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Intel Core i7-3770 4-Core 3.4GHz

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Core i7-3770 4-Core 3.4GHz Performance Specification
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Core i7-3770 4-Core 3.4GHz Game Requirement Analysis

Core i7-3770 4-Core 3.4GHz is a high-end CPU based on the 22nm, Ivy Bridge architecture.


It offers 4 Physical Cores (8 Logical), initially clocked at 3.4GHz, which may go up to 3.9GHz and 8MB of L3 Cache.
Among its many features, HyperThreading, Turbo Boost and Virtualization are activated.


The processor integrates mildly powerful Graphics called Intel HD i7-3770 (variant of Intel HD Graphics 4000), with 16 Execution Units, initially clocked at 650MHz and that go up to 1150MHz, in Turbo Mode which share the L2 Cache and system RAM with the processor.
Both the processor and integrated graphics have a rated board TDP of 77W.


Compared to Core i7-2600 there's an overall 8% performance boost. Its performance is exceptionally good and enough for even the most demanding applications.


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I want to upgrade to a gtx 1070. It will bottleneck ?

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i tryed the divison, dayz, the witcher 3 and the gpu with vsync off hits 90/99% usage


in assasins creed origins i have some problems with cpu usage at 70/90% and gpu at 70/80% at high settings 70/90 fps

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oh and i have the Asus ROG Strix Geforce GTX 1070Ti - A8G

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i can get this for $100 will it worth the upgrade for games like "the division 1/2" " battlefield 1/5" "AC origins/odyssey" ? i guess i should get 16gb or ram as well

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Hello so I found a tower with an i7 3770 for cheap on ebay I also found a used gtx 1060 I want to buy them but I'm not sure if there will be any bottleneck. Do you guys think an i7 3770 paired with a gtx 1060 is okay?

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Also I will buy a corsair cx 450 watt 80 plus bronze psu. is good enough yes? no?

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Nevermind I just got a good deal for only $300

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This Cpu + Gtx 760. Will bottleneck occur ?

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Did it? Just curious(:

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Worth upgrading from i5 3470? I feel that my CPU is living its last moments in gaming world.

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selling that and sparing a few bucks for the upgrade to 3770 would be worth it considering the added threads.

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I just would like to know if I'll have a decent performance improvement in games, my CPU is hitting 100% in all cores easily, I don't want it.

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well the performance increase would be so little for you to notice, performance depends on what game you play and the graphics card you have. but you'll probably see much better multitasking abilities with this cpu than what you're having now.

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I'm having troubles in Cities Skylines, FPS drops arround 30 or below.

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change your gpu first then cpu

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I just bought this GPU very cheap, it's fine for my games at this moment.

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in the bios i saw that i can set overclock setting to AUTO. Can someone explain to me exacly how it works ? It oc the cpu in what form ? If i set it on, it will still keep up with a default cooler, or is it dangerous ?

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It only means the cpu will stay within factory OC settings (3900MHz for 1-2 cores, 3800MHz for 3 cores and 3700MHz for all 4 cores).Stock cooler is fine.

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i saw the cpu is staying like this on 55 average on idle. thats a little too much, dont u think ?

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Bit too high for my taste. Mine idle on 40-44 depends on temp in the room but we must remember that i7's are hotter than i5's (I had 3570K @ stock speeds and it was around 3-5°C cooler).

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Just to clarify that temp i mentioned is with Auto OC settings ON

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I've checked your profile and notice your case only have space for 3 fans while the rear one and side one are factory mounted I would like to know do you have front fan installed? If not put it in ASAP (as inflow one) as it will make great difference to your thermals. Also do you use stock intel CPU fan or an aftermarket one?

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i have a front fan, and i use stock cooler

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Than only way to improve your thermals that I can think of would be putting new thermal paste (I like Gelid GC-Extreme) or installing better cpu cooler. Also if you do not overclock you can try undervolting your CPU via BIOS.

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yea, tks for the advice, ill try to apply some new paste on the cpu, its cheaper that way. If that wont work ill think buying an aftermarket cooler. I wont touch voltages and other things in the bios cuz i really dont know anything about it and dont wanna mess up something.

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I have i5-3570K but my mobo doesn't allow me to OC (only trough BCLK) is it worth to swap CPU to this one or is it better to swap mobo and OC the CPU I have now?

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I did just that last year. 3770 is a freaking beast and with 8 cores it will be sufficient for at least another year or so. I'd recommend you try getting a cheap 3770 (non k sell for much less) off ebay and upgrade whenever necessary.

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should this cpu be suitable with H61 socket? also worth the upgrade from i5 2500?

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yes, and yes

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worth the upgrade - kinda. If you suffer from only having 4 threads, it's the perfect upgrade. That aside, the performance is not a huge gain.

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Would this GPU bottleneck a GTX 1080 ?

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Of course not, mate :D

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should I buy this CPU to pair it with my GPU? I think I have a little CPU bottleneck here with my i5 but I'm not sure… xD

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Hey, you shouldn't be suffering much bottleneck on most games. The upgrade to an i7 would mostly improve multi-threaded applications. Since almost no game can use 8 threads, the difference is insignificant. If you want to upgrade, a look at a skylake i5 would probably be your best bet. However, its not really worth upgrading at this point if you ask me.

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