CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 4930K vs 4770 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

8.8

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Core i7 4930K 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Core i7 4930K  based on its performance.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Core i7 4930K

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Intel Core i7 4930K

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Is unlocked Yes vs No Somewhat common; An unlocked multiplier allows for easier overclocking
More l3 cache 12 MB vs 8 MB 50% more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
More l2 cache 2 MB vs 1 MB 2x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Much better PassMark (Overclocked) score 8,128.1 vs 3,086.9 Around 2.8x better PassMark (Overclocked) score
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.5 GHz vs 3.86 GHz More than 15% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
More cores 6 vs 4 2 more cores; run more applications at once
More threads 12 vs 8 4 more threads
Supports more RAM 65,536 MB vs 32,768 MB Supports 2x more RAM
Significantly better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score 19,954 vs 13,342 Around 50% better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score
Better geekbench 2 (64-bit) score 22,426 vs 14,063 Around 60% better geekbench 2 (64-bit) score
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.66 GHz vs 4.04 GHz More than 15% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Newer Jul, 2013 vs Jun, 2013 Release date 3 weeks later
Front view of Intel Core i7 4770

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Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Much lower typical power consumption 68.25W vs 105.63W More than 35% lower typical power consumption
Supports trusted computing Yes vs No Somewhat common; Allows for safer, more reliable computing
Significantly higher Maximum operating temperature 72.72 °C vs 66.8 °C Around 10% higher Maximum operating temperature
Better performance per watt 11.02 pt/W vs 8.78 pt/W More than 25% better performance per watt
Much lower annual home energy cost 20.24 $/year vs 31.32 $/year More than 35% lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 73.58 $/year vs 113.88 $/year More than 35% lower annual commercial energy cost

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i7 4930K vs 4770

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i7 4930K
19,954
Core i7 4770
13,342

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i7 4930K
2,430,000 MB/s
Core i7 4770
4,500,000 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i7 4930K
20,152
Core i7 4770
13,074

GeekBench (64-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i7 4930K
22,426
Core i7 4770
14,063

GeekBench

Core i7 4930K
22,426
Core i7 4770
14,063

3D Mark 11 (Physics)

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i7 4930K  vs
4770 
Clock speed 3.4 GHz 3.4 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.9 GHz 3.9 GHz
Cores Hexa core Quad core
Is unlocked Yes No

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing No Yes
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 130W 84W
Annual home energy cost 31.32 $/year 20.24 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 113.88 $/year 73.58 $/year
Performance per watt 8.78 pt/W 11.02 pt/W
Typical power consumption 105.63W 68.25W

bus

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

details

Core i7 4930K  vs
4770 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 12 8
L2 cache 2 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.33 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
L3 cache 12 MB 8 MB
L3 cache per core 2 MB/core 2 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm 22 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 66.8°C Unknown - 72.72°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 4.5 GHz 3.86 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.66 GHz 4.04 GHz
PassMark (Overclocked) 8,128.1 3,086.9
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.5 GHz 3.86 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU None GPU
Label N/A Intel® HD Graphics 4600
Number of displays supported N/A 3
GPU clock speed N/A 350 MHz
Turbo clock speed N/A 1,200 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1866
DDR3-1600
DDR3-1333
DDR3L-1333
DDR3
Channels Quad Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC No No
Maximum bandwidth 59,733.32 MB/s 25,600 MB/s
Maximum memory size 65,536 MB 32,768 MB
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