CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 2700K vs 3570K 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

8.4

CPUBoss Score

Combination of all six facets

Winner
Intel Core i7 2700K 

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Differences What are the advantages of each

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Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i7 2700K vs i5 3570K

CompuBench 1.5 (Ocean surface simulation) Data courtesy CompuBench

Core i7 2700K
74.43 fps
Core i5 3570K
174.42 fps

PCMark 8 Home 3.0 Accelerated 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 i7 2700K
2,600,000 MB/s
Core i5 3570K
2,650,000 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Reviews Word on the street

Core i7 2700K  vs i5 3570K 

8.0
8.0
We've transitioned through 90nm, 65nm, 45nm and 32nm silicon, with 22nm CPUs just around the corner.
Core i7 2700K

9.6
9.0
it is an awesome processor for folding since it runs cool and is so stable at such high overclocks.
Core i7 2700K

Overall

8.8 Out of 10
8.9 Out of 10

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i7 2700K  vs
i5 3570K 
Clock speed 3.5 GHz 3.4 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.9 GHz 3.8 GHz
Cores Quad core Quad core
Socket type
LGA 1155
Is unlocked Yes Yes

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing No No
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 95W 77W
Annual home energy cost 22.89 $/year 38.81 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 83.22 $/year 106 $/year
Performance per watt 9.26 pt/W 4.69 pt/W
Typical power consumption 77.19W 107.5W

bus

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

details

Core i7 2700K  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 nm 22 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Clock multiplier 35 34
Operating temperature Unknown - 72.6°C Unknown - 67.4°C

overclocking

Overclock popularity 426 470
Overclocked clock speed 5.11 GHz 4.59 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.78 GHz 4.71 GHz
PassMark (Overclocked) 4,204.6 5,406.6
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 5.11 GHz 4.59 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU GPU GPU
Label Intel® HD Graphics 3000 Intel® HD Graphics 4000
Latest DirectX 10.1 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
DDR3
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
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