CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 3570S vs 3570K

Performance

Benchmark performance using all cores

Passmark and GeekBench (32-bit)

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

Passmark (Single Core)

Overclocking

How much speed can you get out of the processor?

Unlocked, Maximum Overclocked Clock Speed (Air) and 1 more

Value

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Performance Per Dollar

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Core i5 3570S

Reasons to consider the
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Much lower typical power consumption 52.81W vs 107.5W 2x lower typical power consumption
Supports trusted computing Yes vs No Somewhat common; Allows for safer, more reliable computing
Significantly better performance per watt 16.86 pt/W vs 7.9 pt/W Around 2.2x better performance per watt
Better performance per dollar 5.35 pt/$ vs 4.15 pt/$ Around 30% better performance per dollar
Much lower annual home energy cost 15.66 $/year vs 38.81 $/year 2.5x lower annual home energy cost
Significantly lower annual commercial energy cost 56.94 $/year vs 106 $/year More than 45% lower annual commercial energy cost
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Is unlocked Yes vs No Somewhat common; An unlocked multiplier allows for easier overclocking
Higher clock speed 3.4 GHz vs 3.1 GHz Around 10% higher clock speed
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.65 GHz vs 3.1 GHz More than 50% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Better geekbench (32-bit) score 10,819 vs 9,278 More than 15% better geekbench (32-bit) score
Significantly better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.81 GHz vs 3.1 GHz More than 55% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

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

GeekBench (32-bit)

GeekBench

Passmark

Core i5 3570S Core i5 3570K @ cpubenchmark.net
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)

Passmark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i5 3570S  vs
3570K 
Clock speed 3.1 GHz 3.4 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.8 GHz 3.8 GHz
Cores Quad core Quad core
Socket type
LGA 1155
Is unlocked No Yes
Is hyperthreaded No No

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing Yes 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 2500 Intel® HD Graphics 4000
Latest DirectX 10.x 10.x
Number of displays supported 3 3
GPU clock speed 650 MHz 650 MHz
Turbo clock speed 1,150 MHz 1,150 MHz
3DMark06 4,363 5,339.9

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 3570S  vs
3570K 
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 31 34

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.1 GHz 4.65 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 3.1 GHz 4.81 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.1 GHz 4.65 GHz

power consumption

TDP 65W 77W
Annual home energy cost 15.66 $/year 38.81 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 56.94 $/year 106 $/year
Performance per watt 16.86 pt/W 7.9 pt/W
Typical power consumption 52.81W 107.5W

bus

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