Gaming Performance

When armed with a Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition graphics card the Core i7-4770K was able to match the performance of the i7-3770K when testing with Far Cry 3.

We see little to no difference in performance between the Core i7-4770K and the i7-3770K when using a high-end discrete graphics card at high resolutions, this time when testing with Tomb Raider.

Again, the Core i7-4770K is only slightly faster than the i7-3770K when measuring 3D gaming performance using a high-end graphics card. This is partly because the Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition is creating a bottleneck using these quality settings (which are what you'd use to play games anyway) and partly because the game is more GPU bound than CPU.