CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 2600 vs 3570K

Performance

Benchmark performance using all cores

Passmark, GeekBench (32-bit), GeekBench (64-bit) and x264 HD 4.0 (Pass 1)

Single-core Performance

Individual core benchmark performance

Passmark (Single Core) and x264 HD 4.0 (Pass 2)

Overclocking

How much speed can you get out of the processor?

Passmark (Overclocked), Unlocked, Maximum Overclocked Clock Speed (Air) and 1 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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Differences What are the advantages of each

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Reasons to consider the
Intel Core i7 2600

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Is hyperthreaded Yes vs No Somewhat common; Maximizes usage of each CPU core
More l3 cache 8 MB vs 6 MB Around 35% more l3 cache; more data can be stored in the l3 cache for quick access later
More threads 8 vs 4 Twice as many threads
Significantly better turbo clock speed 1,350 MHz vs 1,150 MHz More than 15% better turbo clock speed
Supports trusted computing Yes vs No Somewhat common; Allows for safer, more reliable computing
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
More l3 cache per core 2 MB/core vs 1.5 MB/core Around 35% more l3 cache per core
Better 3DMark11 physics score 7,700 vs 6,430 Around 20% better 3DMark11 physics score
Better PassMark score 8,289 vs 7,167 More than 15% better PassMark score
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Is unlocked Yes vs No Somewhat common; An unlocked multiplier allows for easier overclocking
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
Significantly better PassMark (Overclocked) score 5,406.6 vs 2,824.9 More than 90% better PassMark (Overclocked) score
Better performance per dollar 4.15 pt/$ vs 2.35 pt/$ More than 75% better performance per dollar
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.65 GHz vs 3.98 GHz More than 15% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Slightly lower typical power consumption 107.5W vs 114.5W More than 5% lower typical power consumption
Slightly better PassMark (Single core) score 2,012 vs 1,906 More than 5% better PassMark (Single core) score
Marginally newer Apr, 2012 vs Jan, 2011 Release date over 1 years later
Better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.81 GHz vs 4.12 GHz More than 15% better overclocked clock speed (Water)
Lower annual home energy cost 38.81 $/year vs 41.87 $/year More than 5% lower annual home energy cost

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i7 2600 vs i5 3570K

GeekBench (32-bit)

Core i7 2600
11,105
Core i5 3570K
10,819

GeekBench (64-bit)

Core i7 2600
11,803
Core i5 3570K
11,958

x264 HD 4.0

Core i7 2600
85.82 fps
Core i5 3570K
100.16 fps

3D Mark 11 (Physics)

Core i7 2600 Core i5 3570K @ community.futuremark.com

Passmark

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 i7 2600  vs
i5 3570K 
Clock speed 3.4 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 Yes 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 2000 Intel® HD Graphics 4000
Latest DirectX 10.x 10.x
Number of displays supported 2 3
GPU clock speed 850 MHz 650 MHz
Turbo clock speed 1,350 MHz 1,150 MHz

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 21,333.32 MB/s 25,600 MB/s
Maximum memory size 32,768 MB 32,768 MB

details

Core i7 2600  vs
i5 3570K 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 8 4
L2 cache 1 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
L3 cache 8 MB 6 MB
L3 cache per core 2 MB/core 1.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 32 nms 22 nms
Transistor count 1,160,000,000 1,400,000,000
Max CPUs 1 1
Clock multiplier 34 34
Operating temperature Unknown - 72.6°C Unknown - 67.4°C

overclocking

Overclocked clock speed 3.98 GHz 4.65 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.12 GHz 4.81 GHz
PassMark (Overclocked) 2,824.9 5,406.6
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 3.98 GHz 4.65 GHz

power consumption

TDP 95W 77W
Annual home energy cost 41.87 $/year 38.81 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 112.13 $/year 106 $/year
Performance per watt 7.88 pt/W 7.89 pt/W
Idle power consumption 74W 67W
Peak power consumption 128W 121W
Typical power consumption 114.5W 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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