IntelBX80637I73770K
IntelBX80662I56600K

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

4 Cores, 4 Threads
@3.5GHz Skylake (2015)

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 154,972 user samples
43,643 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 89% Base clock 3.5 GHz
Worst Bench: 60% Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 1.6 GHz (avg)
Poor: 60% Great: 89%
SPEED RANK: 92nd / 1089
Gaming
Gaming 74%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 76%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 54%
Yacht
111,329 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 107% Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.8 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 70% Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 0.75 GHz (avg)
Poor: 70% Great: 107%
SPEED RANK: 38th / 1089
Gaming
Gaming 89%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 54%
Yacht
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
74.5 % 89.1 % Faster effective speed.
+20%
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
107 Pts 122 Pts Slightly faster single-core speed.
+14%
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
363 Pts 463 Pts Faster quad-core speed.
+28%
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
539 Pts Slightly faster multi-core speed.
+14%
473 Pts
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
124 Pts 145 Pts Faster OC single-core speed.
+17%
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
447 Pts 564 Pts Faster OC quad-core speed.
+26%
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
638 Pts Slightly faster OC multi-core speed.
+13%
567 Pts
Market Share
Based on 8,441,859 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.55 % 1.14 % Hugely higher market share.
+107%
Value
Value For Money
59.6 % 98.7 % Much better value.
+66%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
71 % 87 % More popular.
+23%
Price
Price (score)
$529 $222 Much cheaper.
+58%
Age
Newest
72 Months 32 Months Much more recent.
+56%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
77 Watts More energy efficient.
+15%
91 Watts
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
4 cores 4 cores
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
8 threads Hugely higher thread count.
+100%
4 threads
Lithography
Manufacturing process
22 nm 14 nm Much newer manufacturing.
+36%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.5 GHz 3.5 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
3.9 GHz 3.9 GHz
SC Int
Single Core Integer Speed
122 Pts 141 Pts Faster single-core int speed.
+16%
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
126 Pts 149 Pts Faster single-core fp speed.
+18%
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
449 Pts 549 Pts Faster quad-core int speed.
+22%
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
462 Pts 584 Pts Faster quad-core fp speed.
+26%
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
627 Pts Slightly faster multi-core int speed.
+14%
550 Pts
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
630 Pts Slightly faster multi-core fp speed.
+8%
585 Pts
Series
CPU Architecture
Ivy Bridge (2012) Skylake (2015)
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1155 FCLGA1151
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
HD 4000 HD 530
Launch Date
Launch Date
Q2'12 Q3'15
Cache
Cache
8 MB SmartCache 6 MB SmartCache
Instruction Set Extensions
Instruction Set Extensions
SSE4.1/4.2, AVX SSE4.1/4.2, AVX 2.0
Lithography
Lithography
22 nm 14 nm
Recommended Price
Recommended Customer Price
$332.00 - $342.00 $242.00 - $243.00
Bus Speed
Bus Speed
5 GT/s DMI 8 GT/s DMI3
Thermal Solution Specification
Thermal Solution Specification
2011D PCG 2015D (130W)
Max Memory Size
Max Memory Size (dependent on memory type)
32 GB 64 GB
Memory Types
Memory Types
DDR3 1333/1600 DDR4-1866/2133, DDR3L-1333/1600 @ 1.35V
Memory Bandwidth
Max Memory Bandwidth
25.6 GB/s 34.1 GB/s
Processor Graphics
Processor Graphics ‡
Intel® HD Graphics 4000 Intel® HD Graphics 530
Graphics Base Frequency
Graphics Base Frequency
650 MHz 350 MHz
Hyper-Threading Tech
Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology ‡
Yes No
Virtualization for Directed I/O (VT-d)
Intel® Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d) ‡
No Yes
TSX-NI
Intel® TSX-NI
No Yes
PCI Express Configurations
PCI Express Configurations ‡
up to 1x16, 2x8, 1x8 & 2x4 Up to 1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4

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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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The Intel Core i5-6600K is based on the new "Skylake" 14nm manufacturing process. Sporting 4 physical cores with base/turbo clocks of 3.5/3.9 GHz the 6600K and its predecessor, the 4690K share the same basic configuration and disappointingly, offer similar performance. Comparing the 6600K and 6700K shows that the 6700K has faster multi and single core performance. The improved multi core performance is due to Hyperthreading which is the key differentiator for the i7-6700K. The gap in single core performance can largely be eliminated by overclocking the i5-6600K so although the stock effective speed is significantly higher on the 6700K, this gap diminishes significantly when both processors are overclocked. At a 30% discount, the 6600K is the better value gaming CPU. [Aug '15 CPUPro]

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