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Front view of Intel Core i7 4850EQ

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Much better performance per watt 54.19 pt/W vs 11.3 pt/W More than 4.8x better performance per watt
Much better performance per dollar 5.47 pt/$ vs 3.83 pt/$ Around 45% better performance per dollar
Much higher GPU clock speed 650 MHz vs 350 MHz More than 85% higher GPU clock speed
Significantly lower typical power consumption 38.19W vs 68.25W Around 45% lower typical power consumption
Supports trusted computing Yes vs No Somewhat common; Allows for safer, more reliable computing
Significantly lower annual home energy cost 11.32 $/year vs 20.24 $/year Around 45% lower annual home energy cost
Significantly lower annual commercial energy cost 41.17 $/year vs 73.58 $/year Around 45% lower annual commercial energy cost
Front view of Intel Core i7 4770K

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Much higher clock speed 3.5 GHz vs 1.6 GHz Around 2.2x higher clock speed
Is unlocked Yes vs No Somewhat common; An unlocked multiplier allows for easier overclocking
Higher turbo clock speed 3.9 GHz vs 3.2 GHz More than 20% higher turbo clock speed
Much better turbo clock speed 1,250 MHz vs 1,000 MHz 25% better turbo clock speed
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.48 GHz vs 1.6 GHz More than 2.8x better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Significantly better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score 14,184 vs 11,977 Around 20% better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score
Better geekbench 3 single core score 3,689 vs 3,141 More than 15% better geekbench 3 single core score
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.55 GHz vs 1.6 GHz More than 2.8x better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i7 4850EQ vs 4770K

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 4850EQ
4,180,000 MB/s
Core i7 4770K
4,810,000 MB/s

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i7 4850EQ  vs
4770K 
Clock speed 1.6 GHz 3.5 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.2 GHz 3.9 GHz
Cores Quad core Quad core
Is unlocked No Yes

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing Yes 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 47W 84W
Annual home energy cost 11.32 $/year 20.24 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 41.17 $/year 73.58 $/year
Performance per watt 54.19 pt/W 11.3 pt/W
Typical power consumption 38.19W 68.25W

bus

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

details

Core i7 4850EQ  vs
4770K 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 8 8
Manufacture process 22 nm 22 nm
Max CPUs 1 1

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 1.6 GHz 4.48 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 1.6 GHz 4.55 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 1.6 GHz 4.48 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® Iris™ Pro graphics 5200 Intel® HD Graphics 4600
Number of displays supported 3 3
GPU clock speed 650 MHz 350 MHz
Turbo clock speed 1,000 MHz 1,250 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC Yes No
Maximum memory size 32,768 MB 32,768 MB
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