CPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 960 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

8.7

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, power consumption and value.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Intel Core i7 960

Reasons to consider the
Intel Core i7 960

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More threads 8 vs 4 Twice as many threads
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 l3 cache per core 2 MB/core vs 1.5 MB/core Around 35% more l3 cache per core
Much lower annual home energy cost 31.32 $/year vs 38.81 $/year Around 20% lower annual home energy cost
Front view of Intel Core i5 3570K

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Much newer manufacturing process 22 nm vs 45 nm A newer manufacturing process allows for a more powerful, yet cooler running processor
Is unlocked Yes vs No Somewhat common; An unlocked multiplier allows for easier overclocking
Much better geekbench 2 (32-bit) score 10,832 vs 8,363 Around 30% better geekbench 2 (32-bit) score
Significantly higher turbo clock speed 3.8 GHz vs 3.46 GHz Around 10% higher turbo clock speed
Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Higher clock speed 3.4 GHz vs 3.2 GHz More than 5% higher clock speed
Much better geekbench 3 AES single core score 2,650,000 MB/s vs 142,700 MB/s More than 18.5x better geekbench 3 AES single core score
Newer Apr, 2012 vs Oct, 2009 Release date over 2 years later
Better PassMark score 7,161 vs 5,938 More than 20% better PassMark score
Better performance per watt 5.07 pt/W vs 1.92 pt/W Around 2.8x better performance per watt
Better overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.61 GHz vs 4.36 GHz More than 5% better overclocked clock speed (Air)
Better performance per dollar 3.34 pt/$ vs 0.82 pt/$ More than 4x better performance per dollar
Lower annual commercial energy cost 106 $/year vs 113.88 $/year More than 5% lower annual commercial energy cost
Better overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.54 GHz vs 4.33 GHz Around 5% better overclocked clock speed (Water)

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i7 960 vs i5 3570K

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i7 960
8,542
Core i5 3570K
10,311

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i7 960
142,700 MB/s
Core i5 3570K
2,650,000 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i7 960
8,363
Core i5 3570K
10,832

GeekBench (64-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i7 960
9,114
Core i5 3570K
11,824

GeekBench

Core i7 960
10,939
Core i5 3570K
15,009

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Reviews Word on the street

Core i7 960  vs i5 3570K 

9.7
9.0
Vengeance Performance 3 x 4 GΒ DDR3-1600 - PC3-12800 - CL9 (CMZ12GX3M3A1600C9) RAM Kit finally wrapped this up with.
Core i7 960

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i7 960  vs
i5 3570K 
Clock speed 3.2 GHz 3.4 GHz
Turbo clock speed 3.46 GHz 3.8 GHz
Cores Quad core Quad core
Socket type
LGA 1366
LGA 1155
Is unlocked No 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

integrated graphics

GPU None GPU
Label N/A Intel® HD Graphics 4000
Latest DirectX N/A 10.x
Number of displays supported N/A 3
GPU clock speed N/A 650 MHz
Turbo clock speed N/A 1,150 MHz
3DMark06 N/A 5,339.9

bus

Architecture QPI DMI
Number of links 1 1
Transfer rate 4,800 MT/s 5,000 MT/s

details

Core i7 960  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 45 nm 22 nm
Transistor count 731,000,000 1,400,000,000
Max CPUs 1 1
Clock multiplier 24 34
Operating temperature Unknown - 67.9°C Unknown - 67.4°C

overclocking

Overclock popularity 103 470
Overclock review score 5 4
Overclocked clock speed 4.36 GHz 4.61 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.33 GHz 4.54 GHz
PassMark (Overclocked) 3,920.8 5,406.6
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.36 GHz 4.61 GHz

power consumption

TDP 130W 77W
Annual home energy cost 31.32 $/year 38.81 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 113.88 $/year 106 $/year
Performance per watt 1.92 pt/W 5.07 pt/W
Typical power consumption 105.63W 107.5W

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1600
DDR3-1333
DDR3-1066
DDR3
DDR3-800
Channels Triple Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC No No
Maximum bandwidth 25,599.99 MB/s 25,600 MB/s
Maximum memory size 24,576 MB 32,768 MB
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