Just yesterday Chinese retailers were listing Intel’s complete 4th Generation Haswell processor lineup for sale so it would not be long before we saw a review pop up. Even though Intel will be officially launching the processors on June 2nd there is already a complete review online. The guys over at ChinaDIY have taken the Core i7-4770K through the paces. Want to know how it performed? Read on as we take a look…
Intel Haswell Core i7-4770K Desktop Processor Reviewed
Chinadiy’s review provides both CPU-Z and GPU-Z screenshots for the processor and the integrated iGPU. The processor itself is built on the 22nm Haswell micro-architecture and features a quad-core (8 thread) design. It comes with a base clock of 3.50 GHz and turbo clock of 3.9 GHz. Other features include 8MB of L3 cache and an 84W TDP. The iGPU side of things is powered by the 4th Generation HD graphics GT2 HD 4600. The iGPU is clocked at 1250 MHz (1.25 GHz).
Benchmarks of the Core i7-4770K vs the Core i7-3770K are below. They also have tested the new iGPU (HD 4600), versus the i7-3770K’s HD 4000 graphics.
Looking at the results there is not a huge improvement over last years Ivy Bridge architecture. For those expecting a huge jump in performance it is not there. If you have a current Ivy Bridge system it really is not worth the upgrade. The only real improvement you are going to see is on the iGPU side as the HD 4600 offers about twice the performance of the older HD 4000. I would assume most people buying desktop processors would go with a discrete graphics solution anyways.
Now if you are running an older architecture it might be worth the upgrade or if you just want some new hardware Haswell might be fore you. All of the Z87 motherboards we have detailed do look pretty sweet!
If you can read Chinese or use Google Translate go over and check out the review on ChinaDIY.