IntelBX80646I74790K
IntelBX80637I53570K

4 Cores, 8 Threads @4.0GHz, Haswell.
Release date: Q2 2014.

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

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 229,832 user samples
156,809 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 99% Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.8 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 69% Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 0.8 GHz (avg)
Poor: 69% Great: 99%
SPEED RANK: 45th / 1129
Gaming
Gaming 85%
Aircraft carrier
Desktop
Desktop 86%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 63%
Destroyer
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: 95th / 1129
Gaming
Gaming 74%
Battleship
Desktop
Desktop 73%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 45%
Yacht
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
85.1 % Slightly faster effective speed.
+14%
74.4 %
SC Mixed
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
121 Pts Faster single-core speed.
+17%
103 Pts
QC Mixed
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
415 Pts Slightly faster quad-core speed.
+8%
384 Pts
MC Mixed
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
631 Pts Much faster multi-core speed.
+60%
395 Pts
SC Mixed
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
135 Pts Slightly faster OC single-core speed.
+12%
121 Pts
QC Mixed
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
503 Pts Slightly faster OC quad-core speed.
+7%
471 Pts
MC Mixed
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
719 Pts Much faster OC multi-core speed.
+51%
475 Pts
Market Share
Based on 11,528,687 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
1.6 % Hugely higher market share.
+98%
0.81 %
Value
Value For Money
78.3 % 86.5 % Slightly better value.
+11%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
91 % Much more popular.
+34%
68 %
Price
Price (score)
$365 $195 Much cheaper.
+47%
Age
Newest
52 Months Much more recent.
+33%
78 Months
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
88 Watts 77 Watts Slightly more energy efficient.
+12%
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
4 GHz Faster base frequency.
+18%
3.4 GHz
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
4.4 GHz Faster turbo frequency.
+16%
3.8 GHz
SC Int
Single Core Integer Speed
136 Pts Slightly faster single-core int speed.
+14%
119 Pts
SC Float
Single Core Floating Point Speed
137 Pts Slightly faster single-core fp speed.
+11%
123 Pts
QC Int
Quad Core Integer Speed
508 Pts Slightly faster quad-core int speed.
+9%
466 Pts
QC Float
Quad Core Floating Point Speed
506 Pts +5% 482 Pts
MC Int
Multi Core Integer Speed
683 Pts Much faster multi-core int speed.
+46%
469 Pts
MC Float
Multi Core Floating Point Speed
732 Pts Much faster multi-core fp speed.
+51%
484 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
$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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