CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 3570K vs 3470 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

8.7

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Core i5 3570K 

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

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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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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
Much better cloud gate score 5,791 vs 3,118 More than 85% better cloud gate score
Higher clock speed 3.4 GHz vs 3.2 GHz More than 5% higher clock speed
Much better CompuBench 1.5 ocean surface simulation score 174.42 fps vs 85.22 fps More than 2x better CompuBench 1.5 ocean surface simulation score
Much better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.61 GHz vs 3.73 GHz Around 25% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Significantly better PCMark 8 home 3.0 accelerated score 2,999 vs 2,580 More than 15% better PCMark 8 home 3.0 accelerated score
Better geekbench 2 (64-bit) score 11,824 vs 10,031 Around 20% better geekbench 2 (64-bit) score
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.55 GHz vs 4.07 GHz More than 10% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
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Supports trusted computing Yes vs No Somewhat common; Allows for safer, more reliable computing
Significantly lower typical power consumption 86.05W vs 107.5W Around 20% lower typical power consumption
Significantly lower annual home energy cost 31.22 $/year vs 38.81 $/year Around 20% lower annual home energy cost
Significantly lower annual commercial energy cost 84.62 $/year vs 106 $/year More than 20% lower annual commercial energy cost
Newer Jun, 2012 vs Apr, 2012 Release date 1 months later

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i5 3570K vs 3470

CompuBench 1.5 (Bitcoin mining) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i5 3570K
11.75 mHash/s
Core i5 3470
3.08 mHash/s

CompuBench 1.5 (T-Rex) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i5 3570K
1.23 fps
Core i5 3470
0.67 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 i5 3470
2,470,000 MB/s

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

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing No Yes
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 77W
Annual home energy cost 38.81 $/year 31.22 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 106 $/year 84.62 $/year
Performance per watt 5.14 pt/W 4.7 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

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 nm 22 nm
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 4.61 GHz 3.73 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.55 GHz 4.07 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.61 GHz 3.73 GHz

integrated graphics

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
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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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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