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Front view of Intel Core i7 3770

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core i7 3770

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Significantly higher clock speed 3.4 GHz vs 2.3 GHz Around 50% higher clock speed
Higher turbo clock speed 3.9 GHz vs 3.3 GHz Around 20% higher turbo clock speed
Much better performance per dollar 2.33 pt/$ vs 1.16 pt/$ Around 2x better performance per dollar
Much higher GPU clock speed 650 MHz vs 350 MHz More than 85% higher GPU clock speed
Significantly better turbo clock speed 1,150 MHz vs 1,000 MHz 15% better turbo clock speed
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.03 GHz vs 2.81 GHz Around 45% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
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
Better PassMark score 9,449 vs 6,318 Around 50% better PassMark score
Better PassMark (Single core) score 2,072 vs 1,679 Around 25% better PassMark (Single core) score
More threads 8 vs 4 Twice as many threads
More l3 cache per core 2 MB/core vs 1.5 MB/core Around 35% more l3 cache per core
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.32 GHz vs 2.3 GHz Around 90% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Better performance per watt 7.25 pt/W vs 6.38 pt/W Around 15% better performance per watt
Front view of Intel Core i5 6500TE

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Intel Core i5 6500TE

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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
Much lower typical power consumption 28.44W vs 62.56W 2.2x lower typical power consumption
Newer Oct, 2015 vs Apr, 2012 Release date over 3 years later
Much lower annual home energy cost 8.43 $/year vs 18.55 $/year 2.2x lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 30.66 $/year vs 67.45 $/year 2.2x lower annual commercial energy cost

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i7 3770 vs i5 6500TE

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i7 3770  vs
i5 6500TE 
Clock speed 3.4 GHz 2.3 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.9 GHz 3.3 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 35W
Annual home energy cost 18.55 $/year 8.43 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 67.45 $/year 30.66 $/year
Performance per watt 7.25 pt/W 6.38 pt/W
Typical power consumption 62.56W 28.44W

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 6500TE 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 8 4
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

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 4.03 GHz 2.81 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.32 GHz 2.3 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.03 GHz 2.81 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 1,000 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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