CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 3570K vs 3225 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 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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Is unlocked Yes vs No Somewhat common; An unlocked multiplier allows for easier overclocking
Much better turbo clock speed 1,150 MHz vs 1,050 MHz Around 10% better turbo clock speed
More cores 4 vs 2 Twice as many cores; run more applications at once
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.59 GHz vs 3.49 GHz More than 30% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Higher clock speed 3.4 GHz vs 3.3 GHz Around 5% higher clock speed
Much better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.71 GHz vs 3.3 GHz Around 45% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Higher Maximum operating temperature 67.4 °C vs 65.3 °C Around 5% higher Maximum operating temperature
Front view of Intel Core i3 3225

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core i3 3225

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Much lower typical power consumption 44.69W vs 107.5W 2.4x lower typical power consumption
Much more l2 cache per core 0.5 MB/core vs 0.25 MB/core 2x more l2 cache per core
Much lower annual home energy cost 13.25 $/year vs 38.81 $/year 2.9x lower annual home energy cost
Much lower annual commercial energy cost 48.18 $/year vs 106 $/year 2.2x lower annual commercial energy cost

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i5 3570K vs i3 3225

CompuBench 1.5 (Bitcoin mining) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i5 3570K
11.75 mHash/s
Core i3 3225
5.78 mHash/s

CompuBench 1.5 (T-Rex) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i5 3570K
1.23 fps
Core i3 3225
0.81 fps

PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated Data courtesy FutureMark

Sky Diver Data courtesy FutureMark

Cloud Gate Data courtesy FutureMark

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
Core i3 3225
169,900 MB/s

Reviews Word on the street

Core i5 3570K  vs i3 3225 

8.0
6.0

9.0
9.6

Overall

8.9 Out of 10
8.4 Out of 10

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i5 3570K  vs
i3 3225 
Clock speed 3.4 GHz 3.3 GHz
Cores Quad core Dual core
Socket type
LGA 1155
Is unlocked Yes No

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing No No
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
MMX
SSE4
AVX
SSE3
EM64T
SSE
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
Supplemental SSE3
AES
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 77W 55W
Annual home energy cost 38.81 $/year 13.25 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 106 $/year 48.18 $/year
Performance per watt 4.69 pt/W 2.97 pt/W
Typical power consumption 107.5W 44.69W

bus

Architecture DMI DMI
Number of links 1 1
Transfer rate 5,000 MT/s 5,000 MT/s

details

Core i5 3570K  vs
i3 3225 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 4
L2 cache 1 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 0.5 MB/core
L3 cache 6 MB 3 MB
L3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core 1.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nm 22 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Clock multiplier 34 33
Operating temperature Unknown - 67.4°C Unknown - 65.3°C

overclocking

Overclock popularity 470 28
Overclock review score 4 1
Overclocked clock speed 4.59 GHz 3.49 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.71 GHz 3.3 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.59 GHz 3.49 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics 4000 Intel® HD Graphics 4000
Number of displays supported 3 3
GPU clock speed 650 MHz 650 MHz
Turbo clock speed 1,150 MHz 1,050 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1600
DDR3-1333
DDR3
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC No No
Maximum bandwidth 25,600 MB/s 25,600 MB/s
Maximum memory size 32,768 MB 32,768 MB
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