Average Bench: 78.7% (142nd of 1265)

more Based on 126,631 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: 66%Average: 78.7% Great: 90%
Gaming
Gaming 79%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 82%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 64%
Destroyer

Good average bench

The Intel Core i7-4770K averaged 21.2% 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 88.9Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 110Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-4770K is 23.6%. 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 558Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 126,631 samples)
Min Avg Max
77.5 Memory 88.9 96.8
88.2 1-Core 110 128
167 2-Core 212 253
80.4% 137 Pts
Min Avg Max
283 4-Core 372 461
424 8-Core 558 668
59.8% 465 Pts
Min Avg Max
452 64-Core 563 667
37.8% 563 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 3.7 GHz (avg)
Memory 88.5
1-Core 112
2-Core 215
81% 139 Pts
4-Core 372
8-Core 543
59% 458 Pts
64-Core 535
36% 535 Pts
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Memory 82.2
1-Core 113
2-Core 204
78% 133 Pts
4-Core 339
8-Core 559
57% 449 Pts
64-Core 438
29% 438 Pts
SOCKET 1150, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Memory 84.2
1-Core 103
2-Core 182
74% 123 Pts
4-Core 326
8-Core 517
54% 421 Pts
64-Core 456
31% 456 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Memory 81.5
1-Core 106
2-Core 207
76% 131 Pts
4-Core 328
8-Core 428
50% 378 Pts
64-Core 471
32% 471 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Memory 88.6
1-Core 76.1
2-Core 155
66% 107 Pts
4-Core 236
8-Core 399
40% 317 Pts
64-Core 524
35% 524 Pts
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 33,633,575 CPUs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $362 @ launch in Mar '13
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Typical Core i7-4770K Builds (Compare 3,531 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 63%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 83%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 52%
Yacht

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

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 53% - Above average Total price: $1,027

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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 7 years ago.

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12 days ago.

Comment 

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


Disliked

16 days 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

6 days ago.

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


Poor

12 days ago.

The best processor for high performance PC.


Good

2 days ago.

Love it! It's covered in blood.


Excellent

8 days ago.

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


Terrible

14 months ago.

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


Terrible

20 days ago.

this processor deserves hate against the almighty gaming amd processor


Excellent

9 months ago.

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


Outstanding

7 years ago.

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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

2 months ago.

Comment 

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


Good

6 months ago.

Slow as and bogged down by patches


Terrible

3 years ago.

low perfomance for that price


Average

7 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

2 years ago.

fenomenal performance for it's price


Excellent

2 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

8 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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