CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 4770K vs 290 among all CPUs

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

Sky Diver and Cloud Gate

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?

Sky Diver, Cloud Gate, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

Value

Are you paying a premium for performance?

Sky Diver, Cloud Gate, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

9.2

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
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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Much newer manufacturing process 22 nm vs 90 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Higher clock speed 3.5 GHz vs 2.8 GHz More than 25% higher clock speed
Much better PassMark (Single core) score 2,165 vs 876 Around 2.5x better PassMark (Single core) score
Much better PassMark score 10,016 vs 1,464 More than 6.8x better PassMark score
Much better performance per watt 11.31 pt/W vs 5.13 pt/W Around 2.2x better performance per watt
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.48 GHz vs 2.8 GHz More than 60% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Newer Jun, 2013 vs Jan, 2007 Release date over 6 years later
More threads 8 vs 2 6 more threads
More cores 4 vs 2 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Lower typical power consumption 68.25W vs 77.19W More than 10% lower typical power consumption
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.55 GHz vs 2.8 GHz More than 60% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Higher Maximum operating temperature 72.72 °C vs 67 °C Around 10% higher Maximum operating temperature
Lower annual home energy cost 20.24 $/year vs 22.89 $/year More than 10% lower annual home energy cost
Lower annual commercial energy cost 73.58 $/year vs 83.22 $/year More than 10% lower annual commercial energy cost
Front view of AMD Opteron 290

Reasons to consider the
AMD Opteron 290

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Much better CompuBench 1.5 video composition score 113.5 fps vs 14.12 fps More than 8x better CompuBench 1.5 video composition score
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 290

CompuBench 1.5 (Video composition) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i7 4770K
14.12 fps
Opteron 290
113.5 fps

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

Core i7 4770K
10,016
Opteron 290
1,464

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i7 4770K  vs
Opteron 290 
Clock speed 3.5 GHz 2.8 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 290 
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 2.8 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.55 GHz 2.8 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.48 GHz 2.8 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 11.31 pt/W 5.13 pt/W
Typical power consumption 68.25W 77.19W
Intel Core i7 4770K
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