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Front view of Intel Core i7 5850EQ

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Significantly newer manufacturing process 14 nm vs 22 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Significantly better CompuBench 1.5 ocean surface simulation score 274.23 fps vs 203.74 fps Around 35% better CompuBench 1.5 ocean surface simulation score
Lower typical power consumption 38.19W vs 52.81W Around 30% lower typical power consumption
Newer Apr, 2015 vs Jun, 2013 Release date over 1 years later
Lower annual home energy cost 11.32 $/year vs 15.66 $/year Around 30% lower annual home energy cost
Lower annual commercial energy cost 41.17 $/year vs 56.94 $/year Around 30% lower annual commercial energy cost
Front view of Intel Core i7 4770S

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Much better performance per dollar 3.5 pt/$ vs 0.71 pt/$ Around 5x better performance per dollar
Higher turbo clock speed 3.9 GHz vs 3.4 GHz Around 15% higher turbo clock speed
Higher clock speed 3.1 GHz vs 2.7 GHz Around 15% higher clock speed
Significantly better turbo clock speed 1,200 MHz vs 1,000 MHz 20% better turbo clock speed
Much better performance per watt 13.36 pt/W vs 6.56 pt/W More than 2x better performance per watt
Slightly more l3 cache 8 MB vs 6 MB Around 35% more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.69 GHz vs 2.7 GHz More than 35% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
More l3 cache per core 2 MB/core vs 1.5 MB/core Around 35% more l3 cache per core
Higher GPU clock speed 350 MHz vs 300 MHz More than 15% higher GPU clock speed
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.68 GHz vs 2.7 GHz More than 35% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i7 5850EQ vs 4770S

CompuBench 1.5 (Face detection)

Core i7 5850EQ
16.69 mPixels/s
Core i7 4770S
17.01 mPixels/s

CompuBench 1.5 (Ocean surface simulation) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i7 5850EQ
274.23 fps
Core i7 4770S
203.74 fps

CompuBench 1.5 (T-Rex) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i7 5850EQ
1.54 fps
Core i7 4770S
1.1 fps

CompuBench 1.5 (Video composition) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i7 5850EQ
20.65 fps
Core i7 4770S
11.11 fps

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i7 5850EQ  vs
4770S 
Clock speed 2.7 GHz 3.1 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.4 GHz 3.9 GHz
Cores Quad core Quad core
Is unlocked No No

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing Yes 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 47W 65W
Annual home energy cost 11.32 $/year 15.66 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 41.17 $/year 56.94 $/year
Performance per watt 6.56 pt/W 13.36 pt/W
Typical power consumption 38.19W 52.81W

bus

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

details

Core i7 5850EQ  vs
4770S 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 8 8
L3 cache 6 MB 8 MB
L3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core 2 MB/core
Manufacture process 14 nm 22 nm
Max CPUs 1 1

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.7 GHz 3.69 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.7 GHz 3.68 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.7 GHz 3.69 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® Iris™ Pro Graphics 6200 Intel® HD Graphics 4600
Number of displays supported 3 3
GPU clock speed 300 MHz 350 MHz
Turbo clock speed 1,000 MHz 1,200 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1600
DDR3L-1600
DDR3-1333
DDR3
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC Yes No
Maximum bandwidth 12,800 MB/s 25,600 MB/s
Maximum memory size 32,768 MB 32,768 MB
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