Intel Core i7-4770K

Intel Core i7-4770K Benchmark

Intel Core i7-4770K Processor benchmark, specs and release date - 4 GHz 4 core Intel 4th Generation Core i7 LGA 1150 CPU rating. Is the Core i7-4770K good for gaming?

CPU Benchmark Score

27 %
Average score from 3 samples
Medium uncertainty
458th of 1,219
138th of 1,219
3 benchmarks

CPU benchmarks

Here are the performance results of this CPU in both the hardwareDB Benchmark and other benchmark utilities. Synthetic tests are an estimation of real-world performance using consistent and repeatable benchmarks.



27 %


Very Good

43 %



22 %

Heavy Workloads


21 %

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Alternative benchmarks

Here are some benchmark results using alternative testing software

Geekbench (multi)

Geekbench (multi)

Multi threaded benchmark

Geekbench (single)

Geekbench (single)

Single threaded benchmark

3DMark Physics

3DMark Physics

Physics simulation benchmark


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CPU Comparison

The Intel Core i7-4770K compared against popular alternatives. Compare against more CPUs with our CPU Comparison Tool.

Intel Core i5-12400F
71 %
Intel Core i5-10300H
32 %
AMD FX-9590
28 %
Intel Core i7-4770K
27 %
Intel Core i5-8265U
23 %
Intel Core i5-6500
23 %
Intel Core i5-2500K
23 %


Clock Speed 3.5 GHz
Turbo Speed 3.9 GHz
Cores 4
Threads 8
L2 Cache 1024 KiB
L3 Cache 8 MiB
PCIe Revision 3
PCIe Lanes 16
Socket LGA 1150
Family 4th Generation Core i7
Memory Type DDR3-1333
Memory Channels 2
Max Memory 32 GiB
Release Date 2013-05-01
Supports ECC Memory No
TDP 84 W

Intel Core i7-4770K

The Core i7-4770K is a 4 core CPU from Intel released in 2013. This chip has an average overall score at 27% in our CPU benchmark. Our gaming benchmark shows that this CPU is a very good processor for gaming, with a score of 43%. As for multitasking and heavy workloads, the Core i7-4770K scores 22% and 21% respectively. Indeed, this is an average rating for very heavy workloads.

The Core i7-4770K has 4 cores and 8 threads. This CPU makes use of simultaneous multithreading technology to improve performance on parallel tasks. Each physical CPU core is divided into multiple logical processors. This Intel CPU has a clock speed of 3.5 GHz and a turbo speed of 3.9 GHz : a higher clock speed that can be reached when thermals and power delivery allow.

As for memory, the Core i7-4770K makes use of DDR3-1333 memory. The faster the memory, the better. Faster memory means that the CPU doesn't have to wait to get the data it needs. It can accommodate a maximum of 32 GiB of memory. Furthermore, this chip can handle up to 2 channels of RAM, a multichannel memory architecture allows for higher data transfer between the CPU and the memory. However, to take advantage of this, you must have enough memory slots filled. Error correcting memory is not supported on this processor.

In terms of cache, the Core i7-4770K has 1 MiB of level 2 cache and 8 MiB of level 3 cache. This is a fast memory located close to the processor, which stores copies of frequently used data from main memory.

This CPU has fast connectivity with support for PCI-Express Gen 3. The faster the PCIe link, the better. This allows for better performance with GPUs and NVME SSDs. It has a total of 16 PCIe lanes.

Power and thermals for the Intel Core i7-4770K CPU are a TDP (Thermal Design Power) of 84 watts. This measures the amount of heat the processor produces when running at full load. This isn't a measure of power consumption, but it's good estimate.

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