Intel Core i7-4770 vs Intel Core i7-6700

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CPU comparison with benchmarks


Intel Core i7-4770 CPU1 vs CPU2 Intel Core i7-6700
Intel Core i7-4770 Intel Core i7-6700

CPU comparison

Intel Core i7-4770 or Intel Core i7-6700 - which processor is faster? In this comparison we look at the differences and analyze which of these two CPUs is better. We compare the technical data and benchmark results.

The Intel Core i7-4770 has 4 cores with 8 threads and clocks with a maximum frequency of 3.90 GHz. Up to 32 GB of memory is supported in 2 memory channels. The Intel Core i7-4770 was released in Q2/2013.

The Intel Core i7-6700 has 4 cores with 8 threads and clocks with a maximum frequency of 4.00 GHz. The CPU supports up to 64 GB of memory in 2 memory channels. The Intel Core i7-6700 was released in Q3/2015.
Intel Core i7 (298) Family Intel Core i7 (298)
Intel Core i 4000 (64) CPU group Intel Core i 6000 (24)
4 Generation 6
Haswell S Architecture Skylake S
Desktop / Server Segment Desktop / Server
Intel Core i7-3770 Predecessor --
-- Successor Intel Core i7-7700

CPU Cores and Base Frequency

The Intel Core i7-4770 has 4 CPU cores and can calculate 8 threads in parallel. The clock frequency of the Intel Core i7-4770 is 3.40 GHz (3.90 GHz) while the Intel Core i7-6700 has 4 CPU cores and 8 threads can calculate simultaneously. The clock frequency of the Intel Core i7-6700 is at 3.40 GHz (4.00 GHz).

Intel Core i7-4770 Characteristic Intel Core i7-6700
4 Cores 4
8 Threads 8
normal Core architecture normal
Yes Hyperthreading Yes
No Overclocking ? No
3.40 GHz Frequency 3.40 GHz
3.90 GHz Turbo Frequency (1 Core) 4.00 GHz
3.60 GHz Turbo Frequency (All Cores) 3.70 GHz

NPU AI performance

The performance values of the processor's AI unit. The isolated NPU performance is specified here, the total AI performance (NPU+CPU+iGPU) can be higher. Processors with support for artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) can process many calculations, especially audio, image and video processing, much faster than classic processors.

Intel Core i7-4770 Characteristic Intel Core i7-6700
-- AI hardware --
-- AI specifications --
-- NPU + CPU + iGPU --

Integrated graphics (iGPU)

The Intel Core i7-4770 or Intel Core i7-6700 has integrated graphics, called iGPU for short. The iGPU uses the system's main memory as graphics memory and sits on the processor's die.

Intel HD Graphics 4600 GPU Intel HD Graphics 530
0.35 GHz GPU frequency 0.35 GHz
1.20 GHz GPU (Turbo) 1.15 GHz
7.5 GPU Generation 9
22 nm Technology 14 nm
3 Max. displays 3
20 Compute units 24
160 Shader 192
No Hardware Raytracing No
No Frame Generation No
2 GB Max. GPU Memory 32 GB
11.1 DirectX Version 12

Hardware codec support

A photo or video codec that is accelerated in hardware can greatly accelerate the working speed of a processor and extend the battery life of notebooks or smartphones when playing videos.

Intel HD Graphics 4600 GPU Intel HD Graphics 530
No Codec h265 / HEVC (8 bit) Decode / Encode
No Codec h265 / HEVC (10 bit) Decode
Decode / Encode Codec h264 Decode / Encode
No Codec VP9 Decode
No Codec VP8 Decode / Encode
No Codec AV1 No
Decode / Encode Codec AVC Decode / Encode
Decode Codec VC-1 Decode
Decode Codec JPEG Decode / Encode

Memory & PCIe

The Intel Core i7-4770 can use up to 32 GB of memory in 2 memory channels. The maximum memory bandwidth is 25.6 GB/s. The Intel Core i7-6700 supports up to 64 GB of memory in 2 memory channels and achieves a memory bandwidth of up to 34.1 GB/s.

Intel Core i7-4770 Characteristic Intel Core i7-6700
DDR3-1333, DDR3-1600, DDR3L-1333, DDR3L-1600 Memory DDR4-2133
32 GB Max. Memory 64 GB
2 (Dual Channel) Memory channels 2 (Dual Channel)
25.6 GB/s Max. Bandwidth 34.1 GB/s
No ECC No
-- L2 Cache --
8.00 MB L3 Cache 8.00 MB
3.0 PCIe version 3.0
16 PCIe lanes 16
15.8 GB/s PCIe Bandwidth 15.8 GB/s

Thermal Management

The thermal design power (TDP for short) of the Intel Core i7-4770 is 84 W, while the Intel Core i7-6700 has a TDP of 65 W. The TDP specifies the necessary cooling solution that is required to cool the processor sufficiently.

Intel Core i7-4770 Characteristic Intel Core i7-6700
84 W TDP (PL1 / PBP) 65 W
-- TDP (PL2) --
-- TDP up --
-- TDP down --
-- Tjunction max. --

Technical details

The Intel Core i7-4770 is manufactured in 22 nm and has 8.00 MB cache. The Intel Core i7-6700 is manufactured in 14 nm and has a 8.00 MB cache.

Intel Core i7-4770 Characteristic Intel Core i7-6700
22 nm Technology 14 nm
Monolithic Chip design Monolithic
x86-64 (64 bit) Instruction set (ISA) x86-64 (64 bit)
SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX2 ISA extensions SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX2
LGA 1150 Socket LGA 1151
VT-x, VT-x EPT, VT-d Virtualization VT-x, VT-x EPT, VT-d
Yes AES-NI Yes
Windows 10, Linux Operating systems Windows 10, Linux
Q2/2013 Release date Q3/2015
280 $ Release price 350 $
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Average performance in benchmarks

⌀ Single core performance in 6 CPU benchmarks
Intel Core i7-4770 (89%)
Intel Core i7-6700 (100%)
⌀ Multi core performance in 9 CPU benchmarks
Intel Core i7-4770 (89%)
Intel Core i7-6700 (99%)

Cinebench R23 (Single-Core)

Cinebench R23 is the successor of Cinebench R20 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.
Intel Core i7-4770 Intel Core i7-4770
4C 8T @ 3.90 GHz
969 (90%)
Intel Core i7-6700 Intel Core i7-6700
4C 8T @ 4.00 GHz
1071 (100%)

Cinebench R23 (Multi-Core)

Cinebench R23 is the successor of Cinebench R20 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.
Intel Core i7-4770 Intel Core i7-4770
4C 8T @ 3.60 GHz
4415 (90%)
Intel Core i7-6700 Intel Core i7-6700
4C 8T @ 3.70 GHz
4921 (100%)

Geekbench 5, 64bit (Single-Core)

Geekbench 5 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.
Intel Core i7-4770 Intel Core i7-4770
4C 8T @ 3.90 GHz
914 (93%)
Intel Core i7-6700 Intel Core i7-6700
4C 8T @ 4.00 GHz
983 (100%)

Geekbench 5, 64bit (Multi-Core)

Geekbench 5 is a cross plattform benchmark that heavily uses the systems memory. A fast memory will push the result a lot. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.
Intel Core i7-4770 Intel Core i7-4770
4C 8T @ 3.60 GHz
3367 (89%)
Intel Core i7-6700 Intel Core i7-6700
4C 8T @ 3.70 GHz
3801 (100%)

Geekbench 6 (Single-Core)

Geekbench 6 is a benchmark for modern computers, notebooks and smartphones. What is new is an optimized utilization of newer CPU architectures, e.g. based on the big.LITTLE concept and combining CPU cores of different sizes. The single-core benchmark only evaluates the performance of the fastest CPU core, the number of CPU cores in a processor is irrelevant here.
Intel Core i7-4770 Intel Core i7-4770
4C 8T @ 3.90 GHz
1102 (85%)
Intel Core i7-6700 Intel Core i7-6700
4C 8T @ 4.00 GHz
1291 (100%)

Geekbench 6 (Multi-Core)

Geekbench 6 is a benchmark for modern computers, notebooks and smartphones. What is new is an optimized utilization of newer CPU architectures, e.g. based on the big.LITTLE concept and combining CPU cores of different sizes. The multi-core benchmark evaluates the performance of all of the processor's CPU cores. Virtual thread improvements such as AMD SMT or Intel's Hyper-Threading have a positive impact on the benchmark result.
Intel Core i7-4770 Intel Core i7-4770
4C 8T @ 3.60 GHz
3740 (93%)
Intel Core i7-6700 Intel Core i7-6700
4C 8T @ 3.70 GHz
4009 (100%)

Cinebench R20 (Single-Core)

Cinebench R20 is the successor of Cinebench R15 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.
Intel Core i7-4770 Intel Core i7-4770
4C 8T @ 3.90 GHz
355 (87%)
Intel Core i7-6700 Intel Core i7-6700
4C 8T @ 4.00 GHz
406 (100%)

Cinebench R20 (Multi-Core)

Cinebench R20 is the successor of Cinebench R15 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.
Intel Core i7-4770 Intel Core i7-4770
4C 8T @ 3.60 GHz
1349 (76%)
Intel Core i7-6700 Intel Core i7-6700
4C 8T @ 3.70 GHz
1774 (100%)

iGPU - FP32 Performance (Single-precision GFLOPS)

The theoretical computing performance of the internal graphics unit of the processor with simple accuracy (32 bit) in GFLOPS. GFLOPS indicates how many billion floating point operations the iGPU can perform per second.
Intel Core i7-4770 Intel Core i7-4770
Intel HD Graphics 4600 @ 1.20 GHz
384 (87%)
Intel Core i7-6700 Intel Core i7-6700
Intel HD Graphics 530 @ 1.15 GHz
442 (100%)

Blender 3.1 Benchmark

In the Blender Benchmark 3.1, the scenes "monster", "junkshop" and "classroom" are rendered and the time required by the system is measured. In our benchmark we test the CPU and not the graphics card. Blender 3.1 was presented as a standalone version in March 2022.
Intel Core i7-4770 Intel Core i7-4770
4C 8T @ 3.60 GHz
64 (85%)
Intel Core i7-6700 Intel Core i7-6700
4C 8T @ 3.70 GHz
75 (100%)

Estimated results for PassMark CPU Mark

Some of the CPUs listed below have been benchmarked by CPU-monkey. However the majority of CPUs have not been tested and the results have been estimated by a CPU-monkey’s secret proprietary formula. As such they do not accurately reflect the actual Passmark CPU mark values and are not endorsed by PassMark Software Pty Ltd.
Intel Core i7-4770 Intel Core i7-4770
4C 8T @ 3.60 GHz
7066 (87%)
Intel Core i7-6700 Intel Core i7-6700
4C 8T @ 3.70 GHz
8086 (100%)

Blender 2.81 (bmw27)

Blender is a free 3D graphics software for rendering (creating) 3D bodies, which can also be textured and animated in the software. The Blender benchmark creates predefined scenes and measures the time (s) required for the entire scene. The shorter the time required, the better. We selected bmw27 as the benchmark scene.
Intel Core i7-4770 Intel Core i7-4770
4C 8T @ 3.60 GHz
473 (100%)
Intel Core i7-6700 Intel Core i7-6700
4C 8T @ 3.70 GHz
409.7 (87%)

CPU-Z Benchmark 17 (Single-Core)

The CPU-Z benchmark measures a processor's performance by measuring the time it takes the system to complete all benchmark calculations. The faster the benchmark is completed, the higher the score.
Intel Core i7-4770 Intel Core i7-4770
4C 8T @ 3.90 GHz
391 (98%)
Intel Core i7-6700 Intel Core i7-6700
4C 8T @ 4.00 GHz
397 (100%)

CPU-Z Benchmark 17 (Multi-Core)

The CPU-Z benchmark measures a processor's performance by measuring the time it takes the system to complete all benchmark calculations. The faster the benchmark is completed, the higher the score.
Intel Core i7-4770 Intel Core i7-4770
4C 8T @ 3.40 GHz
2003 (96%)
Intel Core i7-6700 Intel Core i7-6700
4C 8T @ 3.40 GHz
2094 (100%)

Cinebench R15 (Single-Core)

Cinebench R15 is the successor of Cinebench 11.5 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The single-core test only uses one CPU core, the amount of cores or hyperthreading ability doesn't count.
Intel Core i7-4770 Intel Core i7-4770
4C 8T @ 3.90 GHz
141 (82%)
Intel Core i7-6700 Intel Core i7-6700
4C 8T @ 4.00 GHz
171 (100%)

Cinebench R15 (Multi-Core)

Cinebench R15 is the successor of Cinebench 11.5 and is also based on the Cinema 4 Suite. Cinema 4 is a worldwide used software to create 3D forms. The multi-core test involves all CPU cores and taks a big advantage of hyperthreading.
Intel Core i7-4770 Intel Core i7-4770
4C 8T @ 3.60 GHz
690 (85%)
Intel Core i7-6700 Intel Core i7-6700
4C 8T @ 3.70 GHz
816 (100%)

Cinebench 2024 (Single-Core)

The Cinebench 2024 benchmark is based on the Redshift rendering engine, which is also used in Maxon's 3D program Cinema 4D. The benchmark runs are each 10 minutes long to test whether the processor is limited by its heat generation.
Intel Core i7-4770 Intel Core i7-4770
4C 8T @ 3.90 GHz
0 (0%)
Intel Core i7-6700 Intel Core i7-6700
4C 8T @ 4.00 GHz
52 (100%)

Cinebench 2024 (Multi-Core)

The Multi-Core test of the Cinebench 2024 benchmark uses all cpu cores to render using the Redshift rendering engine, which is also used in Maxons Cinema 4D. The benchmark run is 10 minutes long to test whether the processor is limited by its heat generation.
Intel Core i7-4770 Intel Core i7-4770
4C 8T @ 3.90 GHz
0 (0%)
Intel Core i7-6700 Intel Core i7-6700
4C 8T @ 4.00 GHz
284 (100%)

Devices using this processor

Intel Core i7-4770 Intel Core i7-6700
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