CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 4770K vs 4280 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

8.8

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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Front view of Intel Core i7 4770K

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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Is unlocked Yes vs No Somewhat common; An unlocked multiplier allows for easier overclocking
Much higher turbo clock speed 3.9 GHz vs 2.2 GHz More than 75% higher turbo clock speed
Higher clock speed 3.5 GHz vs 2.8 GHz More than 25% higher clock speed
Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Significantly 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 1,078 More than 2x better PassMark (Single core) score
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.48 GHz vs 2.8 GHz More than 60% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Significantly more l3 cache per core 2 MB/core vs 1 MB/core 2x more l3 cache per core
Better PassMark score 10,016 vs 6,430 More than 55% better PassMark score
Lower typical power consumption 68.25W vs 77.19W More than 10% lower typical power consumption
Better performance per watt 11.31 pt/W vs 8.92 pt/W More than 25% better performance per watt
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.55 GHz vs 2.8 GHz More than 60% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Newer Jun, 2013 vs Nov, 2011 Release date over 1 years later
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 4280

Reasons to consider the
AMD Opteron 4280

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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 more l2 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 4x more l2 cache per core
More cores 8 vs 4 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
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 4280

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

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 4280
2,065,000 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i7 4770K  vs
Opteron 4280 
Clock speed 3.5 GHz 2.8 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.9 GHz 2.2 GHz
Cores Quad core Octa core
Is unlocked Yes No

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE4a
SSE2
F16C
MMX
SSE4
AVX
SSE3
EM64T
SSE
SSE4.1
FMA3
SSE4.2
Supplemental SSE3
AES
AVX 2.0

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 8.92 pt/W
Typical power consumption 68.25W 77.19W

bus

Architecture DMI 2.0 HyperTransport 3.0
Transfer rate 5,000 MT/s 6,400 MT/s

details

Core i7 4770K  vs
Opteron 4280 
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 2
Operating temperature Unknown - 72.72°C Unknown - 70.5°C

overclocking

Overclock popularity 205 0
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

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
DDR3-1600
DDR3L-1600
DDR3-1333
DDR3
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