IntelBX80637I73770K
IntelBX80662I36100

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

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2 Cores, 4 Threads @3.7GHz, Skylake.
Release date: Q4 2015.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 163,123 user samples
99,740 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 81% Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.8 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 57% Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 2.4 GHz (avg)
Poor: 57% Great: 81%
SPEED RANK: 148th / 1203
Gaming
Gaming 68%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 70%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 47%
Yacht
63,383 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 64% Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.65 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 42% Base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Poor: 42% Great: 64%
SPEED RANK: 273rd / 1203
Gaming
Gaming 57%
Gunboat
Desktop
Desktop 64%
Destroyer
Workstation
Workstation 28%
Raft
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
67.7 % Faster effective speed.
+19%
57 %
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
106 Pts +2% 104 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
204 Pts Slightly faster dual-core speed.
+12%
182 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
361 Pts Much faster quad-core speed.
+33%
271 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
527 Pts Hugely faster octa-core speed.
+90%
277 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
123 Pts Slightly faster OC single-core speed.
+8%
114 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
242 Pts Slightly faster OC dual-core speed.
+12%
216 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
450 Pts Much faster OC quad-core speed.
+46%
308 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
630 Pts Hugely faster OC octa-core speed.
+105%
308 Pts
Market Share
Based on 22,396,970 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.44 % Much higher market share.
+47%
0.3 %
Value
Value For Money
82.1 % Slightly better value.
+13%
72.7 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
74 % 84 % Slightly more popular.
+14%
Price
Price (score)
$138 $115 Cheaper.
+17%
Age
Newest
92 Months 50 Months Much more recent.
+46%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
77 Watts 47 Watts Much more energy efficient.
+39%
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
4 cores Hugely higher core count.
+100%
2 cores
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
8 threads Hugely higher thread count.
+100%
4 threads
Lithography
Manufacturing process
22 nm 14 nm Much newer manufacturing.
+36%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.5 GHz 3.7 GHz Slightly faster base frequency.
+6%
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
3.9 GHz Slightly faster turbo frequency.
+5%
3.7 GHz
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
640 Pts Hugely faster OC 64-core speed.
+106%
311 Pts
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
535 Pts Hugely faster 64-core speed.
+90%
282 Pts
Series
CPU Architecture
Ivy Bridge Skylake
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1155 FCLGA1151
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
HD 4000 HD 530
Launch Date
Launch Date
Q2'12 Q3'15
Cache
Cache
8 MB SmartCache 3 MB SmartCache
Instruction Set Extensions
Instruction Set Extensions
SSE4.1/4.2, AVX SSE4.1/4.2, AVX 2.0
Embedded Options Available
Embedded Options Available
No Yes
Lithography
Lithography
22 nm 14 nm
Recommended Price
Recommended Customer Price
$332.00 - $342.00 $117.00
Bus Speed
Bus Speed
5 GT/s DMI 8 GT/s DMI3
Thermal Solution Specification
Thermal Solution Specification
2011D PCG 2015C (65W)
Max Memory Size
Max Memory Size (dependent on memory type)
32 GB 64 GB
Memory Types
Memory Types
DDR3 1333/1600 DDR4-1866/2133, DDR3L-1333/1600 @ 1.35V
Memory Bandwidth
Max Memory Bandwidth
25.6 GB/s 34.1 GB/s
ECC Memory Supported
ECC Memory Supported ‡
No Yes
Processor Graphics
Processor Graphics ‡
Intel® HD Graphics 4000 Intel® HD Graphics 530
Graphics Base Frequency
Graphics Base Frequency
650 MHz 350 MHz
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency
1.15 GHz 1.05 GHz
Turbo Boost Tech
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
2.0 No
Virtualization for Directed I/O (VT-d)
Intel® Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d) ‡
No Yes
PCI Express Configurations
PCI Express Configurations ‡
up to 1x16, 2x8, 1x8 & 2x4 Up to 1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4

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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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