Intel Core i5-3570K

Intel 3570K

The Intel Core i5-3570K is a fast quad-core desktop processor based on the Ivy Bridge architecture. Each core offers a base speed of 3.4 GHz, but can dynamically increase clock rates with Turbo Boost up to 3.6 GHz (for 4 active cores), 3.7 GHz (for 2 active cores) and 3.8 GHz (for 1 active core). Furthermore, the "K" series processors offers an unlocked multiplier for easy overclocking.

Ivy Bridge is an enhanced die shrink of the Sandy Bridge architecture with improvements on both GPU and CPU performance. The CPUs are produced in 22nm (versus 32nm Sandy Bridge CPUs) and are the first to introduce 3D transistors for increased energy efficiency when compared to similarly clocked Sandy Bridge processors. Other new features are integrated PCI Express 3.0 and  DDR3(L)-1600 support.

The performance of the Core i5-3570K is slightly above a similarly clocked Sandy Bridge processor due to slight architectural improvements. Compared to AMD's fastest desktop CPU (FX-8350), the Core i5-3570K offers significantly higher performance per thread, but features less cores (4 instead of 8). Overall, the Core i5 is still a bit faster in most applications.

The integrated Intel HD Graphics 4000 GPU offers 16 Execution Units (EUs) clocked at 650 MHz up to 1150 MHz with Turbo Boost. For recent games, the performance is only sufficient for low resolutions and details.

The total power consumption of the CPU, graphics and memory controller is specified by Intel at 77 watts (TDP).

SeriesIntel Core i5 (Desktop)
CodenameIvy Bridge
Clock Rate3400 - 3800 MHz
Level 1 Cache256 KB
Level 2 Cache1024 KB
Level 3 Cache6144 KB
Number of Cores / Threads4 / 4
Max. Power Consumption (TDP = Thermal Design Power)77 Watt
Transistor Count1400 Million
Manufacturing Technology22 nm
Die Size160 mm2
Max. Temperature67.4 °C
Socket1155
FeaturesHD Graphics 4000 (650-1150), Dual Channel DDR3-1600 Memory Controller, Intel HD Graphics 4000 650 - 1150 MHz, VT-x (with EPT), AES, Intel 64, Anti-Theft, Idle States, Enhanced SpeedStep, Themal Monitoring, Execute Disable Bit
64 Bit64 Bit support
Hardware VirtualizationVT-x
Starting Price $235 U.S.
Announcement Date04/08/2012
Product Link (external)Intel Core i5 (Desktop) 3570K

CPU Benchmarks

3DMark (2013): Cloud Gate Standard Physics 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 4725     avg: 4725 (42.48%)     max: 4725 Points
3DMark (2013): Ice Storm Standard Physics 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 48378     avg: 48378 (89.36%)     max: 48378 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit: Stream
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min: 9051     avg: 9051 (99.76%)     max: 9051 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit: Memory
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min: 8063     avg: 8063 (96.88%)     max: 8063 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit: Floating Point
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min: 10133     avg: 10133 (61.11%)     max: 10133 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit: Integer
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min: 9592     avg: 9592 (72.45%)     max: 9592 Points
Geekbench 2 - 32 Bit: Total Score
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min: 9421     avg: 9421 (75.53%)     max: 9421 Points
TrueCrypt: Serpent Mean 100MB
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min: 0.288     avg: 0.3 (15.95%)     max: 0.288 GB/s
TrueCrypt: Twofish Mean 100MB
0% 100%
min: 0.461     avg: 0.5 (27.45%)     max: 0.461 GB/s
TrueCrypt: AES Mean 100MB
0% 100%
min: 2.8     avg: 2.8 (31.79%)     max: 2.8 GB/s
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0: Pass 2
0% 100%
min: 33.6     avg: 33.6 (38.09%)     max: 33.6 fps
X264 HD Benchmark 4.0: Pass 1
0% 100%
min: 168     avg: 168 (95.88%)     max: 168 fps
WinRAR: Result
0% 100%
min: 3376     avg: 3376 (46.43%)     max: 3376 KB/s
wPrime 2.0x: 1024m
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min: 305.8     avg: 305.8 (97.89%)     max: 305.8 seconds*
wPrime 2.0x: 32m
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min: 9.69     avg: 9.7 (98.96%)     max: 9.69 seconds*
3DMark 06 - CPU:
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min: 6561     avg: 6561 (73.58%)     max: 6561 Points
Cinebench R11.5: CPU Single 64Bit
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min: 1.61     avg: 1.6 (57.14%)     max: 1.61 Points
Cinebench R11.5: CPU Multi 64Bit
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min: 6     avg: 6 (33.26%)     max: 6 Points
Cinebench R10: Rendering Single CPUs 64Bit
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min: 6722     avg: 6722 (27.09%)     max: 6722 Points
Cinebench R10: Rendering Multiple CPUs 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 23516     avg: 23516 (65.23%)     max: 23516 Points
Cinebench R10: Rendering Single 32Bit
0% 100%
min: 5286     avg: 5286 (78.89%)     max: 5286 Points
Cinebench R10: Rendering Multiple CPUs 32Bit
0% 100%
min: 18325     avg: 18325 (52.69%)     max: 18325 Points
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 1M:
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min: 9.7     avg: 9.7 (99.85%)     max: 9.7 Seconds*
Super Pi mod 1.5 XS 2M:
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min: 22.3     avg: 22.3 (99.94%)     max: 22.3 Seconds*
Super Pi Mod 1.5 XS 32M:
0% 100%
min: 530.8     avg: 530.8 (97.7%)     max: 530.8 Seconds*
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Other CPUs of the series Intel Core i5 (Desktop)

» Intel Core i5 (Desktop) 3570K
   3.4 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i5 (Desktop) 3550
   3.3 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i5 (Desktop) 3470
   3.2 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i5 (Desktop) 2500K
   3.3 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i5 (Desktop) 2400
   3.1 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
» Intel Core i5 (Desktop) 750
   2.66 GHz / 1 MB + 8 MB

Surrounding CPUs

- Intel Core i7 3720QM
   2.6 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
- Intel Core i7 4700HQ
   2.4 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
- Intel Core i7 4700MQ
   2.4 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
- Intel Core i7 4760HQ
   2.1 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
- Intel Core i7 2960XM
   2.7 GHz / 1 MB + 8 MB
» Intel Core i5 (Desktop) 3570K
   3.4 GHz / 1 MB + 6 MB
+ Intel Core i7 4712HQ
   2.3 GHz / 1024 KB + 6144 KB
+ Intel Core i7 4712MQ
   2.3 GHz / 1024 KB + 6144 KB
+ Intel Core i7 4750HQ
   2 GHz / 1024 KB + 6144 KB
+ Intel Core i7 3635QM
   2.4 GHz / 1024 KB + 6144 KB
+ Intel Core i7 3630QM
   2.4 GHz / 1024 KB + 6144 KB
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Author: Klaus Hinum (Update: 2013-05- 4)