Web-Site Publishes Fully-Fledged Intel Core i7-4770K “Haswell” Review [UPDATED]

Haswell’s x86 Performance In Line with Ivy Bridge

by Anton Shilov
05/10/2013 | 11:36 PM

UPDATE: Correcting benchmark results' advantages and comments.


A Chinese web-site has complete review published a review of Intel Corp.’s Core i7-4770K “Haswell” microprocessor that covers performance in different applications. If the review is to be believed, then the new micro-architecture has no obvious benefits compared to the existing chips. It looks like the main benefit of Haswell chips against the existing generation lies only in the integrated graphics.

Just as expected, thanks to the highly-parallel architecture of its general-purpose cores, Intel Core i7-4770K (with HyperThreading enabled) microprocessor does offer substantial performance advantage over existing Core i7-3770K microprocessor in applications that traditionally benefit from multi-core chips, according to a review published by ChinaDaily web-site. Besides, the new Haswell micro-architecture has a completely reworked memory controller.

Intel Core i7-4770K central processing units shows noticeable performance advantage against predecessor in Fritz Chess and MediaCoder benchmarks, but its performance is generally in line with its predecessor. The chip’s speed is behind the Core i7-3770K in some applications, including  WinRAR.

Even though Intel Core i-series 4000-family “Haswell” chips do not necessarily shine in all types of tests, this could be attributed to early mainboard/BIOS revisions and/or software and drivers versions. Besides, in new applications tailored for the latest chips, Haswell will offer better results thanks to new AVX2 and FMA3 instructions.

Intel did not comment on the news-story.