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Front view of Intel Core i5 3570

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Intel Core i5 3570

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Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
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CPUBoss is not aware of any important advantages of the AMD Athlon X2 6400+ vs the Intel Core i5 3570.

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i5 3570 vs Athlon X2 6400+

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i5 3570
2,580,000 MB/s
Athlon X2 6400+
87.5 MB/s

3D Mark 11 (Physics)

sysmark 2007 (overall)

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i5 3570  vs
Athlon X2 6400+ 
Clock speed 3.4 GHz 3.2 GHz
Cores Quad core Dual core
Socket type
LGA 1155
AM2
Is unlocked No No

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
MMX
AVX
SSE3
SSE
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
3DNow!
Supplemental SSE3
AES
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 77W 125W
Annual home energy cost 38.81 $/year 30.11 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 106 $/year 109.5 $/year
Performance per watt 4.22 pt/W 0.56 pt/W
Typical power consumption 107.5W 101.56W

details

Core i5 3570  vs
Athlon X2 6400+ 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 2
L2 cache 1 MB 2 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 1 MB/core
L3 cache 6 MB 0 MB
L3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core 0 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm 90 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Voltage range 0.96 - 1.4V 1.35 - 1.4V
Operating temperature Unknown - 67°C Unknown - 55°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 4.02 GHz 3.42 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.22 GHz 3.53 GHz
PassMark (Overclocked) 4,357.3 1,625.2
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.02 GHz 3.42 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU None
Label Intel® HD Graphics 2500 N/A
Latest DirectX 11.x N/A
Number of displays supported 3 N/A
GPU clock speed 650 MHz N/A
Turbo clock speed 1,150 MHz N/A
Intel Core i5 3570
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