IntelBX80646I74790K
IntelBX80637I53570K

4 Cores, 4 Threads
@3.4GHz Ivy Bridge (2012)

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 140,645 user samples
99,324 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 100% Base clock 5 GHz, turbo 6.25 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 76% Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 1 GHz (avg)
Poor: 76% Great: 100%
SPEED RANK: 22nd / 968
Gaming
Gaming 87%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 88%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 64%
Destroyer
41,321 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 91% Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 5 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 59% Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 1.75 GHz (avg)
Poor: 59% Great: 91%
SPEED RANK: 57th / 968
Gaming
Gaming 76%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 74%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 46%
Yacht
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
87.5 % Faster effective speed.
+16%
75.7 % -16%
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
123 Pts Faster single-core speed.
+17%
105 Pts -17%
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
429 Pts Slightly faster quad-core speed.
+10%
391 Pts -10%
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
646 Pts Much faster multi-core speed.
+61%
402 Pts -61%
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
136 Pts Slightly faster OC single-core speed.
+11%
123 Pts -11%
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
504 Pts +5% 482 Pts -5%
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
724 Pts Much faster OC multi-core speed.
+50%
484 Pts -50%
Market Share
Based on 4,697,666 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
1.98 % Hugely higher market share.
+83%
1.08 % -83%
Value
Value For Money
82.7 % Better value.
+27%
65 % -27%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
98 % More popular.
+26%
78 % -26%
Price
Price (score)
$339 Cheaper.
+22%
$437 -22%
Age
Newest
38 Months Much more recent.
+41%
64 Months -41%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
88 Watts -12% 77 Watts Slightly more energy efficient.
+12%
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
4 cores 0% 4 cores 0%
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
8 threads Hugely higher thread count.
+100%
4 threads -100%
Lithography
Manufacturing process
22 nm 0% 22 nm 0%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
4 GHz Faster base frequency.
+18%
3.4 GHz -18%
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4.4 GHz Faster turbo frequency.
+16%
3.8 GHz -16%
SC Int
Single Core Integer Speed
138 Pts Slightly faster single-core int speed.
+12%
123 Pts -12%
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
139 Pts Slightly faster single-core fp speed.
+12%
124 Pts -12%
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
514 Pts Slightly faster quad-core int speed.
+7%
481 Pts -7%
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
516 Pts Slightly faster quad-core fp speed.
+6%
489 Pts -6%
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
690 Pts Much faster multi-core int speed.
+43%
481 Pts -43%
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
733 Pts Much faster multi-core fp speed.
+49%
492 Pts -49%
Series
CPU Architecture
Haswell (2013) Ivy Bridge (2012)
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1150 FCLGA1155
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
HD 4600 HD 4000
Launch Date
Launch Date
Q2'14 Q2'12
Cache
Cache
8 MB SmartCache 6 MB SmartCache
Instruction Set Extensions
Instruction Set Extensions
SSE4.1/4.2, AVX 2.0 SSE4.1/4.2, AVX
Recommended Price
Recommended Customer Price
$339.00 - $350.00 $225.00 - $235.00
Bus Speed
Bus Speed
5 GT/s DMI2 5 GT/s DMI
Thermal Solution Specification
Thermal Solution Specification
PCG 2013D 2011D
Memory Types
Memory Types
DDR3-1333/1600, DDR3L-1333/1600 @ 1.5V DDR3 1333/1600
Processor Graphics
Processor Graphics ‡
Intel® HD Graphics 4600 Intel® HD Graphics 4000
Graphics Base Frequency
Graphics Base Frequency
350 MHz 650 MHz
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency
1.25 GHz 1.15 GHz
Hyper-Threading Tech
Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology ‡
Yes No
Virtualization for Directed I/O (VT-d)
Intel® Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d) ‡
Yes No
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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