Intel Core i7-6820HK vs Intel Core i7-4770S

Compare Intel 6th Generation Core i7 4 core CPU vs Intel 4th Generation Core i7 4 core processor, specs and benchmark score. Which is the better CPU for gaming?

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Benchmark Score

Overall Score

A combined score of all workloads

33 %
3% slightly better overall score
32 %

Gaming Score

The raw gaming performance with a fast GPU

52 %
4% slightly better gaming score
50 %

Multitasking Score

Performance in workloads using up to 8 cores

27 %
3% slightly better multitasking score
26 %

Heavy Workload Score

Performance in workloads using up to 16 cores

26 %
4% slightly better heavy workload score
25 %

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Other Benchmarks

Geekbench (multi) score

Multi threaded benchmark

3,557
10% slightly higher Geekbench (multi) score
3,213

Geekbench (single) score

Single threaded benchmark

906
4% slightly higher Geekbench (single) score
871

Specifications

Cores

Number of physical processing units

4
Identical
4

Threads

Number of logical processing units

8
Identical
8

Clock Speed

Base frequency at which the chip operates

3 GHz
3 GHz
14% slightly higher clock speed

Turbo Speed

Higher frequency used for heavy workloads

4 GHz
4 GHz
8% slightly higher turbo speed

TDP

Thermal Design Power: Measure of heat generated by the CPU

45 W
44% significantly lower TDP
65 W

PCIe Lanes

Number of physical connections between the CPU and expansion slots

16
Identical
16

Memory Channels

Lanes for simultaneous memory access

2
Identical
2

Supported Memory

Maximum amount of RAM supported by this CPU

64 GiB
100% significantly more supported memory
32 GiB

Other details

Rank

Ranking in the hardwareDB database

539th of 1,335
568th of 1,335

Family

The product line

6th Generation Core i7
4th Generation Core i7

Release date

The official date of release of this chip

August 2015
May 2013

Memory Type

The type of memory used by this chip

DDR4-2133
DDR3-1333

Supports ECC memory

Does this CPU support error correcting memory

No
No

Core i7-6820HK vs Core i7-4770S comparison

Our benchmark analysis concludes that the Core i7-6820HK performs better than the Core i7-4770S. Furthermore, our gaming benchmark shows that it also outperforms the Core i7-4770S in all gaming tests too.

Info from our database shows that they both have the same core count and the same number of threads. These CPUs have different clock speeds. Indeed, the Core i7-4770S has a slightly higher clock speed compared to the Core i7-6820HK. Also, the Core i7-4770S has a slightly higher turbo speed. A Core i7-6820HK CPU outputs less heat than a Core i7-4770S CPU because of its significantly lower TDP. This measures the amount of heat they output and can be used to estimate power consumption.

Modern CPUs generally have more logical cores than physical cores, this means that each core is split into multiple virtual cores, improving efficiency for parallel workloads. Indeed, the Core i7-6820HK has more threads than cores. Each physical core is split into multiple threads.

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