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

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Performance Per Dollar

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of 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
Better turbo clock speed 1,250 MHz vs 1,100 MHz Around 15% better turbo clock speed
Better PassMark score 10,016 vs 6,298 Around 60% better PassMark score
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.47 GHz vs 3.14 GHz More than 40% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Better geekbench (64-bit) score 15,778 vs 9,763 More than 60% better geekbench (64-bit) score
Better 3DMark11 physics score 9,140 vs 6,113 Around 50% better 3DMark11 physics score
More l3 cache per core 2 MB/core vs 1.5 MB/core Around 35% more l3 cache per core
Better PassMark (Single core) score 2,165 vs 1,834 Around 20% better PassMark (Single core) score
Better PassMark (Overclocked) score 6,694.4 vs 3,818.2 More than 75% better PassMark (Overclocked) score
Better performance per watt 12.58 pt/W vs 10.21 pt/W Around 25% better performance per watt
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.52 GHz vs 3.2 GHz More than 40% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Newer Jun, 2013 vs Apr, 2013 Release date 2 months later
Front view of Intel Core i5 4430

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Better performance per dollar 6 pt/$ vs 4.26 pt/$ More than 40% 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)

Passmark

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 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 12.58 pt/W 10.21 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 4.47 GHz 3.14 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.52 GHz 3.2 GHz
PassMark (Overclocked) 6,694.4 3,818.2
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.47 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
DDR3
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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