CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 4770K vs 2600K 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

7.7

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Core i7 4770K 

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Differences What are the advantages of each

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Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i7 4770K vs 2600K

CompuBench 1.5 (Ocean surface simulation) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i7 4770K
244.75 fps
Core i7 2600K
77.01 fps

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i7 4770K
4,810,000 MB/s
Core i7 2600K
2,500,000 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench (64-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Reviews Word on the street

Core i7 4770K  vs 2600K 

7.0
8.0

7.0
9.0

Overall

7.8 Out of 10
9.1 Out of 10

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i7 4770K  vs
2600K 
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 Yes

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 95W
Annual home energy cost 20.24 $/year 41.8 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 73.58 $/year 111.78 $/year
Performance per watt 11.31 pt/W 7.53 pt/W
Typical power consumption 68.25W 114.2W

bus

Architecture DMI 2.0 DMI
Number of links 0 1
Transfer rate 5,000 MT/s 5,000 MT/s

details

Core i7 4770K  vs
2600K 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 8 8
L2 cache 1 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
L3 cache 8 MB 8 MB
L3 cache per core 2 MB/core 2 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 72.72°C Unknown - 72.6°C

overclocking

Overclock popularity 205 2,016
Overclock review score 1 5
Overclocked clock speed 4.48 GHz 5.05 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.55 GHz 4.76 GHz
PassMark (Overclocked) 6,694.4 5,835.1
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.48 GHz 5.05 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics 4600 Intel® HD Graphics 3000
Number of displays supported 3 2
GPU clock speed 350 MHz 850 MHz
Turbo clock speed 1,250 MHz 1,350 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1600
DDR3L-1600
DDR3-1333
DDR3-1066
DDR3
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC No No
Maximum bandwidth 25,600 MB/s 21,333.32 MB/s
Maximum memory size 32,768 MB 32,768 MB
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Y 4770K OC BETTER THAN 2600K? 2600K BEST FOR OC!
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