CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 3570K vs 8450e among desktop CPUs

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 

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

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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 higher clock speed 3.4 GHz vs 2.1 GHz More than 60% higher clock speed
Much newer manufacturing process 22 nm vs 65 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Is unlocked Yes vs No Somewhat common; An unlocked multiplier allows for easier overclocking
Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Much better PassMark (Single core) score 2,012 vs 697 Around 3x better PassMark (Single core) score
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.59 GHz vs 2.75 GHz More than 65% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.71 GHz vs 2.1 GHz Around 2.2x better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Newer Apr, 2012 vs Sep, 2008 Release date over 3 years later
Front view of AMD Phenom X3 8450e

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AMD Phenom X3 8450e

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Much 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 more l2 cache per core 0.67 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core Around 2.8x more l2 cache per core
Much lower typical power consumption 52.81W vs 107.5W 2x lower typical power consumption
Significantly higher Maximum operating temperature 71 °C vs 67.4 °C More than 5% higher Maximum operating temperature
Much lower annual home energy cost 15.66 $/year vs 38.81 $/year 2.5x lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 56.94 $/year vs 106 $/year More than 45% lower annual commercial energy cost

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i5 3570K vs Phenom X3 8450e

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 X3 8450e 
Clock speed 3.4 GHz 2.1 GHz
Cores Quad core Tri core
Socket type
LGA 1155
AM2+
Is unlocked Yes No

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

power consumption

TDP 77W 65W
Annual home energy cost 38.81 $/year 15.66 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 106 $/year 56.94 $/year
Performance per watt 4.69 pt/W 1.24 pt/W
Typical power consumption 107.5W 52.81W

details

Core i5 3570K  vs
Phenom X3 8450e 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 3
L2 cache 1 MB 2 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 0.67 MB/core
L3 cache 6 MB 2 MB
L3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core 0.67 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm 65 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 67.4°C Unknown - 71°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 4.59 GHz 2.75 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.71 GHz 2.1 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.59 GHz 2.75 GHz

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
Intel Core i5 3570K
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