Intel Core i7-4770K Haswell Processor Review

CPU Testing
Our first benchmarking program is AIDA 64. It has many different CPU benchmark, the first two will are going to focus on are the CPU Queen and CPU PhotoWorxx. These are both synthetic benchmarks and higher scores are better.

As you can see from the results the i7-4770K beat out the i7-3770K in both tests. Up next we have the ZLib and Hash tests. Again higher scores are better here.

While the ZLib does not show much improvement between the two processors the Hash test shows a nice improvement. Finally we have our AES test, which again higher scores are better.

Again a nice improvement over the i7-3770K. Now we are going to move over to SiSoftware’s Sandra benchmarking program. Our first benchmark is the Processor Arithmetic. Higher scores are better here as well.

We do see a slight increase in performance, but not by a large margin. Moving on to Sandra’s Processor Multi-Media benchmark. Higher scores and better here as well.

As you can see the i7-4770K has much better performance in this test. The x264 HD Benchmark 5.0 encodes a 1080p video segment into the x264 format. There are two passes with 4 runs each. We average the 4 runs for each pass to give you what you see below. Obviously higher frames per second is better.

Interestingly enough the i7-3770K had better performance in pass 1 and the i7-4770K had better performance in pass 2. We round out our CPU testing with CINEBENCH R11.5 64-Bit. This becnhmark renders a photo-realistic 3D scene. All of the rendering is done by the CPU. At the end the software gives you a score.

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