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Intel Core i7-3770K review

Intel Core i7-3770K - A Performance Analysis

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Overall rating 8/10
Performance:
8
Features:
8
Value:
8
THE GOOD
Relatively good performance
Power efficiency has improved
Easier to overclock
Integrated 16-lane PCIe 3.0 controller
THE BAD
No major architectural changes in CPU
Integrated graphics performance could be better


Results - Futuremark PCMark Vantage

Results - Futuremark PCMark Vantage

With the exception of AMD FX-8150, the Intel CPUs made short work of the diverse range of tests of PCMark Vantage as they were seen running neck-to-neck in their performance scores. Only upon closer scrutiny can we ascertain the winning form of Intel I7-3770K. Even running the memory modules at 1333MHz (below its official 1600MHz supported memory clock speed) failed to slow the Ivy Bridge CPU in the face of competition from the Sandy Bridge processors. The neck-to-neck race amongst the Intel CPUs is due to the fact that PCMark Vantage has more productivity tasks than multimedia content creation workloads, as such all their scores seemed to be leveling off above the 12,000 mark (Overall Score). In any case, the newcomer is the fastest of the lot.