Average Bench: 73% (103rd of 1117)

more Based on 48,725 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: 57%Average: 73% Great: 90%
Gaming
Gaming 73%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 74%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 54%
Yacht

Good average bench

The Intel Core i7-3770K averaged 26.9% 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 532Pts
Single Core Floating Point Speed 105Pts

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-3770K is 33%. 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 530Pts
Quad Core Floating Point Speed 356Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 48,725 samples)
Min Avg Max
81.7 SC Int 104 124
78.7 SC Float 105 126
81.7 SC Mixed 104 125
83.6% 104 Pts
Min Avg Max
247 QC Int 352 446
259 QC Float 356 455
267 QC Mixed 355 454
80.3% 354 Pts
Min Avg Max
438 MC Int 532 636
441 MC Float 530 634
448 MC Mixed 539 645
80% 533 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 4.2 GHz
SC Int 113
SC Float 117
SC Mixed 114
92% 115 Pts
QC Int 396
QC Float 427
QC Mixed 431
95% 418 Pts
MC Int 595
MC Float 593
MC Mixed 603
90% 597 Pts
LGA1155, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
SC Int 112
SC Float 114
SC Mixed 113
90% 113 Pts
QC Int 440
QC Float 450
QC Mixed 386
96% 426 Pts
MC Int 570
MC Float 573
MC Mixed 587
86% 577 Pts
Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3770K CPU @ 3.50GHz, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.9 GHz, turbo 4.35 GHz (avg)
SC Int 103
SC Float 105
SC Mixed 103
83% 104 Pts
QC Int 332
QC Float 321
QC Mixed 321
74% 325 Pts
MC Int 540
MC Float 544
MC Mixed 490
79% 525 Pts
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 9,825,748 CPUs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $362 @ launch in Apr '12
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Typical Core i7-3770K Builds (Compare 4,856 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 61%
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Desktop
Desktop 72%
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Workstation
Workstation 52%
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Motherboard: Asus SABERTOOTH Z77 - $210

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 73% - Very good Total price: $1,193

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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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28 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


Excellent

17 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


Good

24 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

15 days ago.

in my country, its only 158$, still running well, fast and cool till now btw i7 8400 coffee lake is beast and have double performance compare to i7-3770k, but coffee lake is too expensive, and DDR4 ram either. So i prefer stay with ivy bridge untill it broken


Excellent

28 days ago.

perfect with default vcore 4.2ghz


Excellent

16 days ago.

best single core performance for 2013


Poor

11 months ago.

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


Excellent

5 years ago.

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Excellent

24 days ago.

Has been working fantastic for 5 years now, and still going strong. Overclocked to 4.5 GHz for the win!


Terrible

2 months ago.

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


Terrible

9 months ago.

low perfomance for that price


Terrible

11 months ago.

it low for 4k


Excellent

19 days ago.

Still competitive plus its cheap


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