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Intel Core i7 4770K

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Front view of Intel Core i7 4770K

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Intel Core i7 4770K

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Much newer manufacturing process 22 nm vs 90 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Significantly higher clock speed 3.5 GHz vs 2.4 GHz More than 45% higher clock speed
Much better PassMark (Single core) score 2,165 vs 756 More than 2.8x better PassMark (Single core) score
Much better performance per watt 11.31 pt/W vs 1.05 pt/W Around 10.8x better performance per watt
Much better PassMark score 10,016 vs 1,272 More than 7.8x better PassMark score
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.48 GHz vs 2.67 GHz Around 70% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Newer Jun, 2013 vs Sep, 2005 Release date over 7 years later
More threads 8 vs 2 6 more threads
More cores 4 vs 2 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.55 GHz vs 2.4 GHz Around 90% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Higher Maximum operating temperature 72.72 °C vs 67 °C Around 10% higher Maximum operating temperature
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Significantly more l2 cache 2 MB vs 1 MB 2x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Much more l2 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 4x more l2 cache per core
Supports more CPUs in SMP configuration 2 vs 1 Twice as many CPUs in SMP configuration

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i7 4770K vs Opteron 280

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i7 4770K
14,184
Opteron 280
2,507

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
Opteron 280
98,350 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

Core i7 4770K
10,016
Opteron 280
1,272

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i7 4770K  vs
Opteron 280 
Clock speed 3.5 GHz 2.4 GHz
Cores Quad core Dual core

features

Has a NX bit 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

details

Core i7 4770K  vs
Opteron 280 
Threads 8 2
L2 cache 1 MB 2 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 1 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm 90 nm
Max CPUs 1 2
Operating temperature Unknown - 72.72°C 0 - 67°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 4.48 GHz 2.67 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.55 GHz 2.4 GHz
PassMark (Overclocked) 6,694.4 1,347.7
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.48 GHz 2.67 GHz

power consumption

TDP 84W 85W
Annual home energy cost 20.24 $/year 20.48 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 73.58 $/year 74.46 $/year
Performance per watt 11.31 pt/W 1.05 pt/W
Typical power consumption 68.25W 69.06W
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