Broadwell v Haswell – Intel Core i7 5775C v i7 4770K

Which is better? Broadwell or Haswell? Welcome to the shoot-out of the year, the Intel Core i7 5775C versus the Intel Core i7 4770K? Read on to find out which reigns supreme!


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Testing Setup

  • CPU: Intel Core i7-4770k & Intel Core i7-5775C @3.7GHz (this is to compare the chips clock for clock)
  • CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D15S
  • GPU: PNY GTX 980 OC2
  • Motherboard: MSI Z97A Gaming 6
  • RAM: GSkill TridentX 8GB (2x4GB) Dual channel @ 2400MHz CL10
  • PSU: Cooler Master V1200 1200w
  • OS: Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit


All benchmarks are done on a fresh install of Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit that is fully up-to-date with Windows Updates to ensure that the performance reflects a real-world scenario and not that of a tweaked benchmarking system. Every benchmark runs for a total of three times and then an average is taken of those results.  In terms of the 2 chips on test, the only change from each setup was swapping the chips over, setting the multiplier to 37 (3.7GHz) and kept every setting the same to run each benchmark.  This is the testing for our Intel Core i7 5775C Review.

2D Benchmarks:

  • AIDA64 – CPU Queen, CPU Photoworxx, CPU AES, Memory Read, Memory Write, Memory Copy & Memory Latency
  • Cinebench 11.5 – CPU &Open GL
  • Cinebench 15 – CPU & Open GL
  • PCMark 7 – Overall Score
  • SiSandra – Processor Arithmetic, Processor Multi-Media, Multi Core Efficiency, Processor Scientific Analysis, Memory Bandwidth & Cache Bandwidth

3D Benchmarks:

  • 3DMark 11 – Performance
  • 3DMark Fire Strike – Normal

Gaming Benchmarks:

  • Company of Heroes 2 – Maximum Settings @ 1080p/1440p
  • Total War: Rome II – Extreme Preset @ 1080p/1440p

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