Intel Core i7-3770K Ivy Bridge Processor Review

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Throughout all of our benchmarking and testing, we also monitored how much power our test systems consumed using a power meter. Our goal was to give you all an idea as to how much power each configuration used while idling and while under a heavy workload. Please keep in mind that we were testing total system power consumption at the outlet here, not just the power being drawn by the processors alone.

Total System Power Consumption
Tested at the Outlet

Power consumption with the Ivy Bridge-based Core i7-3770K is nothing short of excellent. When using the processor's integrated graphics, our test system consumed only 43 watts at idle and 102 watts under load--by far the lowest of the bunch. With a discrete GPU installed, the Core i7-3770K-based system was once again the lowest of the group, coming in below the Core i7-2700K by a few watts under both idle and load conditions.

We also monitored power consumption with our Ivy Bridge based test system while overclocking. In its stock configuration (with a discrete GPU installed), the Core i7-3770K-based system pulled 159 watts from the outlet under load. While overclocked to roughly 4.6GHz with a core voltage of 1.295 volts, power consumption only jumped to 200 watts. That's a sizable increases for sure, but nothing like the huge jumps we saw with Sandy Bridge-E.

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Nice review on new Intel Ivy Bridge that moved to 22 nm and look faster and less than 80 watts of power. I am very impressed with the reviews. Now I'm wonder will Intel make Ivy Bridge Extreme Edition on new 22 nm? We will find out about it later.

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You can bet EE version CPUs are waiting in the wings my friend. :)

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Intel is keeping the pressure on. This looks like a worthy CPU to have.

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Amazing Intel!!! :D, although i won't be upgrading to this i will be getting the mobile version :). Going to head on over to read that now xD.

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Great review Marco! I'm really liking the performance to power ratio! Intel keeps bringing the heat!

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Not much of a move if you're already on Sandy, but now's the chance for you guys who are still on C2Qs and the like. The graphics have improved, but they won't be touching Trinity with that kind of performance.

Nice review.

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Ivy Bridge is an awesome processor but not worth the upgrade at this point if you already have Sandy Bridge or Sandy Bridge-E. Now if you are upgrading from anything previous it's a no brainer.

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Some beautiful architecture especially with the 3D modelling/layout internally

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Thank you Marco for the review, when did this come out, or when is it?

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