Intel Core i7-3770 vs Core i7-3770S

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Intel Core i7-3770
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Games supported 90%

General info

Comparing Core i7-3770 and Core i7-3770S processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and price.

Place in performance rating10511085
Place by popularity21no data
Value for money2.461.31
Market segmentDesktop processorDesktop processor
Architecture codenameIvy Bridge (2012−2013)Ivy Bridge (2012−2013)
Release date29 April 2012 (10 years ago)29 April 2012 (10 years ago)
Launch price (MSRP)$324$330
Current price$152 (0.5x MSRP)$266 (0.8x MSRP)
Value for money

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Technical specs

Core i7-3770 and Core i7-3770S basic parameters such as number of cores, number of threads, base frequency and turbo boost clock, lithography, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of CPU speed, though for more precise assessment you have to consider their test results.

Physical cores4 (Quad-Core)4 (Quad-Core)
Threads88
Base clock speed3.4 GHz3.1 GHz
Boost clock speed3.9 GHz3.9 GHz
L1 cache64 KB (per core)64 KB (per core)
L2 cache256 KB (per core)256 KB (per core)
L3 cache8192 KB (shared)8192 KB (shared)
Chip lithography22 nm22 nm
Die size160 mm2160 mm2
Maximum core temperature105 °C69 °C
Maximum case temperature (TCase)67 °C69 °C
Number of transistors1,400 million1,400 million
64 bit support++
Windows 11 compatibility--
Unlocked multiplier--

Compatibility

Information on Core i7-3770 and Core i7-3770S compatibility with other computer components: motherboard (look for socket type), power supply unit (look for power consumption) etc. Useful when planning a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. Note that power consumption of some processors can well exceed their nominal TDP, even without overclocking. Some can even double their declared thermals given that the motherboard allows to tune the CPU power parameters.

Number of CPUs in a configuration11
SocketFCLGA1155FCLGA1155
Thermal design power (TDP)77 Watt65 Watt

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Core i7-3770 and Core i7-3770S. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.

Instruction set extensionsIntel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVXIntel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX
AES-NI++
AVX++
vPro++
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)++
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)++
Turbo Boost Technology2.02.0
Hyper-Threading Technology++
TSX--
Idle States++
Thermal Monitoring++
FDI++

Security technologies

Core i7-3770 and Core i7-3770S technologies aimed at improving security, for example, by protecting against hacks.

TXT++
EDB++
Secure Key++
Identity Protection++
Anti-Theft++

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Core i7-3770 and Core i7-3770S are enumerated here.

VT-d++
VT-x++
EPT++

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel quantity of RAM supported by Core i7-3770 and Core i7-3770S. Depending on the motherboards, higher memory frequencies may be supported.

Supported memory typesDDR3DDR3
Maximum memory size32 GB32 GB
Max memory channels22
Maximum memory bandwidth25.6 GB/s25.6 GB/s
ECC memory support--

Graphics specifications

General parameters of integrated GPUs, if any.

Integrated graphics cardIntel HD Graphics 4000-

Peripherals

Specifications and connection of peripherals supported by Core i7-3770 and Core i7-3770S.

PCIe version3.03.0

Benchmark performance

Various benchmark results of the processors in comparison. Overall score is measured in points in 0-100 range, higher is better.


Overall score

This is our combined benchmark performance rating. We are regularly improving our combining algorithms, but if you find some perceived inconsistencies, feel free to speak up in comments section, we usually fix problems quickly.

i7-3770 6.35
+3.6%
i7-3770S 6.13
  • Passmark
  • GeekBench 5 Single-Core
  • GeekBench 5 Multi-Core
  • 3DMark Fire Strike Physics

Passmark CPU Mark is a widespread benchmark, consisting of 8 different types of workload, including integer and floating point math, extended instructions, compression, encryption and physics calculation. There is also one separate single-threaded scenario measuring single-core performance.

Benchmark coverage: 68%

i7-3770 6399
+3.5%
i7-3770S 6181

GeekBench 5 Single-Core is a cross-platform application developed in the form of CPU tests that independently recreate certain real-world tasks with which to accurately measure performance. This version uses only a single CPU core.

Benchmark coverage: 37%

i7-3770 800
+3.9%
i7-3770S 770

GeekBench 5 Multi-Core is a cross-platform application developed in the form of CPU tests that independently recreate certain real-world tasks with which to accurately measure performance. This version uses all available CPU cores.

Benchmark coverage: 37%

i7-3770 3072
+5.6%
i7-3770S 2908

Benchmark coverage: 4%

i7-3770 8370
+12%
i7-3770S 7470

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of Core i7-3770 and Core i7-3770S. Usually measured in megahashes per second.

Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256) 6.1 Mh/s 5.8 Mh/s

Gaming performance

Advantages and disadvantages


Performance rating 6.35 6.13
Cost $324 $330
Base clock speed 3400 3100
Thermal design power (TDP) 77 Watt 65 Watt

Technical City couldn't decide between

Intel Core i7-3770
Intel Core i7-3770

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Intel Core i7-3770S
Intel Core i7-3770S

The differences in performance seem too small.


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Competitors of Core i7-3770 by AMD

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Core i7-3770 from AMD is Ryzen 3 1200, which is nearly equal in speed and higher by 1 position in our rating.

AMD Ryzen 3 1200 Ryzen 3 1200
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Here are some closest AMD rivals to Core i7-3770:

AMD FX-8120 102.99
Intel Core i7-3770 100
AMD FX-8370 96.06

Competitors of Core i7-3770S by AMD

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Core i7-3770S from AMD is FX-8370, which is nearly equal in speed and lower by 7 positions in our rating.

AMD FX-8370 FX 8370
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Here are some closest AMD rivals to Core i7-3770S:

Intel Core i7-3770S 100
AMD FX-8370 99.51
AMD FX-9370 97.39

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