Core i7-4770K vs Core i5-2500K comparison
According to the hardwareDB Benchmark tool, the Core i7-4770K is faster than the Core i5-2500K. Furthermore, our gaming benchmark shows that it also outperforms the Core i5-2500K in all gaming tests too.
Our spec comparison shows that they have an identical amount of cores but the Core i7-4770K has more threads. These CPUs have different clock speeds. Indeed, the Core i7-4770K has a slightly higher clock speed compared to the Core i5-2500K. Also, the Core i7-4770K has a slightly higher turbo speed. A Core i7-4770K CPU outputs less heat than a Core i5-2500K CPU because of its slightly lower TDP. This measures the amount of heat they output and can be used to estimate power consumption.
The more cores a CPU has, the better the overall performance will be in parallel workloads such as multitasking. Many CPUs have more threads than cores, this means that each physical core is split into multiple logical cores, making them more efficient. Indeed, the Core i7-4770K has more threads than cores. Each physical core is split into multiple threads.