CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 3770K vs 5800K


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


How much speed can you get out of the processor?

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


Are you paying a premium for performance?

Performance Per Dollar

CPUBoss Score

Performance, Single-core Performance, Overclocking and Value

Intel Core i7 3770K 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Core i7 3770K  based on its performance and single-core performance.

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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 score 9,618 vs 4,639 More than 2x better PassMark score
Much better cinebench r11.5 score 7.91 vs 3.32 Around 2.5x better cinebench r11.5 score
Significantly better geekbench (64-bit) score 14,883 vs 8,036 More than 85% better geekbench (64-bit) score
Significantly better 3DMark11 physics score 8,170 vs 3,590 More than 2.2x better 3DMark11 physics score
Significantly better PassMark (Single core) score 2,088 vs 1,460 Around 45% better PassMark (Single core) 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
Better performance per watt 7.91 pt/W vs 5.27 pt/W More than 50% better performance per watt
Slightly better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.72 GHz vs 4.49 GHz More than 5% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.7 GHz vs 3.8 GHz Around 25% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
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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
Significantly lower typical power consumption 81.25W vs 114.98W Around 30% lower typical power consumption
Much more l2 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 4x more l2 cache per core
Higher GPU clock speed 800 MHz vs 650 MHz Around 25% higher GPU clock speed
Significantly better performance per dollar 7.43 pt/$ vs 3.84 pt/$ Around 95% better performance per dollar
Higher Maximum Operating Temperature 74 °C vs 67.4 °C Around 10% higher Maximum Operating Temperature
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
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
A10 5800K

3D Mark 11 (Physics)

A10 5800K
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Cinebench R11.5

Cinebench R11.5 (Single Core)

Passmark (Single Core)

A10 5800K

Reviews Word on the street

Core i7 3770K  vs A10 5800K 

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


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


Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Supplemental SSE3
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes


Label Intel® HD Graphics 4000 Radeon™ HD 7660D
Latest DirectX 11.x 11.0
GPU clock speed 650 MHz 800 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type


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


Overclock popularity 332 10
Overclocked clock speed 4.72 GHz 4.49 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.7 GHz 3.8 GHz
PassMark (Overclocked) 6,731.8 2,959.6
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.72 GHz 4.49 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 7.91 pt/W 5.27 pt/W
Typical power consumption 114.98W 81.25W
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