CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 4930K vs 4770R among desktop 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

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

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CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Core i7 4930K 

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

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Core i7 4930K

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core i7 4930K

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Much 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
Is unlocked Yes vs No Somewhat common; An unlocked multiplier allows for easier overclocking
Higher clock speed 3.4 GHz vs 3.2 GHz More than 5% higher clock speed
Supports more RAM 65,536 MB vs 32,768 MB Supports 2x more RAM
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.5 GHz vs 3.82 GHz Around 20% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.62 GHz vs 3.2 GHz Around 45% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Front view of Intel Core i7 4770R

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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 52.81W vs 105.63W 2x lower typical power consumption
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 56.94 $/year vs 113.88 $/year 2x lower annual commercial energy cost
Much lower annual home energy cost 15.66 $/year vs 31.32 $/year 2x lower annual home energy cost

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i7 4930K vs 4770R

CompuBench 1.5 (Bitcoin mining) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i7 4930K
9.56 mHash/s
Core i7 4770R
31.65 mHash/s

CompuBench 1.5 (Face detection)

Core i7 4930K
7.61 mPixels/s
Core i7 4770R
13.17 mPixels/s

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 4930K
2,430,000 MB/s
Core i7 4770R
4,880,000 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i7 4930K  vs
4770R 
Clock speed 3.4 GHz 3.2 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 No
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
MMX
SSE4
AVX
SSE3
SSE
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
Supplemental SSE3
AES
AVX 2.0
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 130W 65W
Annual home energy cost 31.32 $/year 15.66 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 113.88 $/year 56.94 $/year
Performance per watt 7.92 pt/W 20.2 pt/W
Typical power consumption 105.63W 52.81W

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
4770R 
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 6 MB
L3 cache per core 2 MB/core 1.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm 22 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 66.8°C Unknown - 66.45°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 4.5 GHz 3.82 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.62 GHz 3.2 GHz
PassMark (Overclocked) 8,128.1 3,694.7
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.5 GHz 3.82 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU None GPU
Label N/A Intel® Iris™ Pro Graphics 5200
Number of displays supported N/A 3
GPU clock speed N/A 200 MHz
Turbo clock speed N/A 1,300 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1866
DDR3-1600
DDR3-1333
DDR3
Channels Quad Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC No No
Maximum bandwidth 59,733.32 MB/s 12,800 MB/s
Maximum memory size 65,536 MB 32,768 MB
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