CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 3770 vs 9700 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

No winner declared

Too close to call

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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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Much lower typical power consumption 62.56W vs 101.56W Around 40% lower typical power consumption
Much better PassMark score 9,449 vs 5,457 Around 75% better PassMark score
Much better performance per watt 7.25 pt/W vs 3.19 pt/W More than 2.2x better performance per watt
Much lower annual home energy cost 18.55 $/year vs 30.11 $/year Around 40% lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 67.45 $/year vs 109.5 $/year Around 40% lower annual commercial energy cost
Front view of AMD Phenom X4 9700

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AMD Phenom X4 9700

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CPUBoss is not aware of any important advantages of the AMD Phenom X4 9700 vs the Intel Core i7 3770.

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i7 3770 vs Phenom X4 9700

CompuBench 1.5 (Bitcoin mining) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i7 3770
9.07 mHash/s
Phenom X4 9700
96.91 mHash/s

CompuBench 1.5 (Face detection)

Core i7 3770
3.1 mPixels/s
Phenom X4 9700
19.76 mPixels/s

CompuBench 1.5 (Ocean surface simulation) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i7 3770
151.63 fps
Phenom X4 9700
284.67 fps

CompuBench 1.5 (T-Rex) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i7 3770
-1 fps
Phenom X4 9700
1.62 fps

CompuBench 1.5 (Video composition) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i7 3770
7.41 fps
Phenom X4 9700
29.99 fps

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i7 3770  vs
Phenom X4 9700 
Clock speed 3.4 GHz 2.4 GHz
Cores Quad core Quad core

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

details

Core i7 3770  vs
Phenom X4 9700 
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 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 67.4°C Unknown - 61°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.91 GHz 3.5 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.09 GHz 3.5 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.91 GHz 3.5 GHz

power consumption

TDP 77W 125W
Annual home energy cost 18.55 $/year 30.11 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 67.45 $/year 109.5 $/year
Performance per watt 7.25 pt/W 3.19 pt/W
Typical power consumption 62.56W 101.56W
Intel Core i7 3770
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AMD Phenom X4 9700
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