Intel Core i7-4770K Review

What's New?

Intel Core i7-4770K Haswell Z87 Review

What's New?

Such is the breadth of applications that Intel cover, mobile, energy efficient, full-on Desktop etc, that even the i7-4770 has an array of variants. The 4765T runs at an incredible 35W, but topping out at only 3GHz we think that if you're really looking for a processor to be quick without making the electricity companies rich and the planet warm, then the 45W TDP i7-4770T should be the best balance.

But, of course, we're starting off with the range-topping i7-4770K. With a turbo up to 3.9GHz, hyperthreading, HD4600 graphics and all the latest Intel instruction sets, it should be fun to see how it compares to, and hopefully improves upon, the i7-3770K.

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Of course a new socket requires a new motherboard, and the Z87 Chipset has a few important benefits over the Z77, most notably the increase to 6 xHCI USB 3.0 ports and 6 SATA6Gbp/s ports.

Intel Core i7-4770K Review  

Finally, before we get onto the actual testing, we often hear people saying about how well their old arrangement performs and not understanding the benefits that the latest architecture can bring. So for those, here is a direct comparison of dual-core CPUs. Remember when the E8400 was the CPU of choice for the enthusiast?

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Most Recent Comments

01-06-2013, 10:23:09

Thanks for the review TTL!
Watching it now!Quote

01-06-2013, 10:38:36

let the marathon begin....Quote

01-06-2013, 11:10:11

Can't see any of the graphs on my Galaxy S4. Comes up with plugin not supported message.Quote

01-06-2013, 11:20:57

well! thanks for the review Tom

well Haswell is not as dire as i thought it was gonna be, but from what ive seen and what i do with my rig, im better of sticking with my 3770K and and those wanting to upgrade from Sandy would benefit moreQuote

01-06-2013, 11:22:20

Not worth the upgrade then if you are already running SB or IB
I really wanted to upgrade but it's not worth the money or hassle to go from my 2500K to Haswell.

My last upgrade was from a Q6600 to my 2500K, and that was a huge! I'm not expecting my next upgrade to be as big as that was, but there is not enough real world difference to go from my 2500K to Haswell.

Haswell would be a good upgrade from an old AMD setup or an Intel 775 or 1366 setup though.Quote

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