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Front view of Intel Core i7 3770

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core i7 3770

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Much newer manufacturing process 22 nm vs 65 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Significantly higher clock speed 3.4 GHz vs 2.5 GHz More than 35% higher clock speed
Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
More l3 cache 8 MB vs 2 MB 4x more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
Much more l3 cache per core 2 MB/core vs 0.5 MB/core 4x more l3 cache per core
Significantly lower typical power consumption 62.56W vs 85.31W More than 25% lower typical power consumption
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.03 GHz vs 2.56 GHz More than 55% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Newer Apr, 2012 vs Apr, 2008 Release date over 4 years later
More threads 8 vs 4 Twice as many threads
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.32 GHz vs 2.5 GHz Around 75% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Significantly lower annual home energy cost 18.55 $/year vs 25.29 $/year More than 25% lower annual home energy cost
Significantly lower annual commercial energy cost 67.45 $/year vs 91.98 $/year More than 25% lower annual commercial energy cost
Front view of AMD Opteron 8360 SE

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AMD Opteron 8360 SE

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Supports more CPUs in SMP configuration 8 vs 1 7 supports more CPUs in SMP configuration
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
More l2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core

Features Key features of the Core i7 3770  vs Opteron 8360 SE 

clock speed

Core i7 3770
3.4 GHz
Opteron 8360 SE
2.5 GHz

L2 cache

L3 cache

overclocked clock speed (air)

Core i7 3770
4.03 GHz
Opteron 8360 SE
2.56 GHz

overclocked clock speed (water)

Core i7 3770
4.32 GHz
Opteron 8360 SE
2.5 GHz

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i7 3770  vs
Opteron 8360 SE 
Clock speed 3.4 GHz 2.5 GHz
Cores Quad core Quad 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
SSE4a
SSE2
MMX
SSE4
AVX
SSE3
SSE
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
3DNow!
Supplemental SSE3
AES
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 77W 105W
Annual home energy cost 18.55 $/year 25.29 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 67.45 $/year 91.98 $/year
Typical power consumption 62.56W 85.31W

details

Core i7 3770  vs
Opteron 8360 SE 
Threads 8 4
L2 cache 1 MB 2 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
L3 cache 8 MB 2 MB
L3 cache per core 2 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm 65 nm
Max CPUs 1 8
Clock multiplier 34 12

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 4.03 GHz 2.56 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.32 GHz 2.5 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.03 GHz 2.56 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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