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Intel Core i7-3770K vs i7-860

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Intel Core i7-3770K advantages



Intel Core i7-3770K
  • The Intel i7-3770K performs 58% better when running single-threaded programs.
  • Multi-threaded performance of the processor is higher. The difference in performance depends on specific task. In some of them this CPU could be up to 51% faster.
  • Memory performance of the processor is better.
  • The i7-3770K has AES extension to the instruction set enabled. This technology provides hardware acceleration of AES encryption and decryption, and is beneficial if you need to secure your disk or network data.
  • The Intel i7-3770K supports AVX and F16C instructions. These extensions are not broadly supported by applications yet, but their support should improve in future programs.
  • The clock multiplier on the microprocessor is not locked. The CPU can be effortlessly overclocked on most motherboards to get higher performance.
  • Like many modern microprocessors, the microprocessor integrates graphics unit. This GPU is not powerful enough to play latest games with all settings on, however it can be used for casual gaming and 3D apps.
  • Power consumption of the CPU is lower.

Intel Core i7-860 advantages



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i7-3770K vs i7-860 performance comparison

The charts in the section below demonstrate relative performance of Core i7-3770K and Core i7-860 CPUs in different types of tasks. The numbers for 'Single-threaded performance' and 'Multi-threaded performance' charts are calculated as an average of several related benchmarks, that you can see in the "Benchmarks" tab. Consequentally, performance in individual benchmarks may be better or worse than what you see in the charts here. The 'Overall performance' displays an average of all-around performance benchmarks, and benchmarks, specific to each application type.
Single-threaded performance
2
1.6
1.2
0.8
0.4
0
 
 
1.58
 
1
 
 
Higher is better
Multi-threaded performance
2
1.6
1.2
0.8
0.4
0
 
 
1.36
 
1
 
 
Higher is better
Memory-intensive applications
2
1.6
1.2
0.8
0.4
0
 
 
1.04
 
1
 
 
Higher is better
Overall performance
2
1.6
1.2
0.8
0.4
0
 
 
1.33
 
1
 
 
Higher is better

  - Intel Core i7-3770K       - Intel Core i7-860

Please see the "Benchmarks" tab for full list of benchmarks, demonstrating performance difference between Intel i7-3770K and Intel Core i7-860 in various types of tests.


i7-3770K vs i7-860 power consumption comparison

Thermal Design Power
110
88
66
44
22
0
 
 
77W
 
95W
 
 
Lower is better
 

Detailed side by side comparison of Intel Core i7-3770K vs Intel Core i7-860 specs can be found in the "Specifications" tab. Much more detailed comparison of low level features of both microprocessors you will find in the "CPUIDs" tab.


Pros and Cons summary

Core i7-3770K Core i7-860
General recommendations:
Somewhat faster overall,
Features AVX / F16C instructions,
Allows simple overclocking,
Has on-chip HD 4000 graphics,
Needs less power
  General recommendations:
None

Drawbacks:

None
 

Drawbacks:

Not as fast in general,
Does not support some instructions,
Comes without integrated GPU,
Somewhat higher power consumption,
The socket is obsolete

Similar processors

Core i7-3770K Core i7-860
 

Similar processors use the same socket and architecture as Intel i7-3770K and i7-860.

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More comparisons

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Compare Intel Core i7-860 with...

Other Core i7 CPU:

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Note: To see differences with any CPU, type in any combination of the following into the "Any CPU" field: manufacturer name, full or partial family name, model number, part number, core name, socket name, operating frequency, bus speed (must have FSB suffix), and the last level cache. Here are some valid searches:

  i5-3570K
  Intel Celeron 2 GHz
  Ivy Bridge
  Pentium 4 800FSB
  AMD 3.3GHz 8MB

Specifications

Please visit Intel Core i7-3770K and Intel Core i7-860 pages for more detailed specifications of both microprocessors.

 Intel Core i7-3770KIntel Core i7-860
Market segmentDesktop
ManufacturerIntel
FamilyCore i7
Basic details
Model numberi7-3770Ki7-860
CPU part numberCM8063701211700
CM8063701211701
BV80605001908AK
Box part numberBX80637I73770K
BXC80637I73770K
BX80605I7860
BXC80605I7860
Introduction dateApril 29, 2012September 8, 2009
Current official price$332 (as of May 2014) 
 
CPU features
Core nameIvy BridgeLynnfield
MicroarchitectureIvy BridgeNehalem
Technology (micron)0.0220.045
Data width (bits)64
SocketSocket 1155Socket 1156
Frequency (MHz)35002800
Turbo Frequency (MHz)3900 / 3900 / 3800 / 37003467 / 3333 / 2933 / 2933
Clock Multiplier3521
L1 cache128 KB (code) / 128 KB (data)
L2 cache (KB)1024
L3 cache (KB)8192
Max temperature (°C)67.472.7
TDP (Watt)7795
Max power dissipation (Watt) 189.78
Core voltage (V) 0.65 - 1.4
Cores4
Threads8
Multiprocessing1
 
Instruction set extensions
AES / Advanced Encryption Standard+-
AMD64 / EM64T 64-bit technology+
AVX / Advanced Vector Extensions+-
F16C / 16-bit Floating-Point conversion+-
MMX+
SSE+
SSE2+
SSE3+
SSE4.1+
SSE4.2+
SSSE3 / Supplemental SSE3+
 
Supported technologies
Hyper-Threading+
PowerNow! / Enhanced SpeedStep+
Trusted Execution-+
Turbo Core / Turbo Boost+
Unlocked multiplier+-
Virtualization+
Virus Protection / Execute Disable bit+
 
Integrated Graphics
GPU TypeHD 4000None
 
Integrated Memory Controller(s)
The number of controllers1
Memory channels2
Supported memoryDDR3-1333, DDR3-1600DDR3-1066, DDR3-1333
Maximum memory bandwidth (GB/s)25.621.3
Notes:

Rows with different specifications or features are highlighted.

For detailed specifications of "Intel Core i7-3770K" or "Intel Core i7-860" parts please click on the links in the table header.

Benchmarks

System setup

Intel Core i7-3770K and i7-860 processors were tested using different system components, that are identified by MB, RAM and VID columns in the tables below. The numbers in each of these columns correspond to one of motherboards (MB), memory configurations (RAM) or graphics adapters (VID), listed below:

MB - Motherboard(s):
1. ASUS P8P67
2. ASUS P7P55D
3. ASUS P8H61-M

RAM - Memory:
1. 2 GB DUAL-CHANNEL CORSAIR TR3X3G1600C9 DDR3
2. 2 GB DUAL-CHANNEL CORSAIR CM3X1024-1333C9 DDR3

VID - Video card(s):
1. MSI R6670 1GB GDDR5 (ATI RADEON)
2. POWERCOLOR 24PRO256M DDR2 (ATI RADEON HD2400)
3. INTEGRATED ON-CHIP INTEL SANDY BRIDGE GRAPHICS

All tests were performed at default frequency and voltage, using manufacturer's stock fan/heatsink. None of the components were overclocked. Motherboard BIOS options were left at default settings.

The results of all benchmarks are broken into four categories: multi-threaded, single-threaded, memory intensive and graphics / gaming.


Core i7-3770K vs i7-860 single-threaded benchmarks

Single-threaded benchmarks run on a single CPU core, and do not depend on such features as the number of cores, or Hyper-Threading technology. Additionally, they do not utilize on-chip caches, dedicated to other cores.

     

    Intel Core i7-3770K           Intel Core i7-860

3DMark03 CPU score benchmark

Uses DirectX software vertex shader to run Wings of Fury and Trolls' Lair games, and calculates a 3DMark03 CPU score based on averaged number of frames per second, achieved by the CPU/GPU combination.
Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%111
50.3%212
40.6%323

CINEBENCH R10 CPU score (1 core) benchmark

Measures performance of a single-core rendering of a photo-realistic 3D image using CINEMA 4D software engine.
Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%323
100%111
60.5%212

PCMark2002 CPU score benchmark

Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%111
99.6%323
66.5%212

Super PI (1M) benchmark

Measures time, required to calculate the first 1 million digits after the decimal point in the number Pi.
Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%111
99.7%323
66.5%212


Core i7-3770K vs i7-860 multi-threaded benchmarks

Multi-threaded benchmarks utilize all CPU cores and other on-chip resources (on-chip caches, internal buffers, etc). Intel's Hyper-Threading feature also helps to improve multi-threading performance.

     

    Intel Core i7-3770K           Intel Core i7-860

CINEBENCH R10 CPU score benchmark

Measures performance of multi-core rendering of a photo-realistic 3D image using CINEMA 4D software engine.
Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%323
99.3%111
66.2%212

CINEBENCH R10 render time (seconds) benchmark

Measures time taken to render a photo-realistic 3D image using CINEMA 4D software engine.
Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%323
99.3%111
66.2%212

Euler3D benchmark

Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%323
97.9%111
78.5%212

Sandra Dhrystone (MIPS) benchmark

Runs Dhrystone test on all cores, and reports estimated integer performance in MIPS (Millions of Instructions Per Second).
Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%111
99.2%323
72.8%212

Sandra MultiMedia Floating Point (it/s) benchmark

Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%111
99.4%323
77.9%212

    Intel Core i7-3770K           Intel Core i7-860

Sandra MultiMedia Integer (it/s) benchmark

Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%111
99.4%323
77.8%212

Sandra Whetstone (MFLOPS) benchmark

Runs Whetstone test on all cores, and reports estimated floating-point performance in MFLOPS (Millions of Floating-Point Operations Per Second).
Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%111
99.1%323
75.3%212

Sandra Whetstone SSE2 (MFLOPS) benchmark

Runs SSE2-enabled Whetstone test on all cores, and reports estimated floating-point performance in MFLOPS (Millions of Floating-Point Operations Per Second).
Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%111
99.5%323
65.6%212

wPrime v1.55 (32M) benchmark

wPrime benchmark measures time taken to calculate square roots of numbers from 1 to 33554431.
Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%111
100%323
75.5%212


Core i7-3770K vs i7-860 graphics benchmarks

Graphics benchmarks depend on the type of integrated or discrete graphics adapter, and to less extent on the processor performance. Because these benchmarks are synthetic, they may not truly represent gaming performance. However, they still can be used to estimate whether one processor will perform faster or slower than another CPU in games and other 3D tasks.

Important! The processors were tested using different types of graphics adapters, that may not be suitable for comparison.
     

    Intel Core i7-3770K           Intel Core i7-860

3DMark03 game score benchmark

Measures graphics and 3D game performance of discrete and integrated GPUs using 4 different game simulations, that have varying level of DirectX support from version 7 to version 9.
Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%111
32.9%323
8.7%212

3DMark2001 score benchmark

Runs a series of game simulations and feature tests to measure graphics and 3D game performance of discrete and integrated GPUs. It utilizes a single CPU core, and it is compatible with DirectX 8 and later APIs.
Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%111
34.8%323
17.7%212

CINEBENCH R10 OpenGL score benchmark

Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%111
36.3%323
22.5%212


Core i7-3770K vs i7-860 memory performance

Memory-intensive tests or programs move large amounts of data to/from memory, and they depend more on memory throughput and the size of on-chip caches, rather than on CPU integer/FP/SIMD performance.

     

    Intel Core i7-3770K           Intel Core i7-860

7Zip compressing/decompressing speed (1 thread) benchmark

Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%323
99.3%111
77.7%212

PCMark2002 Memory score benchmark

Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%111
99.6%323
58.4%212

WinRAR compressing/decompressing speed benchmark

Longer is better <MBRAMVID
100%323
99.7%111
96.2%212

CPUIDs

The table below compares two random CPUID records for Intel Core i7-3770K and Intel Core i7-860 microprocessors, that were submitted to our CPUID database. Please note that different steppings of Intel processors, identified by S-spec numbers or CPUID, may have slightly different features. For that reason the comparison table below only applies to CPUs with specific S-Spec number / CPUID.

  CPUID 1 CPUID 2
ManufacturerIntel
CPU FamilyCore i7
Model / Processor Numberi7-3770Ki7-860
Frequency3491 MHz2808 MHz
CWID version0.40.3
Part numberCM8063701211700BV80605001908AK
S-Spec / Stepping CodeSR0PLSLBJJ
 
General information
VendorGenuineIntel
Processor name (BIOS) Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3770K CPU @ 3.50GHzIntel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 860 @ 2.80GHz
Cores4
Logical processors8
Processor typeOriginal OEM Processor
CPUID signature306A9106E5
Family 6 (06h)
Model58 (03Ah)30 (01Eh)
Stepping 9 (09h) 5 (05h)
TLB/Cache details64-byte Prefetching
Data TLB0: 2-MB or 4-MB pages, 4-way set associative, 32 entries
Data TLB: 4-KB Pages, 4-way set associative, 64 entries
Instruction TLB: 4-KB pages, 4-way set associative, 64 entries
L2 TLB: 1-MB, 4-way set associative, 64-byte line size
Shared 2nd-level TLB: 4 KB pages, 4-way set associative, 512 entries
64-byte Prefetching
Data TLB0: 2-MB or 4-MB pages, 4-way set associative, 32 entries
Data TLB: 4-KB Pages, 4-way set associative, 64 entries
Instruction TLB: 2-MB or 4-MB pages, fully associative, 7 entries
Instruction TLB: 4-KB pages, 4-way set associative, 64 entries
Shared 2nd-level TLB: 4 KB pages, 4-way set associative, 512 entries
 
Cache
L1 data: Associativity8-way set associative
L1 data: CommentsDirect-mapped 
L1 data: Line size64 bytes
L1 data: Size4 x 32 KB32 KB
L1 instruction: Associativity8-way set associative4-way set associative
L1 instruction: CommentsDirect-mapped 
L1 instruction: Line size64 bytes
L1 instruction: Size4 x 32 KB32 KB
L2: Associativity8-way set associative
L2: CommentsNon-inclusive|Direct-mapped 
L2: Line size64 bytes
L2: Size4 x 256 KB256 KB
L3: Associativity16-way set associative
L3: CommentsInclusive|Shared between all cores 
L3: Line size64 bytes
L3: Size8 MB
 
Instruction set extensions
AES+-
AVX+-
F16C+-
MMX+
SSE+
SSE2+
SSE3+
SSE4.1+
SSE4.2+
SSSE3+
 
Additional instructions
CLFLUSH+
CMOV+
CMPXCHG16B+
CMPXCHG8B+
Enhanced REP MOVSB/STOSB+-
FXSAVE/FXRSTORE+
MONITOR/MWAIT+
PCLMULDQ+-
POPCNT+
RD/WR FSGSBASE instructions+-
RDRAND+-
RDTSCP+
SYSENTER/SYSEXIT+
XSAVE/XRESTORE states+-
 
Major features
64-bit / Intel 64+
Enhanced SpeedStep+
Hyper-Threading Technology+
Intel Trusted Execution technology-+
Intel Virtualization+
NX bit/XD-bit+
On-chip Floating Point Unit+
Turbo Boost+
 
Other features
36-bit page-size extensions+
64-bit debug store+
Advanced programmable interrupt controller+
CPL qualified debug store+
Debug store+
Debugging extensions+
Digital Thermal Sensor capability+
LAHF/SAHF support in 64-bit mode+
Machine check architecture+
Machine check exception+
Memory-type range registers+
Model-specific registers+
Page attribute table+
Page global extension+
Page-size extensions (4MB pages)+
Pending break enable+
Perfmon and Debug capability+
Physical address extensions+
Power Limit Notification capability+-
Process context identifiers+-
Self-snoop+
Supervisor Mode Execution Protection+-
TSC rate is ensured to be invariant across all states+
Thermal monitor+
Thermal monitor 2+
Thermal monitor and software controlled clock facilities+
Time stamp counter+
Timestamp counter deadline+-
Virtual 8086-mode enhancements+
xTPR Update Control+
+ - feature is supported
- - feature is not supported
Features, not supported by all processors in the table, are not displayed

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