IntelBX80623I72600K
IntelBX80637I73770K

4 Cores, 8 Threads
@3.4GHz Sandy Bridge (2011)

4 Cores, 8 Threads
@3.5GHz Ivy Bridge (2012)

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 70,415 user samples
33,689 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 87% Base clock 4.6 GHz
Worst Bench: 55% Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 1.35 GHz (avg)
Poor: 55% Great: 87%
SPEED RANK: 112th / 980
Gaming
Gaming 70%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 71%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 50%
Yacht
36,726 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 90% Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.9 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 62% Base clock 3.5 GHz
Poor: 62% Great: 90%
SPEED RANK: 68th / 980
Gaming
Gaming 76%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 77%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 55%
Yacht
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
69.7 % -9% 75.8 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+9%
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
100 Pts -8% 108 Pts Slightly faster single-core speed.
+8%
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
340 Pts -9% 371 Pts Slightly faster quad-core speed.
+9%
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
498 Pts -10% 547 Pts Slightly faster multi-core speed.
+10%
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
119 Pts -6% 126 Pts Slightly faster OC single-core speed.
+6%
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
444 Pts -2% 454 Pts +2%
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
611 Pts -6% 646 Pts Slightly faster OC multi-core speed.
+6%
Market Share
Based on 5,966,171 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.77 % -6% 0.82 % Slightly higher market share.
+6%
Value
Value For Money
82.8 % Better value.
+23%
67.4 % -23%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
72 % -6% 76 % Slightly more popular.
+6%
Price
Price (score)
$184 Much cheaper.
+54%
$400 -54%
Age
Newest
82 Months -18% 67 Months More recent.
+18%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
95 Watts -19% 77 Watts More energy efficient.
+19%
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
4 cores 0% 4 cores 0%
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
8 threads 0% 8 threads 0%
Lithography
Manufacturing process
32 nm -31% 22 nm Much newer manufacturing.
+31%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.4 GHz -3% 3.5 GHz +3%
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
3.8 GHz -3% 3.9 GHz +3%
SC Int
Single Core Integer Speed
119 Pts -5% 125 Pts Slightly faster single-core int speed.
+5%
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
120 Pts -7% 128 Pts Slightly faster single-core fp speed.
+7%
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
442 Pts -2% 450 Pts +2%
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
451 Pts -2% 462 Pts +2%
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
591 Pts -8% 637 Pts Slightly faster multi-core int speed.
+8%
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
607 Pts -6% 641 Pts Slightly faster multi-core fp speed.
+6%
Series
CPU Architecture
Sandy Bridge (2011) Ivy Bridge (2012)
Socket
Motherboard Socket
LGA1155 FCLGA1155
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
HD 3000 HD 4000
Launch Date
Launch Date
Q1'11 Q2'12
Lithography
Lithography
32 nm 22 nm
Recommended Price
Recommended Customer Price
N/A $332.00 - $342.00
Memory Types
Memory Types
DDR3 1066/1333 DDR3 1333/1600
Memory Bandwidth
Max Memory Bandwidth
21 GB/s 25.6 GB/s
Processor Graphics
Processor Graphics ‡
Intel® HD Graphics 3000 Intel® HD Graphics 4000
Graphics Base Frequency
Graphics Base Frequency
850 MHz 650 MHz
Wireless Display
Intel® Wireless Display
No Yes
# of Displays Supported
# of Displays Supported ‡
2 3
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency
1.35 GHz 1.15 GHz
PCI Express Revision
PCI Express Revision
2.0 3.0

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The third gen Ivy Bridge Core i7-3770K can't really be described as a consumer orientated processor. With 8 threads and four cores its capabilities are better aligned to server use. For price insensitive consumers that want the best of the best, this is currently one of the fastest processors available. The PassMark Single Thread score of 2080 points put the 3770K right at the top of the pack in terms of raw processing power and real world performance. The GeekBench and PassMark scores of 17210 and 9653 are within 20% or so of the best we have ever seen. Despite the near record breaking processing throughputs the 3770K is only rated at 77 TDP, which is also very reasonable by historical standards. For typical consumer use there are better value propositions out there. [May '13 CPUPro]

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