CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 4770K vs 6000+ among desktop CPUs (over 75W)

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

Fire Strike

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?

Fire Strike, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

Value

Are you paying a premium for performance?

Fire Strike, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

9.7

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Core i7 4770K 

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Core i7 4770K

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core i7 4770K

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Is unlocked Yes vs No Somewhat common; An unlocked multiplier allows for easier overclocking
Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Front view of AMD Athlon X2 6000+

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CPUBoss is not aware of any important advantages of the AMD Athlon X2 6000+ vs the Intel Core i7 4770K.

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i7 4770K vs Athlon X2 6000+

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i7 4770K
4,810,000 MB/s
Athlon X2 6000+
86.1 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench (64-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Reviews Word on the street

Core i7 4770K  vs Athlon X2 6000+ 

7.0
8.0
With it now showing up as low as £115 online - a tenner more than the 400MHz slower 5200 - a public flogging is no longer in order.
Athlon X2 6000+

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i7 4770K  vs
Athlon X2 6000+ 
Clock speed 3.5 GHz 3 GHz
Cores Quad core Dual core
Is unlocked Yes No

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
F16C
MMX
SSE4
AVX
SSE3
EM64T
SSE
SSE4.1
FMA3
SSE4.2
3DNow!
Supplemental SSE3
AES
AVX 2.0
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

integrated graphics

GPU GPU None
Label Intel® HD Graphics 4600 N/A
Number of displays supported 3 N/A
GPU clock speed 350 MHz N/A
Turbo clock speed 1,250 MHz N/A

details

Core i7 4770K  vs
Athlon X2 6000+ 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 8 2
L2 cache 1 MB 2 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 1 MB/core
L3 cache 8 MB 0 MB
L3 cache per core 2 MB/core 0 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm 90 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 72.72°C Unknown - 55°C

overclocking

Overclock popularity 205 26
Overclocked clock speed 4.48 GHz 3.33 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.55 GHz 3.53 GHz
PassMark (Overclocked) 6,694.4 1,612.2
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.48 GHz 3.33 GHz

power consumption

TDP 84W 125W
Annual home energy cost 20.24 $/year 30.11 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 73.58 $/year 109.5 $/year
Performance per watt 11.3 pt/W 0.53 pt/W
Typical power consumption 68.25W 101.56W
Intel Core i7 4770K
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