IntelBX80637I73770K
Intel

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

  

4 Cores, 4 Threads @2.8 GHz, Skylake.
Release date ≈ Q1 2016.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 168,582 user samples
153,413 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 87% Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.7 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 66% Base clock 3.9 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
Poor: 66% Great: 87%
SPEED RANK: 230th / 1355
Gaming
Gaming 77%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 63%
Destroyer
15,169 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 78% Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 2.8 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 56% Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 3.2 GHz (avg)
Poor: 56% Great: 78%
SPEED RANK: 359th / 1355
Gaming
Gaming 70%
Battle cruiser
Desktop
Desktop 73%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 52%
Yacht
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
76.9 % Faster effective speed.
+11%
69.5 %
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
87.8 Pts Slightly lower memory latency.
+9%
80.7 Pts
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
105 Pts Faster single-core speed.
+13%
92.8 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
200 Pts Slightly faster dual-core speed.
+10%
182 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
357 Pts Slightly faster quad-core speed.
+6%
337 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
537 Pts Much faster octa-core speed.
+57%
343 Pts
Memory
OC Memory Latency
96.5 Pts Slightly lower OC memory latency.
+6%
91.2 Pts
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
123 Pts Faster OC single-core speed.
+19%
103 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
236 Pts Faster OC dual-core speed.
+16%
203 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
432 Pts Faster OC quad-core speed.
+12%
387 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
649 Pts Much faster OC octa-core speed.
+68%
387 Pts
Market Share
Based on 53,549,209 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.16 % Hugely higher market share.
+700%
0.02 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
61 % More popular.
+22%
50 %
Age
Newest
122 Months 75+ Months Much more recent.
+39%
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
650 Pts Much faster OC 64-core speed.
+67%
389 Pts
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
544 Pts Much faster 64-core speed.
+57%
347 Pts
Launch Date
Launch Date
Q2'12 Q4'15
Cache
Cache
8 MB SmartCache 6 MB
Instruction Set Extensions
Instruction Set Extensions
SSE4.1/4.2, AVX SSE4.1/4.2, AVX 2.0
Lithography
Lithography
22 nm 14 nm
Recommended Price
Recommended Customer Price
$332.00 - $342.00 $182.00 - $187.00
Max Turbo Frequency
Max Turbo Frequency
3.9 GHz 3.4 GHz
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
Processor Graphics
Processor Graphics ‡
Intel® HD Graphics 4000 Intel® HD Graphics 510
Graphics Base Frequency
Graphics Base Frequency
650 MHz 350 MHz
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency
1.15 GHz 950 MHz
Hyper-Threading Tech
Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology ‡
Yes 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 puts 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 very low by historical standards. For typical consumer use there are better value propositions out there. [May '13 CPUPro]

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