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Intel CORE I7 4770K
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Intel CORE I7 4770K

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Expert Review

27 February 2015
  • Summary: As always at the beginning of an Intel launch article, there's the question of whether it's a "tick" or a "tock". By the so-called tick-tock model, Intel refers to the alternating change in architecture and manufacturing process technology in CPU production.
  • Pros: very low power consumption under load, solid and technically advanced chipset basis, significantly accelerated integrated graphics, Core i7-4770K: very good performance, Core i5-4670K: good value for money
  • Cons: no major performance gain over the previous generation, socket change unavoidable (meaning buying a new motherboard)
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Overall 9

Intel Haswell Core i7-4790K vs. i7-4770K Comparison

26 August 2014
  • Summary: What do our tests reveal? Well, with next to very little in actual real-world performance gained to justify and make sense of the price gap when compared to the Intel Core i7-4790K, many Intel Core i7-4770K owners can rest easy in their purchase.
  • Pros: Added speed, Better thermal interface material, Performance slightly better than the Intel Core i7-4770K when overclocked
  • Cons: Compared to the price gap, the speed difference to the Intel Core i7-4770K is not very noticeable, Overclocking seems to be more sensitive to BCLK adjustments
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Intel ‘Haswell’ Desktop Processor Performance Overview: i7-4770K

Hardware BBQ
9 October 2013
  • Conclusion: As far as Z87 platform is concerned, Intel managed to catch up with AMD in terms of providing 6x native SATA 6Gbps ports and also provides USB 3.0 natively via 6. Those with 3670K and 3770K wouldn’t consider making a jump, and a lot of mainstream users would most likely be happy with their Sandy...
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Overall 9
Value for money 9
Performance 10
Construction 9
Functionality 9

Intel Core-i7 4770K Haswell Processor

Benchmark Reviews
6 July 2013
  • Conclusion: Haswell and its supporting "Lynx Point" Z87 chipset represent yet another incrementally refined iteration of Intel's mainstream CPU platform. Performance improvements at the CPU level are minor and will be unnoticeable except in benchmarks.
  • Pros: Still the best single-core performance available, Dramatically improved iGPU performance, Mobile versions offer new ultra-low-power modes, At least Intel didn't change the cooler mounting points
  • Cons: Only incremental CPU performance improvements over Ivy Bridge, New socket means a new motherboard is required for upgrades, Still only 16 PCI-E lanes, Relatively poor overclocking
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Overall 9

Intel's 4th Generation "Haswell" Core i7-4770K LGA1150 Processor Reviewed

24 June 2013
  • Summary: 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.
  • Pros: Better performance upgrade than Ivy, More overclocking options, Better overclocking potential: If you keep it cool!, Improved integrated memory controller, Overclocking memory improves performance, Haswell's 3D transistor technology favors mobile
  • Cons: The Core i7-4770K operates slightly hotter than Core i7-3770K, Overclocking requires more patience than Ivy and Sandy, The overclocking learning curve is definitely higher
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Overall 9

Intel Core i7-4770K Haswell Processor Review

19 June 2013
  • Summary: Final Thoughts 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.
  • Pros: – Great performance, – Integrated graphics have been much improved over Ivy Bridge, – CPU cooler mounting points have not changed with new socket, – Low power states
  • Cons: – Not a drastic improvement over Ivy Bridge, – Another new socket, – Weak overclocking
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Overall 7

Intel Core i7-4770K

PC Magazine
11 June 2013
  • Conclusion: The Intel Core i7-4770K, based on Intel's Haswell microarchitecture, is a great chip if you need an upgrade, but performance gains are modest.
  • Pros: Intel's latest architecture adds new features. Improved performance.
  • Cons: Draws slightly more power than previous designs. Less headroom for overclocking.
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Expert Review

Silent PC
10 June 2013
  • Summary: 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 with what can be considered secondary features,...
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Haswell overclocked: the Core i7-4770K at 4.7GHz

3 June 2013
  • Excerpt: After studying Haswell's architecture and taking the chip through our benchmark suite, we gave overclocking a shot. Our findings suggest that Haswell requires beefier...
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Intel's Core i7-4770K and 4950HQ 'Haswell' processors reviewed

3 June 2013
  • Summary: As always, the rafts of data on the preceding pages can be boiled down to one simple price-performance plot, for those folks considering a purchase. Here's how the Core i7-4770K stacks up against the two prior generations of Intel processors—and the closest competition from AMD—on one of our famous...
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