CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 3570K vs 840T 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

8.5

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Core i5 3570K 

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Core i5 3570K

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Intel Core i5 3570K

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CPUBoss is not aware of any important advantages of the Intel Core i5 3570K vs the AMD Phenom II X4 840T.

Front view of AMD Phenom II X4 840T

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Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i5 3570K vs Phenom II X4 840T

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 3570K
2,650,000 MB/s
Phenom II X4 840T
120,800 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i5 3570K  vs
Phenom II X4 840T 
Clock speed 3.4 GHz 2.9 GHz
Cores Quad core Quad core

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE4a
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
Phenom II X4 840T 
Threads 4 4
L2 cache 1 MB 2 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
L3 cache 6 MB 6 MB
L3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core 1.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm 45 nm
Max CPUs 1 1

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 4.6 GHz 3.8 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.66 GHz 2.9 GHz
PassMark (Overclocked) 5,406.6 3,039.3
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.6 GHz 3.8 GHz

power consumption

TDP 77W 95W
Annual home energy cost 38.81 $/year 22.89 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 106 $/year 83.22 $/year
Performance per watt 4.69 pt/W 1.55 pt/W
Typical power consumption 107.5W 77.19W
Intel Core i5 3570K
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AMD Phenom II X4 840T
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