CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 3770 vs 4100 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

8.5

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Core i7 3770 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Core i7 3770  based on its performance and single-core performance.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Core i7 3770

Reasons to consider the
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
Much newer manufacturing process 22 nm vs 32 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much better geekbench 2 (64-bit) score 13,300 vs 5,580 Around 2.5x better geekbench 2 (64-bit) score
Higher turbo clock speed 3.9 GHz vs 3.8 GHz Around 5% higher turbo clock speed
Significantly better PassMark score 9,449 vs 4,043 More than 2.2x better PassMark score
More threads 8 vs 4 Twice as many threads
Better geekbench 2 (32-bit) score 12,495 vs 4,993 More than 2.5x better geekbench 2 (32-bit) score
Much lower annual home energy cost 18.55 $/year vs 34.18 $/year More than 45% lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 67.45 $/year vs 114.41 $/year More than 40% lower annual commercial energy cost
Better geekbench 3 AES single core score 2,660,000 MB/s vs 2,150,000 MB/s Around 25% better geekbench 3 AES single core score
Better performance per watt 8.19 pt/W vs 6.44 pt/W More than 25% better performance per watt
Newer Apr, 2012 vs Oct, 2011 Release date 6 months later
Front view of AMD FX 4100

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AMD FX 4100

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Is unlocked Yes vs No Somewhat common; An unlocked multiplier allows for easier overclocking
Significantly more l2 cache 4 MB vs 1 MB 4x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Higher clock speed 3.6 GHz vs 3.4 GHz More than 5% higher clock speed
Much more l2 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 4x more l2 cache per core
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.69 GHz vs 3.94 GHz Around 20% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Significantly better performance per dollar 8.42 pt/$ vs 2.63 pt/$ Around 3.2x better performance per dollar
Higher Maximum operating temperature 70.5 °C vs 67.4 °C Around 5% higher Maximum operating temperature
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.78 GHz vs 4.13 GHz More than 15% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i7 3770 vs FX 4100

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i7 3770
12,524
FX 4100
5,176

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i7 3770
3,236
FX 4100
1,827

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i7 3770
2,660,000 MB/s
FX 4100
2,150,000 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i7 3770
12,495
FX 4100
4,993

GeekBench (64-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i7 3770
13,300
FX 4100
5,580

GeekBench

Core i7 3770
16,134
FX 4100
6,919

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

Core i7 3770
9,449
FX 4100
4,043

PassMark (Single Core)

Core i7 3770
2,072
FX 4100
1,223

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i7 3770  vs
FX 4100 
Clock speed 3.4 GHz 3.6 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.9 GHz 3.8 GHz
Cores Quad core Quad core
Socket type
LGA 1155
AM3+
Is unlocked No Yes

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE4a
SSE2
F16C
MMX
SSE4
XOP
AVX
SSE3
SSE
ABM
CLMUL
AMD64
SSE4.1
FMA4
SSE4.2
CVT16
AMD-V
Supplemental SSE3
AES
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

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

bus

Architecture DMI HyperTransport 3.1
Number of links 1 1
Transfer rate 5,000 MT/s 5,200 MT/s

details

Core i7 3770  vs
FX 4100 
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 8 MB
L3 cache per core 2 MB/core 2 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm 32 nm
Transistor count 1,300,000,000 1,200,000,000
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 67.4°C Unknown - 70.5°C

overclocking

Overclock popularity 8 127
Overclock review score 0.9 4
Overclocked clock speed 3.94 GHz 4.69 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.13 GHz 4.78 GHz
PassMark (Overclocked) 3,085.5 2,972.7
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.94 GHz 4.69 GHz

power consumption

TDP 77W 95W
Annual home energy cost 18.55 $/year 34.18 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 67.45 $/year 114.41 $/year
Performance per watt 8.19 pt/W 6.44 pt/W
Typical power consumption 62.56W N/A

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1866
DDR3-1600
DDR3-1333
DDR3
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC No Yes
Maximum bandwidth 25,600 MB/s 29,866.66 MB/s
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