CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 4770K vs 4430 among desktop CPUs (over 75W)

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

Fire Strike

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?

Fire Strike, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

Value

Are you paying a premium for performance?

Fire Strike, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

9.1

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
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Much higher turbo clock speed 3.9 GHz vs 3.2 GHz More than 20% higher turbo clock speed
Much better turbo clock speed 1,250 MHz vs 1,100 MHz Around 15% better turbo clock speed
Is unlocked Yes vs No Somewhat common; An unlocked multiplier allows for easier overclocking
Significantly higher clock speed 3.5 GHz vs 3 GHz More than 15% higher clock speed
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.48 GHz vs 3.14 GHz More than 40% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
More threads 8 vs 4 Twice as many threads
Slightly 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
Better geekbench 2 (64-bit) score 15,778 vs 9,763 More than 60% better geekbench 2 (64-bit) score
Significantly better PassMark (Overclocked) score 6,694.4 vs 3,818.2 More than 75% better PassMark (Overclocked) score
Better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score 14,184 vs 9,210 Around 55% better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score
Significantly better performance per watt 12.33 pt/W vs 9.22 pt/W Around 35% better performance per watt
Better sky diver score 3,761 vs 3,246 More than 15% better sky diver score
Better geekbench 3 AES single core score 4,810,000 MB/s vs 4,070,000 MB/s Around 20% better geekbench 3 AES single core score
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.53 GHz vs 3.2 GHz More than 40% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
More l3 cache per core 2 MB/core vs 1.5 MB/core Around 35% more l3 cache per core
Better CompuBench 1.5 video composition score 14.12 fps vs 10.51 fps Around 35% better CompuBench 1.5 video composition score
Newer Jun, 2013 vs Apr, 2013 Release date 2 months later
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Intel Core i5 4430

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CPUBoss is not aware of any important advantages of the Core i5 4430 vs the Core i7 4770K.

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

CompuBench 1.5 (Bitcoin mining) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i7 4770K
16.33 mHash/s
Core i5 4430
8.5 mHash/s

CompuBench 1.5 (T-Rex) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i7 4770K
1.97 fps
Core i5 4430
1.44 fps

PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated Data courtesy FutureMark

Sky Diver Data courtesy FutureMark

Cloud Gate Data courtesy FutureMark

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

3D Mark 11 (Physics)

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

features

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

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 12.33 pt/W 9.22 pt/W
Typical power consumption 68.25W 68.25W

bus

Architecture DMI 2.0 DMI 2.0
Number of links 0 0
Transfer rate 5,000 MT/s 5,000 MT/s

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 nm 22 nm
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 3.14 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.53 GHz 3.2 GHz
PassMark (Overclocked) 6,694.4 3,818.2
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.48 GHz 3.14 GHz

integrated graphics

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
DDR3L-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
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