Intel Core i7-3770S vs AMD A10-5800K

Intel Core i7-3770S
AMD A10-5800K

General info

Comparing Core i7-3770S and A10-5800K processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
6.75
 
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Type
Desktop
 
Desktop
Series
n/d
 
AMD A-Series (Desktop)
Achitecture codename
Ivy Bridge
 
Trinity
Release date
on April 2012
 
26 September 2012
Launch price (MSRP)
$330
 
$122
Price now
$394
 
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Technical specs

Core i7-3770S and A10-5800K quantitative parameters such as cores and threads number, clocks, manufacturing process, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of Core i7-3770S and A10-5800K performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their test results.
Number of cores
4
 
4
Number of threads
8
 
4
Maximum frequency
3.9 GHz
 
4.2 GHz
L1 cache
64 KB (per core)
 
128 KB (per core)
L2 cache
256 KB (per core)
 
4096 KB
L3 cache
8192 KB (shared)
 
n/d
Manufacturing process technology
22 nm
 
32 nm
Die size
160 mm2
 
246 mm2
Maximum core temperature
69 °C
 
n/d
Maximum case temperature (TCase)
69 °C
 
74 °C
Transistor count
1400 million
 
1303 Million
64 bit support
+
 
+
Unlocked
-
 
+

Compatibility

Information on Core i7-3770S and A10-5800K compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one.
Max number of CPUs in a configuration
1
 
1
Socket
FCLGA1155
 
FM2
Power consumption (TDP)
65 Watt
 
100 Watt

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Core i7-3770S and A10-5800K. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.
Instruction set extensions
Intel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX
 
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AES-NI
+
 
-
AVX
+
 
-
vPro
+
 
n/d
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)
+
 
n/d
Turbo Boost
2.0
 
n/d
Hyper-Threading
+
 
n/d
Idle States
+
 
n/d
Thermal Monitoring
+
 
-
FDI
+
 
n/d

Security technologies

Core i7-3770S and A10-5800K technologies aimed at raising security, for example, by protecting against hacks.
TXT
+
 
n/d
EDB
+
 
n/d
Secure Key
+
 
n/d
Identity Protection
+
 
-
Anti-Theft
+
 
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Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Core i7-3770S and A10-5800K are enumerated here.
AMD-V
-
 
+
VT-d
+
 
n/d
VT-x
+
 
n/d
EPT
+
 
n/d

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Core i7-3770S and A10-5800K.
Supported memory types
DDR3-1333, DDR3-1600
 
DDR3
Maximum memory size
32 GB
 
n/d
Max memory channels
2
 
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Maximum memory bandwidth
25.6 GB / s
 
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Graphics specifications

General parameters of GPUs integrated into Core i7-3770S and A10-5800K.
Integrated graphics
Intel HD 4000
 
Quick Sync
+
 
-
Clear Video HD
+
 
n/d
Graphics max frequency
1.15 GHz
 
n/d
InTru 3D
+
 
n/d

Graphics interfaces

Available interfaces and connections of Core i7-3770S and A10-5800K integrated GPUs.
Number of displays supported
3
 
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Peripherals

Specifications and connection of peripherals supported by Core i7-3770S and A10-5800K.
PCIe revision
3.0
 
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Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Core i7-3770S and A10-5800K. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

i7-3770S 18.56 +0.7%
A10-5800K 18.44

3DMark Fire Strike Physics

i7-3770S 7470 +92%
A10-5800K 3890

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of Core i7-3770S and A10-5800K. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
5.8 Mh/s
 
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Gaming performance

Let's see how good Core i7-3770S and A10-5800K are for gaming compared with game system requirements. Remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

Advantages of Intel Core i7-3770S

0.7% faster in synthetic tests
Finer manufacturing process technology (22 vs 32 nm)
Less power hungry (65 vs 100 watts)
AVX (Advanced Vector Extensions - a set of SIMD instructions working with 128- and 256-bit registers)
Intel 64 (64-bit Intel CPU architecture. Almost identical to AMD64, except small and rarely used nuances)
TXT (Trusted Execution Technology - protects the system against viruses and rootkits residing in BIOS or in a boot sector)
HyperThreading (allows one physical CPU function as two logical ones. It increases performance, since while one logical CPU is waiting for data, the second may still do useful work)
AES-NI (Advanced Encryption Standard New Instructions - additional instructions for hardware acceleration of AES encryption and decryption)
AES-NI save
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
IdentityProtectionTechVersion
QuickSyncVideo

Advantages of AMD A10-5800K

Cheaper ($122 vs $330)
3DNow! (older SIMD instructions set used by AMD CPUs. Supercedes MMX, works with 64-bit registers)
AMD64 (AMD CPUs 64-bit architecture. Almost identical to Intel 64, save for some little and rarely used nuances)
Virtualization (Hardware acceleration of virtual machines)
Unlocked

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