CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 4770 vs 2600


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

CPUBoss Score

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

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Newer manufacturing process 22 nms vs 32 nms A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
More number of displays supported 3 vs 2 1 more number of displays supported
Significantly lower typical power consumption 68.25W vs 114.5W More than 40% lower typical power consumption
Better performance per watt 14.59 pt/W vs 7.66 pt/W More than 90% better performance per watt
Better performance per dollar 3.99 pt/$ vs 2.28 pt/$ Around 75% better performance per dollar
Marginally newer Jun, 2013 vs Jan, 2011 Release date over 2 years later
Better PassMark score 9,523 vs 8,281 Around 15% better PassMark score
Much lower annual home energy cost 20.24 $/year vs 41.87 $/year 2.1x lower annual home energy cost
Better PassMark (Single core) score 2,029 vs 1,908 More than 5% better PassMark (Single core) score
Significantly lower annual commercial energy cost 73.58 $/year vs 112.13 $/year Around 35% lower annual commercial energy cost
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Much higher GPU clock speed 850 MHz vs 350 MHz Around 2.5x higher GPU clock speed
Better turbo clock speed 1,350 MHz vs 1,200 MHz Around 15% better turbo clock speed

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i7 4770 vs 2600


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Passmark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Core i7 4770  vs
Clock speed 3.4 GHz 3.4 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.9 GHz 3.8 GHz
Cores Quad core Quad core
Is unlocked No No
Is hyperthreaded Yes Yes


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


Label Intel® HD Graphics 4600 Intel® HD Graphics 2000
Number of displays supported 3 2
GPU clock speed 350 MHz 850 MHz
Turbo clock speed 1,200 MHz 1,350 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC No No
Maximum bandwidth 25,600 MB/s 21,333.32 MB/s
Maximum memory size 32,768 MB 32,768 MB


Core i7 4770  vs
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 8 8
L2 cache 1 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
L3 cache 8 MB 8 MB
L3 cache per core 2 MB/core 2 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nms 32 nms
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 72.72°C Unknown - 72.6°C


Overclocked clock speed 3.87 GHz 3.99 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.15 GHz 4.12 GHz
PassMark (Overclocked) 3,086.9 2,824.9
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.87 GHz 3.99 GHz

power consumption

TDP 84W 95W
Annual home energy cost 20.24 $/year 41.87 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 73.58 $/year 112.13 $/year
Performance per watt 14.59 pt/W 7.66 pt/W
Typical power consumption 68.25W 114.5W


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