CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 3770 vs 641 among desktop CPUs (over 75W)

Performance

Benchmark performance using all cores

PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated, PassMark and 1 more

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

PassMark (Single Core), Geekbench 3 Single Core and 1 more

Integrated Graphics

Integrated GPU performance for graphics

Fire Strike

Integrated Graphics (OpenCL)

Integrated GPU performance for parallel computing

CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 4 more

Performance per Watt

How efficiently does the processor use electricity?

Fire Strike, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

Value

Are you paying a premium for performance?

Fire Strike, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

6.4

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Core i7 3770 

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Core i7 3770

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Intel Core i7 3770

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Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Front view of AMD Athlon II X4 641

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CPUBoss is not aware of any important advantages of the AMD Athlon II X4 641 vs the Intel Core i7 3770.

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i7 3770 vs Athlon II X4 641

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i7 3770
2,660,000 MB/s
Athlon II X4 641
116,900 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench

3D Mark 11 (Physics)

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i7 3770  vs
Athlon II X4 641 
Clock speed 3.4 GHz 2.8 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.9 GHz 0 GHz
Cores Quad core Quad core
Socket type
LGA 1155
FM1
Is unlocked No No

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE4a
SSE2
MMX
SSE4
AVX
SSE3
SSE
AMD64
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
AMD-V
3DNow!
Supplemental SSE3
AES
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 77W 100W
Annual home energy cost 18.55 $/year 24.09 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 67.45 $/year 87.6 $/year
Performance per watt 7.25 pt/W 1.4 pt/W
Typical power consumption 62.56W 81.25W

details

Core i7 3770  vs
Athlon II X4 641 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 8 4
L2 cache 1 MB 4 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 1 MB/core
L3 cache 8 MB 0 MB
L3 cache per core 2 MB/core 0 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm 32 nm
Transistor count 1,300,000,000 1,178,000,000
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 67.4°C Unknown - 70.1°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 4.03 GHz 3.37 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.32 GHz 2.8 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.03 GHz 3.37 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU None
Label Intel® HD Graphics 4000 N/A
Latest DirectX 11.x N/A
Number of displays supported 3 N/A
GPU clock speed 650 MHz N/A
Turbo clock speed 1,150 MHz N/A
3DMark06 5,339.9 N/A

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1866
DDR3-1600
DDR3-1333
DDR3
Intel Core i7 3770
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