Average Bench: 73.6% (335th of 1452)

more Based on 172,887 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: 60%Average: 73.6% Great: 84%
Gaming
Gaming 74%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 77%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 60%
Gunboat

Good average bench

The Intel Core i7-4770K averaged 26.4% 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 85.6Pts
Avg. Single Core Speed 101Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-4770K is 24%. 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 513Pts
Avg. Octa Core Speed 497Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 172,887 samples)
Min Avg Max
68.3 Memory 85.6 96
71.4 1-Core 101 122
144 2-Core 192 232
73.2% 126 Pts
Min Avg Max
255 4-Core 334 403
352 8-Core 497 609
51.7% 415 Pts
Min Avg Max
380 64-Core 513 620
31.8% 513 Pts
User Benchmarks BenchNormalHeavyServer
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
Memory 96.8
1-Core 106
2-Core 209
80% 137 Pts
4-Core 370
8-Core 600
59% 485 Pts
64-Core 607
38% 607 Pts
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.15 GHz (avg)
Memory 89.8
1-Core 110
2-Core 219
80% 140 Pts
4-Core 395
8-Core 608
62% 501 Pts
64-Core 609
38% 609 Pts
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Memory 93.2
1-Core 95.9
2-Core 198
75% 129 Pts
4-Core 343
8-Core 544
55% 443 Pts
64-Core 541
34% 541 Pts
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Memory 88.4
1-Core 99.5
2-Core 197
74% 128 Pts
4-Core 366
8-Core 543
57% 454 Pts
64-Core 547
34% 547 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Memory 80.9
1-Core 100
2-Core 179
70% 120 Pts
4-Core 294
8-Core 418
45% 356 Pts
64-Core 413
26% 413 Pts
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 68,075,002 CPUs tested

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Gaming 60%
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Desktop
Desktop 80%
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Workstation
Workstation 50%
Yacht

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

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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

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Added 11 years ago.

Good (edit your comment) Add link

5 months ago.

not too expensive, very very old, struggles to run anything large but good and affordable for old people or non gamers.

Comment 

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


Disliked

8 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


Liked

6 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

3 years ago.

The best processor for high performance PC.


Excellent

20 months ago.

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


Good

3 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.


Poor

3 months ago.

this processor deserves hate against the almighty gaming amd processor


Excellent

10 months ago.

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


Excellent

4 months ago.

I don't have it but it's still better than 8th gen i 7 Pls don't change a cpu


Good

16 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

21 months ago.

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


Excellent

2 years ago.

Has served me really well for a looong time


Excellent

4 months ago.

fait tourner de gros jeux comme GTA5 OU Red rédemption 2


Good

17 months ago.

Its good but its starting to age :)


Terrible

3 years ago.

Comment 

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


Outstanding

11 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/...


Poor

2 years ago.

Slow as and bogged down by patches


Average

11 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

6 years ago.

fenomenal performance for it's price


Excellent

6 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

4 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

2 years ago.

i personelly use it


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