CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 4770 vs 8350


Benchmark performance using all cores


Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

Passmark (Single Core)


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Passmark (Overclocked), Unlocked, Maximum Overclocked Clock Speed (Air) and 1 more


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Performance Per Dollar

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Performance, Single-core Performance, Overclocking and Value

Intel Core i7 4770 

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Intel Core i7 4770

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Core i7 4770

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core i7 4770

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Is hyperthreaded Yes vs No Somewhat common; Maximizes usage of each CPU core
Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Newer manufacturing process 22 nms vs 32 nms A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much lower typical power consumption 68.25W vs 159.66W 2.3x lower typical power consumption
Significantly better PassMark (Single core) score 2,029 vs 1,525 Around 35% better PassMark (Single core) score
Significantly more l3 cache per core 2 MB/core vs 1 MB/core 2x more l3 cache per core
Significantly better performance per watt 15.01 pt/W vs 5.21 pt/W Around 3x better performance per watt
Much lower annual home energy cost 20.24 $/year vs 56.1 $/year 2.8x lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 73.58 $/year vs 159.62 $/year 2.2x lower annual commercial energy cost
Marginally newer Jun, 2013 vs Oct, 2012 Release date 7 months later
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Much more l2 cache 8 MB vs 1 MB 8x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Is unlocked Yes vs No Somewhat common; An unlocked multiplier allows for easier overclocking
Higher clock speed 4 GHz vs 3.4 GHz Around 20% higher clock speed
Higher turbo clock speed 4.2 GHz vs 3.9 GHz Around 10% higher turbo clock speed
More cores 8 vs 4 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Much better PassMark (Overclocked) score 10,147 vs 3,086.9 More than 3.2x better PassMark (Overclocked) score
Much more l2 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 4x more l2 cache per core
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.75 GHz vs 3.87 GHz Around 25% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Better performance per dollar 5.28 pt/$ vs 4.1 pt/$ Around 30% better performance per dollar
Better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.98 GHz vs 4.21 GHz Around 20% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i7 4770 vs FX 8350


Core i7 4770
FX 8350
Core i7 4770 FX 8350 @ cpubenchmark.net
Looking at the physics score we can see a difference of just under 900 points with the AMD FX-8350 taking the lead with 7325 3DMarks.
FX 8350 | by Legit Reviews (Oct, 2012)

Passmark (Single Core)

Core i7 4770
FX 8350
In Cinebench the AMD chip is only a little over 5 per cent slower, and in X264 there's less than a single per cent difference between them.
FX 8350 | by Tech Radar (Nov, 2012)

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Core i7 4770  vs
FX 8350 
Clock speed 3.4 GHz 4 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.9 GHz 4.2 GHz
Cores Quad core Octa core
Is unlocked No Yes
Is hyperthreaded Yes No


Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has vitualization support Yes Yes
Supplemental SSE3
AVX 2.0
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes


Label Intel® HD Graphics 4600 N/A
Number of displays supported 3 N/A
GPU clock speed 350 MHz N/A
Turbo clock speed 1,200 MHz N/A

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Maximum bandwidth 25,600 MB/s 29,866.66 MB/s


Core i7 4770  vs
FX 8350 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 8 8
L2 cache 1 MB 8 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 1 MB/core
L3 cache 8 MB 8 MB
L3 cache per core 2 MB/core 1 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nms 32 nms
Max CPUs 1 1


Overclocked clock speed 3.87 GHz 4.75 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.21 GHz 4.98 GHz
PassMark (Overclocked) 3,086.9 10,147
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.87 GHz 4.75 GHz

power consumption

TDP 84W 125W
Annual home energy cost 20.24 $/year 56.1 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 73.58 $/year 159.62 $/year
Performance per watt 15.01 pt/W 5.21 pt/W
Typical power consumption 68.25W 159.66W
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