERTISEMENT

Average Bench

(Based on 167,707 samples)
Min Avg Max
74.3 Memory 87.4 96.3
78.7 1-Core 105 124
159 2-Core 200 238
75.7% 131 Pts
Min Avg Max
269 4-Core 359 432
412 8-Core 541 647
55.8% 450 Pts
Min Avg Max
405 64-Core 546 649
33.8% 546 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 GHz (avg)
Memory 94.2
1-Core 110
2-Core 206
80% 137 Pts
4-Core 377
8-Core 535
57% 456 Pts
64-Core 544
34% 544 Pts
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Memory 90.9
1-Core 99.1
2-Core 178
73% 123 Pts
4-Core 346
8-Core 490
52% 418 Pts
64-Core 514
32% 514 Pts
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.55 GHz (avg)
Memory 73.2
1-Core 64.6
2-Core 118
52% 85.2 Pts
4-Core 213
8-Core 268
31% 240 Pts
64-Core 306
19% 306 Pts
167,707 MORE »

 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 56,939,049 CPUs tested.

 Prices

MSRP ≈ $362 @ launch in Mar '13
AmazonUS $19916 mins
Send price feedback
Typical Core i7-4770K Builds (Compare 2,387 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 47%
Yacht
Desktop
Desktop 82%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 40%
Jet ski

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 100% - Outstanding Total price: $554

Popular Core i7-4770K compatible motherboards:

How Fast Is Your CPU? (Bench your build) Size up your PC in less than a minute.

Welcome to our freeware PC speed test tool. UserBenchmark will test your PC and compare the results to other users with the same components. You can quickly size up your PC, identify hardware problems and explore the best upgrades.

UserBenchmark of the month

How it works

  • - Download and run UserBenchmark.
  • - CPU tests include: integer, floating and string.
  • - GPU tests include: six 3D game simulations.
  • - Drive tests include: read, write, sustained write and mixed IO.
  • - RAM tests include: single/multi core bandwidth and latency.
  • - SkillBench (space shooter) tests user input accuracy.
  • - Reports are generated and presented on userbenchmark.com.
  • - Identify the strongest components in your PC.
  • - See speed test results from other users.
  • - Compare your components to the current market leaders.
  • - Explore your best upgrade options with a virtual PC build.
  • - Compare your in-game FPS to other users with your hardware.
Processor Rankings (Price vs Performance) November 2022 CPU Rankings.

We calculate effective speed which measures real world performance for typical users. Effective speed is adjusted by current prices to yield a value for money rating. Our calculated values are checked against thousands of individual user ratings. The customizable table below combines these factors to bring you the definitive list of top CPUs. [CPUPro]

ADVERTISEMENT

Group Test Results

  • Best user rated - User sentiment trumps benchmarks for this comparison.
  • Best value for money - Value for money is based on real world performance.
  • Fastest real world speed - Real World Speed measures performance for typical consumers.

 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...

Added 9 years ago.

Liked (edit your comment) Add link

16 days ago.

Comment 

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


Good

28 days ago.

SOLD CHIP EVEN IN 2021 I use mine for server use


Liked

10 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


Disliked

4 months 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

23 months ago.

The best processor for high performance PC.


Excellent

1 month ago.

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


Excellent

2 months ago.

Good chip still goes strong in 2022


Excellent

2 months ago.

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


Terrible

3 years ago.

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


Terrible

14 months ago.

this processor deserves hate against the almighty gaming amd processor


Poor

12 months 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.


Terrible

2 months ago.

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


Excellent

7 months ago.

Has served me really well for a looong time


Good

1 month ago.

Its good but its starting to age :)


Terrible

2 years ago.

Comment 

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


Outstanding

9 years ago.

Review  www.hardwareluxx.com/...

Image  www.hardwareluxx.de/...
CPU-Z

CPU-Z

Review  www.notebookcheck.net/...

HD Graphics 4600 - Benchmarked

Image  www.notebookcheck.net/...
GPU-Z (HD 4600)

GPU-Z (HD 4600)

Review  www.silentpcreview.com/...


Poor

12 months ago.

Slow as and bogged down by patches


Terrible

5 years ago.

low perfomance for that price


Average

9 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

5 years ago.

fenomenal performance for it's price


Excellent

4 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

2 years 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.


Excellent

6 months ago.

i personelly use it


Your
opinion?
1369 Processors (Compared) Thousands of user benchmarks compiled into one comparison list.

See how consistently different CPUs perform with varying real world conditions. The charts also illustrate overall performance, popularity and rank.

 Frequently Asked Questions

 Best User Rated

The Best.
CPUGPUSSD
Intel Core i5-13600K $320Nvidia RTX 3060-Ti $445Crucial MX500 250GB $32
Intel Core i7-12700K $326Nvidia RTX 3070 $530Samsung 850 Evo 120GB $106
Intel Core i5-12400F $170Nvidia RTX 3050 $270Samsung 860 Evo 250GB $52
HDDRAMUSB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB (2016) $43Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3000 C15 2x8GB $50SanDisk Extreme 64GB $72
WD Blue 1TB (2012) $29Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3200 C16 2x8GB $50SanDisk Extreme 32GB $28
Seagate Barracuda 2TB (2016) $77G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 3200 C14 4x16GB $453SanDisk Ultra Fit 32GB $16
Today's hottest deals
About  •  User Guide  •  FAQs  •  Email  •  Privacy  •  Developer  •  YouTube Feedback