CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 3770K vs 8374 HE 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

8.7

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
AMD Opteron 8374 HE 

CPUBoss recommends the AMD Opteron 8374 HE  based on its 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
Much higher clock speed 3.5 GHz vs 2.2 GHz Around 60% 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
Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Much better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score 13,098 vs 7,210 More than 80% better geekbench 3 Multi-Core score
Much better geekbench 3 single core score 3,304 vs 1,080 More than 3x better geekbench 3 single core score
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.69 GHz vs 2.2 GHz Around 2.2x better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Slightly more l3 cache 8 MB vs 6 MB Around 35% more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
More threads 8 vs 4 Twice as many threads
Higher Maximum operating temperature 67.4 °C vs 55 °C Around 25% higher Maximum operating temperature
Newer Apr, 2012 vs Jan, 2009 Release date over 3 years later
More l3 cache per core 2 MB/core vs 1.5 MB/core Around 35% more l3 cache per core
Better performance per watt 4.55 pt/W vs 2.67 pt/W More than 70% better performance per watt
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.8 GHz vs 2.2 GHz Around 2.2x better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Front view of AMD Opteron 8374 HE

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AMD Opteron 8374 HE

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Supports more CPUs in SMP configuration 8 vs 1 7 supports more CPUs in SMP configuration
Significantly more l2 cache 2 MB vs 1 MB 2x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Much lower typical power consumption 44.69W vs 114.97W 2.6x lower typical power consumption
Much lower annual home energy cost 13.25 $/year vs 42.19 $/year 3.2x lower annual home energy cost
More l2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 48.18 $/year vs 112.39 $/year 2.3x lower annual commercial energy cost

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i7 3770K vs Opteron 8374 HE

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 8374 HE
87,800 MB/s

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i7 3770K  vs
Opteron 8374 HE 
Clock speed 3.5 GHz 2.2 GHz
Cores Quad core Quad core
Socket type
LGA 1155
F
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
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 77W 55W
Annual home energy cost 42.19 $/year 13.25 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 112.39 $/year 48.18 $/year
Performance per watt 4.55 pt/W 2.67 pt/W
Typical power consumption 114.97W 44.69W

details

Core i7 3770K  vs
Opteron 8374 HE 
Threads 8 4
L2 cache 1 MB 2 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
L3 cache 8 MB 6 MB
L3 cache per core 2 MB/core 1.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm 45 nm
Max CPUs 1 8
Clock multiplier 35 11
Voltage range 1.33 - 1.36V 1 - UnknownV
Operating temperature Unknown - 67.4°C 0 - 55°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 4.69 GHz 2.2 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.8 GHz 2.2 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.69 GHz 2.2 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
Intel Core i7 3770K
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