CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 3570K vs 8350 among desktop CPUs (over 75W)


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


Are you paying a premium for performance?

Fire Strike, CompuBench 1.5 Bitcoin mining and 11 more


CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Intel Core i5 3570K 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Core i5 3570K  based on its 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 lower typical power consumption 107.5W vs 159.66W Around 35% lower typical power consumption
Much better cinebench r10 32Bit 1-core score 6,557 vs 4,338 More than 50% better cinebench r10 32Bit 1-core score
Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Much newer manufacturing process 22 nm vs 32 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Much better PassMark (Single core) score 2,012 vs 1,525 More than 30% better PassMark (Single core) score
Much lower annual home energy cost 38.81 $/year vs 56.1 $/year More than 30% lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 106 $/year vs 159.62 $/year Around 35% lower annual commercial energy cost
Front view of AMD FX 8350

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AMD FX 8350

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Much more l2 cache 8 MB vs 1 MB 8x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Much better performance per dollar 8.31 pt/$ vs 3.34 pt/$ Around 2.5x better performance per dollar
Significantly higher clock speed 4 GHz vs 3.4 GHz Around 20% higher clock speed
Significantly higher turbo clock speed 4.2 GHz vs 3.8 GHz More than 10% higher turbo clock speed
Much better PassMark score 9,134 vs 7,161 Around 30% better PassMark score
More cores 8 vs 4 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
More threads 8 vs 4 Twice as many threads
Much more l2 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 4x more l2 cache per core
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 8.79 GHz vs 4.56 GHz Around 95% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.73 GHz vs 4.61 GHz Around 5% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Better performance per watt 5.83 pt/W vs 5.08 pt/W Around 15% better performance per watt
Newer Oct, 2012 vs Apr, 2012 Release date 5 months later

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i5 3570K vs FX 8350

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i5 3570K
FX 8350

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

FX 8350

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

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

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i5 3570K
FX 8350

GeekBench (64-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i5 3570K
FX 8350


Core i5 3570K
FX 8350

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

FX 8350

PassMark (Single Core)

FX 8350

Reviews Word on the street

Core i5 3570K  vs FX 8350 

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


Core i5 3570K  vs
FX 8350 
Clock speed 3.4 GHz 4 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.8 GHz 4.2 GHz
Cores Quad core Octa core
Socket type
LGA 1155
Is unlocked Yes Yes


Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
AVX 1.1
Supplemental SSE3
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

integrated graphics

Label Intel® HD Graphics 4000 N/A
Latest DirectX 10.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
3DMark06 5,339.9 N/A

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC No Yes
Maximum bandwidth 25,600 MB/s 29,866.66 MB/s


Core i5 3570K  vs
FX 8350 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 8
L2 cache 1 MB 8 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 1 MB/core
L3 cache 6 MB 8 MB
L3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core 1 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm 32 nm
Transistor count 1,400,000,000 1,200,000,000
Max CPUs 1 1
Clock multiplier 34 21
Operating temperature Unknown - 67.4°C Unknown - 61°C


Overclock popularity 470 709
Overclock review score 4 0.95
Overclocked clock speed 4.61 GHz 4.73 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.56 GHz 8.79 GHz
PassMark (Overclocked) 5,406.6 10,147
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.61 GHz 4.73 GHz

power consumption

TDP 77W 125W
Annual home energy cost 38.81 $/year 56.1 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 106 $/year 159.62 $/year
Performance per watt 5.08 pt/W 5.83 pt/W
Idle power consumption 67W 92W
Peak power consumption 121W 182.21W
Typical power consumption 107.5W 159.66W
Intel Core i5 3570K
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Begone troll!
He's unemployed anyway.
because is a quad core and not an octacore cpu. and such a comparison does not make any scense. A quad vs an octacore? Make it one core per module and test them again. Overclock them to the same frequency and test them again. That's why 3570k is better from 8350.
Well.. The only thing that i see through this comparison is that amd fanboys are cheering cause the 8350 has beat the 3570k. Really? But i can se more clearly that amd needs more cores and threads to beat intel..!! It's like bringing a V8 engine to beat a 4cylinder engine!! LOOL (troll) comparing a 8 core cpu vs a 4core cpu, or a six (unlocked) core cpu vs a dual locked cpu it is ok, it is normal... This is what i see from an amd fanboy. Even a 9590 vs a 3570k it's fair comparison.... Why don't you compare equal hardware? Try this... http://cpuboss.com/cpus/Intel-Core-i7-3970X-vs-AMD-FX-6300 Same year production, both of them six core//same frequency//unlocked//same turbo core speed.. OOOOPS.. that is FORBIDDEN... I know i know amd fanboys, it's like comparing a Ferrari vs a Skoda.. It's out of the price range.... Btw i own AMD PHENOM II X4 965, AMD PHENOM II X6 BLACK 1100T, AMD FX 6300, AMD FX 8350, Intel core i5 750, Intel Core i5 2500k, Intel Core i7 3770k, Intel Core i5 4690k, and i can say for sure that Intel is way much better and faster to every kind of workload office and gaming, from any Amd cpu.
Why do you say that?
Even if you are working remotely there is no reason you can't turn off your computer when not in use. I have a 8350 and a SanDisk SSD. It takes Windows 10 less than 30 seconds to boot and launch all background processes. If for whatever reason you choose to use a HDD as your boot drive then just put your computer to sleep when you aren't using it.
Intel wins when it's only marginally better (if at all) than the AMD but more than twice the cost? bullshit.
I'm not with you. See, I have actually been using a 5Ghz 8350 @ 1.428 volts. 24/7 for almost 2 years now. I've compared how much it costs to run to my newer Media PC that has an 4690k. It may cost me maybe 80 cents a month more to run the 8350 setup and it is overvolted and overclocked. Maybe electricity costs more where you are located. I hope that's the case because if not your not doing a very good job at your job. Or maybe you are if intel is lining your pockets...
Growth up? lol
you have no idea what you are talking about. And tek is fine, just because you can't pay attention to an hour long video doesn't make the tek a joke. Grow up and quit sucking brand cocks.
Even a 10% performance gain will overwhelm a 50% power gain because your TIME is much more valuable than your power bill!
How is the Intel 3570 k a better value when it costs more and has worse performance.
I bought anFX 8350 and love it.Already have it Oc @4800ghz with a cool master 212 evo.
I'd say go for Intel if you want a gaming cpu. Why ? Because the i7 is overkill for gaming. If you want to do stuff like massive video editing and 3d rendering go for the FX-8350. Gaming wise they're pretty close. I have tested both of them. The i5 3570k did a slightly better job in games but in video editing and rendering the FX is just a better choice.
It's not, growth up
all points aside, int he real world usage, an AMD 6 or 8 core cpu can run bf4 on ultra with way over 60 fps depending on your GPU. I still have a 4770k, but I built an AMD for my wife and I really don't tell a difference when I'm gaming. It's like saying you have a FMF muffler is better than your MOPAR muffler on your CR 250 dirt bike
this website is still biased towards intel doesn't matter if u put a 8320 against a i3 4330
That link shows that the only thing better for Intel is integrated graphics :D But noone uses CPU graphics when everyone has strong graphics cards...
Intel is better at overclocking, why? AMD just got higher speeds but that means nothing if the processors comes with completely different manufacture process, intel is more efficien and it is getting much more benefit from extra GHZ, IPC is the key, AMD has patethicly weak IPC and even twelve cores wont help, Fair win for i5
Stick this video into your anus you naive noob, TekSyndicate is a joke... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=26UKz42uQ1Y
fx 8350 apanha feio do i7
Please stop all these "fanboyism" >.<
Couldn't agree with you more. The entire front page on this site showing top records for different categories is full of Intel CPUs, there are only 3 AMD parts on the entire page. AMD fanboys need to get over the fact that the *actual data* shows that AMD is no longer even relevant in the CPU market except in the ultra-budget area.
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