CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 3770K vs 6700


Benchmark performance using all cores

Passmark and GeekBench (32-bit)

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

Passmark (Single Core)


How much speed can you get out of the processor?

Unlocked, Maximum Overclocked Clock Speed (Air) and 1 more


Are you paying a premium for performance?

Performance Per Dollar

CPUBoss Score

Performance, Single-core Performance, Overclocking and Value

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
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Is unlocked Yes vs No Somewhat common; An unlocked multiplier allows for easier overclocking
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
More threads 8 vs 4 Twice as many threads
Much better geekbench (32-bit) score 13,715 vs 5,670 Around 2.5x better geekbench (32-bit) score
Significantly better PassMark score 9,621 vs 4,655 More than 2x better PassMark score
Significantly better 3DMark11 physics score 8,170 vs 3,540 More than 2.2x better 3DMark11 physics score
Significantly better PassMark (Single core) score 2,089 vs 1,533 More than 35% better PassMark (Single core) score
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.82 GHz vs 3.7 GHz More than 30% 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 4.3 GHz vs 3.9 GHz More than 10% higher turbo clock speed
Much lower typical power consumption 52.81W vs 114.98W 2.2x lower typical power consumption
Higher clock speed 3.7 GHz vs 3.5 GHz More than 5% higher clock speed
Much more l2 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 4x more l2 cache per core
Higher GPU clock speed 844 MHz vs 650 MHz Around 30% higher GPU clock speed
Better performance per dollar 5.91 pt/$ vs 3.85 pt/$ Around 55% better performance per dollar
Much lower annual home energy cost 15.66 $/year vs 42.19 $/year 2.7x lower annual home energy cost
Higher Maximum Operating Temperature 71.3 °C vs 67.4 °C More than 5% higher Maximum Operating Temperature
Significantly lower annual commercial energy cost 56.94 $/year vs 112.39 $/year Around 50% lower annual commercial energy cost
Newer Jun, 2013 vs Apr, 2012 Release date over 1 years later

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i7 3770K vs A10 6700

GeekBench (32-bit)

Core i7 3770K
A10 6700


Core i7 3770K
A10 6700

3D Mark 11 (Physics)

A10 6700
Core i7 3770K A10 6700 @ community.futuremark.com

Passmark (Single Core)

A10 6700

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Core i7 3770K  vs
A10 6700 
Clock speed 3.5 GHz 3.7 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.9 GHz 4.3 GHz
Cores Quad core Quad core
Is unlocked Yes No
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 8670D
Latest DirectX 11.x 11.0
GPU clock speed 650 MHz 844 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type


Core i7 3770K  vs
A10 6700 
Threads 8 4
L2 cache 1 MB 4 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 1 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nms 32 nms
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 67.4°C Unknown - 71.3°C


Overclocked clock speed 4.72 GHz 4.88 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.82 GHz 3.7 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.72 GHz 4.88 GHz

power consumption

TDP 77W 65W
Annual home energy cost 42.19 $/year 15.66 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 112.39 $/year 56.94 $/year
Performance per watt 7.91 pt/W 8.43 pt/W
Typical power consumption 114.98W 52.81W
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