Intel Core i7-3770S vs AMD FX-8370

Price now 266$
Games supported 90%
Intel Core i7-3770S
Intel Core i7-3770S
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  • Core clock speed
  • Max video memory
  • Memory type
  • Memory clock speed
  • Maximum resolution
AMD FX-8370
AMD FX-8370
  • Interface
  • Core clock speed
  • Max video memory
  • Memory type
  • Memory clock speed
  • Maximum resolution
Price now 286$
Games supported 90%

General info

Comparing Core i7-3770S and FX-8370 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and price.

Place in performance rating10851092
Value for money1.311.20
Market segmentDesktop processorDesktop processor
Architecture codenameIvy Bridge (2012−2013)Vishera (2012−2015)
Release date29 April 2012 (10 years ago)2 September 2014 (8 years ago)
Launch price (MSRP)$330no data
Current price$266 (0.8x MSRP)$286
Value for money

To get the index we compare the characteristics of the processors and their cost, taking into account the cost of other processors.

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Technical specs

Core i7-3770S and FX-8370 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)8 (Octa-Core)
Base clock speed3.1 GHz4 GHz
Boost clock speed3.9 GHz4.3 GHz
L1 cache64 KB (per core)no data
L2 cache256 KB (per core)8192 KB
L3 cache8192 KB (shared)no data
Chip lithography22 nm32 nm
Die size160 mm2315 mm2
Maximum core temperature69 °C61 °C
Maximum case temperature (TCase)69 °Cno data
Number of transistors1,400 million1,200 million
64 bit support++
Windows 11 compatibility--
Unlocked multiplier-1
P0 Vcore voltageno dataMin: 1.2 V - Max: 1.4 V


Information on Core i7-3770S and FX-8370 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
Thermal design power (TDP)65 Watt125 Watt

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Core i7-3770S and FX-8370. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.

Instruction set extensionsIntel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVXno data
FMAno data+
vPro+no data
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)+no data
Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)+no data
Turbo Boost Technology2.0no data
Hyper-Threading Technology+no data
TSX-no data
Idle States+no data
Thermal Monitoring+no data
FDI+no data

Security technologies

Core i7-3770S and FX-8370 technologies aimed at improving security, for example, by protecting against hacks.

TXT+no data
EDB+no data
Secure Key+no data
Identity Protection+no data
Anti-Theft+no data

Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Core i7-3770S and FX-8370 are enumerated here.

AMD-Vno data+
VT-d+no data
VT-x+no data
EPT+no data

Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel quantity of RAM supported by Core i7-3770S and FX-8370. Depending on the motherboards, higher memory frequencies may be supported.

Supported memory typesDDR3DDR3
Maximum memory size32 GBno data
Max memory channels2no data
Maximum memory bandwidth25.6 GB/sno data
ECC memory support-no data

Graphics specifications

General parameters of integrated GPUs, if any.

Integrated graphics cardIntel HD Graphics 4000no data
Quick Sync Video+no data
Clear Video HD+no data
Graphics max frequency1.15 GHzno data
InTru 3D+no data

Graphics interfaces

Available interfaces and connections of Core i7-3770S and FX-8370 integrated GPUs.

Number of displays supported3no data


Specifications and connection of peripherals supported by Core i7-3770S and FX-8370.

PCIe version3.0n/a

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.

i7-3770S 6.13
FX-8370 6.10
  • 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%

i7-3770S 6181
FX-8370 6148

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%

i7-3770S 770
FX-8370 567

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%

i7-3770S 2908
FX-8370 2772

Benchmark coverage: 4%

i7-3770S 7470
FX-8370 7570

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of Core i7-3770S and FX-8370. Usually measured in megahashes per second.

Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256) 5.8 Mh/s no data

Gaming performance

Advantages and disadvantages

Performance rating 6.13 6.10
Novelty 29 April 2012 2 September 2014
Boost clock speed 3900 4300
Base clock speed 3100 4000
Chip lithography 22 nm 32 nm
Thermal design power (TDP) 65 Watt 125 Watt

Technical City couldn't decide between

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


AMD FX-8370
AMD FX-8370

The differences in performance seem too small.

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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

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

Competitors of FX-8370 by Intel

We believe that the nearest equivalent to FX-8370 from Intel is Core i3-9300T, which is nearly equal in speed and higher by 3 positions in our rating.

Intel Core i3-9300T Core i3 9300T

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User rating

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