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Front view of Intel Core i7 3770

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Intel Core i7 3770

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Much newer manufacturing process 22 nm vs 90 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
More l3 cache 8 MB vs 1 MB 8x more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
Much better geekbench 3 single core score 3,236 vs 1,346 Around 2.5x better geekbench 3 single core score
Much lower typical power consumption 62.56W vs 96.69W More than 35% lower typical power consumption
Higher clock speed 3.4 GHz vs 3.2 GHz More than 5% higher clock speed
Much better PassMark score 9,449 vs 1,919 Around 5x better PassMark score
Much more l3 cache per core 2 MB/core vs 0.5 MB/core 4x more l3 cache per core
Much better performance per watt 7.25 pt/W vs 0.66 pt/W Around 11x better performance per watt
More threads 8 vs 2 6 more threads
Newer Apr, 2012 vs Aug, 2007 Release date over 4 years later
More cores 4 vs 2 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.03 GHz vs 3.2 GHz More than 25% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Higher Maximum operating temperature 67.4 °C vs 55 °C Around 25% higher Maximum operating temperature
Much lower annual home energy cost 18.55 $/year vs 28.67 $/year More than 35% lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 67.45 $/year vs 104.24 $/year More than 35% lower annual commercial energy cost
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.32 GHz vs 3.2 GHz Around 35% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Front view of AMD Opteron 2224 SE

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AMD Opteron 2224 SE

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Significantly more l2 cache 2 MB vs 1 MB 2x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Much more l2 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 4x more l2 cache per core
Supports more CPUs in SMP configuration 2 vs 1 Twice as many CPUs in SMP configuration

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i7 3770 vs Opteron 2224 SE

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
Opteron 2224 SE
87.9 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i7 3770  vs
Opteron 2224 SE 
Clock speed 3.4 GHz 3.2 GHz
Cores Quad core Dual core
Socket type
LGA 1155
F
Is unlocked No No

features

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

power consumption

TDP 77W 119W
Annual home energy cost 18.55 $/year 28.67 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 67.45 $/year 104.24 $/year
Performance per watt 7.25 pt/W 0.66 pt/W
Typical power consumption 62.56W 96.69W

details

Core i7 3770  vs
Opteron 2224 SE 
Threads 8 2
L2 cache 1 MB 2 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 1 MB/core
L3 cache 8 MB 1 MB
L3 cache per core 2 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm 90 nm
Max CPUs 1 2
Clock multiplier 34 16
Operating temperature Unknown - 67.4°C 0 - 55°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 4.03 GHz 3.2 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.32 GHz 3.2 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.03 GHz 3.2 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
Intel Core i7 3770
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