Average Bench: 74.6% (203rd of 1241)

more Based on 181,744 user benchmarks.  Devices: BFEBFBFF000306A9, , 1F8BFBFF000306A9, 00004E414C206472, 4920555043070506, 0000000000000000, 4920555043080306, 1FABFBFF000306A9, 00003F0000103FFF Models: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3770 CPU @ 3.40GHz, Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3770 CPU @ 3.40GHz, Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 3770 @ 3.4GHz, Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3770 @ 3.30 GHZ

The Intel Core i7-3770 is an Ivy Bridge processor. With four cores and eight threads the 3770 has excellent single , dual and multi-core performance. Comparing the 3770 to the 4770K shows that the 4770K leads by 11% at stock speeds and, thanks to an unlocked multiplier on the 4770K, by 15% at overclocked frequencies. The i7-3770 has a very strong performance profile which includes multi-core capabilities that are likely to be overkill for the majority of desktop users. Comparing the 3770 to the 3770K shows that the unlocked 3770K allows for, on average, an additional 8% increase in performance. [Mar '14 CPUPro]

Poor: 65%Average: 74.6% Great: 82%
Gaming 75%
Desktop 78%
Workstation 60%

Good average bench

The Intel Core i7-3770 averaged 25.4% 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.


Avg. Memory Latency 87.5Pts
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 99.3Pts

Very good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-3770 is just 17.6%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i7-3770 performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.


Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 498Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 493Pts

Average Bench

(Based on 181,744 samples)
Min Avg Max
78.5 Memory 87.5 94.9
82.6 1-Core 99.3 109
152 2-Core 191 213
74.9% 126 Pts
Min Avg Max
272 4-Core 335 401
382 8-Core 493 556
53.3% 414 Pts
Min Avg Max
400 64-Core 498 556
33.4% 498 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Server
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
LGA1155, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
Memory 94.9
1-Core 117
2-Core 222
85% 144 Pts
4-Core 446
8-Core 603
68% 524 Pts
64-Core 604
40% 604 Pts
LGA1155, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Memory 91.5
1-Core 103
2-Core 192
77% 129 Pts
4-Core 367
8-Core 470
55% 419 Pts
64-Core 513
34% 513 Pts
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
Memory 91.4
1-Core 102
2-Core 202
78% 132 Pts
4-Core 358
8-Core 522
57% 440 Pts
64-Core 521
35% 521 Pts
LGA1155, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
Memory 96.2
1-Core 91.4
2-Core 170
74% 119 Pts
4-Core 228
8-Core 232
32% 230 Pts
64-Core 232
16% 232 Pts
LGA1155, 1 CPU, 2 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.4 GHz (avg)
Memory 95.5
1-Core 82.8
2-Core 141
68% 106 Pts
4-Core 201
8-Core 215
28% 208 Pts
64-Core 219
15% 219 Pts
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Gaming 12%
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Desktop 61%
Workstation 41%
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DescriptionIntel® Core™ i7-3770 Processor (8M Cache, up to 3.90 GHz)
Code NameIvy Bridge
Launch DateQ2'12
Processor Numberi7-3770
# of Cores4
# of Threads8
Cache8 MB SmartCache
Instruction Set64-bit
Instruction Set ExtensionsSSE4.1/4.2, AVX
Embedded Options AvailableYes
Lithography22 nm
Recommended Price$283.00 - $305.00
Clock Speed3.4 GHz
Max Turbo Frequency3.9 GHz
Bus Speed5 GT/s DMI
Max TDP77 W
Thermal Solution Specification2011D


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


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)Yes
VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT)Yes
vPro TechYes
Identity Protection TechYes


Package Size37.5mm x 37.5mm
Max CPU Configuration1
Sockets SupportedFCLGA1155

Platform Protection

Execute Disable BitYes
Trusted Execution TechYes
Anti-Theft TechYes


3rd gen Intel Core processor feature Intel Turbo Boost Technology...

Models:BX80637I73770, BXC80637I73770, CM8063701211600

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6 days ago.

Very long lifespan, still going strong after maybe 7+ years or so. It eats anything I throw at it, even AAA games of modern day like GTA V with maximum quality and mods.


23 days ago.

still a very strong cpu and good for gaming


15 days ago.

scored an 85.7%, still going strong and wont be seeing my self upgrade platform in a while


2 months ago.

I have one and its is pretty powerfull


Despite not a K version, rocksolid performance and with a bit ram and SSD you can do heavy stuff, even a small server is perfectly smooth once installed, power enough in virtualisation—Aug '15


25 days ago.

Por el precio es una hermosura. Se la sigue bancando perfectamente en 2018 y por un tiempo largo no pienso cambiarlo.


6 months ago.

Still very powerful CPU. Hits 4.15 Ghz with intel stock cooler and a good P67 board.


9 months ago.

Too expensive. Just buy the Ryzen 5 2600. Its 19 percent better but costs like less than the half.

Very good

6 years ago.


5 months ago.

Had it for quite a while, still runs everything I need (from VM to video games) and doesn't limit my R9 Nano.


23 months ago.

too expensive for basically no reason, every option is better.


5 days ago.

One of the fastest I7s for the price


6 months ago.

Very strong and good for Gaming and editing even today with all 6, 7, 8 gens out, he can outperform many of them the CPU rock in gaming with good GPU and RAM LOL and if you have a new one, you are set for good. Just awesome CPU in general for the price I just bought it for 130€ with my GTX 1060 6GB and 16GB DDR3 1600 and SSD Win 10 Pro on 1080p any game on Ultra no problem.


14 months ago.


can be overclocked to 4.1-4.2-4.3 Mhz without spendind a lot, yet 3 years old and not so far form the best actual cpu!—Aug '15


2 years ago.

low perfomance for that price


23 months ago.

Had one since it came out, runs a little hotter than it should, but Ive used it for everything form AutoCAD, Photoshop, Heavy gaming and Emulation.


19 months ago.

I work fine and perfect performance


10 months ago.

After oc, it's a beast for this old of a cpu


4 months ago.

3rd Gen i7-3770 performs great in 2020. The unlocked i7-3770K is a tad better cause able to Overclock. With a slight OC@ 4.15GHz with basic fan cooler, Asus ROG Maximus V Gene Z77, 2x4GB DDR3 PC3-12800 @1600MHz, GTX 970, 600 Watt Power Supply. When stressed using 3DMark Time Spy Extreme 4K the temp will get to 80c. Able to perform Video Editing & Rendering at 1080p but is bit slow compared to i7-6700K & even slower to newer CPU's with 6 or 8 cores. Able to play most current games with a GTX 1080ti however does bottleneck & FPS is lower than expected. All Ivy Bridge cpu's do not support 4K as it lacks HEVC ability, need 4th Gen Haswell or newer. In 2020, we have 10th Generation Intel CPU's & AMD Ryzen series or Threadripper with DDR4 memory at high speeds. So for a cpu of 7 gens ago still going strong for those staying at 1080p resolution. In time, move up from Ivy Bridge to Skylake or Coffee Lake for 4K as it'll be very affordable. The i7-3770 is a keeper & useable probably until 2022. Best budget cpu around for $50. The i7-3770K is in demand & very overpriced at $120 to $150. You can build an i7-3770 PC for well under $400 (case, mobo, psu, ram, cpu, GXT 760, 500GB HDD). However, for $1,300 you can purchase a current PC that has more potential & longer life expectancy. For those with little or no financial limitations can spend $4k to $6k to have Top of the Line everything. AMD built PC's are a little cheaper than Intel as could save $100 to $200 but there are a few Cons as to why AMD is cheaper. Beware of Retail pre-built systems at Walmart, Best Buy & other stores as hidden facts that the manufacturer & retailers fails to tell you. They are generally overpriced & built with lesser quality parts. Marketing schemes & how things are worded make you think you are getting a Deal. Maybe you are or maybe Not. Do your homework & find out what you are really getting for your money. Stay within your means & your budget as it does not pay to go into debt & pay interest. Enjoy life, be happy & safe.


15 months ago.

It's survived for something like 6 or 7 years and is still kicking so


13 months ago.

Best budget i7 on the market.


11 months ago.

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