IntelBX80646I74790
IntelBX80637I53570K

4 Cores, 8 Threads @3.6GHz, Haswell.
Release date: Q2 2014.

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

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 303,878 user samples
163,106 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 86% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.8 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 66% Base clock 3.6 GHz, turbo 3.75 GHz (avg)
Poor: 66% Great: 86%
SPEED RANK: 162nd / 1258
Gaming
Gaming 77%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 63%
Destroyer
140,772 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 88% Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 4.8 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 63% Base clock 3.8 GHz, turbo 0.5 GHz (avg)
Poor: 63% Great: 88%
SPEED RANK: 166th / 1258
Gaming
Gaming 77%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 81%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 58%
Gunboat
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
77.2 % +0% 77.1 %
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
86.8 Pts 88.3 Pts +2%
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
108 Pts Slightly faster single-core speed.
+6%
102 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
208 Pts +3% 201 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
366 Pts 381 Pts +4%
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
543 Pts Much faster octa-core speed.
+42%
383 Pts
Memory
OC Memory Latency
94.9 Pts 95.9 Pts +1%
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
118 Pts 121 Pts +3%
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
234 Pts 241 Pts +3%
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
439 Pts 468 Pts Slightly faster OC quad-core speed.
+7%
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
594 Pts Faster OC octa-core speed.
+26%
471 Pts
Market Share
Based on 31,655,982 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.73 % Hugely higher market share.
+87%
0.39 %
Value
Value For Money
75.6 % 84.9 % Better value.
+12%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
88 % 129 % Much more popular.
+47%
Price
Price (score)
$299 $195 Much cheaper.
+35%
Age
Newest
75 Months More recent.
+25%
100 Months
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
84 Watts 77 Watts Slightly more energy efficient.
+8%
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
4 cores 4 cores
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
8 threads Hugely higher thread count.
+100%
4 threads
Lithography
Manufacturing process
22 nm 22 nm
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.6 GHz Slightly faster base frequency.
+6%
3.4 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4 GHz Slightly faster turbo frequency.
+5%
3.8 GHz
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
595 Pts Faster OC 64-core speed.
+26%
472 Pts
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
550 Pts Much faster 64-core speed.
+42%
388 Pts
Series
CPU Architecture
Haswell Ivy Bridge
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
$303.00 - $312.00 $225.00 - $235.00
Max Turbo Frequency
Max Turbo Frequency
4 GHz 3.8 GHz
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
1.2 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
vPro Tech
Intel® vPro™ Technology ‡
Yes No
Trusted Execution Tech
Intel® Trusted Execution Technology ‡
Yes No
PCI Express Revision
PCI Express Revision
Up to 3.0 3.0
PCI Express Configurations
PCI Express Configurations ‡
Up to 1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4 up to 1x16, 2x8, 1x8 & 2x4

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The Core i7-4790 is the third upgrade to Intel's flagship quad core hyper-threaded CPU. This version, like its predecessor the i7-4771, gets a 100 MHz bump in stock frequency and additionally the i7-4790 also gets a 100 MHz turbo frequency bump. These improvements (~4%) are marginal and practically impossible to discern in day to day use. Looking at a benchmark comparison between the 4771 and 4790 verifies that there is little difference between the two CPUs. Although the i7-4790 isn't much of a step forward, it's still one of the best (locked) mainstream processors on the market. AMD hasn't been able to compete with Intel on single threaded performance for several years, consequently Intel have no need to push the envelope. Overclockers should wait for the 4790K which is rumoured to be released shortly. [May '14 CPUPro]

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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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