CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 4930K vs 4770

Performance

Benchmark performance using all cores

Passmark

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

Passmark (Single Core)

Overclocking

How much speed can you get out of the processor?

Passmark (Overclocked), Unlocked, Maximum Overclocked Clock Speed (Air) and 1 more

Value

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Performance Per Dollar

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Core i7 4930K

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Is unlocked Yes vs No Somewhat common; An unlocked multiplier allows for easier overclocking
Significantly 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
Supports more RAM 65,536 MB vs 32,768 MB Supports 2x more RAM
More threads 12 vs 8 4 more threads
More cores 6 vs 4 2 more cores; run more applications at once
Much better PassMark (Overclocked) score 8,128.1 vs 3,086.9 Around 2.8x better PassMark (Overclocked) score
Significantly better PassMark score 13,204 vs 9,523 Around 40% better PassMark score
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.61 GHz vs 3.87 GHz Around 20% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Slightly more l2 cache per core 0.33 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core Around 35% more l2 cache per core
Better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.68 GHz vs 4.22 GHz More than 10% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
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Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Significantly 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 dollar 4.07 pt/$ vs 3.31 pt/$ Around 25% better performance per dollar
Significantly lower annual commercial energy cost 73.58 $/year vs 113.88 $/year More than 35% lower annual commercial energy cost
Significantly lower annual home energy cost 20.24 $/year vs 31.32 $/year More than 35% lower annual home energy cost

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i7 4930K vs 4770

Passmark

Core i7 4930K Core i7 4770 @ cpubenchmark.net

Passmark (Single Core)

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
Is hyperthreaded Yes Yes

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing No Yes
Has vitualization support Yes Yes
Instruction-set-extensions
MMX
SSE
SSE4.2
AVX
SSE3
SSE2
Supplemental SSE3
SSE4.1
SSE4
AVX 2.0
AES
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

gpu

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
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

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 nms 22 nms
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 66.8°C Unknown - 72.72°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 4.61 GHz 3.87 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.68 GHz 4.22 GHz
PassMark (Overclocked) 8,128.1 3,086.9
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.61 GHz 3.87 GHz

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 15.12 pt/W 15.02 pt/W
Typical power consumption 105.63W 68.25W

bus

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