IntelBX80637I53570K
IntelBX80684I58400

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

6 Cores, 6 Threads @2.8GHz, Coffee Lake.
Release date: Q4 2017.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 168,697 user samples
93,124 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 91% Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 5 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 57% Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 4 GHz (avg)
Poor: 57% Great: 91%
SPEED RANK: 106th / 1147
Gaming
Gaming 75%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 73%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 45%
Yacht
75,573 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 94% Base clock 2.8 GHz
Worst Bench: 81% Base clock 2.8 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
Poor: 81% Great: 94%
SPEED RANK: 46th / 1147
Gaming
Gaming 89%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 65%
Destroyer
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
74.8 % 89.1 % Faster effective speed.
+19%
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
103 Pts 117 Pts Slightly faster single-core speed.
+14%
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
387 Pts 452 Pts Faster quad-core speed.
+17%
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
395 Pts 652 Pts Much faster multi-core speed.
+65%
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
122 Pts 123 Pts +1%
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
476 Pts 478 Pts +0%
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
478 Pts 697 Pts Much faster OC multi-core speed.
+46%
Market Share
Based on 15,597,579 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.77 % 1.44 % Hugely higher market share.
+87%
Value
Value For Money
86.9 % 106 % Better value.
+21%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
72 % 115 % Much more popular.
+60%
Price
Price (score)
$195 $185 Slightly cheaper.
+5%
Age
Newest
83 Months 17 Months Much more recent.
+80%
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
77 Watts 65 Watts More energy efficient.
+16%
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
4 cores 6 cores Much higher core count.
+50%
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
4 threads 6 threads Much higher thread count.
+50%
Lithography
Manufacturing process
22 nm 14 nm Much newer manufacturing.
+36%
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.4 GHz Faster base frequency.
+21%
2.8 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
3.8 GHz 4 GHz Slightly faster turbo frequency.
+5%
SC Int
Single Core Integer Speed
120 Pts +2% 118 Pts
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
124 Pts 128 Pts +3%
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
471 Pts +2% 460 Pts
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
482 Pts 499 Pts +4%
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
470 Pts 668 Pts Much faster multi-core int speed.
+42%
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
483 Pts 740 Pts Much faster multi-core fp speed.
+53%
Series
CPU Architecture
Ivy Bridge Coffee Lake
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1155 FCLGA1151
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
HD 4000 UHD 630
Launch Date
Launch Date
Q2'12 Q4'17
Cache
Cache
6 MB SmartCache 9 MB
Instruction Set Extensions
Instruction Set Extensions
SSE4.1/4.2, AVX SSE4.1/4.2, AVX2
Lithography
Lithography
22 nm 14 nm
Recommended Price
Recommended Customer Price
$225.00 - $235.00 N/A
Bus Speed
Bus Speed
5 GT/s DMI 8 GT/s DMI3
Thermal Solution Specification
Thermal Solution Specification
2011D PCG 2015C (65W)
Max Memory Size
Max Memory Size (dependent on memory type)
32 GB 64 GB
Memory Types
Memory Types
DDR3 1333/1600 DDR4-2666
Processor Graphics
Processor Graphics ‡
Intel® HD Graphics 4000 Intel® UHD Graphics 630
Graphics Base Frequency
Graphics Base Frequency
650 MHz 350 MHz
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency
1.15 GHz 1.05 GHz
Virtualization for Directed I/O (VT-d)
Intel® Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d) ‡
No Yes
PCI Express Configurations
PCI Express Configurations ‡
up to 1x16, 2x8, 1x8 & 2x4 Up to 1x16 or 2x8 or 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 i5-8400 is a competitively priced hex-core processor from Intel’s 8th generation of Core processors (Coffee Lake). Along with the release of the unlocked i5-8600K, this is the first time that six-core processors have featured in the i5 line-up. Like the other Coffee Lake processors, the i5-8400 is based upon an improved version of Intel’s 14nm architecture which featured in both Skylake and Kaby Lake. Early benchmarks reveal that for average quad core usage (most games employ a maximum of four cores) the i5-8400 performs way above its pay grade. It achieves quad core mixed speeds close to Intel’s outgoing 2017 flagship the $300, quad-core, 8 thread i7-7700k, which to date has been a strong favourite for high-end gaming setups. On paper, the i5-8400 has a base clock of 2.8 GHz (Intel are significantly downplaying the performance of this SKU by giving it a relatively low nominal base clock), an all core boost of 3.8 GHz (this is the effective base clock figure that counts) and a single core boost of 4 GHz. This compares reasonably well to the i5-8600K which has a base clock of 3.6 GHz, all core boost of 4.1 GHz and a single core boost of 4.3 GHz. The i5-8400 also features 9MB of L3 cache and an energy-thrifty TDP of 65W. Priced at under $190, the i5-8400 offers fantastic value for money. Unfortunately, like the other Coffee Lake processors, the i5-8400 will require a new 300 series motherboard, and at the time of writing, the only available version is Intel’s high-end Z370 which isn't an ideal pairing for the i5-8400. The Z series motherboards are designed to cater for the unlocked and overclockable "K" SKUs. Cheaper 300 series motherboards will be available in 2018 at which time the 8400 will offer even better value for money. [Oct '17 CPUPro]

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