Intel 'Ivy Bridge' Core i7-3770K CPU Review
Patrick "MACMAC" MacMillan
Metku have reviewed the new Intel Core i7-3770K, which is a quad-core/eight-thread chip with fully unlocked multipliers. It has a 3.5Ghz default clock, can Turbo Boost up to 3.9GHz, has 8MB of L3 cache, a dual-channel DDR3-1600 memory interface, 16 PCI-E lanes, native support for PCI-Express 3.0 and USB 3.0, a low 77W TDP, and the much more powerful HD Graphics 4000 IGP.
Let's see what they had to say:
"We do CPU-reviews quite rarely, which makes them that more interesting. It's nice to every now and then check what sort of performance and features the latest platforms pack, and this time it was time to check out what's new on Intel's lineup. While the Ivy Bridge isn't really bringing any ground-breaking innovations to the mix, it's still a nice update from Sandy Bridge, bringing USB3-support, lower power consumption and updated graphics to the mix .The stock performance turned out to be impressive, but the easy overclocking and overclocked performance were what really made the i7-3770K enter a league of its own. Doing all this at very low power consumption and also packing integrated graphics capable of light gaming earns the i7-3770K our Editor's Choice-award."
As we all knew before hand, Ivy Bridge doesn't really perform all that much better on the CPU front. However, if you're building a brand new LGA1155 based system, this is definitely the processor to buy.
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