CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 3770K vs 6172 among all 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

Sky Diver and Cloud Gate

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?

Sky Diver, Cloud Gate, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

Value

Are you paying a premium for performance?

Sky Diver, Cloud Gate, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

8.1

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Core i7 3770K 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Core i7 3770K  based on its power consumption.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Core i7 3770K

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Intel Core i7 3770K

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Is unlocked Yes vs No Somewhat common; An unlocked multiplier allows for easier overclocking
Much higher clock speed 3.5 GHz vs 2.1 GHz More than 65% higher clock speed
Much newer manufacturing process 22 nm vs 45 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score 13,098 vs 3,906 More than 3.2x better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score
Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Much better geekbench 3 single core score 3,304 vs 1,050 Around 3.2x better geekbench 3 single core score
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.69 GHz vs 2.5 GHz More than 85% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Significantly more l3 cache per core 2 MB/core vs 1 MB/core 2x more l3 cache per core
Significantly better performance per watt 4.55 pt/W vs 0.99 pt/W More than 4.5x better performance per watt
Higher Maximum operating temperature 67.4 °C vs 55 °C Around 25% higher Maximum operating temperature
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.8 GHz vs 2.1 GHz More than 2.2x better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Newer Apr, 2012 vs Mar, 2010 Release date over 2 years later
Front view of AMD Opteron 6172

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AMD Opteron 6172

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Much more l2 cache 6 MB vs 1 MB 6x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Supports more CPUs in SMP configuration 4 vs 1 3 supports more CPUs in SMP configuration
More cores 12 vs 4 Three times as many cores; run more applications at once
More l3 cache 12 MB vs 8 MB 50% more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
Significantly lower typical power consumption 93.44W vs 114.97W Around 20% lower typical power consumption
More threads 12 vs 8 4 more threads
More l2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
Much lower annual home energy cost 27.7 $/year vs 42.19 $/year Around 35% lower annual home energy cost
Lower annual commercial energy cost 100.74 $/year vs 112.39 $/year More than 10% lower annual commercial energy cost

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i7 3770K vs Opteron 6172

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i7 3770K
2,620,000 MB/s
Opteron 6172
88,100 MB/s

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i7 3770K  vs
Opteron 6172 
Clock speed 3.5 GHz 2.1 GHz
Cores Quad core Duodeca core
Socket type
LGA 1155
G34
Is unlocked Yes No

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE4a
SSE2
MMX
SSE4
AVX
SSE3
SSE
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
3DNow!
Supplemental SSE3
AES

integrated graphics

GPU GPU None
Label Intel® HD Graphics 4000 N/A
Latest DirectX 11.x N/A
Number of displays supported 3 N/A
GPU clock speed 650 MHz N/A
Turbo clock speed 1,150 MHz N/A
3DMark06 5,339.9 N/A

details

Core i7 3770K  vs
Opteron 6172 
Threads 8 12
L2 cache 1 MB 6 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
L3 cache 8 MB 12 MB
L3 cache per core 2 MB/core 1 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm 45 nm
Max CPUs 1 4
Clock multiplier 35 10
Voltage range 1.33 - 1.36V 1.19 - UnknownV
Operating temperature Unknown - 67.4°C Unknown - 55°C

overclocking

Overclock popularity 332 1
Overclocked clock speed 4.69 GHz 2.5 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.8 GHz 2.1 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.69 GHz 2.5 GHz

power consumption

TDP 77W 115W
Annual home energy cost 42.19 $/year 27.7 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 112.39 $/year 100.74 $/year
Performance per watt 4.55 pt/W 0.99 pt/W
Typical power consumption 114.97W 93.44W

bus

Architecture DMI HyperTransport 3.0
Intel Core i7 3770K
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