CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 3770 vs 6500 among all CPUs

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

Sky Diver and Cloud Gate

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?

Sky Diver, Cloud Gate, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

Value

Are you paying a premium for performance?

Sky Diver, Cloud Gate, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

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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 better performance per dollar 2.33 pt/$ vs 0.63 pt/$ Around 3.8x better performance per dollar
Much higher GPU clock speed 650 MHz vs 350 MHz More than 85% higher GPU clock speed
Higher turbo clock speed 3.9 GHz vs 3.6 GHz Around 10% higher turbo clock speed
Higher clock speed 3.4 GHz vs 3.2 GHz More than 5% higher clock speed
Better turbo clock speed 1,150 MHz vs 1,050 MHz Around 10% better turbo clock speed
Slightly more l3 cache 8 MB vs 6 MB Around 35% more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
Significantly better performance per watt 7.25 pt/W vs 3.9 pt/W More than 85% better performance per watt
More threads 8 vs 4 Twice as many threads
Better PassMark score 9,449 vs 7,217 More than 30% better PassMark score
More l3 cache per core 2 MB/core vs 1.5 MB/core Around 35% more l3 cache per core
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.03 GHz vs 3.77 GHz More than 5% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Front view of Intel Core i5 6500

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Significantly newer manufacturing process 14 nm vs 22 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Better CompuBench 1.5 video composition score 12.52 fps vs 7.41 fps Around 70% better CompuBench 1.5 video composition score
Lower typical power consumption 52.81W vs 62.56W More than 15% lower typical power consumption
Newer Jul, 2015 vs Apr, 2012 Release date over 3 years later
Slightly higher Maximum operating temperature 71 °C vs 67.4 °C More than 5% higher Maximum operating temperature
Lower annual home energy cost 15.66 $/year vs 18.55 $/year More than 15% lower annual home energy cost
Lower annual commercial energy cost 56.94 $/year vs 67.45 $/year More than 15% lower annual commercial energy cost

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i7 3770 vs i5 6500

CompuBench 1.5 (Bitcoin mining) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i7 3770
9.07 mHash/s
Core i5 6500
28.88 mHash/s

CompuBench 1.5 (Face detection)

Core i7 3770
3.02 mPixels/s
Core i5 6500
22.76 mPixels/s

CompuBench 1.5 (T-Rex) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i7 3770
-1 fps
Core i5 6500
1.55 fps

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i7 3770
12,524
Core i5 6500
13,537

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
Core i5 6500
5,880 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i7 3770  vs
i5 6500 
Clock speed 3.4 GHz 3.2 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.9 GHz 3.6 GHz
Cores Quad core Quad core
Is unlocked No No

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
MMX
SSE4
AVX
SSE3
SSE
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
Supplemental SSE3
AES
AVX 2.0
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 77W 65W
Annual home energy cost 18.55 $/year 15.66 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 67.45 $/year 56.94 $/year
Performance per watt 7.25 pt/W 3.9 pt/W
Typical power consumption 62.56W 52.81W

bus

Architecture DMI FSB
Number of links 1 1
Transfer rate 5,000 MT/s 8,000 MT/s

details

Core i7 3770  vs
i5 6500 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 8 4
L2 cache 1 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
L3 cache 8 MB 6 MB
L3 cache per core 2 MB/core 1.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm 14 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 67.4°C Unknown - 71°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 4.03 GHz 3.77 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.32 GHz 4.29 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.03 GHz 3.77 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics 4000 Intel® HD Graphics 530
Number of displays supported 3 3
GPU clock speed 650 MHz 350 MHz
Turbo clock speed 1,150 MHz 1,050 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1600
DDR3L-1600
DDR3-1333
DDR3
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC No No
Maximum bandwidth 25,600 MB/s 25,600 MB/s
Maximum memory size 32,768 MB 65,536 MB
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