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If you are not an overclocker, is the 4770 noticably better than a 4770S?

#1iscareu13Posted 8/27/2013 9:18:05 PM
Basically the topic title...

Most people recommend the 4770K since you can overclock it, but for people that don't overclock, is there a noticeable difference between the 4770 and 4770S (or any normal vs S)?

It looks like the only difference between the two are:
4770 - Clocked .3GHz higher
4770S - Runs at 65W as opposed to 84W

I guess I am simply asking why the 4770S (or any S model) is never recommended?
#2daveyman23Posted 8/27/2013 9:23:32 PM
iscareu13 posted...
Basically the topic title...

Most people recommend the 4770K since you can overclock it, but for people that don't overclock, is there a noticeable difference between the 4770 and 4770S (or any normal vs S)?

It looks like the only difference between the two are:
4770 - Clocked .3GHz higher
4770S - Runs at 65W as opposed to 84W

I guess I am simply asking why the 4770S (or any S model) is never recommended?


the difference in wattage in so minimal that you may as well buy the better performer of the two

that would be my guess anyway
#3ben_not_bennyPosted 8/28/2013 1:17:10 AM
The 4770S is generally used in those ugly all-in-one touchscreen desktops that a lot of OEMs are making these days, where they use a low-power chip due to a lack of room for proper cooling.

Now if you're not building one of those things, don't get a 4770S.
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#4reincarnator07Posted 8/28/2013 10:37:58 AM
Unless you really need to save the power, there is little point in going for the 4770S
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#5ShubPosted 8/28/2013 10:53:42 AM
reincarnator07 posted...
Unless you really need to save the power, there is little point in going for the 4770S


That's pretty much it, although it's got less to do with saving power than with generating less heat, which can be a good thing in some situations. But outside of the OEM market where case design does not always allow for ideal cooling, S and T SKUs aren't very useful. Nothing wrong with them though.
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#6PhilOnDezPosted 8/28/2013 10:53:47 AM
Definitely get the 4770 unless you're just wanting to run a nearly silent pc, the 4770s runs cooler and at less power, then the 4770u runs even lower/cooler (I haven't actually seen a 4770u but that's what the u is for, ultra low power draw).
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#7ShubPosted 8/28/2013 10:57:30 AM
PhilOnDez posted...
the 4770u runs even lower/cooler (I haven't actually seen a 4770u but that's what the u is for, ultra low power draw).


You're thinking of the i7-4770T, there's no 4770U -- the U suffix is for mobile CPUs only, and typically found in Ultrabooks :)
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