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Intel Core i7 4770R

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Front view of Intel Core i7 4770R

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Intel Core i7 4770R

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Significantly higher clock speed 3.2 GHz vs 2.1 GHz More than 50% higher clock speed
Much newer manufacturing process 22 nm vs 32 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Significantly higher turbo clock speed 3.9 GHz vs 3.1 GHz More than 25% higher turbo clock speed
Much better turbo clock speed 1,300 MHz vs 720 MHz More than 80% better turbo clock speed
Much better performance per watt 20.2 pt/W vs 2.9 pt/W Around 7x better performance per watt
Significantly better geekbench 3 single core score 3,504 vs 1,537 More than 2.2x better geekbench 3 single core score
Better PassMark score 9,828 vs 2,960 More than 3.2x better PassMark score
More threads 8 vs 4 Twice as many threads
Slightly better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.82 GHz vs 3.1 GHz Around 25% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
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Much more l2 cache 4 MB vs 1 MB 4x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Much higher GPU clock speed 554 MHz vs 200 MHz More than 2.8x higher GPU clock speed
Much higher Maximum operating temperature 105 °C vs 66.45 °C Around 60% higher Maximum operating temperature
Much more l2 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 4x more l2 cache per core
Lower typical power consumption 28.44W vs 52.81W More than 45% lower typical power consumption
Lower annual commercial energy cost 30.66 $/year vs 56.94 $/year More than 45% lower annual commercial energy cost
Lower annual home energy cost 8.43 $/year vs 15.66 $/year More than 45% lower annual home energy cost

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i7 4770R vs A8 5557M

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i7 4770R
12,499
A8 5557M
3,429

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

A8 5557M
1,537

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i7 4770R
4,880,000 MB/s
A8 5557M
1,730 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i7 4770R
12,727
A8 5557M
3,409

GeekBench

Core i7 4770R
13,833
A8 5557M
3,409

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

A8 5557M
2,960

PassMark (Single Core)

A8 5557M
1,010

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i7 4770R  vs
A8 5557M 
Clock speed 3.2 GHz 2.1 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.9 GHz 3.1 GHz
Cores Quad core Quad core
Is unlocked No No

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE4a
SSE2
F16C
MMX
SSE4
XOP
AVX
SSE3
SSE
BMI1
AMD64
SSE4.1
FMA4
FMA3
SSE4.2
AMD-V
Supplemental SSE3
AES
TBM
AVX 2.0
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 65W 35W
Annual home energy cost 15.66 $/year 8.43 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 56.94 $/year 30.66 $/year
Performance per watt 20.2 pt/W 2.9 pt/W
Typical power consumption 52.81W 28.44W

details

Core i7 4770R  vs
A8 5557M 
Threads 8 4
L2 cache 1 MB 4 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 1 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm 32 nm
Operating temperature Unknown - 66.45°C Unknown - 105°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.82 GHz 3.1 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.2 GHz 3.1 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.82 GHz 3.1 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® Iris™ Pro Graphics 5200 Radeon™ HD 8550G
GPU clock speed 200 MHz 554 MHz
Turbo clock speed 1,300 MHz 720 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3L-1600
DDR3
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