Intel Core i7 4770K

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The Intel Core i7 4770K features 4 cores with 8 concurrent threads when using Hyper-Threading. The 4770K operates at 3.50GHz with a Turbo Boost frequency of 3.90GHz, while the non-K version features the same Turbo Boost frequency with a base clock of 3.4GHz. They are designed to work with DDR3-1333/1600 memory and feature an 8MB L3 cache.

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By TechSpot on 80

Overall Haswell has further strengthened Intel’s position providing greater performance, efficiency and features. It might only be a mild step up from what we had with Ivy Bridge, but at $339 the Core i7-4770K is roughly the same price as the i7-3770K.

By hardwarebbq.com on -

When Intel talked about Haswell during IDF 2012, the chipmaker pointed out that it will have 5%- 15% gains over Ivy Bridge when set on same clocks, but Intel was aiming to gain big gains in lesser power consumption, especially for notebooks and smaller...

By uk.hardware.info on -

It has taken just about two years' time, but today the moment has come for Intel to update its high-end consumer platform. The Sandy Bridge-E models Core i7 3960X, 3930K and 3820 will be retired, to be replaced by Ivy Bridge-E, as represented by the...

By Legit Reviews on -

So the question you have to ask yourself, “Was the upgrade worth it?” Well, from my personal standpoint, ABSOLUTELY! I use my computer for video encoding, photo editing, and gaming, and I was getting quite frustrated with my old system. The video card...

By InsideHW on -

Recently we've tested Intel's first processor based on Haswell architecture and we've come to a conclusion that it didn't bring anything new. A total of 10% increase in performances compared to its predecessor in processor tests, while the only big...

By Techgage on -

At this article's outset, we established all of what makes Intel's Haswell architecture so noteworthy. We always expect performance to be improved from one architecture to the next, and of course, we expect the same for power-efficiency. Here, though,...

By uk.hardware.info on -

Late May we published a huge round-up of 45 desktop processors , followed by a review of Intel's fourth generation Core processors . Our readers immediately, and understandably, came with the request for a similar group test of laptop processors. It's...

By PC Authority on -

It is that time again, when the eighteen month Moore's Law clock hits zero and the next generation of CPU hardware arrives, fulfilling the promise of a doubling of transistors with each cycle. Known until now by the codename Haswell, Intel's...

By FutureLooks on 88

Overall, the new processor provides some decent performance increases in just about every department but Haswell is hot! In fact, it’s making Ivy Bridge look cool, both literally and in many other regards, like making it OK to stay with it for now....

By Missing Remote on -

As many in the home theater PC (HTPC) community are aware, madVR produces an unparallelled level of flexibly and performance. Producing results that rival some of the best dedicated video processors available in the market. It was not that long ago that...

By ThinkComputers on 90

When a new processor from Intel comes out many people are expecting a huge improvement over the previous generation, but we lately we really have not seen that. If you look at the update cycle of 1 year that cannot be expected. Ivy Bridge only...

By Phoronix on -

While some computationally-intense applications are benefiting greatly from the core-avx2 compiler optimizations, not all workloads will benefit. The core-avx2 instructions also caused some performance regressions with what's found in GCC 4.8.1. GCC...

By SilentPC Review on -

With the high-end CPU race firmly in their pocket, Intel didn't need to light the world aflame with a significantly faster processor. Breathing room is a luxury few technology companies can claim and its given Intel time to improve their products...

By Legion Hardware on -

Final Thoughts ]In terms of performance the upgrade to Haswell is very reminiscent of that from Sandy Bridge to Ivy Bridge, in the sense that for the most part we only saw a very minor improvement in performance. Where Haswell looked most impressive...

By Phoronix on -

For the multi-threaded C-Ray ray-tracer, none of the tested CPUs come close to matching the i7-4770K's performance-per-Watt under Linux. Stay tuned for additional Intel Core i7 4770K "Haswell" benchmarks under Linux coming soon on Phoronix. No...

By EuroGamer on -

Indeed, HD 4600 was such a pleasant surprise that we can imagine that the higher-end parts in the line-up - particularly the Iris Pro with its onboard eDRAM - are indeed likely to offer performance in line with a fairly capable sub-£100 graphics card. That's something we're really looking forward to trying out when the opportunity arises.

By Fudzilla on -

Crysis 2 with XFX HD 7850 Black Edition API: DirectX 11 ( DirectX 11 Upgrade Patch) Hi-res Texture: On Quality: High Resolution: 1920x1080 Anti-Aliasing: 4X Map: Central Park Runs: 3 Comparison: Average FPS The Crysis score were made with XFX HD...

By The Tech Report on -

We've already seen what the Core i7-4770K can do at its default frequency. Now, it's time to go beyond the chip's stock speed.K-series Haswell processors provide overclockers with three ways to crank the CPU frequency. Raising the Turbo multiplier is the...

By techradar.com/au/ on 70

The overall gist, then, it that rarely has a CPU mooted as a brand new architecture done so little to change the game for desktop computing. It's still a great CPU and the only option at this price point. It's just barely any better than the processor...

By TomsHardware on -

For those of you on Core i7-2700K or older, Core i7-4770K makes sense as part of a two- or three-year upgrade cycle. Otherwise, I see little reason to spend money on a desktop processor upgrade, a new motherboard, and a compliant power supply. Save those few hundred dollars and put them toward a Haswell-based convertible...