CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 3770K vs 6700 among desktop 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

Fire Strike

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?

Fire Strike, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

Value

Are you paying a premium for performance?

Fire Strike, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

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CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Core i7 3770K 

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

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Intel Core i7 3770K

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Front view of Intel Core i7 3770K

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 None Compared to all cpus, 8 MB l3 cache is just OK
Is unlocked Yes vs No Somewhat common; An unlocked multiplier allows for easier overclocking
Much better PCMark 8 home 3.0 accelerated score 3,142 vs 2,856 More than 10% better PCMark 8 home 3.0 accelerated score
Much better cloud gate score 6,387 vs 5,148 Around 25% better cloud gate score
Much newer manufacturing process 22 nm vs 32 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
More threads 8 vs 4 Twice as many threads
Much better PassMark (Single core) score 2,087 vs 1,529 More than 35% better PassMark (Single core) score
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.66 GHz vs 3.7 GHz More than 25% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
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AMD A10 6700

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Much 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
Significantly 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
Much more l2 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 4x more l2 cache per core
Higher clock speed 3.7 GHz vs 3.5 GHz More than 5% higher clock speed
Significantly better CompuBench 1.5 bitcoin mining score 69.87 mHash/s vs 10.47 mHash/s Around 6.8x better CompuBench 1.5 bitcoin mining score
Higher GPU clock speed 844 MHz vs 650 MHz Around 30% higher GPU clock speed
Significantly higher Maximum operating temperature 71.3 °C vs 67.4 °C More than 5% higher Maximum operating temperature
Much lower annual home energy cost 15.66 $/year vs 42.19 $/year 2.7x lower annual home energy cost
Better performance per watt 8.52 pt/W vs 4.96 pt/W More than 70% better performance per watt
Newer Jun, 2013 vs Apr, 2012 Release date over 1 years later
Better performance per dollar 3.77 pt/$ vs 2.41 pt/$ More than 55% better performance per dollar
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 56.94 $/year vs 112.39 $/year Around 50% lower annual commercial energy cost

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

CompuBench 1.5 (Bitcoin mining) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i7 3770K
10.47 mHash/s
A10 6700
69.87 mHash/s

CompuBench 1.5 (T-Rex) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i7 3770K
1.67 fps
A10 6700
0.51 fps

PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated Data courtesy FutureMark

A10 6700
2,856

Sky Diver Data courtesy FutureMark

A10 6700
3,414

Cloud Gate Data courtesy FutureMark

A10 6700
5,148

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i7 3770K
13,098
A10 6700
5,827

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

A10 6700
2,067

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i7 3770K
2,620,000 MB/s
A10 6700
2,240,000 MB/s

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

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

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE4a
AVX 1.1
SSE2
F16C
MMX
SSE4
XOP
AVX
SSE3
SSE
BMI1
AMD64
SSE4.1
FMA4
FMA3
SSE4.2
ABM
CVT16
AMD-V
Supplemental SSE3
AES
TBM
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

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 4.96 pt/W 8.52 pt/W
Typical power consumption 114.98W 52.81W

details

Core i7 3770K  vs
A10 6700 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 8 4
L2 cache 1 MB 4 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 1 MB/core
L3 cache 8 MB None
Manufacture process 22 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 67.4°C Unknown - 71.3°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 4.71 GHz 4.81 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.66 GHz 3.7 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.71 GHz 4.81 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
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
DDR3-1866
DDR3-1600
DDR3-1333
DDR3L-1333
DDR3
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