CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 3770K vs 6300HQ 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

8.2

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 value.

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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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Significantly higher clock speed 3.5 GHz vs 2.3 GHz More than 50% higher clock speed
Is unlocked Yes vs No Somewhat common; An unlocked multiplier allows for easier overclocking
Higher turbo clock speed 3.9 GHz vs 3.2 GHz More than 20% higher turbo clock speed
Much higher GPU clock speed 650 MHz vs 350 MHz More than 85% higher GPU clock speed
Much better performance per dollar 2.21 pt/$ vs 0.63 pt/$ More than 3.5x better performance per dollar
Significantly better turbo clock speed 1,150 MHz vs 950 MHz More than 20% better turbo clock speed
Better geekbench 3 single core score 3,304 vs 1,957 Around 70% better geekbench 3 single core score
Better PassMark score 9,544 vs 6,037 Around 60% better PassMark score
More l3 cache per core 2 MB/core vs 1.5 MB/core Around 35% more l3 cache per core
More threads 8 vs 4 Twice as many threads
Better CompuBench 1.5 T-Rex score 1.67 fps vs 1.24 fps More than 35% better CompuBench 1.5 T-Rex score
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.69 GHz vs 3.2 GHz More than 45% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Better performance per watt 4.55 pt/W vs 3.48 pt/W More than 30% better performance per watt
Better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.65 GHz vs 3.2 GHz More than 45% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Front view of Intel Core i5 6300HQ

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Much newer manufacturing process 14 nm vs 22 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much lower typical power consumption 36.56W vs 114.97W 3.1x lower typical power consumption
Newer Jul, 2015 vs Apr, 2012 Release date over 3 years later
Much lower annual home energy cost 10.84 $/year vs 42.19 $/year 3.9x lower annual home energy cost
Significantly lower annual commercial energy cost 39.42 $/year vs 112.39 $/year 2.9x lower annual commercial energy cost

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i7 3770K vs i5 6300HQ

CompuBench 1.5 (Bitcoin mining) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i7 3770K
10.47 mHash/s
Core i5 6300HQ
23.46 mHash/s

CompuBench 1.5 (Face detection)

Core i7 3770K
2.94 mPixels/s
Core i5 6300HQ
18.31 mPixels/s

CompuBench 1.5 (T-Rex) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i7 3770K
1.67 fps
Core i5 6300HQ
1.24 fps

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
Core i5 6300HQ
145.7 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i7 3770K  vs
i5 6300HQ 
Clock speed 3.5 GHz 2.3 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.9 GHz 3.2 GHz
Cores Quad core Quad core
Is unlocked Yes No

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing No No
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
MMX
SSE4
AVX
SSE3
SSE
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
Supplemental SSE3
AES
AVX 2.0
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 77W 45W
Annual home energy cost 42.19 $/year 10.84 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 112.39 $/year 39.42 $/year
Performance per watt 4.55 pt/W 3.48 pt/W
Typical power consumption 114.97W 36.56W

bus

Architecture DMI FSB
Number of links 1 1
Transfer rate 5,000 MT/s 8,000 MT/s

details

Core i7 3770K  vs
i5 6300HQ 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 8 4
L2 cache 1 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
L3 cache 8 MB 6 MB
L3 cache per core 2 MB/core 1.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm 14 nm
Max CPUs 1 1

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 4.69 GHz 3.2 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.65 GHz 3.2 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.69 GHz 3.2 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics 4000 Intel® HD Graphics 530
Number of displays supported 3 3
GPU clock speed 650 MHz 350 MHz
Turbo clock speed 1,150 MHz 950 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1600
DDR3L-1600
DDR3-1333
DDR3
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC No No
Maximum bandwidth 25,600 MB/s 25,600 MB/s
Maximum memory size 32,768 MB 65,536 MB
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