CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 920 vs 4770

Performance

Benchmark performance using all cores

Passmark, GeekBench (32-bit) and GeekBench (64-bit)

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

Are you paying a premium for performance?

Performance Per Dollar

CPUBoss Score

Performance, Single-core Performance, Overclocking and Value

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Intel Core i7 4770 

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Core i7 920

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core i7 920

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Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.23 GHz vs 3.87 GHz Around 10% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Better performance per dollar 6.53 pt/$ vs 5.48 pt/$ Around 20% better performance per dollar
Slightly better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.42 GHz vs 4.18 GHz More than 5% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
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Much higher turbo clock speed 3.9 GHz vs 2.93 GHz Around 35% higher turbo clock speed
Newer manufacturing process 22 nms vs 45 nms A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Significantly higher clock speed 3.4 GHz vs 2.66 GHz Around 30% higher clock speed
Much lower typical power consumption 68.25W vs 135.63W Around 50% lower typical power consumption
Much better PassMark (Single core) score 2,029 vs 1,159 More than 75% better PassMark (Single core) score
Significantly better PassMark score 9,523 vs 5,002 More than 90% better PassMark score
Supports trusted computing Yes vs No Somewhat common; Allows for safer, more reliable computing
Significantly better geekbench (64-bit) score 14,125 vs 7,785 More than 80% better geekbench (64-bit) score
Marginally newer Jun, 2013 vs Oct, 2008 Release date over 4 years later
Better 3DMark11 physics score 8,940 vs 5,590 Around 60% better 3DMark11 physics score
Significantly better performance per watt 14.75 pt/W vs 4.21 pt/W More than 3.5x better performance per watt
Higher Maximum Operating Temperature 72.72 °C vs 67.9 °C More than 5% higher Maximum Operating Temperature
Much lower annual home energy cost 20.24 $/year vs 48.38 $/year 2.4x lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 73.58 $/year vs 134.55 $/year More than 45% lower annual commercial energy cost

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i7 920 vs 4770

GeekBench (32-bit)

Core i7 920
7,132
Core i7 4770
13,108

GeekBench (64-bit)

Core i7 920
7,785
Core i7 4770
14,125

GeekBench

Core i7 920
9,242
Core i7 4770
14,125

3D Mark 11 (Physics)

Core i7 920 Core i7 4770 @ community.futuremark.com

Passmark

Core i7 920 Core i7 4770 @ cpubenchmark.net

Passmark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i7 920  vs
4770 
Clock speed 2.66 GHz 3.4 GHz
Turbo clock speed 2.93 GHz 3.9 GHz
Cores Quad core Quad core
Is unlocked No No
Is hyperthreaded Yes Yes

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing No Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction-set-extensions
MMX
SSE
SSE4.2
AVX
SSE3
FMA3
SSE2
EM64T
F16C
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
DDR3-1600
DDR3-1333
DDR3-1066
DDR3-800
Channels Triple Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC No No
Maximum bandwidth 25,599.99 MB/s 25,600 MB/s

details

Core i7 920  vs
4770 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 8 8
L2 cache 1 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
L3 cache 8 MB 8 MB
L3 cache per core 2 MB/core 2 MB/core
Manufacture process 45 nms 22 nms
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 67.9°C Unknown - 72.72°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 4.23 GHz 3.87 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.42 GHz 4.18 GHz
PassMark (Overclocked) 3,419.4 3,086.9
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.23 GHz 3.87 GHz

power consumption

TDP 130W 84W
Annual home energy cost 48.38 $/year 20.24 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 134.55 $/year 73.58 $/year
Performance per watt 4.21 pt/W 14.75 pt/W
Typical power consumption 135.63W 68.25W

bus

Architecture QPI DMI 2.0
Number of links 1 0
Transfer rate 4,800 MT/s 5,000 MT/s
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