Intel Core i5 4570 

Released April, 2013
  • 3.2 GHz
  • Quad core
7.7 Out of 10

If you want enough horsepower to edit home movies or touch up pictures in Photoshop, the Core i5-4570 is a nice middle ground option between the likes of Intel's top performing (and more expensive).
by PCMag (Feb, 2015)
Integrated graphics adequately handle gaming at low settings.
by PCMag (Feb, 2015)

CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of the Intel Core i5 4570


Benchmark performance using all cores

Core i5 4570
FX 8350
PassMark, GeekBench (32-bit) and GeekBench (64-bit)

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

Core i5 4570
FX 8350
PassMark (Single Core)


How much speed can you get out of the processor?

Core i5 4570
FX 8350
Unlocked and overclock popularity


Are you paying a premium for performance?

Core i5 4570
FX 8350
Performance Per Dollar


CPUBoss Score

Performance, Single-core Performance, Overclocking and Value

Core i5 4570
FX 8350

Benchmarks Real world tests of the Intel Core i5 4570

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i5 4570
A8 5545M
Core i7 4790

GeekBench (64-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i5 4570
Core i7 4790
FX 8350


Core i5 4570
A8 5545M
Core i7 4790

3D Mark 11 (Physics)

Core i5 4570
Core i5 3470
Core i5 4440

PassMark Data courtesy PassMark

Core i5 4570
A8 5545M
Core i7 4790

PassMark (Single Core) Data courtesy PassMark

Core i5 4570
A8 5545M
FX 8350

Reviews Word on the street for the Intel Core i5 4570

If your budget is super skinny, that price tag could make all the difference and we'd vote 4570.

What People Are Saying Give it to me straight

Socket Type

Intel's Core i5-4570 processor is a well-balanced CPU that offers some, but not all, of the power of a Core i7, making it ideal for occasional photo editing or video work at a lower price.
by PCMag (Feb, 2015)
As a gaming chip, it's very nice.
by Tech Radar
When you think about it in those terms, the whole thing becomes incredibly infuriating and the 4570 starts looking like a way to stick it to the man.
by Tech Radar


The Intel Core i5-4570 ($202) is a midrange CPU, priced for the builder who's putting together a moderately powerful PC but doesn't want to shell out the money for a more expensive Core i7 processor.
by PCMag (Feb, 2015)
Intel has also stepped up its game in the graphics department, with the integrated GPU (Intel HD Graphics 4600) supporting modern game titles at low settings.
by PCMag (Feb, 2015)
The two more expensive chips are clearly miles ahead of the 4570 when all are running at their maximum overclock.
by Tech Radar


Things are a bit different when it comes to more efficiently multi-threaded code, like video crunching and professional rendering.
by Tech Radar
OK, the benchmark numbers betray a performance delta of about 10 per cent, but you're not going to feel that in-game.
by Tech Radar


The new base clock strap overclocking option doesn't appear, and the chip falls over if you meddle with the base clock itself.
by Tech Radar
Even then, the bump in performance isn't a sure thing; AMD's APUs require the fastest possible RAM to achieve their maximum frame rates.
by PCMag (Feb, 2015)


If it's cheaper, it's all good, and it is, but only a little.
by Tech Radar

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Clock speed 3.2 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.6 GHz
Cores Quad core
Is unlocked No


Has a NX bit Yes
Supports trusted computing Yes
Has virtualization support Yes
Instruction set extensions
  1. MMX
  2. AES
  3. SSE
  4. SSE2
  5. SSE4.1
  6. SSE3
  7. Supplemental SSE3
  8. SSE4.2
  9. AVX 2.0
  10. AVX
  11. SSE4
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes

power consumption

Annual home energy cost 20.24 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 73.58 $/year
Performance per watt 11.5 pt/W
Typical power consumption 68.25W


Architecture DMI 2.0
Transfer rate 5,000 MT/s


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
Max CPUs 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 72.72°C


Overclock popularity 0

integrated graphics

Label Intel® HD Graphics 4600
Number of displays supported 3
GPU clock speed 350 MHz
Turbo clock speed 1,150 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in
Memory type
  1. DDR3-1600
  2. DDR3-1333
  3. DDR3L-1333
Channels Dual Channel
Supports ECC No
Maximum bandwidth 25,600 MB/s
Maximum memory size 32,768 MB
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Whats the best tuning specs for this i5 4570 core using intel extreme tuning utility (XTU)?
I noticed that you are putting Single-core and Multi-core scores in the same basket, and comparing them. I saw this when i was doing some CPU-s comparison as well. In the Geekbench chart, you posted a score of 3212 (which is single-core test result), and below you have i5 3570 and 3570k that scored ~13000 and ~15000 which is Multi-core. These CPUs score around 3100 and 3500 respectively in single-core tests, with a small margin depending if it's 32-bit or 64-bit.
No problem, here are screenshots(full size this time) of settings(and another score) used in 3dmark pro:
Thanks for pointing that out. We were using the score that future mark has posted here: But it seems way too low given what other similar CPUs score. I've updated our benchmarks to use your value, the site will be updated in the next few hours.
Gotta say that the physics score is very inaccurate. I recently bought 4570 and did some 3dmark tests and got result of 6853. Posting screenshot:
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