CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 4790K vs 6770HQ among all CPUs

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

Sky Diver and Cloud Gate

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?

Sky Diver, Cloud Gate, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

Value

Are you paying a premium for performance?

Sky Diver, Cloud Gate, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

9.3

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Core i7 4790K 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Core i7 4790K  based on its performance, single-core performance and value.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Core i7 4790K

Reasons to consider the
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Much better 3DMark06 CPU score 79 vs 66.2 Around 20% better 3DMark06 CPU score
Is unlocked Yes vs No Somewhat common; An unlocked multiplier allows for easier overclocking
Much higher clock speed 4 GHz vs 2.6 GHz Around 55% higher clock speed
Much better performance per dollar 3.69 pt/$ vs 0.76 pt/$ More than 4.8x better performance per dollar
Significantly higher turbo clock speed 4.4 GHz vs 3.5 GHz More than 25% higher turbo clock speed
Much better turbo clock speed 1,250 MHz vs 950 MHz More than 30% better turbo clock speed
Significantly better PassMark (Single core) score 2,530 vs 1,905 Around 35% better PassMark (Single core) score
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.63 GHz vs 3.39 GHz More than 35% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Significantly better performance per watt 11.42 pt/W vs 7.36 pt/W More than 55% better performance per watt
Slightly 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 l3 cache per core 2 MB/core vs 1.5 MB/core Around 35% more l3 cache per core
Better PassMark score 11,194 vs 9,687 More than 15% better PassMark score
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.8 GHz vs 2.6 GHz Around 85% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Front view of Intel 6770HQ

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Intel 6770HQ

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Significantly newer manufacturing process 14 nm vs 22 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much lower typical power consumption 36.56W vs 71.5W Around 50% lower typical power consumption
Significantly better CompuBench 1.5 video composition score 23.38 fps vs 12.09 fps Around 95% better CompuBench 1.5 video composition score
Newer Jan, 2016 vs Apr, 2014 Release date over 1 years later
Much lower annual home energy cost 10.84 $/year vs 21.2 $/year Around 50% lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 39.42 $/year vs 77.09 $/year Around 50% lower annual commercial energy cost

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i7 4790K vs 6770HQ

CompuBench 1.5 (Bitcoin mining) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i7 4790K
16.1 mHash/s
6770HQ
75.71 mHash/s

CompuBench 1.5 (Face detection)

Core i7 4790K
18.33 mPixels/s
6770HQ
53.16 mPixels/s

CompuBench 1.5 (T-Rex) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i7 4790K
1.79 fps
6770HQ
3.23 fps

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i7 4790K
15,490
6770HQ
8,590

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

6770HQ
2,822

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i7 4790K
5,140,000 MB/s
6770HQ
1,000.6 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

Core i7 4790K
11,194
6770HQ
9,687

PassMark (Single Core)

6770HQ
1,905

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i7 4790K  vs
6770HQ 
Clock speed 4 GHz 2.6 GHz
Turbo clock speed 4.4 GHz 3.5 GHz
Cores Quad core Quad core
Is unlocked 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 88W 45W
Annual home energy cost 21.2 $/year 10.84 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 77.09 $/year 39.42 $/year
Performance per watt 11.42 pt/W 7.36 pt/W
Typical power consumption 71.5W 36.56W

bus

Architecture DMI 2.0 FSB
Number of links 0 1
Transfer rate 5,000 MT/s 8,000 MT/s

details

Core i7 4790K  vs
6770HQ 
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 6 MB
L3 cache per core 2 MB/core 1.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm 14 nm
Max CPUs 1 1

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 4.63 GHz 3.39 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.8 GHz 2.6 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.63 GHz 3.39 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics 4600 Intel® Iris™ Pro Graphics 580
Number of displays supported 3 3
GPU clock speed 350 MHz 350 MHz
Turbo clock speed 1,250 MHz 950 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1600
DDR3L-1600
DDR3-1333
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 65,536 MB
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