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Intel Core i5 3570K

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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 newer manufacturing process 22 nm vs 90 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Significantly higher clock speed 3.4 GHz vs 2.6 GHz More than 30% higher clock speed
Much better PassMark (Single core) score 2,012 vs 783 More than 2.5x better PassMark (Single core) score
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.59 GHz vs 2.6 GHz More than 75% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Significantly better PassMark score 7,152 vs 1,470 More than 4.8x better PassMark score
Newer Apr, 2012 vs Mar, 2006 Release date over 6 years later
Significantly better performance per watt 4.69 pt/W vs 0.79 pt/W Around 6x better performance per watt
More cores 4 vs 2 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.71 GHz vs 2.6 GHz More than 80% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
More threads 4 vs 2 Twice as many threads
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Significantly more l2 cache 2 MB vs 1 MB 2x more l2 cache; more data can be stored in the l2 cache for quick access later
Much lower typical power consumption 69.06W vs 107.5W More than 35% lower typical power consumption
Much more l2 cache per core 1 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 4x more l2 cache per core
Supports more CPUs in SMP configuration 2 vs 1 Twice as many CPUs in SMP configuration
Much lower annual home energy cost 20.48 $/year vs 38.81 $/year More than 45% lower annual home energy cost
Significantly lower annual commercial energy cost 74.46 $/year vs 106 $/year Around 30% lower annual commercial energy cost

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i5 3570K vs Opteron 285

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i5 3570K
10,311
Opteron 285
3,721

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i5 3570K
2,650,000 MB/s
Opteron 285
71.7 MB/s

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i5 3570K  vs
Opteron 285 
Clock speed 3.4 GHz 2.6 GHz
Cores Quad core Dual core
Socket type
LGA 1155
940

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
MMX
SSE4
AVX
SSE3
EM64T
SSE
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
3DNow!
Supplemental SSE3
AES
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

details

Core i5 3570K  vs
Opteron 285 
Threads 4 2
L2 cache 1 MB 2 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 1 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm 90 nm
Max CPUs 1 2
Clock multiplier 34 13
Operating temperature Unknown - 67.4°C 0 - 67°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 4.59 GHz 2.6 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.71 GHz 2.6 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.59 GHz 2.6 GHz

power consumption

TDP 77W 85W
Annual home energy cost 38.81 $/year 20.48 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 106 $/year 74.46 $/year
Performance per watt 4.69 pt/W 0.79 pt/W
Typical power consumption 107.5W 69.06W
Intel Core i5 3570K
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