CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 3770K vs 5800K

Performance

Benchmark performance using all cores

Cinebench R11.5, Cinebench R10 32-bit, Passmark, GeekBench (32-bit) and 1 more

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

Cinebench R11.5 (1-core), Cinebench R10 32-bit (1-core) and 1 more

Overclocking

How much speed can you get out of the processor?

Passmark (Overclocked), Unlocked, Maximum Overclocked Clock Speed (Air) and 2 more

Value

Are you paying a premium for performance?

Performance Per Dollar

CPUBoss Score

Performance, Single-core Performance, Overclocking and Value

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Intel Core i7 3770K 

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Core i7 3770K

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core i7 3770K

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Much 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
Is hyperthreaded Yes vs No Somewhat common; Maximizes usage of each CPU core
Newer manufacturing process 22 nms vs 32 nms A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much more l3 cache per core 2 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 8x more l3 cache per core
More threads 8 vs 4 Twice as many threads
Significantly better PassMark (Single core) score 2,090 vs 1,461 Around 45% better PassMark (Single core) score
Significantly better PassMark score 9,638 vs 4,647 More than 2x better PassMark score
Significantly better 3DMark11 physics score 8,170 vs 3,590 More than 2.2x better 3DMark11 physics score
Significantly better geekbench (64-bit) score 14,902 vs 8,036 More than 85% better geekbench (64-bit) score
Significantly better PassMark (Overclocked) score 6,731.8 vs 2,959.6 More than 2.2x better PassMark (Overclocked) score
Significantly better cinebench r10 32Bit 1-core score 6,862 vs 4,083 Around 70% better cinebench r10 32Bit 1-core score
Significantly better cinebench r10 32Bit score 25,703 vs 13,119 More than 95% better cinebench r10 32Bit score
Better performance per watt 8.14 pt/W vs 5.42 pt/W More than 50% better performance per watt
Slightly better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.72 GHz vs 4.48 GHz More than 5% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
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AMD A10 5800K

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Significantly more l2 cache 4 MB vs 1 MB 4x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Higher turbo clock speed 4.2 GHz vs 3.9 GHz Around 10% higher turbo clock speed
Higher clock speed 3.8 GHz vs 3.5 GHz Around 10% higher clock speed
Much more l2 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 4x more l2 cache per core
Lower typical power consumption 81.25W vs 114.98W Around 30% lower typical power consumption
Significantly higher Maximum Operating Temperature 74 °C vs 67.4 °C Around 10% higher Maximum Operating Temperature
Better performance per dollar 4.98 pt/$ vs 3.17 pt/$ More than 55% better performance per dollar
Much lower annual home energy cost 24.09 $/year vs 42.19 $/year Around 45% lower annual home energy cost
Lower annual commercial energy cost 87.6 $/year vs 112.39 $/year More than 20% lower annual commercial energy cost
Marginally newer Oct, 2012 vs Apr, 2012 Release date 5 months later

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i7 3770K vs A10 5800K

GeekBench (32-bit)

Core i7 3770K
13,742
A10 5800K
5,749

3D Mark 11 (Physics)

A10 5800K
3,590
Core i7 3770K A10 5800K @ community.futuremark.com
Since the Intel HD 4000 Graphics supports DirectX 11 you can run 3DMark 11 on the Intel Core i7-3770K processor without the need of a discrete graphics card.
Core i7 3770K | by Legit Reviews (Apr, 2012)

Cinebench R11.5

Cinebench R11.5 was able to put a 100% load across all the cores on all of the processors, which makes this a great benchmark to look at multi-core platforms.
A10 5800K | by Legit Reviews (Oct, 2012)

Cinebench R11.5 (Single Core)

The new version of CINEBENCH includes the ability to more accurately test the industry’s latest hardware, including systems with up to 64 processor threads, and the testing environment better reflects the expectations of today’s production demands.
A10 5800K | by Legit Reviews (Oct, 2012)

Passmark

A10 5800K
4,647
Benchmark Results: The Intel Core i7-3770K finished in third place, which is where it has finished in most of the benchmarks with a solid score of 21293 3DMarks.
Core i7 3770K | by Legit Reviews (Apr, 2012)

Passmark (Single Core)

A10 5800K
1,461
Benchmark Results: The CPU benchmark results in 3DMark Vantage showed the Intel Core i7-3770K coming in third place again with a score of 26646 3DMarks.
Core i7 3770K | by Legit Reviews (Apr, 2012)

Reviews Word on the street

Core i7 3770K  vs A10 5800K 

8.0
8.0
It's hard to imagine any desktop PC user ever needing more performance than the new Intel Core i7 3770K serves up.
Core i7 3770K

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i7 3770K  vs
A10 5800K 
Clock speed 3.5 GHz 3.8 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.9 GHz 4.2 GHz
Cores Quad core Quad core
Is unlocked Yes Yes
Is hyperthreaded Yes No

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has vitualization support Yes Yes
Instruction-set-extensions
MMX
SSE
SSE4.2
AVX
SSE3
SSE2
Supplemental SSE3
SSE4.1
SSE4
SSE4a
AES
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

gpu

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics 4000 Radeon™ HD 7660D
Latest DirectX 11.x 11.0

details

Core i7 3770K  vs
A10 5800K 
Threads 8 4
L2 cache 1 MB 4 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 0.25 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nms 32 nms
Max CPUs 1 1
Voltage range 1.33 - 1.36V 0.83 - 1.48V
Operating temperature Unknown - 67.4°C Unknown - 74°C

overclocking

Overclock popularity 332 10
Overclocked clock speed 4.72 GHz 4.48 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.9 GHz 4.7 GHz
PassMark (Overclocked) 6,731.8 2,959.6
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.72 GHz 4.48 GHz

power consumption

TDP 77W 100W
Annual home energy cost 42.19 $/year 24.09 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 112.39 $/year 87.6 $/year
Performance per watt 8.14 pt/W 5.42 pt/W
Typical power consumption 114.98W 81.25W
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