Monday, March 18th 2013

Intel Core i7-4770K "Haswell" Tested, Not a Leap Ahead of i7-3770K, But Consistent

Intel's upcoming performance desktop processor Core i7-4770K, based on its next-generation "Haswell" micro-architecture, got its first formal performance preview by Tom's Hardware, which compared it to its two predecessors, the Core i7-3770K "Ivy Bridge" and Core i7-2700K "Sandy Bridge." The three were put through a battery of synthetic and real-world tests, including SiSoft SANDRA, real-world media transcoders, MSVS code compilation, and 3DSMax 2012.

In some tests, the i7-4770K offers as much of a performance upgrade over the i7-3770K, as it does over the i7-2700K, in others, it's less than linear. In its conclusion, Tom's Hardware notes that it found the i7-4770K on average, 7 to 13 percent faster than the i7-3770K in today's multi-threaded workloads, which is roughly consistent with what the i7-3770K offered over its predecessor, the i7-2700K. Find the entire preview in the source link below. Intel's Core "Haswell" line of desktop processors are expected to launch in June, 2013.

Source: Tom's Hardware
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104 Comments on Intel Core i7-4770K "Haswell" Tested, Not a Leap Ahead of i7-3770K, But Consistent

#1
chinmi
by: btarunr
Going by these numbers, you could upgrade only if you're coming from i5-750.
yup... that's my current cpu :)
totally gonna upgrade to haswell... :rockout:

but some of my "totally rich and need to have the latest kind of thing" friends that have ivy is also planned to upgrade to haswell (he previously upgrade from sandy to ivy), so i think as long as you can afford it, why not :)
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#2
Shihabyooo
by: D4S4
soldered or tim?
The TDP's higher than Ivy's. Hopefully, it will be soldered. The Higher end chips at least.
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#3
Pandora's Box
Can't blame intel for focusing on integrated GPU this time. Their CPU performance is top notch already, iGPU performance is lacking compared to AMD.
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#4
badtaylorx
by: chinmi
yup... that's my current cpu :)
totally gonna upgrade to haswell... :rockout:

but some of my "totally rich and need to have the latest kind of thing" friends that have ivy is also planned to upgrade to haswell (he previously upgrade from sandy to ivy), so i think as long as you can afford it, why not :)
f' the upgrade then.....scoop up your rich friends sandy/ivy system :rockout:
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#5
brandonwh64
Addicted to Bacon and StarCrunches!!!
My 2600K does way more than I need it to so upgrading for me will only be in the GPU department in the near future.
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#6
syeef
Little performance upgrade + USB 3.0 issue = not worth upgrading if you ask me.
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#7
BarbaricSoul
by: brandonwh64
My 2600K does way more than I need it to so upgrading for me will only be in the GPU department in the near future.
Yeah, you need to get rid of those 6950 cards, get you a 7970 and some pie. :toast:
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#8
brandonwh64
Addicted to Bacon and StarCrunches!!!
by: BarbaricSoul
Yeah, you need to get rid of those 6950 cards, get you a 7970 and some pie. :toast:
Honestly I have thought about offering them up for a GTX 670 to help a cruncher out since the GTX 670 is HORRIBLE on points.
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#9
BarbaricSoul
by: brandonwh64
Honestly I have thought about offering them up for a GTX 670 to help a cruncher out since the GTX 670 is HORRIBLE on points.
Why would you get a 670 over a 7970 for a crunching rig? I know you know the 7970 is the best card for crunching, short of maybe Titan or workstation GPUs.
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#10
brandonwh64
Addicted to Bacon and StarCrunches!!!
by: BarbaricSoul
Why would you get a 670 over a 7970 for a crunching rig? I know you know the 7970 is the best card for crunching, short of maybe Titan or workstation GPUs.
The thing is barbaric I wouldnt be crunching the main anymore :(
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#11
radrok
I am quite satisfied with this jump in performance, remember guys Ivy shouldn't have brought us IPC improvements so basically you should compare this to Sandy Bridge and look at the leap forward it has made.

I am pretty sure that if Intel kept the IPC improvements from Ivy and released it all into Haswell you'd be all shocked about the performance leap, which is quite significant from SB to Haswell.

Anyway I can't wait to see how this translates into the real deal, the HEDT platform since the 1150/1155 socket is doomed to be gimped down to 4 cores and integrated graphics.

Would be insane to see an Haswell based 8 core CPU, the jump from a 3930K/3960X would be mind blowing.
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#12
Mathragh
by: tacosRcool
Its bandwidth is lower than the 3770k and 2700k, I wonder why that is?
Might've been because of slower memory used, inefficient mobo/bios, or because they changed the memory hierarchy. Apparently they're going back to a seperate plane for the L3 cache, so the GPU can also benefit from it when the CPU cores are clocked lower.

Interesting read.
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#13
rooivalk
I though the last image is haswell performance using dedicated gpu lol.
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#14
LAN_deRf_HA
by: radrok
remember guys Ivy shouldn't have brought us IPC improvements
Why shouldn't it? I went from conroe to yorkfield for a reason.
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#15
radrok
by: LAN_deRf_HA
Why shouldn't it? I went from conroe to yorkfield for a reason.
Die shrink shouldn't give that much of an improvement, that's where I got my conclusion.

Intel has surely tweaked the architecture from SB to Ivy.
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#16
boogerlad
Why do you guys want a soldered ihs? Removing the ihs is the best feature of ivy bridge.
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#17
Steven B
voiding your warranty is a good feature?
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#18
boogerlad
Well I assume a lot of people here overclock, so warranty isn't a huge concern. There's no purpose of ivy bridge otherwise, with a 3% ipc boost over sandy bridge.
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#19
tokyoduong
<3 my ivy bridge. Cheap, sips energy, performs much better than my Phenom II BE.
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#20
brandonwh64
Addicted to Bacon and StarCrunches!!!
I think they have the IHS soldered to the die instead of using TIM?
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#21
jihadjoe
by: brandonwh64
I think they have the IHS soldered to the die instead of using TIM?
I heard its stuck on using peanut butter. :D
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#22
cadaveca
My name is Dave
by: Shihabyooo
The TDP's higher than Ivy's.
WHUT?!?


Uh, no?

Ivy has 87W TDP, with no graphics.


I'd have expected desktop versions here(i7 3780, 8-thread, 3.6 GHz stock, 4.0 GHZ turbo, i7 3790, 8-thread, 3.7 GHz stock, 4.1 GHZ turbo), and haswell is stupid to me, but whatever, I don't work for Intel. I have said for over a year now haswell was underwhelming. I am not sure why anyone expected anything different. Same thing applies to solder under the IHS. Don't expect what isn't coming.




http://ark.intel.com/products/codename/29902/Ivy-Bridge
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#23
overclocking101
basically TH is saying they are unimpressed but in a nice way. I think everyone expected a little more out haswell
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#24
MxPhenom 216
Corsair Fanboy
I'll be getting the 4770k regardless.
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