CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 3770K vs 6386 SE 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 single-core performance and power consumption.

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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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Is unlocked Yes vs No Somewhat common; An unlocked multiplier allows for easier overclocking
Higher clock speed 3.5 GHz vs 2.8 GHz More than 25% higher clock speed
Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Significantly newer manufacturing process 22 nm vs 32 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Higher turbo clock speed 3.9 GHz vs 3.5 GHz More than 10% higher turbo clock speed
Significantly better PassMark (Single core) score 2,084 vs 1,156 More than 80% better PassMark (Single core) score
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.69 GHz vs 3.2 GHz More than 45% 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 1.13 pt/W More than 4x better performance per watt
Lower annual commercial energy cost 112.39 $/year vs 122.64 $/year Around 10% lower annual commercial energy cost
Front view of AMD Opteron 6386 SE

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AMD Opteron 6386 SE

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Much more l2 cache 16 MB vs 1 MB 16x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
More cores 16 vs 4 12 more cores; run more applications at once
Supports more CPUs in SMP configuration 4 vs 1 3 supports more CPUs in SMP configuration
More l3 cache 16 MB vs 8 MB 2x more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
Much more l2 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 4x more l2 cache per core
More threads 16 vs 8 Twice as many threads
Better PassMark score 10,748 vs 9,544 Around 15% better PassMark score
Significantly lower annual home energy cost 33.73 $/year vs 42.19 $/year More than 20% lower annual home energy cost
Newer Nov, 2012 vs Apr, 2012 Release date 6 months later

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i7 3770K vs Opteron 6386 SE

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 6386 SE
1,790 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i7 3770K  vs
Opteron 6386 SE 
Clock speed 3.5 GHz 2.8 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.9 GHz 3.5 GHz
Cores Quad core 16 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
AVX 1.1
SSE2
F16C
MMX
SSE4
XOP
AVX
SSE3
SSE
ABM
BMI1
CLMUL
AMD64
SSE4.1
FMA4
FMA3
SSE4.2
CVT16
AMD-V
Supplemental SSE3
AES
TBM
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 77W 140W
Annual home energy cost 42.19 $/year 33.73 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 112.39 $/year 122.64 $/year
Performance per watt 4.55 pt/W 1.13 pt/W
Typical power consumption 114.97W 113.75W

bus

Architecture DMI HyperTransport 3.0
Transfer rate 5,000 MT/s 6,400 MT/s

details

Core i7 3770K  vs
Opteron 6386 SE 
Threads 8 16
L2 cache 1 MB 16 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 1 MB/core
L3 cache 8 MB 16 MB
L3 cache per core 2 MB/core 1 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 1 4
Clock multiplier 35 17
Operating temperature Unknown - 67.4°C Unknown - 64.4°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 4.69 GHz 3.2 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.69 GHz 3.2 GHz

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

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1600
DDR3-1333
DDR3
Channels Dual Channel Quad Channel
Supports ECC No Yes
Maximum bandwidth 25,600 MB/s 25,600 MB/s
Intel Core i7 3770K
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