CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 3770K vs M660 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 performance and single-core performance.

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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 newer manufacturing process 22 nm vs 45 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Significantly higher clock speed 3.5 GHz vs 2.7 GHz Around 30% higher clock speed
Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Much better PassMark (Single core) score 2,084 vs 899 More than 2.2x better PassMark (Single core) score
Much better PassMark score 9,544 vs 1,533 Around 6.2x better PassMark score
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.69 GHz vs 2.7 GHz Around 75% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
More threads 8 vs 2 6 more threads
More cores 4 vs 2 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Better performance per watt 4.55 pt/W vs 2.34 pt/W Around 95% better performance per watt
Newer Apr, 2012 vs Sep, 2009 Release date over 2 years later
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.8 GHz vs 2.7 GHz Around 80% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Front view of AMD Turion II Ultra M660

Reasons to consider the
AMD Turion II Ultra M660

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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 28.44W vs 114.97W 4x lower typical power consumption
Much more l2 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 4x more l2 cache per core
Much lower annual home energy cost 8.43 $/year vs 42.19 $/year 5x lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 30.66 $/year vs 112.39 $/year 3.7x lower annual commercial energy cost

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i7 3770K vs Turion II Ultra M660

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i7 3770K  vs
Turion II Ultra M660 
Clock speed 3.5 GHz 2.7 GHz
Cores Quad core Dual core
Socket type
LGA 1155
S1
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 35W
Annual home energy cost 42.19 $/year 8.43 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 112.39 $/year 30.66 $/year
Performance per watt 4.55 pt/W 2.34 pt/W
Typical power consumption 114.97W 28.44W

details

Core i7 3770K  vs
Turion II Ultra M660 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 8 2
L2 cache 1 MB 2 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 1 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm 45 nm
Max CPUs 1 1

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 4.69 GHz 2.7 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.8 GHz 2.7 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.69 GHz 2.7 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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