Average Bench: 78.2% (180th of 1316)

more Based on 159,660 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: 78.2% Great: 89%
Gaming
Gaming 78%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 82%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 64%
Destroyer

Good average bench

The Intel Core i7-4770K averaged 21.7% 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 87.6Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 108Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-4770K is 25%. 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 563Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 557Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 159,660 samples)
Min Avg Max
75.5 Memory 87.6 96.5
85.2 1-Core 108 126
168 2-Core 211 247
79.5% 136 Pts
Min Avg Max
280 4-Core 373 456
414 8-Core 557 666
59.8% 465 Pts
Min Avg Max
449 64-Core 563 668
37.8% 563 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Server
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.4 GHz (avg)
Memory 91.6
1-Core 128
2-Core 251
90% 157 Pts
4-Core 456
8-Core 678
73% 567 Pts
64-Core 658
44% 658 Pts
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Memory 89.3
1-Core 113
2-Core 217
82% 140 Pts
4-Core 398
8-Core 603
64% 501 Pts
64-Core 605
41% 605 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Memory 87
1-Core 112
2-Core 220
81% 140 Pts
4-Core 389
8-Core 572
62% 480 Pts
64-Core 550
37% 550 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Memory 78.2
1-Core 121
2-Core 246
83% 148 Pts
4-Core 434
8-Core 632
69% 533 Pts
64-Core 645
43% 645 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.05 GHz (avg)
Memory 87.8
1-Core 107
2-Core 196
77% 130 Pts
4-Core 307
8-Core 396
46% 352 Pts
64-Core 381
26% 381 Pts
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 45,115,276 CPUs tested.

 Prices

MSRP ≈ $362 @ launch in Mar '13
AmazonUS $3004 months
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Gaming
Gaming 63%
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Desktop
Desktop 83%
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Workstation
Workstation 53%
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

New champions emerge every day...

Added 8 years ago.

Excellent (edit your comment) Add link

5 days ago.

Comment 

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


Liked

1 month 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

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


Good

4 days ago.

Love it! It's covered in blood.


Excellent

7 months ago.

The best processor for high performance PC.


Excellent

16 days ago.

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


Good

3 months ago.

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


Terrible

2 years ago.

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


Terrible

10 months ago.

this processor deserves hate against the almighty gaming amd processor


Excellent

4 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.


Good

4 months ago.

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


Outstanding

8 years ago.

Review  www.hardwareluxx.com/...

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CPU-Z

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

12 months ago.

Comment 

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


Good

16 months ago.

Slow as and bogged down by patches


Terrible

3 years ago.

low perfomance for that price


Average

8 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

3 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

18 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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