Intel Core i7-3770S Processor Review

November 6th, 2012 by goldfries | Viewed 3222 times

Intel Core i7-3770S Processor Review

And finally, we have an Ivy Bridge processor at goldfries.com

Intel Core i7-3770S Processor Review

Intel Core i7-3770S Processor Review

Full details at the official product page

Benchmarks

Canon Digital Photo Professional

Converting 16 18 megapixel RAW file (CR2 format) into JPG format.

CPU Time Taken
i7-3770S 112 seconds
i7-2600K (4 core 8 threads @ 3.4ghz) 115 seconds
i5-2500K (4 core 4 threads @ 3.4ghz) 125 seconds

It’s faster than the i7-2600K by a bit, the i7-3770S was running at 3.5ghz – a turbo boosted speed.

Arcsoft Media Converter 7

Converting a 1 minute 47 second video taken at 1080p 25fps from a Canon EOS 550D to H264 1280×720 (720p) video.

CPU Time Taken
i7-3770S 29 seconds
i7-2600K (4 core 8 threads @ 3.4ghz) 37 seconds
i5-2500K (4 core 4 threads @ 3.4ghz) 37 seconds

We see a marked difference in performance here.

Thermal Performance

Stunning!

Intel Core i7-3770S Processor Review

It’s running on stock heatsink, temperature taken when ambient is about 25c. Impressive idle mode temperature a little below 40c while full load temperature is maintained at a healthy 60c – 70c range.

Conclusion

As usual, great processors they are.

They key thing to note is that while the i7-2600K has starts at 3.4ghz by default, the i7-3770S starts only at 3.1ghz though both share the same cache size. The selling point of the i7-3770S is the low power consumption of 65w while the i7-2600K starts is at 95w, this is due to the 22nm lithography in Intels 3rd generation Core series processor.

The processor retails at about RM 950 (~305 USD) – now it’s just a matter of whether you can find this processor on the Malaysian market, in which I observe mostly are the 3770K and the 3770.

Graphic performance you say? Well, that will be another article. :)

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