CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 5500U vs 3770 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

8.8

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Core i7 3770 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Core i7 3770  based on its performance, single-core performance and value.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

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Reasons to consider the
Intel Core i7 5500U

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Much better performance per watt 46.05 pt/W vs 7.25 pt/W More than 6.2x better performance per watt
Significantly newer manufacturing process 14 nm vs 22 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much better CompuBench 1.5 T-Rex score 1.2 fps vs -1 fps Around 225% better CompuBench 1.5 T-Rex score
Significantly lower typical power consumption 12.19W vs 62.56W 5.1x lower typical power consumption
Newer Jan, 2015 vs Apr, 2012 Release date over 2 years later
Significantly lower annual commercial energy cost 13.14 $/year vs 67.45 $/year 5.1x lower annual commercial energy cost
Significantly lower annual home energy cost 3.61 $/year vs 18.55 $/year 5.1x lower annual home energy cost
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Significantly higher clock speed 3.4 GHz vs 2.4 GHz More than 40% higher clock speed
Significantly higher turbo clock speed 3.9 GHz vs 3 GHz 30% higher turbo clock speed
Much higher GPU clock speed 650 MHz vs 300 MHz Around 2.2x higher GPU clock speed
More l2 cache 1 MB vs 0.5 MB 2x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Significantly better turbo clock speed 1,150 MHz vs 950 MHz More than 20% better turbo clock speed
Supports trusted computing Yes vs No Somewhat common; Allows for safer, more reliable computing
More l3 cache 8 MB vs 4 MB 2x more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
Better PassMark score 9,449 vs 4,002 More than 2.2x better PassMark score
Significantly better performance per dollar 2.33 pt/$ vs 1.76 pt/$ More than 30% better performance per dollar
More cores 4 vs 2 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
More threads 8 vs 4 Twice as many threads
Better geekbench 3 single core score 3,236 vs 2,743 Around 20% better geekbench 3 single core score
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.91 GHz vs 2.92 GHz Around 35% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.09 GHz vs 2.4 GHz More than 70% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i7 5500U vs 3770

CompuBench 1.5 (Bitcoin mining) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i7 5500U
28.16 mHash/s
Core i7 3770
9.07 mHash/s

CompuBench 1.5 (T-Rex) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i7 5500U
1.2 fps
Core i7 3770
-1 fps

PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated Data courtesy FutureMark

Sky Diver Data courtesy FutureMark

Cloud Gate Data courtesy FutureMark

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 5500U
3,570,000 MB/s
Core i7 3770
2,660,000 MB/s

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i7 5500U  vs
3770 
Clock speed 2.4 GHz 3.4 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3 GHz 3.9 GHz
Cores Dual core Quad core
Is unlocked No No

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing No Yes
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 15W 77W
Annual home energy cost 3.61 $/year 18.55 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 13.14 $/year 67.45 $/year
Performance per watt 46.05 pt/W 7.25 pt/W
Typical power consumption 12.19W 62.56W

bus

Architecture DMI 2.0 DMI
Number of links 1 1
Transfer rate 5,000 MT/s 5,000 MT/s

details

Core i7 5500U  vs
3770 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 8
L2 cache 0.5 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
L3 cache 4 MB 8 MB
L3 cache per core 2 MB/core 2 MB/core
Manufacture process 14 nm 22 nm
Max CPUs 1 1

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 2.92 GHz 3.91 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 2.4 GHz 4.09 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 2.92 GHz 3.91 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics 5500 Intel® HD Graphics 4000
Number of displays supported 3 3
GPU clock speed 300 MHz 650 MHz
Turbo clock speed 950 MHz 1,150 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1600
DDR3-1333
DDR3
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Maximum bandwidth 25,600 MB/s 25,600 MB/s
Maximum memory size 16,384 MB 32,768 MB
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