CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 4770K vs 9590


Benchmark performance using all cores

Cinebench R11.5, Cinebench R10 32-bit, Passmark, GeekBench (32-bit) and 1 more

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

Cinebench R11.5 (1-core), Cinebench R10 32-bit (1-core) and 1 more


How much speed can you get out of the processor?

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 4770K 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Core i7 4770K  based on its performance and 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
Is hyperthreaded Yes vs No Somewhat common; Maximizes usage of each CPU core
Newer manufacturing process 22 nms vs 32 nms A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much lower typical power consumption 68.25W vs 178.75W 2.6x lower typical power consumption
Much better cinebench r11.5 (1-core) score 1.74 vs 1.28 More than 35% better cinebench r11.5 (1-core) score
Much more l3 cache per core 2 MB/core vs 1 MB/core 2x more l3 cache per core
Better PassMark (Single core) score 2,165 vs 1,725 More than 25% better PassMark (Single core) score
Significantly better performance per watt 12.88 pt/W vs 4.89 pt/W Around 2.8x better performance per watt
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
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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 5 GHz vs 3.9 GHz Around 30% higher turbo clock speed
Much higher clock speed 4.7 GHz vs 3.5 GHz Around 35% higher clock speed
More cores 8 vs 4 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Much more l2 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 4x more l2 cache per core
Much better PassMark (Overclocked) score 10,860 vs 6,694.4 More than 60% better PassMark (Overclocked) score
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 5.15 GHz vs 4.47 GHz More than 15% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Better overclocked clock speed (Water) 5.17 GHz vs 4.66 GHz More than 10% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i7 4770K vs FX 9590

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Core i7 4770K  vs
FX 9590 
Clock speed 3.5 GHz 4.7 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.9 GHz 5 GHz
Cores Quad core Octa core
Is unlocked Yes Yes
Is hyperthreaded Yes No


Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Supplemental SSE3
AVX 2.0
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes


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


Core i7 4770K  vs
FX 9590 
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 nms 32 nms
Max CPUs 1 1


Overclocked clock speed 4.47 GHz 5.15 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.66 GHz 5.17 GHz
PassMark (Overclocked) 6,694.4 10,860
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.47 GHz 5.15 GHz

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 12.88 pt/W 4.89 pt/W
Typical power consumption 68.25W 178.75W
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I owned amd phenom x6. When I was buying cpu it all looked great on paper - competitive to intel, lower price, better overcloaking, ... Then you get cpu and you actually see it in better perspective. With stock cooler the cpu was quiet only when I wasn't doing anything at all. Open a browser or 2, it was already getting louder. Let me not mention how that thing sounded when it went to over 50% cpu usage. I'm not fucking around, that fan was running at 9000 rpm. it was so damn loud, it was painfull to watch even a normal movie, cause that movie made cpu work a bit. So I went to buy a cooler, to avoid getting insane cause of the noise. Bought noctua for 100 euro. Was best rated cooler back then. So I install it and I run stress test, cpu overheated in 10 minutes. So I went to check around a bit wtf and I found a small detail regarding cpu... it's max work temperature was 10 degrees lower then intels, 62. It can get hot during summers here, up to 40 degrees, which means my cpu has only 22 degrees to his max operating temperature, if you count in idling temp, let's say you got 15 degrees left. Performance also.. it sounds great on paper, but you always have a feeling it's just not running as it should. It just seams either windows got worse multicore support either the way amd does multicore stuff is just not that good. So after 3 years of that shit, I had enough, bought 4770k, installed that big ass noctua on it and it works great. By ratings it's only 50% faster then that phenom x6, but the difference is way way bigger, most of the time it produces 3x more.And when you see temperatures this thing gives at 100% load and at idling, the only thing you can do is lol at peace of shit amd. And I'm never buying amd again, they can go fuck themselves, suckered myself 2 times with their shit cpus, it was enough.
Many people do a Mistake just like me going for intel is only better is single treaded and a HD4600 and it not dubble the performace to a amd single core at 4.7ghz say if 4gen i7 intel runs at 3.5ghz. Say if you fx running at 4.7ghz then you need a 4 gen intel i7 at 3ghz to match it Do the Match AMD FX-9590 beats 4770k is heavier stuff where it is most of us needed. Light treaded then just get a pentium 4 gen because we all need cpu that do heavier stuff then just a little faster in single treaded Amd Fx is a better cpu when it come to heavier stuff and where intel is expensive on that part you need the 6 core extream processor 4960x
That's not right. I have a micro-ATX Mobo (asus z97m-plus), intel stock cooler, 1 stock case fan which is almost always turned off (especially when idling) and my i7 4790 idled around 29-34C, ambient temp is around 25C. But at 100% load rendering, it went to 83-87C. But I undervolted it and now it's idling around 27C-32C (lower temps when case fan turned on) and goes up to 72-74C at full load! Don't forget, just with the stock cooler and it's really not the better ones of Haswell because it went up to 1.15-1.28v at 4 cores 3.8ghz (that's why I wanted and could underclock it to 1.058v at full load).
You obviously don't know how to install a stock cooler. I don't think I've ever gone above 45ºC on high load with any of the stock fans I've installed on any machine in my company. I've been in IT for 17 years, though. Maybe you should learn how to install one properly. Just sayin'.
You honestly don't save as much as you think. Around $25 over a three-year period.
the power consumption on the amd is alot more? you end up saving money over time
8350---------------------> 4770k goodbye amd hello intel
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i will , but i'll be grateful if you add me in fb or skype cuz i'm in hurry then i will contact in your site for sure
That's the website that's still under construction. If you have questions on components, you can use the email address above. If you find the website is missing information, you can send an email.
you mean http://cpugrade.com/ ?
I did indeed get your message, however, I've decided that it would be better for you to use the new email address in my edited message above. This is directly linked to the website that I'm currently working on, and so will fit your needs better.
you got my msg ? I text you i think
Oky i will now
This isn't my site (mine's better!), but if you want to contact me, feel free to use techsupport@cpugrade.com :)
There is a chat in this site ? so i could contact you for more questions if you don't mind
Nope, it's not going to make a difference seeing as you'll be using a dedicated graphics card. If you were using an integrated graphics chip such as the ones found in the A10 series, then yeah, it would have made a difference. However, with dedicated cards, they have their own memory and so your system RAM is entirely used for storing program data. For that, 1866 to 2133, is going to be unnoticeable.
thanx man i appreciate your help ! one last question, memory in FX 8350 is 1833 Mhz but in A10 6800k it's 2133 is that would show deffirence when playin or overclocking ?
I personally find any motherboard that isn't by ASUS, to be inferior and I won't buy it. ASUS/ASRock boards have the best features, whether it be for protection or to get extra performance out of your machine.
oky If i go with Fx 8350 what do you say about the ASUS crosshair v formula Z ? it's better than msi 970 gamin right ?
Definitely. The 270X will play a lot of games on highest settings @ 1080p, but *some* games may require a higher card for their highest settings. Certainly, you won't be playing any game below medium settings with the 270X, and more often than not, high settings.
so I go with the FX 8350 & i will play games smothely & allow me to play at high or may be ultras better than in A10 6800k ?
Yes, around double the centralized processing performance in multi-threaded loads, although you're unlikely to see a difference in gaming until you turn up the settings and play at 1080p or above. In single-threaded loads, however, the A10 series is better due to the newer, more refined architecture. But don't let that alter your decision as the FX-8350 isn't exactly slow, even by today's standards.
so you say that FX 8350 is better for gaming when adding graphic card than the A10 series ?
FX-8350 + R9 270X would be the better performing option. I would be inclined to suggest an ASUS motherboard with the Gigabyte edition of the R9 270X.
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