CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 3570K vs 5800K among desktop CPUs (over 75W)

Performance

Benchmark performance using all cores

PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated, PassMark and 1 more

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

PassMark (Single Core), Geekbench 3 Single Core and 1 more

Integrated Graphics

Integrated GPU performance for graphics

Fire Strike

Integrated Graphics (OpenCL)

Integrated GPU performance for parallel computing

CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 4 more

Performance per Watt

How efficiently does the processor use electricity?

Fire Strike, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

Value

Are you paying a premium for performance?

Fire Strike, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more

9.6

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Core i5 3570K 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Core i5 3570K  based on its performance, single-core performance and power consumption.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Core i5 3570K

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core i5 3570K

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Much better PassMark score 7,139 vs 4,630 Around 55% better PassMark score
Much better PassMark (Single core) score 2,012 vs 1,459 Around 40% better PassMark (Single core) score
Much better cinebench r10 32Bit score 22,742 vs 13,119 Around 75% better cinebench r10 32Bit score
Front view of AMD A10 5800K

Reasons to consider the
AMD A10 5800K

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Much higher turbo clock speed 4.2 GHz vs 3.8 GHz More than 10% higher turbo clock speed
Much more l2 cache 4 MB vs 1 MB 4x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Much better performance per dollar 6.46 pt/$ vs 3.09 pt/$ More than 2x better performance per dollar
Much more l2 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 4x more l2 cache per core

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i5 3570K vs A10 5800K

CompuBench 1.5 (Bitcoin mining) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i5 3570K
11.75 mHash/s
A10 5800K
64.24 mHash/s

CompuBench 1.5 (T-Rex) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i5 3570K
1.23 fps
A10 5800K
0.7 fps

PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated Data courtesy FutureMark

A10 5800K
2,974

Sky Diver Data courtesy FutureMark

A10 5800K
3,597

Cloud Gate Data courtesy FutureMark

A10 5800K
6,939

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i5 3570K
10,311
A10 5800K
6,004

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

A10 5800K
2,093

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i5 3570K
2,650,000 MB/s
A10 5800K
2,340,000 MB/s

Reviews Word on the street

Core i5 3570K  vs A10 5800K 

8.0
8.0
It's a decent step forward compared to the previous core, but it's still not a great gaming solution.
Core i5 3570K

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i5 3570K  vs
A10 5800K 
Clock speed 3.4 GHz 3.8 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.8 GHz 4.2 GHz
Cores Quad core Quad core
Is unlocked Yes Yes

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE4a
AVX 1.1
SSE2
F16C
MMX
SSE4
XOP
AVX
SSE3
EM64T
SSE
CLMUL
AMD64
SSE4.1
FMA4
SSE4.2
CVT16
AMD-V
Supplemental SSE3
AES
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 77W 100W
Annual home energy cost 38.81 $/year 24.09 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 106 $/year 87.6 $/year
Performance per watt 4.69 pt/W 5.49 pt/W
Typical power consumption 107.5W 81.25W

details

Core i5 3570K  vs
A10 5800K 
Threads 4 4
L2 cache 1 MB 4 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 1 MB/core
L3 cache 6 MB 1 MB
L3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm 32 nm
Transistor count 1,400,000,000 1,303,000,000
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 67.4°C Unknown - 74°C

overclocking

Overclock popularity 470 10
Overclocked clock speed 4.6 GHz 4.47 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.55 GHz 4.6 GHz
PassMark (Overclocked) 5,406.6 2,959.6
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.6 GHz 4.47 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics 4000 Radeon™ HD 7660D
Latest DirectX 10.x 11.0
GPU clock speed 650 MHz 800 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1866
DDR3-1600
DDR3-1333
DDR3
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