Intel Core i5 3570K 

Released April, 2012
  • 3.4 GHz
  • Quad core
  • Unlocked
8.7 Out of 10

The Core i5 3570K is quicker, for sure, but the difference isn't nearly enough that you're ever going to feel it.
by Tech Radar (Apr, 2012)
It's a decent step forward compared to the previous core, but it's still not a great gaming solution.
by Tech Radar (Apr, 2012)

CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of the Intel Core i5 3570K among desktop CPUs (over 75W)

Performance

Benchmark performance using all cores

Core i5 3570K
7.3
FX 6300
6.2
FX 8350
7.4
PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated, PassMark and 1 more

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

Core i5 3570K
8.1
FX 6300
6.6
FX 8350
6.9
PassMark (Single Core), Geekbench 3 Single Core and 1 more

Integrated Graphics

Integrated GPU performance for graphics

Core i5 3570K
7.2
FX 6300
0.0
FX 8350
0.0
Fire Strike

Integrated Graphics (OpenCL)

Integrated GPU performance for parallel computing

Core i5 3570K
6.9
FX 6300
0.0
FX 8350
0.0
CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 4 more

Performance per Watt

How efficiently does the processor use electricity?

Core i5 3570K
9.7
FX 6300
6.0
FX 8350
5.7
Fire Strike, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

Value

Are you paying a premium for performance?

Core i5 3570K
6.9
FX 6300
6.5
FX 8350
6.3
Fire Strike, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

8.7

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Core i5 3570K
8.7
FX 6300
5.8
FX 8350
5.8

Benchmarks Real world tests of the Intel Core i5 3570K

CompuBench 1.5 (Bitcoin mining) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i5 3570K
11.75 mHash/s
FX 6300
n.d.
FX 8350
n.d.

CompuBench 1.5 (T-Rex) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i5 3570K
1.23 fps
FX 6300
n.d.
FX 8350
n.d.

PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated Data courtesy FutureMark

Core i5 3570K
2,999
FX 6300
n.d.
FX 8350
n.d.

Sky Diver Data courtesy FutureMark

Core i5 3570K
2,138
FX 6300
n.d.
FX 8350
n.d.

Cloud Gate Data courtesy FutureMark

Core i5 3570K
5,791
FX 6300
n.d.
FX 8350
n.d.

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i5 3570K
10,311
FX 6300
7,871
FX 8350
11,483

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i5 3570K
3,213
FX 6300
2,053
FX 8350
2,193

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i5 3570K
2,650,000 MB/s
FX 6300
2,290,000 MB/s
FX 8350
2,470,000 MB/s

Reviews Word on the street for the Intel Core i5 3570K


8.0
Skyrim performance is up from 21 frames per second to 25.

9.0
At 4.7GHz@1.385 Volts, I'm hitting the 90s occasionally with Prime95, and that's with a H100 in.

Overall

8.9 Out of 10

What People Are Saying Give it to me straight

Applications

This CPU is excellent for both folding and gaming.
by snipekill2445 (Nov, 2012)
But with application support remaining somewhat limited, QuickSync still isn't the killer feature it could be.
by Tech Radar (Apr, 2012)
It's a similar story of very modest performance gains in x264 HD video encoding and the CPU-intensive World in Conflict game benchmark.
by Tech Radar (Apr, 2012)

Overclocking

It is very powerful, very good for overclocking and as long as you have a good cooler, the temps are alright.
by snipekill2445 (Nov, 2012)
Overclocking is very straight forward.
by snipekill2445 (Nov, 2012)
Run stress tests (I recommend Intel Burn Test) and monitor the temps while doing all this, until you get a nice stable overclock that you are happy with.
by snipekill2445 (Nov, 2012)

Temperature

Just remember, you will need some good cooling for this CPU.
by snipekill2445 (Nov, 2012)
Now these temps are perfectly fine, but you will still want some better cooling if you plan on 4.5ghz.
by snipekill2445 (Nov, 2012)
The i5-3570k is an awesome CPU, with a few drawbacks, the main one being the heat that everyone is talking about.
by tr4zz0id (Jun, 2012)

Performance

With the clockspeeds and cache staying mostly steady and the cores revised rather than redesigned, we didn't have high hopes for a dramatic boost in performance.
by Tech Radar (Apr, 2012)
We've ticked our usual benchmark boxes with Cinebench rendering, x264 HD video and gaming on the CPU side.
by Tech Radar (Apr, 2012)

Socket

My chip was a bit subpar in the overclocking area though, i needed about 1.32v for a 4.4ghz overclock, but couldn't get there without heat being an issue.
by junkerde (Dec, 2012)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Clock speed 3.4 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.8 GHz
Cores Quad core
Socket type LGA 1155
Is unlocked Yes

features

Has a NX bit Yes
Supports trusted computing No
Has virtualization support Yes
Instruction set extensions
  1. MMX
  2. EM64T
  3. SSE4.2
  4. Supplemental SSE3
  5. SSE4.1
  6. AVX
  7. SSE
  8. SSE4
  9. AES
  10. SSE3
  11. SSE2
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes

integrated graphics

GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics 4000
Latest DirectX 10.x
Number of displays supported 3
GPU clock speed 650 MHz
Turbo clock speed 1,150 MHz
3DMark06 5,339.9

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in
Memory type
  1. DDR3-1600
  2. DDR3-1333
  3. DDR3
Channels Dual Channel
Supports ECC No
Maximum bandwidth 25,600 MB/s
Maximum memory size 32,768 MB

details

Architecture x86-64
Threads 4 threads
L2 cache 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core
L3 cache 6 MB
L3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm
Transistor count 1,400,000,000
Max CPUs 1
Clock multiplier 34
Operating temperature Unknown - 67.4°C

overclocking

Overclock popularity 470
Overclock review score 4
Overclocked clock speed 4.61 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.56 GHz
PassMark (Overclocked) 5,406.6
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.61 GHz

power consumption

TDP 77W
Annual home energy cost 38.81 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 106 $/year
Performance per watt 5.08 pt/W
Idle power consumption 67W
Peak power consumption 121W
Typical power consumption 107.5W

bus

Architecture DMI
Transfer rate 5,000 MT/s
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