Intel Core i7-4770K Haswell 3.5GHz Quad-Core CPU Review

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SiSoftware Sandra 2013 SP3a

Sisoftware Sandra 2011 SP5

The Sisoft Sandra 2013 SP3a benchmark utility measures pretty much all of your system components, but we’ll be using it to focus on memory and CPU performance!


Results: The Intel Core i7-3770K Ivy Bridge processor had 27.8GB/s of memory bandwidth with our Corsair Dominator Platinum 2133MHz memory kit and CL9 timings. This is a solid number, but the Intel Core i7-4770K had 28.1GB/s of memory bandwidth with the same exact kit and XMP 1.3 profile. This is a 1.1% performance improvement, but we will take any improvement right? The AMD A10-5800K APU is also running the same dual-channel 2133MHz memory kit, but has just 16GB/s of memory bandwidth due to architecture differences.


Results: The Intel Core i7-4770K processor was much faster than the Intel Core i7-3770K in the Multi-Media test, which is likely to to the new Intel AVX2 instruction set. This is a large 58% performance improvement.



Results: All the new mainstream and high-end desktop processors support AES-NI and have pretty good Cryptographic Bandwidth numbers. The Intel Core i7-4770K was found to be 7% faster than the Core i7-3770K. 


Results: In the CPU Arithmetic benchmark the Intel Core i7-4770K was found to be 7% faster than the Core i7-3770K processor. 

So, for the most part the memory bandwidth is the same and general CPU performance is up by about 7% on Haswell compared Ivy Bridge. The only standout benchmark that we saw here on Sandra 2013 SP3a is the Multi-Media Processor test and that is mainly due to the new instruction set.

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