CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 5820K vs 4770K 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

9.8

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Core i7 4770K 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Core i7 4770K  based on its power consumption.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Core i7 5820K

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core i7 5820K

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More cores 6 vs 4 2 more cores; run more applications at once
Much better performance per dollar 6.97 pt/$ vs 3.82 pt/$ More than 80% better performance per dollar
Front view of Intel Core i7 4770K

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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 113.75W 40% lower typical power consumption
Much lower annual home energy cost 20.24 $/year vs 33.73 $/year Around 40% lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 73.58 $/year vs 122.64 $/year 40% lower annual commercial energy cost

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i7 5820K vs 4770K

CompuBench 1.5 (Face detection)

Core i7 5820K
6.74 mPixels/s
Core i7 4770K
13.04 mPixels/s

CompuBench 1.5 (Video composition) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i7 5820K
3.71 fps
Core i7 4770K
14.12 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 5820K
4,050,000 MB/s
Core i7 4770K
4,810,000 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 5820K  vs
4770K 
Clock speed 3.3 GHz 3.5 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.6 GHz 3.9 GHz
Cores Hexa core Quad core
Is unlocked Yes Yes

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing No 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 140W 84W
Annual home energy cost 33.73 $/year 20.24 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 122.64 $/year 73.58 $/year
Performance per watt 10.75 pt/W 11.29 pt/W
Typical power consumption 113.75W 68.25W

bus

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

details

Core i7 5820K  vs
4770K 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 12 8
L3 cache 15 MB 8 MB
L3 cache per core 2.5 MB/core 2 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm 22 nm
Max CPUs 1 1

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 4.34 GHz 4.48 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.53 GHz 4.53 GHz
PassMark (Overclocked) 5,572.2 6,694.4
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.34 GHz 4.48 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 1,250 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1600
DDR3L-1600
DDR3-1333
DDR4-2133
DDR4-1600
DDR4-1333
Channels Quad Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC No No
Maximum memory size 65,536 MB 32,768 MB
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