CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 4670K vs 3570K


Benchmark performance using all cores

Cinebench R10 32-bit, PassMark, GeekBench (32-bit) and GeekBench (64-bit)

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

Cinebench R10 32-bit (1-core) and PassMark (Single Core)


How much speed can you get out of the processor?

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


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Performance Per Dollar

CPUBoss Score

Performance, Single-core Performance, Overclocking and Value

Intel Core i5 4670K 

CPUBoss recommends the Intel Core i5 4670K  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
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Significantly lower typical power consumption 68.25W vs 107.5W More than 35% lower typical power consumption
Much better 3DMark11 physics score 6,830 vs 6,430 More than 5% better 3DMark11 physics score
Higher Maximum operating temperature 72.72 °C vs 67.4 °C Around 10% higher Maximum operating temperature
Better performance per watt 11.96 pt/W vs 7.34 pt/W Around 65% better performance per watt
Better turbo clock speed 1,200 MHz vs 1,150 MHz Around 5% better turbo clock speed
Better PassMark (Single core) score 2,204 vs 2,012 Around 10% better PassMark (Single core) score
Much lower annual home energy cost 20.24 $/year vs 38.81 $/year Around 50% lower annual home energy cost
Newer Apr, 2013 vs Apr, 2012 Release date 11 months later
Better cinebench r10 32Bit 1-core score 7,335 vs 6,557 More than 10% better cinebench r10 32Bit 1-core score
Significantly lower annual commercial energy cost 73.58 $/year vs 106 $/year More than 30% lower annual commercial energy cost
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Significantly higher GPU clock speed 650 MHz vs 350 MHz More than 85% higher GPU clock speed

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i5 4670K vs 3570K

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

3D Mark 11 (Physics)

Cinebench R10 32-Bit

Cinebench R10 32-Bit (Single Core)

PassMark Data courtesy PassMark

PassMark (Single Core) Data courtesy PassMark

Reviews Word on the street

Core i5 4670K  vs 3570K 

But the 4670K has the same 3.4GHz baseclock and 3.8GHz Turbo as the old 3570K, with the same quad-core layout, and 6MB of Intel Smart Cache.
Core i5 4670K

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Core i5 4670K  vs
Clock speed 3.4 GHz 3.4 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.8 GHz 3.8 GHz
Cores Quad core Quad core
Is unlocked Yes Yes


Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing No No
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
Supplemental SSE3
AVX 2.0
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 84W 77W
Annual home energy cost 20.24 $/year 38.81 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 73.58 $/year 106 $/year
Performance per watt 11.96 pt/W 7.34 pt/W
Typical power consumption 68.25W 107.5W


Architecture DMI 2.0 DMI
Number of links 0 1
Transfer rate 5,000 MT/s 5,000 MT/s


Core i5 4670K  vs
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
Max CPUs 1 1
Operating temperature Unknown - 72.72°C Unknown - 67.4°C


Overclock popularity 57 470
Overclocked clock speed 4.48 GHz 4.61 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.55 GHz 4.45 GHz
PassMark (Overclocked) 5,198.5 5,406.6
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.48 GHz 4.61 GHz

integrated graphics

Label Intel® HD Graphics 4600 Intel® HD Graphics 4000
Number of displays supported 3 3
GPU clock speed 350 MHz 650 MHz
Turbo clock speed 1,200 MHz 1,150 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
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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You should definitely buy the i5 3570k because 1) it saves you a bit of money 2) It has a higher clock speed 3) maximum operating temperature does not matter, if you buy a decent CPU fan from somewhere such as cooler master or alpine your CPU is never going to overheat anyway + your thermal paste is going to keep your CPU working at a good temperature and if you're really worried buy a new heat sink. I recommend the i5 3570k over clocked to 4.2 GHz with a new alpine or cooler master fan (£10 - £20) also use msi after burner to overclock or the overclock software that is installed in the CPU drivers DVD.
Gonna be making a build with this CPU soon, decided to choose over 3570K just cause it's newer and maybe slightly more futureproof
"Reasons to consider the 4670K... Significantly higher Maximum Operating Temperature" LOL shouldn't that be on the other side... tard
Upgraded from a Phenom II 965@3.4ghz to a i5 4670k, and I can't wait until I get it. I was told that I should see a massive improvement and our Electric bill will also be grateful for the update for me. I'm coming from a cpu that is what like 4 years old now?
And the same goes for us people that bought a 3570k at the beginning of last year. We shouldn't have to upgrade to this CPU and can wait another few years to make a new system. Other than the power consumption, we got a "current" CPU a year ago.
So basically after a year the 4th gen pays for the gap in price via its improved power use. Everything after that is cake. I assume they all OC in a way to negate the small 5-7% step improvements between i5 generations (gen2>gen3>gen4 OC potential). So it all comes down to $ saved on power and being futureresistant for the next four years or so.
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