Average Bench: 78.3% (92nd of 1158)

more Based on 86,608 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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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

Single Core Integer Speed 112Pts
Single Core Floating Point Speed 112Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-4770K is 29.6%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i7-4770K performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Multi Core Floating Point Speed 586Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 574Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 86,608 samples)
Min Avg Max
94.6 SC Int 112 130
92.4 SC Float 112 131
94.8 SC Mixed 111 129
89.4% 112 Pts
Min Avg Max
291 QC Int 379 472
309 QC Float 387 472
299 QC Mixed 382 479
86.8% 383 Pts
Min Avg Max
448 MC Int 546 641
483 MC Float 586 686
460 MC Mixed 574 673
85.1% 569 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.3 GHz, turbo 5.25 GHz (avg)
SC Int 127
SC Float 123
SC Mixed 126
100% 126 Pts
QC Int 448
QC Float 466
QC Mixed 462
104% 459 Pts
MC Int 637
MC Float 681
MC Mixed 665
99% 661 Pts
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
SC Int 125
SC Float 127
SC Mixed 124
100% 126 Pts
QC Int 402
QC Float 414
QC Mixed 402
92% 406 Pts
MC Int 601
MC Float 636
MC Mixed 632
93% 623 Pts
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
SC Int 114
SC Float 112
SC Mixed 114
91% 114 Pts
QC Int 375
QC Float 391
QC Mixed 376
86% 381 Pts
MC Int 539
MC Float 579
MC Mixed 566
84% 562 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
SC Int 122
SC Float 93.4
SC Mixed 123
90% 113 Pts
QC Int 350
QC Float 362
QC Mixed 356
81% 356 Pts
MC Int 476
MC Float 511
MC Mixed 492
74% 493 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
SC Int 103
SC Float 106
SC Mixed 103
83% 104 Pts
QC Int 342
QC Float 363
QC Mixed 358
80% 355 Pts
MC Int 528
MC Float 560
MC Mixed 547
82% 545 Pts
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 17,051,104 CPUs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $362 @ launch in Mar '13
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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 5 years ago.

Good (edit your comment) Add link

33 mins 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


Excellent

8 days ago.

since 2013 @ 4,3ghz


Good

22 days ago.

1080TI + 4770K


Excellent

14 days ago.

21312323


Excellent

6 days ago.

Mine scored much higher


Disliked

1 month 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

5 months ago.

I using it and its god damn powerfull


Poor

2 months ago.

Love it! It's covered in blood.


Excellent

4 months ago.

i use it for a couple of years and dont wanna replace it


Excellent

1 month ago.

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


Terrible

5 months ago.

Comment 

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


Outstanding

5 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

4 months ago.

Much better than the I9 Value wise because the I9 is for advanced Animation rendering, Unlike the I7 that is for gaming and can also be used to do some lower class animation


Terrible

20 months ago.

low perfomance for that price


Average

5 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

18 months ago.

fenomenal performance for it's price


Excellent

12 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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