CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 4770 vs 6600 among all CPUs

Performance

Benchmark performance using all cores

PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated, PassMark and 1 more

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

PassMark (Single Core), Geekbench 3 Single Core and 1 more

Integrated Graphics

Integrated GPU performance for graphics

Sky Diver and Cloud Gate

Integrated Graphics (OpenCL)

Integrated GPU performance for parallel computing

CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 4 more

Performance per Watt

How efficiently does the processor use electricity?

Sky Diver, Cloud Gate, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

Value

Are you paying a premium for performance?

Sky Diver, Cloud Gate, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

8.6

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Core i7 4770 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Core i7 4770  based on its performance and value.

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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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Much better performance per dollar 3.12 pt/$ vs 1.11 pt/$ More than 2.8x better performance per dollar
Much better performance per watt 10.41 pt/W vs 3.94 pt/W Around 2.8x better performance per watt
Slightly more l3 cache 8 MB vs 6 MB Around 35% more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
More threads 8 vs 4 Twice as many threads
More l3 cache per core 2 MB/core vs 1.5 MB/core Around 35% more l3 cache per core
Better turbo clock speed 1,200 MHz vs 1,150 MHz Around 5% better turbo clock speed
Better PassMark score 9,523 vs 7,834 More than 20% better PassMark score
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Significantly newer manufacturing process 14 nm vs 22 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Lower typical power consumption 52.81W vs 68.25W Around 25% lower typical power consumption
Newer Jul, 2015 vs Jun, 2013 Release date over 2 years later
Slightly better CompuBench 1.5 video composition score 11.84 fps vs 10.2 fps More than 15% better CompuBench 1.5 video composition score
Lower annual home energy cost 15.66 $/year vs 20.24 $/year Around 25% lower annual home energy cost
Lower annual commercial energy cost 56.94 $/year vs 73.58 $/year Around 25% lower annual commercial energy cost

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i7 4770 vs i5 6600

CompuBench 1.5 (Bitcoin mining) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i7 4770
11.75 mHash/s
Core i5 6600
31.01 mHash/s

CompuBench 1.5 (Ocean surface simulation) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i7 4770
189.82 fps
Core i5 6600
267.71 fps

CompuBench 1.5 (T-Rex) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i7 4770
1.65 fps
Core i5 6600
1.67 fps

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i7 4770
13,342
Core i5 6600
12,206

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i7 4770
4,500,000 MB/s
Core i5 6600
5,090 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i7 4770  vs
i5 6600 
Clock speed 3.4 GHz 3.3 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.9 GHz 3.9 GHz
Cores Quad core Quad core
Is unlocked No No

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
F16C
MMX
SSE4
AVX
SSE3
EM64T
SSE
SSE4.1
FMA3
SSE4.2
Supplemental SSE3
AES
AVX 2.0
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 84W 65W
Annual home energy cost 20.24 $/year 15.66 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 73.58 $/year 56.94 $/year
Performance per watt 10.41 pt/W 3.94 pt/W
Typical power consumption 68.25W 52.81W

bus

Architecture DMI 2.0 FSB
Number of links 0 1
Transfer rate 5,000 MT/s 8,000 MT/s

details

Core i7 4770  vs
i5 6600 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 8 4
L3 cache 8 MB 6 MB
L3 cache per core 2 MB/core 1.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm 14 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 72.72°C Unknown - 71°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.85 GHz 3.75 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.01 GHz 3.87 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.85 GHz 3.75 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics 4600 Intel® HD Graphics 530
Number of displays supported 3 3
GPU clock speed 350 MHz 350 MHz
Turbo clock speed 1,200 MHz 1,150 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1600
DDR3L-1600
DDR3-1333
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC No No
Maximum bandwidth 25,600 MB/s 25,600 MB/s
Maximum memory size 32,768 MB 65,536 MB
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