CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 3570K vs 3470

Performance

Benchmark performance using all cores

Cinebench R11.5, Passmark, GeekBench (32-bit) and GeekBench (64-bit)

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

Cinebench R11.5 (1-core) and Passmark (Single Core)

Overclocking

How much speed can you get out of the processor?

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
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Is unlocked Yes vs No Somewhat common; An unlocked multiplier allows for easier overclocking
Higher turbo clock speed 3.8 GHz vs 3.6 GHz More than 5% higher turbo clock speed
Higher clock speed 3.4 GHz vs 3.2 GHz More than 5% higher clock speed
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.64 GHz vs 3.82 GHz More than 20% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Better turbo clock speed 1,150 MHz vs 1,100 MHz Around 5% better turbo clock speed
Better geekbench (64-bit) score 11,968 vs 9,976 Around 20% better geekbench (64-bit) score
Slightly better PassMark (Single core) score 2,012 vs 1,906 More than 5% better PassMark (Single core) score
Better cinebench r11.5 (1-core) score 1.6 vs 1.52 More than 5% better cinebench r11.5 (1-core) score
Better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.8 GHz vs 3.99 GHz More than 20% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
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Supports trusted computing Yes vs No Somewhat common; Allows for safer, more reliable computing
Lower typical power consumption 86.05W vs 107.5W Around 20% lower typical power consumption
Lower annual home energy cost 31.22 $/year vs 38.81 $/year Around 20% lower annual home energy cost
Lower annual commercial energy cost 84.62 $/year vs 106 $/year More than 20% lower annual commercial energy cost

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i5 3570K vs 3470

GeekBench (32-bit)

3D Mark 11 (Physics)

Core i5 3570K Core i5 3470 @ community.futuremark.com

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)

CineBench R11.5 returned a multicore CPU score of 5.67 for the newer CPU and 5.41 for the older one, with an even tighter gap present between the two when we only used one CPU for the test (1.48 for the Core i5-2500K, 1.51 for the Core i5-3470).
Core i5 3470 | by PCMag (May, 2012)

Passmark

Core i5 3570K Core i5 3470 @ cpubenchmark.net

Passmark (Single Core)

Reviews Word on the street

Core i5 3570K  vs 3470 

8.0
6.0
The Core i5 3570K is quicker, for sure, but the difference isn't nearly enough that you're ever going to feel it.
Core i5 3570K

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i5 3570K  vs
3470 
Clock speed 3.4 GHz 3.2 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.8 GHz 3.6 GHz
Cores Quad core Quad core
Socket type
LGA 1155
Is unlocked Yes No
Is hyperthreaded No No

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing No Yes
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 2500
Latest DirectX 10.x 11.0
Number of displays supported 3 3
GPU clock speed 650 MHz 650 MHz
Turbo clock speed 1,150 MHz 1,100 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1600
DDR3-1333
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

details

Core i5 3570K  vs
3470 
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 22 nms
Transistor count 1,400,000,000 1,400,000,000
Max CPUs 1 1
Clock multiplier 34 32
Operating temperature Unknown - 67.4°C Unknown - 67.4°C

overclocking

Overclock popularity 470 22
Overclock review score 4 0.7
Overclocked clock speed 4.64 GHz 3.82 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.8 GHz 3.99 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.64 GHz 3.82 GHz

power consumption

TDP 77W 77W
Annual home energy cost 38.81 $/year 31.22 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 106 $/year 84.62 $/year
Performance per watt 7.76 pt/W 7.88 pt/W
Idle power consumption 67W 54.4W
Peak power consumption 121W 96.6W
Typical power consumption 107.5W 86.05W

bus

Architecture DMI DMI 2.0
Number of links 1 1
Transfer rate 5,000 MT/s 5,000 MT/s
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Comments

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I am thinking maybe I should have paid $40 more for the 3570K. I only paid $63 bucks for my TZ77A Motherboard, So it still would have been well under $200. But since both are close in performance I guess saving the $40 was ok. I only like to do small overclocks anyway since it is better on the chip's longevity and stability, I suppose 3.8ghz on all cores is not bad at all. I can also set it to run at 4ghz when only 2 cores need used, And 3.9ghz when a application is only using 3 cores. I think that is kinda dumb that Intel would set a CPU to run Higher with 2 and 3 cores, Makes more sense just to even it out to me. So I just set all four multipliers to 38.
I bought me a i5 3470. The price was decent. And the performance reviews on it all seem good. I know the non K models don't overclock as well as the K models, But they are still a very solid performer.
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