Average Bench: 75.2% (76th of 1052)

more Based on 47,175 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000306A9, , BFEBFBFF000306A8, 00004E414C206472, 4920555043070506, 0000000000000000, 4920555043080306, 1FABFBFF000306A9, BFEBFBFF0001067A Models: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3770K CPU @ 3.50GHz, Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3770K CPU @ 3.50GHz

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]

Poor: 58%Average: 75.2% Great: 91%
Gaming 75%
Desktop 76%
Workstation 54%

Good average bench

The Intel Core i7-3770K averaged 24.7% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Intel Core i7-3770K near the top of the comparison list.


Multi Core Integer Speed 533Pts
Single Core Floating Point Speed 109Pts

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-3770K is 32.3%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i7-3770K performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.


Multi Core Floating Point Speed 538Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 542Pts

Average Bench

(Based on 47,175 samples)
Min Avg Max
84.9 SC Int 106 123
90.6 SC Float 109 127
86 SC Mixed 107 124
85.8% 107 Pts
Min Avg Max
265 QC Int 362 453
279 QC Float 372 468
276 QC Mixed 368 457
83.3% 368 Pts
Min Avg Max
435 MC Int 533 630
440 MC Float 538 634
444 MC Mixed 542 644
80.6% 538 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.25 GHz (avg)
SC Int 117
SC Float 120
SC Mixed 118
94% 118 Pts
QC Int 458
QC Float 476
QC Mixed 456
105% 464 Pts
MC Int 604
MC Float 607
MC Mixed 616
91% 609 Pts
LGA1155, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
SC Int 106
SC Float 109
SC Mixed 107
86% 107 Pts
QC Int 356
QC Float 345
QC Mixed 347
79% 349 Pts
MC Int 520
MC Float 524
MC Mixed 536
79% 527 Pts
LGA1155, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
SC Int 102
SC Float 104
SC Mixed 101
82% 102 Pts
QC Int 339
QC Float 365
QC Mixed 332
78% 345 Pts
MC Int 506
MC Float 504
MC Mixed 513
76% 508 Pts
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.5 GHz (avg)
SC Int 95.4
SC Float 97.8
SC Mixed 96.4
77% 96.5 Pts
QC Int 348
QC Float 357
QC Mixed 334
78% 347 Pts
MC Int 490
MC Float 491
MC Mixed 500
74% 494 Pts
Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3770K CPU @ 3.50GHz, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.9 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
SC Int 102
SC Float 104
SC Mixed 102
82% 103 Pts
QC Int 330
QC Float 333
QC Mixed 313
74% 325 Pts
MC Int 488
MC Float 494
MC Mixed 482
73% 488 Pts
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Gaming 61%
Desktop 70%
Workstation 51%

Motherboard: Asus SABERTOOTH Z77 - $210

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 69% - Good Total price: $1,269

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DescriptionIntel® Core™ i7-3770K Processor (8M Cache, up to 3.90 GHz)
Code NameIvy Bridge
Launch DateQ2'12
Processor Numberi7-3770K
# of Cores4
# of Threads8
Cache8 MB SmartCache
Instruction Set64-bit
Instruction Set ExtensionsSSE4.1/4.2, AVX
Embedded Options AvailableNo
Lithography22 nm
Recommended Price$332.00 - $342.00
Clock Speed3.5 GHz
Max Turbo Frequency3.9 GHz
Bus Speed5 GT/s DMI
Max TDP77 W
Thermal Solution Specification2011D


Processor GraphicsIntel® HD Graphics 4000
Graphics Base Frequency650 MHz
Wireless DisplayYes
# of Displays Supported3
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency1.15 GHz
Quick Sync VideoYes
InTru 3D TechYes
Clear Video HD TechYes
Intel InsiderYes
Flexible Display InterfaceYes


Max Memory Size32 GB
Memory TypesDDR3 1333/1600
Memory Channels2
Memory Bandwidth25.6 GB/s
ECC Memory SupportedNo

Expansion Options

PCI Express Revision3.0
PCI Express Configurationsup to 1x16, 2x8, 1x8 & 2x4

Data Protection

AES New InstructionsYes
Secure KeyYes

Advanced Technologies

Virtualization Tech (VT-x)Yes
Intel 64Yes
Idle StatesYes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® TechYes
Thermal Monitoring TechnologiesYes
Turbo Boost Tech2.0
Hyper-Threading TechYes
Virtualization for Directed I/O (VT-d)No
VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT)Yes
vPro TechNo
Identity Protection TechYes


Package Size37.5mm x 37.5mm
Max CPU Configuration1
Sockets SupportedFCLGA1155

Platform Protection

Execute Disable BitYes
Trusted Execution TechNo
Anti-Theft TechYes


LGA1155 Socket

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By far the most powerful processor I've owned, this CPU has yet to run a program that it can't handle. The main bad point of this CPU is the fact that it can't be overclocked much with the stock cooler, and even when not overclocked some programs that utilize 100% of the cores (and their respective hyperthreads) can cause the CPU to overheat. Although this is very rare and it will take some time to overheat. —Sep '14


2 months ago.

slowly dating but still does great on the day to day and has little trouble running the latest and greatest even in 2017. going to be sad to see the big guy go after all these years alongside it.

Review  www.techradar.com/...

"On a per-core level, there isn't a faster processor available. And with four cores and eight threads, there's multi-threaded performance to burn." "It's just not much quicker than the processor it replaces (i7-2600k). It's also not dramatically more power efficient and doesn't overclock any better."


beast, this cpu is running on closed loop water and is rock solid at 4.7 GHz (All cores) and auto turbo's at 5.4 Ghz. It is on 24/7 and NEVER overheats. It runs absolutely everything you throw at it. Intel will have to up their game considerably more than they are doing before I see any advantage in upgrading that is worthwhile. I believe that the lack of support currently for the chipsets (only 2 to 3 years or so old) is a deliberate ploy to force EARLY upgrades of major components, My Asus board dates to mid 2013 and the latest updates for this PREMEIUM £200+ board were released in 2013 with no further updates likely. In short this board was technically OBSOLETE within a couple of months?????????—Dec '14


1 month ago.

Owned since 2012, it matches the new high-end processors with far less money to spend. definitely a must-have. Equipped with a Noctua NH U12P SE2, ran it at 4.5 Ghz flawlessly. But it's not necessary as the base speed is enough. Also, If you still have an old mid-end graphic card, that could be a CPU to consider.... For the new ones, 4K is easily accessible.


2 months ago.

foarte bun


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4 months ago.

best single core performance for 2013


3 months ago.

The best for render


4 years ago.

Review  hothardware.com/...

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CPU-Z (Stepped Down)

CPU-Z (Stepped Down)

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Overclocking On Air

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CPU-Z - Overclocked 4.9 MHz

CPU-Z - Overclocked 4.9 MHz


7 months ago.

Is only good if you want to play Source games outside of that this one is not worth it


8 months ago.

Good processor still great for gaming even though already 3 years minimum power consumption and nice overclocking when it's needed


5 months ago.

low perfomance for that price


7 months ago.

it low for 4k

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