CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 3570K vs 2500K

Performance

Benchmark performance using all cores

Cinebench R11.5, Cinebench R10 32-bit, Passmark, GeekBench (32-bit) and 2 more

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

Cinebench R11.5 (1-core), Cinebench R10 32-bit (1-core) and 2 more

Overclocking

How much speed can you get out of the processor?

Passmark (Overclocked), Unlocked, Maximum Overclocked Clock Speed (Air) and 2 more

Value

Are you paying a premium for performance?

Performance Per Dollar

CPUBoss Score

Performance, Single-core Performance, Overclocking and Value

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Intel Core i5 3570K 

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Differences What are the advantages of each

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Reasons to consider the
Intel Core i5 3570K

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Much better x264 HD 4.0 score 100.16 fps vs 86.9 fps More than 15% better x264 HD 4.0 score
Newer manufacturing process 22 nms vs 32 nms A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
More number of displays supported 3 vs 2 1 more number of displays supported
Slightly higher turbo clock speed 3.8 GHz vs 3.7 GHz Around 5% higher turbo clock speed
Lower idle power consumption 67W vs 73.4W Around 10% lower idle power consumption
Better PassMark (Single core) score 2,012 vs 1,863 Around 10% better PassMark (Single core) score
Better turbo clock speed 1,150 MHz vs 1,100 MHz Around 5% better turbo clock speed
Slightly better PassMark score 7,178 vs 6,383 More than 10% better PassMark score
Slightly better geekbench (64-bit) score 11,992 vs 10,831 More than 10% better geekbench (64-bit) score
Marginally newer Apr, 2012 vs Jan, 2011 Release date over 1 years later
Better cinebench r10 32Bit 1-core score 6,557 vs 5,860 More than 10% better cinebench r10 32Bit 1-core score
Slightly better performance per watt 8.04 pt/W vs 6.36 pt/W More than 25% better performance per watt
Slightly better performance per dollar 4.23 pt/$ vs 3.78 pt/$ More than 10% better performance per dollar
Slightly better cinebench r10 32Bit score 22,742 vs 20,381 More than 10% better cinebench r10 32Bit score
Slightly lower annual home energy cost 38.81 $/year vs 41.29 $/year More than 5% lower annual home energy cost
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Higher GPU clock speed 850 MHz vs 650 MHz More than 30% higher GPU clock speed
Higher Maximum Operating Temperature 72.6 °C vs 67.4 °C Around 10% higher Maximum Operating Temperature
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 5.04 GHz vs 4.66 GHz Around 10% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Better overclocked clock speed (Water) 5.11 GHz vs 4.81 GHz More than 5% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i5 3570K vs 2500K

GeekBench (32-bit)

x264 HD 4.0

Core i5 3570K
100.16 fps
Core i5 2500K
86.9 fps

3D Mark 11 (Physics)

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Cinebench R11.5

We've ticked our usual benchmark boxes with Cinebench rendering, x264 HD video and gaming on the CPU side.
Core i5 3570K | by Tech Radar (Apr, 2012)

Cinebench R11.5 (Single Core)

Passmark

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Reviews Word on the street

Core i5 3570K  vs 2500K 

8.0
9.0
In terms of 3D performance, the detail spec changes include an upgrade from DX10 to DX10.
Core i5 2500K

9.0
9.8
Previously I had an i7 930 overclocked to 4.2GHz and now with this i5 2500k overclocked to 4.8GHz it equals my i7 930 I had in benchmarks, but seems way faster in normal use.
Core i5 2500K

Overall

8.9 Out of 10
9.5 Out of 10

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i5 3570K  vs
2500K 
Clock speed 3.4 GHz 3.3 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.8 GHz 3.7 GHz
Cores Quad core Quad core
Socket type
LGA 1155
Is unlocked Yes Yes
Is hyperthreaded No No

features

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

gpu

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics 4000 Intel® HD Graphics 3000
Latest DirectX 10.x 10.1
Number of displays supported 3 2
GPU clock speed 650 MHz 850 MHz
Turbo clock speed 1,150 MHz 1,100 MHz
3DMark06 5,339.9 5,275

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1600
DDR3-1333
DDR3-1066
Channels Dual Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC No No
Maximum bandwidth 25,600 MB/s 21,333.32 MB/s
Maximum memory size 32,768 MB 32,768 MB

details

Core i5 3570K  vs
2500K 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 4 4
L2 cache 1 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
L3 cache 6 MB 6 MB
L3 cache per core 1.5 MB/core 1.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 22 nms 32 nms
Transistor count 1,400,000,000 1,160,000,000
Max CPUs 1 1
Clock multiplier 34 33
Operating temperature Unknown - 67.4°C 5 - 72.6°C

overclocking

Overclock popularity 470 3,179
Overclock review score 4 5
Overclocked clock speed 4.66 GHz 5.04 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.81 GHz 5.11 GHz
PassMark (Overclocked) 5,406.6 5,433.6
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.66 GHz 5.04 GHz

power consumption

TDP 77W 95W
Annual home energy cost 38.81 $/year 41.29 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 106 $/year 110.03 $/year
Performance per watt 8.04 pt/W 6.36 pt/W
Idle power consumption 67W 73.4W
Peak power consumption 121W 125.6W
Typical power consumption 107.5W 112.55W

bus

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