CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 4770K vs 9370 among desktop CPUs (over 75W)


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


Are you paying a premium for performance?

Fire Strike, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more


CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Intel Core i7 4770K 

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

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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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Much lower typical power consumption 68.25W vs 178.75W 2.6x lower typical power consumption
Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Much newer manufacturing process 22 nm vs 32 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much better PassMark (Single core) score 2,165 vs 1,611 Around 35% better PassMark (Single core) score
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 73.58 $/year vs 192.72 $/year 2.6x lower annual commercial energy cost
Much lower annual home energy cost 20.24 $/year vs 53 $/year 2.6x lower annual home energy cost
Much better PassMark score 10,016 vs 9,578 Around 5% better PassMark score
Much better performance per watt 12.04 pt/W vs 4.97 pt/W Around 2.5x better performance per watt
Front view of AMD FX 9370

Reasons to consider the
AMD FX 9370

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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
Much higher turbo clock speed 4.7 GHz vs 3.9 GHz More than 20% higher turbo clock speed
Much higher clock speed 4.4 GHz vs 3.5 GHz More than 25% higher clock speed
More cores 8 vs 4 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Much better performance per dollar 5.75 pt/$ vs 4.08 pt/$ More than 40% better performance per dollar
Much more l2 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 4x more l2 cache per core
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.96 GHz vs 4.47 GHz More than 10% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.78 GHz vs 4.53 GHz More than 5% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i7 4770K vs FX 9370

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i7 4770K
FX 9370

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

FX 9370

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i7 4770K
4,810,000 MB/s
FX 9370
2,520,000 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i7 4770K
FX 9370

GeekBench (64-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i7 4770K
FX 9370


Core i7 4770K
FX 9370

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

Core i7 4770K
FX 9370

PassMark (Single Core)

FX 9370

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Core i7 4770K  vs
FX 9370 
Clock speed 3.5 GHz 4.4 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.9 GHz 4.7 GHz
Cores Quad core Octa core
Is unlocked Yes Yes


Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
AVX 1.1
Supplemental SSE3
AVX 2.0
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 84W 220W
Annual home energy cost 20.24 $/year 53 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 73.58 $/year 192.72 $/year
Performance per watt 12.04 pt/W 4.97 pt/W
Typical power consumption 68.25W 178.75W


Core i7 4770K  vs
FX 9370 
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 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 72.72°C Unknown - 57°C


Overclocked clock speed 4.47 GHz 4.96 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.53 GHz 4.78 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.47 GHz 4.96 GHz

integrated graphics

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
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC No Yes
Maximum bandwidth 25,600 MB/s 29,866.66 MB/s
Intel Core i7 4770K
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Showing 11 comments.
Hyperthreading nothing much when came to CFD analysis like ansys....
I have an i5-3360m/amd 7570m laptop. The 7570m crushes the HD 4000. XD
cpuboss.com gargles the intel sac... you need to have true testers and everyday users do your ratings.... i dont mind either cpu company but i built a custom system with the amd fx-9370 and i have never seen an intel i7 handle work loads like this amd chip does... i dare you to find me a piece of software that will push this amd chip into turbo .... intel i7 turbos on start up, it turbos playing candy crush... give me a break!!!!
The Only reason to consider Intel processor is the built in GPU.
Well it could be more depending on where you live
naw mate the 4770k has its hyperthreading it suckerpunches all amd cpu's
You guys seriously need to actually put processors to processors for your matching up comprehension because the AMD FX 9370 and FX 9590 surely beats the INTEL I7 4770K in real world performance tests. get both and set them up with equivalent parts( motherboards, ram memory, ssd`s and the processors and good cooler systems and watch what happens. dont forget the os most be the same
one could give a damn to paying additional $20 a year lol
Overclock with watercooling is the same as with air cooling? Are you serious? This is not a bias review, this is a stupid ass review
Im sure people overclock the amd chips to 5ghz Ive found most cpu boss intel bias and many times intel chips win for the single core performance and the $20 a year power saving
You have it all wrong with the overclocking, you have not overvlovked the 9370, you have just stated its standard frequency.
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