CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 4770K vs 6300 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

9.8

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Core i7 4770K 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Core i7 4770K  based on its single-core performance.

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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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Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Much better PassMark (Single core) score 2,165 vs 1,446 Around 50% better PassMark (Single core) score
Much lower typical power consumption 68.25W vs 77.19W More than 10% lower typical power consumption
Much lower annual home energy cost 20.24 $/year vs 22.89 $/year More than 10% lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 73.58 $/year vs 83.22 $/year More than 10% lower annual commercial energy cost
Front view of AMD FX 6300

Reasons to consider the
AMD FX 6300

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Much more l2 cache 6 MB vs 1 MB 6x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Much higher turbo clock speed 4.1 GHz vs 3.9 GHz More than 5% higher turbo clock speed
More cores 6 vs 4 2 more cores; run more applications at once
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.76 GHz vs 4.48 GHz More than 5% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Much better performance per dollar 11.94 pt/$ vs 3.82 pt/$ More than 3x better performance per dollar
Much more l2 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 4x more l2 cache per core

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i7 4770K vs FX 6300

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i7 4770K
14,184
FX 6300
7,871

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

FX 6300
2,053

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i7 4770K
4,810,000 MB/s
FX 6300
2,290,000 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i7 4770K
14,351
FX 6300
7,447

GeekBench (64-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i7 4770K
15,778
FX 6300
8,232

GeekBench

Core i7 4770K
18,498
FX 6300
9,503

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

Core i7 4770K
10,016
FX 6300
6,444

PassMark (Single Core)

FX 6300
1,446

Reviews Word on the street

Core i7 4770K  vs FX 6300 

7.0
8.0
That said you don't really need to have an overclocking mobo to push the Core i5 up over 4.5GHz and gaming performance will quickly outstrip the AMD chip.
FX 6300

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i7 4770K  vs
FX 6300 
Clock speed 3.5 GHz 3.5 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.9 GHz 4.1 GHz
Cores Quad core Hexa core
Is unlocked Yes Yes

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE4a
AVX 1.1
SSE2
F16C
MMX
SSE4
XOP
AVX
SSE3
EM64T
SSE
ABM
BMI1
CLMUL
AMD64
SSE4.1
FMA4
FMA3
SSE4.2
CVT16
AMD-V
Supplemental SSE3
AES
TBM
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

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1866
DDR3-1600
DDR3L-1600
DDR3-1333
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC No Yes
Maximum bandwidth 25,600 MB/s 29,866.66 MB/s

details

Core i7 4770K  vs
FX 6300 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 8 6
L2 cache 1 MB 6 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 1.33 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 72.72°C Unknown - 62.5°C

overclocking

Overclock popularity 205 82
Overclock review score 1 0.8
Overclocked clock speed 4.48 GHz 4.76 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.53 GHz 4.82 GHz
PassMark (Overclocked) 6,694.4 7,541
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.48 GHz 4.76 GHz

power consumption

TDP 84W 95W
Annual home energy cost 20.24 $/year 22.89 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 73.58 $/year 83.22 $/year
Performance per watt 11.29 pt/W 9.8 pt/W
Typical power consumption 68.25W 77.19W
Intel Core i7 4770K
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Good for you!
I just purchased AMD FX-6300 :D
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