And as far as hardware is concerned, it’s not really close. It’s factually incorrect to suggest the 3770 is an 8 core processor or even close to one.
You’ve still only got four cores doing work, except you have an extra thread per core to distribute jobs to.
It has 4 cores. 8 threads. That is not the same as an 8 core processor by any stretch of the imagination.
It recommends an 8 Core AMD CPU or a 4 Core Intel CPU. The i7 3770 is a quad core CPU.