Average Bench: 75.4% (61st of 970)

more Based on 29,292 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: 61%Average: 75.4% Great: 90%
Gaming
Gaming 75%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 76%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 55%
Yacht

Good average bench

The Intel Core i7-3770K averaged 24.6% 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.

Strengths

Multi Core Integer Speed 534Pts
Single Core Floating Point Speed 109Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-3770K is 29.1%. 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 536Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 545Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 29,292 samples)
Min Avg Max
90.5 SC Int 106 124
93.4 SC Float 109 126
91 SC Mixed 107 125
85.9% 107 Pts
Min Avg Max
278 QC Int 365 454
285 QC Float 372 458
286 QC Mixed 368 456
83.5% 368 Pts
Min Avg Max
448 MC Int 534 626
450 MC Float 536 627
455 MC Mixed 545 641
80.7% 538 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
LGA1155, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.5 GHz (avg)
SC Int 124
SC Float 125
SC Mixed 125
100% 125 Pts
QC Int 430
QC Float 485
QC Mixed 478
105% 464 Pts
MC Int 632
MC Float 633
MC Mixed 646
96% 637 Pts
LGA1155, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz
SC Int 110
SC Float 112
SC Mixed 112
89% 111 Pts
QC Int 347
QC Float 348
QC Mixed 369
80% 355 Pts
MC Int 531
MC Float 541
MC Mixed 541
81% 538 Pts
LGA1155, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
SC Int 101
SC Float 109
SC Mixed 108
85% 106 Pts
QC Int 367
QC Float 391
QC Mixed 346
83% 368 Pts
MC Int 547
MC Float 551
MC Mixed 561
83% 553 Pts
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Motherboard: Asus SABERTOOTH Z77 - $497

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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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12 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


Poor

2 months ago.

Absolutely no need to retire it yet despite the recommendation of this website - it still efficient and runs effortlessly

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

11 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.


Good

2 months ago.

its much cheaper in Asia as compared to the i7 7700k


Good

3 months ago.

Nice Processor!


Excellent

2 months ago.

best single core performance for 2013


Excellent

1 month ago.

I like it


Excellent

4 years ago.

Review  hothardware.com/...

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CPU-Z (Stepped Down)

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Good

3 months ago.

The best for render


Poor

1 month ago.

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


Poor

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

1 month ago.

it low for 4k


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