Average Bench: 73.8% (105th of 1137)

more Based on 52,305 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: 61%Average: 73.8% Great: 88%
Gaming
Gaming 74%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 75%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 54%
Yacht

Good average bench

The Intel Core i7-3770K averaged 26.1% 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 536Pts
Single Core Floating Point Speed 108Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-3770K is 27.7%. 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 537Pts
Quad Core Floating Point Speed 361Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 52,305 samples)
Min Avg Max
86.6 SC Int 105 123
89.9 SC Float 108 125
89.3 SC Mixed 106 124
85.2% 106 Pts
Min Avg Max
275 QC Int 353 440
285 QC Float 361 459
285 QC Mixed 358 447
81% 357 Pts
Min Avg Max
444 MC Int 536 635
445 MC Float 537 632
445 MC Mixed 544 643
80.8% 539 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 4.2 GHz (avg)
SC Int 109
SC Float 117
SC Mixed 115
91% 114 Pts
QC Int 397
QC Float 378
QC Mixed 381
87% 385 Pts
MC Int 594
MC Float 594
MC Mixed 599
89% 596 Pts
Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3770K CPU @ 3.50GHz, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.9 GHz, turbo 4.15 GHz (avg)
SC Int 105
SC Float 107
SC Mixed 107
85% 106 Pts
QC Int 348
QC Float 358
QC Mixed 365
81% 357 Pts
MC Int 524
MC Float 519
MC Mixed 533
79% 525 Pts
LGA1155, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
SC Int 106
SC Float 107
SC Mixed 107
85% 107 Pts
QC Int 350
QC Float 343
QC Mixed 352
79% 348 Pts
MC Int 519
MC Float 532
MC Mixed 548
80% 533 Pts
Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3770K CPU @ 3.50GHz, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 8 threads
Base clock 3.9 GHz, turbo 2.3 GHz (avg)
SC Int 85.8
SC Float 85.4
SC Mixed 82.1
68% 84.4 Pts
QC Int 191
QC Float 182
QC Mixed 180
42% 184 Pts
MC Int 212
MC Float 184
MC Mixed 196
30% 197 Pts
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The number of benchmark samples for this model as a percentage of all 12,150,305 CPUs tested.

 Prices

Approx. $362 @ launch in Apr '12
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Typical Core i7-3770K Builds (Compare 4,664 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
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Gaming 61%
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Desktop
Desktop 72%
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Workstation
Workstation 53%
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Motherboard: Asus SABERTOOTH Z77 - $210

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 78% - Very good Total price: $1,100

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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

3 days ago.

I had this chipset since 2012, still running strong. Hasn't really been an issue running newer games like FarCry 5. Played flawless thru the COD Blackout beta as well as the BF5 beta. Still running Win7 though. I love this CPU but it's time to upgrade to Win10 with the USB 3.1 support. Hate to do it but I will definitely have this as my backup PC still running Win7.

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


Poor

10 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

25 days ago.

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


Good

4 months 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.

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


Good

2 months ago.

perfect with default vcore 4.2ghz


Excellent

4 months ago.

best single core performance for 2013


Good

2 months ago.

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


Excellent

1 day ago.

I can OC it easily to 4.8Ghz and it can run a few games, movies at the background without reaching it's limits


Excellent

5 years ago.

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Overclocking On Air

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CPU-Z - Overclocked 4.9 MHz


Poor

17 hrs ago.

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


Terrible

6 months ago.

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


Terrible

13 months ago.

low perfomance for that price


Terrible

15 months ago.

it low for 4k


Excellent

4 months ago.

Still competitive plus its cheap


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