CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 5557U vs 4770R 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

9.2

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Core i7 4770R 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Core i7 4770R  based on its performance and single-core performance.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

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Reasons to consider the
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Much better performance per watt 40.02 pt/W vs 20.2 pt/W Around 2x better performance per watt
Significantly newer manufacturing process 14 nm vs 22 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Significantly lower typical power consumption 22.75W vs 52.81W 2.3x lower typical power consumption
Higher GPU clock speed 300 MHz vs 200 MHz 50% higher GPU clock speed
Better CompuBench 1.5 video composition score 18.58 fps vs 12.49 fps Around 50% better CompuBench 1.5 video composition score
More l3 cache per core 2 MB/core vs 1.5 MB/core Around 35% more l3 cache per core
Newer Jan, 2015 vs Apr, 2013 Release date over 1 years later
Significantly lower annual home energy cost 6.75 $/year vs 15.66 $/year 2.3x lower annual home energy cost
Significantly lower annual commercial energy cost 24.53 $/year vs 56.94 $/year 2.3x lower annual commercial energy cost
Front view of Intel Core i7 4770R

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Intel Core i7 4770R

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Higher turbo clock speed 3.9 GHz vs 3.4 GHz Around 15% higher turbo clock speed
More l2 cache 1 MB vs 0.5 MB 2x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Much better performance per dollar 3.67 pt/$ vs 2.63 pt/$ Around 40% better performance per dollar
Significantly better turbo clock speed 1,300 MHz vs 1,100 MHz Around 20% better turbo clock speed
Significantly better PassMark score 9,828 vs 4,933 Around 2x better PassMark score
Slightly more l3 cache 6 MB vs 4 MB 50% more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
More cores 4 vs 2 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
More threads 8 vs 4 Twice as many threads
Better PassMark (Single core) score 2,149 vs 1,897 Around 15% better PassMark (Single core) score
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.82 GHz vs 3.39 GHz Around 15% better overclocked clock speed (Air)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i7 5557U vs 4770R

CompuBench 1.5 (Bitcoin mining) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i7 5557U
34.15 mHash/s
Core i7 4770R
31.65 mHash/s

CompuBench 1.5 (Face detection)

Core i7 5557U
13.19 mPixels/s
Core i7 4770R
13.17 mPixels/s

CompuBench 1.5 (T-Rex) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i7 5557U
-1 fps
Core i7 4770R
2.37 fps

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 5557U
4,160,000 MB/s
Core i7 4770R
4,880,000 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i7 5557U  vs
4770R 
Clock speed 3.1 GHz 3.2 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.4 GHz 3.9 GHz
Cores Dual core Quad core
Is unlocked No 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 28W 65W
Annual home energy cost 6.75 $/year 15.66 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 24.53 $/year 56.94 $/year
Performance per watt 40.02 pt/W 20.2 pt/W
Typical power consumption 22.75W 52.81W

bus

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

details

Core i7 5557U  vs
4770R 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 8
L2 cache 0.5 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
L3 cache 4 MB 6 MB
L3 cache per core 2 MB/core 1.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 14 nm 22 nm
Max CPUs 1 1

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.39 GHz 3.82 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.1 GHz 3.2 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.39 GHz 3.82 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® Iris™ Graphics 6100 Intel® Iris™ Pro Graphics 5200
Number of displays supported 3 3
GPU clock speed 300 MHz 200 MHz
Turbo clock speed 1,100 MHz 1,300 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1600
DDR3
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Maximum bandwidth 25,600 MB/s 12,800 MB/s
Maximum memory size 16,384 MB 32,768 MB
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