Intel Haswell i5-4670K vs. i7-4770K Comparison

Intel Haswell i5-4670K vs. i7-4770K Comparison

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Value & Conclusion: Intel Core i5-4670K


  • The Intel Core i5-4670K retails for $243.
  • Good price
  • Great performance for its price
  • Better iGPU performance than HD 4000
  • Low power consumption under both idle and load
  • Really high temperature under load
  • Low overclocking potential
  • Small performance increase versus Core i5-3570K
8.9The Intel Core i5-4670K performed good enough for daily tasks, games, pi calculations, CPU benchmarks, and even encoding tests. It is clearly the best choice in its price range but is not worth upgrading to from a Core i5-3570K. It is the best choice for gamers as only few games take advantage of Hyper-Threading, and those that do don't exhibit a large enough performance boost to make the i7 worthwhile. It is important to mention that its integrated GPU is great for watching movies and playing less demanding games like League of Legends.

Its biggest disadvantage is not only the temperature but also its low overclocking potential. That said, if you find a good chip, it should still overclock to around 4.5 to 4.7 GHz, which is more than enough for most users, but we would love to see Haswell overclock higher.

Value & Conclusion: Intel Core i7-4770K


  • The Intel Core i7-4770K retails for $350.
  • High performance
  • Includes Hyper-Threading Technology
  • Better iGPU performance than HD 4000
  • Good price to performance ratio
  • Low power consumption under both idle and load
  • 8 MB cache
  • High temperature under load
  • Low overclocking potential
9.5The advantage of Hyper-Threading makes the Intel Core i7-4770K the most powerful processor of the Haswell series. Thanks to HT and the larger cache, it is able to surpass any processor in its price range.

The Core i7-4770K is, as expected, the winner of this comparison. Hyper-Threading, a larger cache, and great iGPU make this CPU a great item for every buyer, but it takes luck to get one that will clock higher than 4.6 GHz for everyday use without temperature issues.
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