i7-3770 without the K

Discussion in 'CPUs and Overclocking' started by Thronsen, Apr 27, 2012.

  1. Thronsen

    Thronsen Junior Member

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    Hi all, has anyone seen any reviews or reports on the i7-3770, the plain one without the K? Its the only one available where I live.

    For performance tests published here and elsewhere, is using the i7-3770k a reasonable proxy?

    Any possibility at all of overclocking the i7-3770?

    Thanks for your help.
     
  2. T_Yamamoto

    T_Yamamoto Lifer

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    3770 will be overclockable ONLY to its Turbo speed meaning that under load, it turbo/self over clocks itself to a high speed, that's the Max speed youll get.
     
  3. IntelUser2000

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    Base/4 cores/3 cores/2 cores/1 core

    3770K: 3.5/3.7/3.8/3.9/3.9
    3770: 3.4/3.7/3.8/3.9/3.9

    They probably perform same except in very rare scenarios where you are limited by thermals and it starts running at base clocks. Pretty rare on a desktop. Even then its only 3% max.
     
  4. TakeNoPrisoners

    TakeNoPrisoners Platinum Member

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    Until you slap a real cooler on the K model and can crank up the speeds.

    If you don't overclock then the 3770 is identical to the K model.
     
  5. simplynluv

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    This thread is interesting for me, I will keep checking this thread
    since I'm planning to get 3770 too (or 3930k) for 3d rendering works
    (price VS work speed)

    honestly, I'm a bit of confuse if the performance of 3770 will be same as 3770k if it is used on 100% load on non OverClock
     
  6. Thronsen

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    Great, thanks guys for all your insight.

    Just wish the 3770K was available here before June. Are other countries getting it more quickly?
     
  7. Thronsen

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    BTW, the 3770 has a number of features listed on the Intel website that the 3770k does not have. I havent heard of any of them. Are they useful or just marketing speak that is rarely used by real programs.

    Intel SIPP
    Intel vPro Technology
    Intel VT-d
    Intel TXT
     
  8. dma0991

    dma0991 Platinum Member

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    For some reason Intel doesn't include extra virtualization features on the K version. Those features you've listed are useful if you use programs like VMWare or VirtualBox.
     
  9. Puppies04

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    Where do you live, the moon?

    No seriously where do you live?
     
  10. Thronsen

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    If only. I would be chilling in Newt Gingrich's Moon Base.

    I live in Singapore atm.
     
  11. njdevilsfan87

    njdevilsfan87 Golden Member

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    You can also get an extra ~100mhz by setting BCLK to 103mhz or so.
     
  12. Puppies04

    Puppies04 Diamond Member

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    What source are you quoting that says the "k" model won't be available before june? I find it hard to believe that vendors won't have it around the same time everyone else gets it unless there is a specific reason.
     
  13. ShintaiDK

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    SIPP, TXT and vPro is basicly business only features. VT-D is I/O virtualization excluding GFX thats covered under VT-X. None of out virtualzied business servers uses VT-D for example, just VD-X plus SLAT(Nehalem and after.) capable for RemoteFX.
     
  14. simplynluv

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    No wonder you saying the K version hopefully available before June

    I just call Bizgram today, they did mention the K version is only available on mid of June

    I currently live in Batam, and I'm going to get 3770 soon with Z77 PRO Asus Boards for 3d rendering

    any idea of where other shop selling stuff cheaper compared to Bizgram in Sim Lim square?

    Regards !
     
  15. Alaa

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    I thought anand said you could overclock it by 4 bins or 400 MHz?

    Edit: Turbo ratios only.
     
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  16. IntelUser2000

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    Hmm, that's interesting in multiple ways.

    3770 overclocked with 100MHz bus clock would result you in...

    4.1/4.2/4.3/4.3

    In air, if most people are getting 4.5GHz out of a 3770K to stay within the envelope before the power usage starts rising fast, then the 3770 is only 10% slower than the 3770K, and even less with single threads.

    So it seems the trend is that top end chips are not much of an enhancement, and the lower end/lower power chips are getting attention, even with overclocking.