Intel Core i5-3570K
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).
|Series||Intel Core i5 (Desktop)|
Series: Core i5 (Desktop) Ivy Bridge
|Clock Rate||3400 - 3800 MHz|
|Level 1 Cache||256 KB|
|Level 2 Cache||1 MB|
|Level 3 Cache||6 MB|
|Number of Cores / Threads||4 / 4|
|Power Consumption (TDP = Thermal Design Power)||77 Watt|
|Transistor Count||1400 Million|
|Manufacturing Technology||22 nm|
|Die Size||160 mm2|
|Max. Temperature||67.4 °C|
|Features||HD 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|
|GPU||Intel HD Graphics 4000 (650 - 1150 MHz)|
|64 Bit||64 Bit support|
|Starting Price||$235 U.S.|
|Product Link (external)||Intel Core i5 (Desktop) 3570K|