CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 4770K vs 4670


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 1 more


Are you paying a premium for performance?

Performance Per Dollar

CPUBoss Score

Performance, Single-core Performance, Overclocking and Value

Intel Core i7 4770K 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Core i7 4770K  based on its performance and overclocking.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

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Reasons to consider the
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Much better 3DMark11 physics score 9,140 vs 6,820 Around 35% better 3DMark11 physics score
Is unlocked Yes vs No Somewhat common; An unlocked multiplier allows for easier overclocking
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
Slightly higher turbo clock speed 3.9 GHz vs 3.8 GHz Around 5% higher turbo clock speed
Better PassMark score 10,016 vs 7,425 Around 35% better PassMark score
More l3 cache per core 2 MB/core vs 1.5 MB/core Around 35% more l3 cache per core
Better PassMark (Overclocked) score 6,694.4 vs 4,305.9 More than 55% better PassMark (Overclocked) score
Better geekbench (64-bit) score 15,778 vs 11,963 More than 30% better geekbench (64-bit) score
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.47 GHz vs 3.77 GHz Around 20% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Better turbo clock speed 1,250 MHz vs 1,200 MHz Around 5% better turbo clock speed
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.52 GHz vs 3.3 GHz More than 35% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Newer Jun, 2013 vs Apr, 2013 Release date 2 months later
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Supports trusted computing Yes vs No Somewhat common; Allows for safer, more reliable computing
Better performance per dollar 5.6 pt/$ vs 4.25 pt/$ More than 30% better performance per dollar

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i7 4770K vs i5 4670

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

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GeekBench (64-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

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3D Mark 11 (Physics)

PassMark Data courtesy PassMark

PassMark (Single Core) Data courtesy PassMark

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Core i7 4770K  vs
i5 4670 
Clock speed 3.5 GHz 3.4 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.9 GHz 3.8 GHz
Cores Quad core Quad core
Is unlocked Yes No


Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing No Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
Supplemental SSE3
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 12.55 pt/W 11.74 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


Core i7 4770K  vs
i5 4670 
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


Overclocked clock speed 4.47 GHz 3.77 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.52 GHz 3.3 GHz
PassMark (Overclocked) 6,694.4 4,305.9
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.47 GHz 3.77 GHz

integrated graphics

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 1,200 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
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