Intel Core i7-3770

Intel Core i7-3770

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    Dell Intel Xeon I7-3770, 3.40 GHz, Quad Core Processor (4CTYX)

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Intel Core I7-3770 Review

At first glance, the Intel Core i7-3770 has a few cards on the table to attract consumers. Since it is just another 3770K model which means that its base multiplier is lower than 34, it is easy to drop it as a choice.


Operating with a low base multiplier means lower GHz capability. However, for its price, it does meet expectations. Its maximum core frequency is 4.1 GHz. Like other chips, this is still subject to the turbo system. This is where the unique feature of the Intel Core i7-3770 comes in: the Turbo Boost. The Turbo Boost lets the model give optimum performance within a specific thermal envelope. This is beneficial to the product because it makes sure that it does not exceed its thermal range. Also, if you have better hardware, you may opt to boost the base clock to a good 105 MHz which consequently provides 4.3 GHz. This may be nothing when compared to other competitors in the market which offers 4.6 or 4.7 GHz, but it definitely lives up to its price.


When idle, it only operates at a humble 1.6 GHz, but it makes its way up to 3.7 GHz when it recognizes extra margin for temperature and power usage. It also runs its four cores at 3.4 GHz when using maximum load. For those who are knowledgeable about the good frequency records of the Sandy Bridge 2500/2600/2700 chips may raise an eyebrow on the Intel Core i7-3770. The Sandy Bridge is noticeably larger, and better in heat dissipation. It is effective in power reduction than the Ivy Bridge. Moreover, the Sandy Bridge easily reaches 4.8 to 5GHz, making it an excellent performer. For such a performance, it is surprising that it can remain silent even under heavy computing tasks. Despite its fair performance when compared to other options in the market, there are those who still believe that the Intel Core i7-3770 is an excellent CPU.


This is due to the fact that it makes way for easy overclocking. Users have consistently testified that the Intel Core i7-3770 is not bothersome when overclocking as compared to those of its kind. It remains stable and impressive throughout a whopping 24 hours; hence, it is still a commendable processor for its kind. It is however better to choose the Intel Core i7-3770k because the K processer has a better base clock speed, although somehow insignificant in the grand scheme of processes. There are better options than the Intel Core i7-3770, but for what it is, it is still worth the price because it can deliver basic but solid performance for gaming. It does not claim what it cannot deliver. It is a good CPU for processes that do not involve complexity and heavy power.

  • Pros:
    Amazingly fast Highly recommended Good value for money
  • Cons:
    Fear of overheating
Our score:
4.5 / 5

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Product Description

  • The Intel Core i7-3770 is manufactured by Intel and was added in December 2014 in the Processor (Intel, AMD) section
  • This product has a rating of 4.5 out of 5
  • The best price of the Intel Core i7-3770 in Australia is $693.86 at Dell
  • In Australia this product is available in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane
  • You can find this product at Dell

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