Average Bench: 72.8% (122nd of 1146)

more Based on 69,706 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: 57%Average: 72.8% Great: 89%
Gaming
Gaming 73%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 74%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 53%
Yacht

Good average bench

The Intel Core i7-3770K averaged 27.1% 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.

Strengths

Multi Core Integer Speed 529Pts
Single Core Floating Point Speed 106Pts

Above average consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-3770K is 32%. 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 528Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 535Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 69,706 samples)
Min Avg Max
81.8 SC Int 104 123
82.2 SC Float 106 126
81.9 SC Mixed 105 126
83.8% 105 Pts
Min Avg Max
265 QC Int 350 446
271 QC Float 358 463
265 QC Mixed 354 449
80.2% 354 Pts
Min Avg Max
404 MC Int 529 636
415 MC Float 528 636
419 MC Mixed 535 650
79.5% 530 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 4.6 GHz (avg)
SC Int 125
SC Float 127
SC Mixed 126
101% 126 Pts
QC Int 476
QC Float 508
QC Mixed 490
111% 491 Pts
MC Int 647
MC Float 643
MC Mixed 654
97% 648 Pts
LGA1155, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.55 GHz (avg)
SC Int 129
SC Float 132
SC Mixed 130
104% 131 Pts
QC Int 399
QC Float 401
QC Mixed 412
92% 404 Pts
MC Int 638
MC Float 634
MC Mixed 634
95% 635 Pts
LGA1155, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz (avg)
SC Int 113
SC Float 118
SC Mixed 116
92% 115 Pts
QC Int 401
QC Float 404
QC Mixed 403
91% 403 Pts
MC Int 581
MC Float 579
MC Mixed 590
88% 583 Pts
LGA1155, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
SC Int 103
SC Float 107
SC Mixed 107
84% 106 Pts
QC Int 356
QC Float 395
QC Mixed 373
85% 374 Pts
MC Int 525
MC Float 522
MC Mixed 532
79% 526 Pts
LGA1155, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz
SC Int 103
SC Float 105
SC Mixed 104
83% 104 Pts
QC Int 356
QC Float 370
QC Mixed 369
83% 365 Pts
MC Int 523
MC Float 521
MC Mixed 531
79% 525 Pts
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 Prices

Approx. $362 @ launch in Apr '12
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Motherboard: Asus SABERTOOTH Z77 - $210

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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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Added 6 years ago.

Terrible (edit your comment) Add link

9 days ago.

Still an acceptable processor to use if you intend to pair it with a 1060 level gpu or lower. However, it seriously shows its age in newer gaming titles when compared to the newer gen cpus. For example, I have a GTX 1060 6GB and at the stock clock an i5 8600K performs 58% better (relative to fps using i7 3770k) in games where its cpu bound and 30 something % when its gpu bound.

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


Excellent

8 days ago.

It's 2018, it's still rocking latest titles with about 20% power excess for anything else i would like to do while gaming. Pair it with decent GPU, give it some good RAM, get the OS on SSD and you are pretty much ready to play latest titles on 2012 component for 1/4th of original price. I don't feel need to upgrade to any other 4-core i7 as there is simply no need to, maybe the 8th gen i7 is a game changer, but it has more cores. In general i would recommend.

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


Excellent

1 month ago.

I'm using it for 5 years, and it's working perfectly fine.


Excellent

1 month 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.


Terrible

6 days ago.

ruim


Good

9 days ago.

the best intel core i7, low price , quality very good


Good

5 months ago.

perfect with default vcore 4.2ghz


Excellent

3 days ago.

perfect cpu


Excellent

2 months ago.

excelent overclocker


Good

5 months ago.

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


Excellent

23 days ago.

hell yes


Excellent

1 month ago.

Has been working fantastic for 5 years now, and still going strong. Overclocked to 4.5 GHz for the win!


Excellent

5 years ago.

Review  hothardware.com/...

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Review  techreport.com/...

Overclocking On Air

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CPU-Z - Overclocked 4.9 MHz

CPU-Z - Overclocked 4.9 MHz


Good

29 days ago.

Good processor still great for gaming even though already 3 years minimum power consumption and nice overclocking when it's needed


Terrible

17 months ago.

low perfomance for that price


Terrible

18 months ago.

it low for 4k


Good

2 month ago.

Good, but high temperature


Good

1 month ago.

Top 3rd generation consumer market CPU


Excellent

7 months ago.

Still competitive plus its cheap


Excellent

2 months ago.

The i7-3770K is the best processor you can buy for LGA1155 socket. With 4 cores and 8 threads, this processor still handles gaming and streaming very well. Apart from it's great overclocking capabilities, the age of the processor is beginning to show. Since the processor was made for older motherboards, compatibility with newer technologies (such as DDR4 Memory and NVMe Solid State Drives for example) is non-existent. While this may not matter for most consumers, for those who want the best value for their money, this processor is not a good choice. However, it can be recommended if you ALREADY own a motherboard capable of overclocking that is compatible with the i7-3770K. If you don't have a motherboard that can overclock the processor, it is recommended that you buy an i7-3770 non 'K' variant, as this will mirror the performance of the 'K' variant. To summarize, there are better, more modern options available that can obtain equal, if not better, performance than the i7-3770K, while supporting newer memory and storage as well as an overall increase in performance in gaming and workstation applications.


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