Average Bench: 74.4% (91st of 1104)

more Based on 47,381 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]

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Poor: 60%Average: 74.4% Great: 89%
Gaming
Gaming 74%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 76%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 54%
Yacht

Good average bench

The Intel Core i7-3770K averaged 25.5% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This isn't a great result which indicates that there are much faster alternatives on the comparison list.

Strengths

Multi Core Integer Speed 531Pts
Single Core Floating Point Speed 108Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-3770K is 29.7%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i7-3770K performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Multi Core Floating Point Speed 535Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 541Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 47,381 samples)
Min Avg Max
87.3 SC Int 105 123
88.1 SC Float 108 125
89.5 SC Mixed 107 123
85.3% 107 Pts
Min Avg Max
271 QC Int 358 444
289 QC Float 368 455
282 QC Mixed 363 449
82.3% 363 Pts
Min Avg Max
442 MC Int 531 626
454 MC Float 535 631
445 MC Mixed 541 637
80.3% 536 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3770K CPU @ 3.50GHz, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 4.5 GHz
SC Int 122
SC Float 124
SC Mixed 124
99% 124 Pts
QC Int 465
QC Float 489
QC Mixed 481
108% 478 Pts
MC Int 632
MC Float 634
MC Mixed 641
95% 636 Pts
LGA1155, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
SC Int 115
SC Float 118
SC Mixed 116
93% 116 Pts
QC Int 392
QC Float 428
QC Mixed 389
91% 403 Pts
MC Int 588
MC Float 589
MC Mixed 599
89% 592 Pts
Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3770K CPU @ 3.50GHz, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.9 GHz, turbo 4.15 GHz (avg)
SC Int 102
SC Float 106
SC Mixed 105
83% 104 Pts
QC Int 339
QC Float 399
QC Mixed 389
85% 376 Pts
MC Int 517
MC Float 514
MC Mixed 518
78% 517 Pts
LGA1155, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
SC Int 113
SC Float 116
SC Mixed 114
92% 115 Pts
QC Int 352
QC Float 363
QC Mixed 360
81% 358 Pts
MC Int 547
MC Float 536
MC Mixed 543
81% 542 Pts
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 Prices

Approx. $362 @ launch in Apr '12
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Typical Core i7-3770K Builds (Compare 4,374 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 61%
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Desktop
Desktop 70%
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Workstation
Workstation 51%
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Motherboard: Asus SABERTOOTH Z77 - $210

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 69% - Good Total price: $1,246

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 Specifications

Essentials

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

Graphics

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

Memory

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
TSX-NINo
vPro TechNo
Identity Protection TechYes

Package

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

Platform Protection

Execute Disable BitYes
Trusted Execution TechNo
Anti-Theft TechYes

 Comments

LGA1155 Socket

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Added 5 years ago.

Terrible (edit your comment) Add link

13 days ago.

Comment 

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


Terrible

8 days 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."

Comment 

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


Terrible

2 days 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.


Excellent

1 month ago.

perfect with default vcore 4.2ghz


Terrible

25 days ago.

best single core performance for 2013


Poor

9 months ago.

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


Excellent

4 years ago.

Review  hothardware.com/...

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CPU-Z (Stepped Down)

CPU-Z (Stepped Down)

Review  techreport.com/...

Overclocking On Air

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CPU-Z - Overclocked 4.9 MHz

CPU-Z - Overclocked 4.9 MHz


Terrible

25 days ago.

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


Terrible

7 months ago.

low perfomance for that price


Terrible

9 months ago.

it low for 4k


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