CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 4770K vs 4430


Benchmark performance using all cores

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

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

Passmark (Single Core)


How much speed can you get out of the processor?

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


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Performance Per Dollar

CPUBoss Score

Performance, Single-core Performance, Overclocking and Value

Intel Core i7 4770K 

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Differences What are the advantages of each

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Significantly higher turbo clock speed 3.9 GHz vs 3.2 GHz More than 20% higher turbo clock speed
Is unlocked Yes vs No Somewhat common; An unlocked multiplier allows for easier overclocking
Is hyperthreaded Yes vs No Somewhat common; Maximizes usage of each CPU core
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 turbo clock speed 1,250 MHz vs 1,100 MHz Around 15% better turbo clock speed
Significantly better PassMark score 10,016 vs 6,283 Around 60% better PassMark score
Significantly better geekbench (64-bit) score 15,840 vs 9,763 More than 60% better geekbench (64-bit) score
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.47 GHz vs 3.14 GHz Around 45% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Better 3DMark11 physics score 9,140 vs 6,113 Around 50% better 3DMark11 physics score
Better PassMark (Single core) score 2,165 vs 1,831 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
Significantly more l3 cache per core 2 MB/core vs 1.5 MB/core Around 35% more l3 cache per core
Better performance per watt 12.91 pt/W vs 10.47 pt/W Around 25% better performance per watt
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.66 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 6.12 pt/$ vs 4.71 pt/$ Around 30% better performance per dollar

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

Specifications Full list of technical specs


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


Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing No No
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Supplemental SSE3
AVX 2.0
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes


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
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


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


Overclock popularity 205 0
Overclocked clock speed 4.47 GHz 3.14 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.66 GHz 3.36 GHz
PassMark (Overclocked) 6,694.4 3,818.2
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.47 GHz 3.14 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 12.91 pt/W 10.47 pt/W
Typical power consumption 68.25W 68.25W


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