CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 3570K vs 965 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

7.2

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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Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Front view of AMD Phenom II X4 965

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CPUBoss is not aware of any important advantages of the AMD Phenom II X4 965 vs the Intel Core i5 3570K.

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i5 3570K vs Phenom II X4 965

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 965
137,800 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench (64-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Reviews Word on the street

Core i5 3570K  vs Phenom II X4 965 

8.0
7.0
It's a decent step forward compared to the previous core, but it's still not a great gaming solution.
Core i5 3570K

9.0
8.8
At 4.7GHz@1.385 Volts, I'm hitting the 90s occasionally with Prime95, and that's with a H100 in.
Core i5 3570K

Overall

8.9 Out of 10
8.4 Out of 10

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i5 3570K  vs
Phenom II X4 965 
Clock speed 3.4 GHz 3.4 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.8 GHz 0 GHz
Cores Quad core Quad core
Socket type
LGA 1155
AM3
Is unlocked Yes Yes

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

integrated graphics

GPU GPU None
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

details

Core i5 3570K  vs
Phenom II X4 965 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
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
Transistor count 1,400,000,000 758,000,000
Max CPUs 1 1
Clock multiplier 34 17
Operating temperature Unknown - 67.4°C Unknown - 62°C

overclocking

Overclock popularity 470 22
Overclock review score 4 5
Overclocked clock speed 4.59 GHz 4.05 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.71 GHz 4.22 GHz
PassMark (Overclocked) 5,406.6 3,136.7
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.59 GHz 4.05 GHz

power consumption

TDP 77W 140W
Annual home energy cost 38.81 $/year 54.06 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 106 $/year 152.42 $/year
Performance per watt 4.69 pt/W 1.08 pt/W
Idle power consumption 67W 89.7W
Peak power consumption 121W 174W
Typical power consumption 107.5W 152.93W
Intel Core i5 3570K
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