IntelBX80637I53570K
IntelBX80662I56600K

4 Cores, 4 Threads @3.4GHz, Ivy Bridge.
Release date: Q2 2012.

4 Cores, 4 Threads @3.5GHz, Skylake.
Release date: Q3 2015.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 202,814 user samples
73,023 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 90% Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 4.8 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 53% Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.55 GHz (avg)
Poor: 53% Great: 90%
SPEED RANK: 94th / 1128
Gaming
Gaming 74%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 73%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 45%
Yacht
129,791 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 105% Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 5 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 68% Base clock 3.5 GHz, turbo 0.75 GHz (avg)
Poor: 68% Great: 105%
SPEED RANK: 42nd / 1128
Gaming
Gaming 86%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 84%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 52%
Yacht
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
74.4 % 86 % Faster effective speed.
+16%
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
103 Pts 119 Pts Faster single-core speed.
+16%
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
384 Pts 445 Pts Faster quad-core speed.
+16%
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
395 Pts 455 Pts Faster multi-core speed.
+15%
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
121 Pts 142 Pts Faster OC single-core speed.
+17%
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
471 Pts 549 Pts Faster OC quad-core speed.
+17%
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
475 Pts 551 Pts Faster OC multi-core speed.
+16%
Market Share
Based on 11,473,815 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.73 % 1.17 % Much higher market share.
+60%
Value
Value For Money
69.5 % 92.8 % Much better value.
+33%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
69 % 73 % Slightly more popular.
+6%
Price
Price (score)
$350 $238 Much cheaper.
+32%
Age
Newest
78 Months 38 Months Much more recent.
+51%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
77 Watts More energy efficient.
+15%
91 Watts
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
4 cores 4 cores
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
4 threads 4 threads
Lithography
Manufacturing process
22 nm 14 nm Much newer manufacturing.
+36%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.4 GHz 3.5 GHz +3%
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
3.8 GHz 3.9 GHz +3%
SC Int
Single Core Integer Speed
119 Pts 137 Pts Faster single-core int speed.
+15%
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
123 Pts 149 Pts Faster single-core fp speed.
+21%
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
466 Pts 522 Pts Slightly faster quad-core int speed.
+12%
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
482 Pts 585 Pts Faster quad-core fp speed.
+21%
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
469 Pts 525 Pts Slightly faster multi-core int speed.
+12%
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
484 Pts 586 Pts Faster multi-core fp speed.
+21%
Series
CPU Architecture
Ivy Bridge Skylake
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1155 FCLGA1151
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
HD 4000 HD 530
Launch Date
Launch Date
Q2'12 Q3'15
Instruction Set Extensions
Instruction Set Extensions
SSE4.1/4.2, AVX SSE4.1/4.2, AVX 2.0
Lithography
Lithography
22 nm 14 nm
Recommended Price
Recommended Customer Price
$225.00 - $235.00 $242.00 - $243.00
Bus Speed
Bus Speed
5 GT/s DMI 8 GT/s DMI3
Thermal Solution Specification
Thermal Solution Specification
2011D PCG 2015D (130W)
Max Memory Size
Max Memory Size (dependent on memory type)
32 GB 64 GB
Memory Types
Memory Types
DDR3 1333/1600 DDR4-1866/2133, DDR3L-1333/1600 @ 1.35V
Memory Bandwidth
Max Memory Bandwidth
25.6 GB/s 34.1 GB/s
Processor Graphics
Processor Graphics ‡
Intel® HD Graphics 4000 Intel® HD Graphics 530
Graphics Base Frequency
Graphics Base Frequency
650 MHz 350 MHz
Virtualization for Directed I/O (VT-d)
Intel® Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d) ‡
No Yes
TSX-NI
Intel® TSX-NI
No Yes
PCI Express Configurations
PCI Express Configurations ‡
up to 1x16, 2x8, 1x8 & 2x4 Up to 1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4

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The Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge processor is one of Intel's best performers to date. In terms of real world performance this processor offers far more than most users are likely to ever need. Scoring 2012 points on the PassMark Single Thread benchmark, the 3570K is within a few percent of the fastest processors currently available and at 77 watts TDP it's no energy hog either. The server orientated GeekBench and PassMark scores of 13920 and 7144 put the 3570K at just over the 50% marker in terms of total processing capacity compared to the other processors in the group test. For server based workloads more performance is available from the Core i7 range of processors but for typical consumer use this processor is already far more powerful than it needs to be. [May '13 CPUPro]

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The Intel Core i5-6600K is based on the new "Skylake" 14nm manufacturing process. Sporting 4 physical cores with base/turbo clocks of 3.5/3.9 GHz the 6600K and its predecessor, the 4690K share the same basic configuration and disappointingly, offer similar performance. Comparing the 6600K and 6700K shows that the 6700K has faster multi and single core performance. The improved multi core performance is due to Hyperthreading which is the key differentiator for the i7-6700K. The gap in single core performance can largely be eliminated by overclocking the i5-6600K so although the stock effective speed is significantly higher on the 6700K, this gap diminishes significantly when both processors are overclocked. At a 30% discount, the 6600K is the better value gaming CPU. [Aug '15 CPUPro]

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