Intel Core i7-4770K vs AMD FX-9590

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Intel Core i7-4770K CPU1 vs CPU2 AMD FX-9590
Intel Core i7-4770K AMD FX-9590

CPU comparison

In this CPU comparison, we compare the Intel Core i7-4770K and the AMD FX-9590 and use benchmarks to check which processor is faster.

We compare the Intel Core i7-4770K 4 core processor released in Q2/2013 with the AMD FX-9590 which has 8 CPU cores and was introduced in Q3/2013.
Intel Core i7 (298) Family AMD FX (30)
Intel Core i 4000 (64) CPU group AMD FX-9000 (2)
4 Generation 2
Haswell S Architecture Vishera (Piledriver)
Desktop / Server Segment Desktop / Server
Intel Core i7-3770K Predecessor --
Intel Core i7-6700K Successor --

CPU Cores and Base Frequency

The Intel Core i7-4770K is a 4 core processor with a clock frequency of 3.50 GHz (3.90 GHz). The processor can compute 8 threads at the same time. The AMD FX-9590 clocks with 4.70 GHz (5.00 GHz), has 8 CPU cores and can calculate 8 threads in parallel.

Intel Core i7-4770K Characteristic AMD FX-9590
4 Cores 8
8 Threads 8
normal Core architecture normal
Yes Hyperthreading No
Yes Overclocking ? Yes
3.50 GHz Frequency 4.70 GHz
3.90 GHz Turbo Frequency (1 Core) 5.00 GHz
3.70 GHz Turbo Frequency (All Cores) 5.00 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 i7-4770K Characteristic AMD FX-9590
-- AI hardware --
-- AI specifications --
-- NPU + CPU + iGPU --

Integrated graphics (iGPU)

Graphics (iGPU) integrated into the processor not only enable image output without having to rely on a dedicated graphics solution, but can also efficiently accelerate video playback.

Intel HD Graphics 4600 GPU no iGPU
0.35 GHz GPU frequency --
1.25 GHz GPU (Turbo) --
7.5 GPU Generation --
22 nm Technology
3 Max. displays
20 Compute units --
160 Shader --
No Hardware Raytracing No
No Frame Generation No
2 GB Max. GPU Memory --
11.1 DirectX Version --

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 no iGPU
No Codec h265 / HEVC (8 bit) No
No Codec h265 / HEVC (10 bit) No
Decode / Encode Codec h264 No
No Codec VP9 No
No Codec VP8 No
No Codec AV1 No
Decode / Encode Codec AVC No
Decode Codec VC-1 No
Decode Codec JPEG No

Memory & PCIe

Up to 32 GB of memory in a maximum of 2 memory channels is supported by the Intel Core i7-4770K, while the AMD FX-9590 supports a maximum of GB of memory with a maximum memory bandwidth of 29.9 GB/s enabled.

Intel Core i7-4770K Characteristic AMD FX-9590
DDR3-1600 Memory DDR3-1866
32 GB Max. Memory
2 (Dual Channel) Memory channels 2 (Dual Channel)
25.6 GB/s Max. Bandwidth 29.9 GB/s
No ECC Yes
-- L2 Cache --
8.00 MB L3 Cache 8.00 MB
3.0 PCIe version --
16 PCIe lanes --
15.8 GB/s PCIe Bandwidth --

Thermal Management

The Intel Core i7-4770K has a TDP of 84 W. The TDP of the AMD FX-9590 is 220 W. System integrators use the TDP of the processor as a guide when dimensioning the cooling solution.

Intel Core i7-4770K Characteristic AMD FX-9590
84 W TDP (PL1 / PBP) 220 W
-- TDP (PL2) --
-- TDP up --
-- TDP down --
-- Tjunction max. --

Technical details

The Intel Core i7-4770K has 8.00 MB cache and is manufactured in 22 nm. The cache of AMD FX-9590 is at 8.00 MB. The processor is manufactured in 32 nm.

Intel Core i7-4770K Characteristic AMD FX-9590
22 nm Technology 32 nm
Monolithic Chip design Unknown
x86-64 (64 bit) Instruction set (ISA) x86-64 (64 bit)
SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX2 ISA extensions SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX, FMA3, FMA4
LGA 1150 Socket AM3+
VT-x, VT-x EPT, VT-d Virtualization AMD-V
Yes AES-NI Yes
Windows 10, Linux Operating systems Windows 10, Linux
Q2/2013 Release date Q3/2013
292 $ Release price 270 $
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Average performance in benchmarks

⌀ Single core performance in 3 CPU benchmarks
Intel Core i7-4770K (100%)
AMD FX-9590 (72%)
⌀ Multi core performance in 5 CPU benchmarks
Intel Core i7-4770K (89%)
AMD FX-9590 (96%)

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 i7-4770K Intel Core i7-4770K
4C 8T @ 3.90 GHz
988 (100%)
AMD FX-9590 AMD FX-9590
8C 8T @ 5.00 GHz
634 (64%)

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 i7-4770K Intel Core i7-4770K
4C 8T @ 3.70 GHz
3715 (100%)
AMD FX-9590 AMD FX-9590
8C 8T @ 5.00 GHz
3020 (81%)

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 i7-4770K Intel Core i7-4770K
4C 8T @ 3.70 GHz
7120 (68%)
AMD FX-9590 AMD FX-9590
8C 8T @ 5.00 GHz
10465 (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 i7-4770K Intel Core i7-4770K
4C 8T @ 3.70 GHz
477 (76%)
AMD FX-9590 AMD FX-9590
8C 8T @ 5.00 GHz
625.9 (100%)

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 i7-4770K Intel Core i7-4770K
4C 8T @ 3.90 GHz
411 (100%)
AMD FX-9590 AMD FX-9590
8C 8T @ 5.00 GHz
291 (71%)

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 i7-4770K Intel Core i7-4770K
4C 8T @ 3.50 GHz
2027 (100%)
AMD FX-9590 AMD FX-9590
8C 8T @ 4.70 GHz
1967 (97%)

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 i7-4770K Intel Core i7-4770K
4C 8T @ 3.90 GHz
141 (100%)
AMD FX-9590 AMD FX-9590
8C 8T @ 5.00 GHz
114 (81%)

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 i7-4770K Intel Core i7-4770K
4C 8T @ 3.70 GHz
709 (99%)
AMD FX-9590 AMD FX-9590
8C 8T @ 5.00 GHz
713 (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 i7-4770K Intel Core i7-4770K
4C 8T @ 3.90 GHz
58 (100%)
AMD FX-9590 AMD FX-9590
8C 8T @ 5.00 GHz
0 (0%)

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 i7-4770K Intel Core i7-4770K
4C 8T @ 3.90 GHz
246 (100%)
AMD FX-9590 AMD FX-9590
8C 8T @ 5.00 GHz
0 (0%)

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 i7-4770K Intel Core i7-4770K
4C 8T @ 3.90 GHz
961 (100%)
AMD FX-9590 AMD FX-9590
8C 8T @ 5.00 GHz
0 (0%)

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 i7-4770K Intel Core i7-4770K
4C 8T @ 3.70 GHz
4593 (100%)
AMD FX-9590 AMD FX-9590
8C 8T @ 5.00 GHz
0 (0%)

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 i7-4770K Intel Core i7-4770K
4C 8T @ 3.90 GHz
1165 (100%)
AMD FX-9590 AMD FX-9590
8C 8T @ 5.00 GHz
0 (0%)

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 i7-4770K Intel Core i7-4770K
4C 8T @ 3.70 GHz
3946 (100%)
AMD FX-9590 AMD FX-9590
8C 8T @ 5.00 GHz
0 (0%)

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 i7-4770K Intel Core i7-4770K
4C 8T @ 3.90 GHz
361 (100%)
AMD FX-9590 AMD FX-9590
8C 8T @ 5.00 GHz
0 (0%)

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 i7-4770K Intel Core i7-4770K
4C 8T @ 3.70 GHz
1769 (100%)
AMD FX-9590 AMD FX-9590
8C 8T @ 5.00 GHz
0 (0%)

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 i7-4770K Intel Core i7-4770K
Intel HD Graphics 4600 @ 1.25 GHz
400 (100%)
AMD FX-9590 AMD FX-9590
@ 0.00 GHz
0 (0%)

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 i7-4770K Intel Core i7-4770K
4C 8T @ 3.70 GHz
0 (0%)
AMD FX-9590 AMD FX-9590
8C 8T @ 5.00 GHz
41 (100%)

Devices using this processor

Intel Core i7-4770K AMD FX-9590
Unknown Unknown

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