IntelBX80637I73770K
AMDFD8350FRHKBOX

4 Cores, 8 Threads @3.5GHz, Ivy Bridge.
Release date: Q2 2012.

8 Cores, 8 Threads @4.0GHz, Piledriver.
Release date: Q4 2012.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 390,234 user samples
113,783 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 88% Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.7 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 66% Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Poor: 66% Great: 88%
SPEED RANK: 167th / 1276
Gaming
Gaming 77%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 62%
Destroyer
276,451 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 73% Base clock 4.3 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 54% Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
Poor: 54% Great: 73%
SPEED RANK: 382nd / 1276
Gaming
Gaming 65%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 67%
Battle cruiser
Workstation
Workstation 53%
Yacht
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
77.2 % Faster effective speed.
+18%
65.5 %
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
89.2 Pts Slightly lower memory latency.
+8%
82.3 Pts
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
105 Pts Much faster single-core speed.
+45%
72.5 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
202 Pts Much faster dual-core speed.
+44%
140 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
354 Pts Much faster quad-core speed.
+35%
263 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
526 Pts Faster octa-core speed.
+17%
449 Pts
Memory
OC Memory Latency
97 Pts +5% 92.4 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
124 Pts Much faster OC single-core speed.
+52%
81.4 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
244 Pts Much faster OC dual-core speed.
+52%
160 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
442 Pts Much faster OC quad-core speed.
+46%
302 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
639 Pts Faster OC octa-core speed.
+21%
530 Pts
Market Share
Based on 36,108,661 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.34 % 0.62 % Hugely higher market share.
+82%
Value
Value For Money
93.6 % Better value.
+16%
80.7 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
86 % More popular.
+19%
72 %
Price
Price (score)
$138 $130 Slightly cheaper.
+6%
Age
Newest
103 Months 97 Months Slightly more recent.
+6%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
77 Watts Much more energy efficient.
+38%
125 Watts
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
4 cores 8 cores Hugely higher core count.
+100%
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
8 threads 8 threads
Lithography
Manufacturing process
22 nm Much newer manufacturing.
+31%
32 nm
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.5 GHz 4 GHz Faster base frequency.
+14%
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
3.9 GHz 4.2 GHz Slightly faster turbo frequency.
+8%
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
639 Pts Faster OC 64-core speed.
+20%
534 Pts
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
534 Pts Faster 64-core speed.
+18%
454 Pts
Series
CPU Architecture
Ivy Bridge Piledriver
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1155 AM3+
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
HD 4000 None
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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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In terms of raw single-core performance the flagship AMD FX-8350 is lagging behind intel's processor line-up by over two generations. The PassMark Single Thread scores for the i5-2500K vs the FX-8350 are 1863 to 1520 which shows that in terms of raw per-core processing the FX-8350 is lagging the two year old i5 by 23%. Where the AMD FX makes up is on multi-core performance, with a score of 9156 vs 6745, the AMD leads the Intel 2500K by 36% making it the far more capable multi-threaded server orientated performer. The AMD is also cheaper but significantly more power hungry which counts strongly against it as a server proposition. The FX-8350 could be a good fit for specific server use cases but for general consumer use, which is single and dual core intensive, Intel's two year old i5-2500K delivers better performance. [May '13 CPUPro]

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