Intel Core i7-4770K Review & Specs

Intel Core i7-4770K Quad-Core 3.5 GHz Socket 1150 84W HD4600 BX80646I74770K

Intel Core i7-4770K Quad-Core 3.5 GHz Socket 1150 84W HD4600 BX80646I74770K

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  • Amazing performance and stunning visuals at their best. Get top-of-the-line performance for your most demanding tasks with a 4th generation Intel® Core™ i7 processor. For a difference you can see and feel in HD and 3-D, multitasking and multimedia, the 4th generation Intel Core i7 processor is perfect for all your most demanding tasks. Effortlessly move through applications with smart multitasking from Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology1. Enjoy the thrill of an automatic burst of speed when you need it with Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.02. Experience your movies, photos, and games smoothly and seamlessly with a suite of built-in visual enhancements—no extra hardware required3.

Specifications Overview

Model BX80646I74770K
Release Date June 2013

* First availability for purchase, it may not correspond to the actual market launch date.

Series Core i7 4th Gen
Core Name Haswell
Socket LGA1150
Integrated Graphics Intel HD Graphics 4600
CPU Cores 4
CPU Threads 8
CPU Clock Rate 3500MHz
CPU Turbo Clock Rate -
CPU Cooler included
Manufacturing Process 22 nm
Cache L3 8MB


  • Overclocking capabilities
  • Low power consumption under both idle and load
  • Great performance


  • High temperature under load

Intel Core i7-4770K Performance comparison with similar Processors

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  • +3%
    AMD Ryzen 5 2600 (118th) ► 6 Cores / 12 Threads - 3400MHz Base / 3900MHz Turbo - 65W
  • +2%
    Intel Core i5-4670K (119th) ► 4 Cores / 4 Threads - 3400MHz Base / 0MHz Turbo - 84W
  • +1%
    Intel Celeron G5920 (120th) ► 2 Cores / 2 Threads - 3500MHz Base / 0MHz Turbo - 58W
  • +1%
    Intel Core i3-6100 (120th) ► 2 Cores / 4 Threads - 3700MHz Base / 0MHz Turbo - 51W
  • ~
    Intel Core i3-8100 (122nd) ► 4 Cores / 4 Threads - 3600MHz Base / 0MHz Turbo - 65W
  • Intel Core i7-4770K (123rd) ► 4 Cores / 8 Threads - 3500MHz Base / 0MHz Turbo - 84W
  • -1%
    AMD Ryzen 3 1300X (124th) ► 4 Cores / 4 Threads - 3500MHz Base / 3700MHz Turbo - 65W
  • -1%
    Intel Core i7-7800X (125th) ► 6 Cores / 12 Threads - 3500MHz Base / 4000MHz Turbo - 140W
  • -1%
    Intel Celeron G5900 (125th) ► 2 Cores / 2 Threads - 3400MHz Base / 0MHz Turbo - 58W
  • -2%
    AMD Ryzen 5 1600 (127th) ► 6 Cores / 12 Threads - 3200MHz Base / 3600MHz Turbo - 65W
  • -2%
    Intel Core i7-4770 (128th) ► 4 Cores / 8 Threads - 3400MHz Base / 0MHz Turbo - 84W

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Status Launched
Launch Date Q2'13
Processor Number i7-4770K
# of Cores 4
# of Threads 8
Clock Speed 3.5 GHz
Max Turbo Frequency 3.9 GHz
Cache 8 MB
# of QPI Links 0
Instruction Set 64-bit
Instruction Set Extensions SSE 4.1/4.2, AVX 2.0
Embedded Options Available


Lithography 22 nm
Max TDP 84 W
Thermal Solution Specification PCG 2013D
Recommended Customer Price BOX : $350.00
TRAY: $339.00
Memory Specifications
Max Memory Size (dependent on memory type) 32 GB
Memory Types DDR3-1333/1600
# of Memory Channels 2
Max Memory Bandwidth 25.6 GB/s
ECC Memory Supported


Graphics Specifications
Processor Graphics Intel® HD Graphics 4600
Graphics Base Frequency 350 MHz
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency 1.25 GHz
Intel® Quick Sync Video


Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology Yes
Intel® Insider™ Yes
Intel® Wireless Display


Intel® Clear Video HD Technology Yes
# of Displays Supported 3
Expansion Options
PCI Express Revision 3.0
PCI Express Configurations Up to 1x16, 2x8, 1x8/2x4
Max # of PCI Express Lanes 16
Package Specifications
Max CPU Configuration 1
TCASE 72.72°C
Package Size 37.5mm x 37.5mm
Graphics and IMC Lithography 22nm
Sockets Supported FCLGA1150
Low Halogen Options Available See MDDS
Advanced Technologies
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0
Intel® vPro Technology


Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology


Intel® Virtualization Technology (VT-x)


Intel® Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d)


Intel® VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT)


Intel® TSX-NI No
Intel® 64


Idle States Yes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® Technology


Thermal Monitoring Technologies Yes
Intel® Identity Protection Technology Yes
Intel® Data Protection Technology
AES New Instructions


Secure Key Yes
Intel® Platform Protection Technology
Execute Disable Bit Yes
Anti-Theft Technology Yes

Critic Reviews


I would like to thank Intel, Asrock, and EK for providing the review samples. vs. Intel, the world's leading semiconductor company, released a new series of CPUs called Haswell two months ago. The Haswell series succeeds Ivy Bridge, whose most popular...


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Overall Haswell has further strengthened Intel’s position providing greater performance, efficiency and features. It might only be a mild step up from what we had with Ivy Bridge, but at $339 the Core i7-4770K is roughly the same price as the i7-3770K.

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