Average Bench: 74.8% (105th of 1147)

more Based on 71,228 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: 60%Average: 74.8% Great: 89%
Gaming
Gaming 75%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 76%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 54%
Yacht

Good average bench

The Intel Core i7-3770K averaged 25.2% 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 536Pts
Single Core Floating Point Speed 108Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-3770K is 29.5%. 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 536Pts
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 543Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 71,228 samples)
Min Avg Max
89.4 SC Int 106 122
89.8 SC Float 108 125
88 SC Mixed 106 124
85.3% 107 Pts
Min Avg Max
278 QC Int 361 449
294 QC Float 369 463
286 QC Mixed 366 457
82.7% 365 Pts
Min Avg Max
425 MC Int 536 636
434 MC Float 536 630
441 MC Mixed 543 644
80.7% 538 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
CPUSocket, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.75 GHz (avg)
SC Int 105
SC Float 108
SC Mixed 106
85% 107 Pts
QC Int 359
QC Float 357
QC Mixed 368
82% 361 Pts
MC Int 520
MC Float 517
MC Mixed 529
78% 522 Pts
LGA1155, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
SC Int 96.2
SC Float 98
SC Mixed 97.5
78% 97.2 Pts
QC Int 340
QC Float 329
QC Mixed 344
76% 338 Pts
MC Int 509
MC Float 506
MC Mixed 511
76% 508 Pts
LGA1155, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.7 GHz (avg)
SC Int 95.1
SC Float 92.4
SC Mixed 97.4
76% 95 Pts
QC Int 272
QC Float 288
QC Mixed 271
63% 277 Pts
MC Int 396
MC Float 420
MC Mixed 420
62% 412 Pts
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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.

Excellent (edit your comment) Add link

20 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

2 months 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


Terrible

1 month ago.

Дорого


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.


Excellent

1 month ago.

good


Excellent

26 days ago.

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


Good

7 months ago.

perfect with default vcore 4.2ghz


Good

8 months ago.

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


Excellent

3 months 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.

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Overclocking On Air

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CPU-Z - Overclocked 4.9 MHz


Good

3 months ago.

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


Terrible

19 months ago.

low perfomance for that price


Terrible

20 months ago.

it low for 4k


Good

1 month ago.

One of the best processors back in its day, but Intel definitely made you pay for it. My biggest complaint is the move to using TIM instead of soldering the die to the IHS like they did with Sandy Bridge. Sure, the move to 22 nm made them slightly more efficient, but temperatures still suffered, particularly when overclocked. I can get 4.6+ GHz out of mine, but it starts to get very hot, very quickly, even at less than 1.3V. I've never delidded it, but I'm certainly thinking about it nowadays since I really no longer use it. If I had done a little more research, I might have bought a 2600K or 2700K instead, or waited for Haswell and the 4770K (or even 4790K another year later) with their further improved IPC and better iGPU (not that I really use it). Overall, it's hard to say too many bad things about Intel's processor lineup from about 2011-2016 or so since AMD basically wasn't competitive with their Bulldozer/Piledriver (FX-series) processors. Only in the last couple of years, thanks to AMD's Ryzen, can we see how Intel was grossly exploiting consumers. It also didn't help AMD that Intel was employing illegal, anti-competitive business tactics in the years prior, even when AMD was quite competitive and held the performance crown over Intel.


Good

4 months ago.

Good, but high temperature


Good

3 months ago.

Top 3rd generation consumer market CPU


Excellent

9 months ago.

Still competitive plus its cheap


Excellent

4 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.


Excellent

1 month ago.

Used it for years IPC are still up for the task compared to new CPU's


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