CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 4770K vs 4430

Performance

Benchmark performance using all cores

Passmark, GeekBench (32-bit) and GeekBench (64-bit)

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

Passmark (Single Core)

Overclocking

How much speed can you get out of the processor?

Passmark (Overclocked), Unlocked, Maximum Overclocked Clock Speed (Air) and 2 more

Value

Are you paying a premium for performance?

Performance Per Dollar

CPUBoss Score

Performance, Single-core Performance, Overclocking and Value

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Intel Core i7 4770K 

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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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Significantly higher turbo clock speed 3.9 GHz vs 3.2 GHz More than 20% higher turbo clock speed
Is hyperthreaded Yes vs No Somewhat common; Maximizes usage of each CPU core
Is unlocked Yes vs No Somewhat common; An unlocked multiplier allows for easier overclocking
Higher clock speed 3.5 GHz vs 3 GHz More than 15% higher clock speed
More l3 cache 8 MB vs 6 MB Around 35% more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
More threads 8 vs 4 Twice as many threads
Significantly better PassMark score 10,016 vs 6,303 Around 60% better PassMark score
Significantly better geekbench (64-bit) score 15,929 vs 9,803 More than 60% better geekbench (64-bit) score
Better turbo clock speed 1,250 MHz vs 1,100 MHz Around 15% better turbo clock speed
Better 3DMark11 physics score 9,140 vs 6,113 Around 50% better 3DMark11 physics score
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.48 GHz vs 3.12 GHz Around 45% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Better PassMark (Single core) score 2,165 vs 1,839 Around 20% better PassMark (Single core) score
Significantly better PassMark (Overclocked) score 6,694.4 vs 3,818.2 More than 75% better PassMark (Overclocked) score
More l3 cache per core 2 MB/core vs 1.5 MB/core Around 35% more l3 cache per core
Better performance per watt 13.39 pt/W vs 10.89 pt/W Around 25% better performance per watt
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.67 GHz vs 3.36 GHz Around 40% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Marginally newer Jun, 2013 vs Apr, 2013 Release date 2 months later
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Better performance per dollar 4.95 pt/$ vs 3.36 pt/$ More than 45% better performance per dollar

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i7 4770K vs i5 4430

GeekBench (32-bit)

GeekBench (64-bit)

GeekBench

3D Mark 11 (Physics)

Futuremark 3DMark has three primary benchmark tests that you can run and which test you should be running depends on the system that you are benchmarking on.
Core i7 4770K | by Legit Reviews (Jun, 2013)

Passmark

Core i7 4770K Core i5 4430 @ cpubenchmark.net
If you look closer at the results for Cloud Gate you'll see that AMD won in the graphics tests, but lost in the Physics test, so Futuremark 3DMark must have more weight on the physics test than the GPU test in this test scenario.
Core i7 4770K | by Legit Reviews (Jun, 2013)

Passmark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i7 4770K  vs
i5 4430 
Clock speed 3.5 GHz 3 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.9 GHz 3.2 GHz
Cores Quad core Quad core
Is unlocked Yes No
Is hyperthreaded Yes No

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing No No
Has vitualization support Yes Yes
Instruction-set-extensions
MMX
SSE
SSE4.2
AVX
SSE3
FMA3
SSE2
EM64T
F16C
Supplemental SSE3
SSE4.1
SSE4
AVX 2.0
AES
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

gpu

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics 4600 Intel® HD Graphics 4600
Number of displays supported 3 3
GPU clock speed 350 MHz 350 MHz
Turbo clock speed 1,250 MHz 1,100 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1600
DDR3-1333
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC No No
Maximum bandwidth 25,600 MB/s 25,600 MB/s
Maximum memory size 32,768 MB 32,768 MB

details

Core i7 4770K  vs
i5 4430 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 8 4
L2 cache 1 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
L3 cache 8 MB 6 MB
L3 cache per core 2 MB/core 1.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nms 22 nms
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 72.72°C Unknown - 72.72°C

overclocking

Overclock popularity 205 0
Overclocked clock speed 4.48 GHz 3.12 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.67 GHz 3.36 GHz
PassMark (Overclocked) 6,694.4 3,818.2
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.48 GHz 3.12 GHz

power consumption

TDP 84W 84W
Annual home energy cost 20.24 $/year 20.24 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 73.58 $/year 73.58 $/year
Performance per watt 13.39 pt/W 10.89 pt/W
Typical power consumption 68.25W 68.25W

bus

Architecture DMI DMI
Number of links 0 0
Transfer rate 5,000 MT/s 5,000 MT/s
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