Average Bench: 66.5% (109th of 1182)

more Based on 102,388 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]

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Poor: 52%Average: 66.5% Great: 80%
Gaming
Gaming 67%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 73%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 49%
Yacht

Above average average bench

The Intel Core i7-4770K averaged 33.4% 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. Single Core Mixed Speed 110Pts
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed 212Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-4770K is 28.2%. 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 556Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 102,388 samples)
Min Avg Max
88.8 1-Core 110 128
163 2-Core 212 252
76% 161 Pts
Min Avg Max
289 4-Core 374 458
414 8-Core 556 663
59.8% 465 Pts
Min Avg Max
444 64-Core 563 671
37.8% 563 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Extreme
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.4 GHz, turbo 5.5 GHz (avg)
1-Core 131
2-Core 260
92% 196 Pts
4-Core 473
8-Core 668
74% 570 Pts
64-Core 672
45% 672 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
1-Core 131
2-Core 246
89% 188 Pts
4-Core 451
8-Core 681
73% 566 Pts
64-Core 684
46% 684 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
1-Core 119
2-Core 235
83% 177 Pts
4-Core 413
8-Core 612
66% 512 Pts
64-Core 608
41% 608 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
1-Core 114
2-Core 224
80% 170 Pts
4-Core 370
8-Core 591
61% 481 Pts
64-Core 602
40% 602 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
1-Core 107
2-Core 212
75% 160 Pts
4-Core 355
8-Core 566
59% 460 Pts
64-Core 572
38% 572 Pts
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 Market Share (See Leaders)

The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 20,345,661 CPUs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $362 @ launch in Mar '13
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Gaming 69%
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Desktop
Desktop 68%
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Workstation
Workstation 44%
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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 6 years ago.

Poor (edit your comment) Add link

5 days ago.

With as old as this processor is now, it still is a behemoth of a CPU. Whatever I need done, gaming, general usage, etc, it does it all with ease and has never crashed.

Comment 

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


Liked

3 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

15 hrs ago.

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


Poor

7 months ago.

Love it! It's covered in blood.


Good

13 days ago.

soo old


Terrible

2 months ago.

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


Terrible

26 days ago.

Comment 

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


Poor

2 months ago.

Slow as and bogged down by patches


Outstanding

6 years ago.

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CPU-Z

CPU-Z

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HD Graphics 4600 - Benchmarked

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GPU-Z (HD 4600)

GPU-Z (HD 4600)

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Terrible

24 months ago.

low perfomance for that price


Average

6 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

22 months ago.

fenomenal performance for it's price


Excellent

17 months 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.


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