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Review: Intel Core i5-3570K (22nm Ivy Bridge)

by Tarinder Sandhu on 26 April 2012, 08:53 4.0

Tags: Intel (NASDAQ:INTC)

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Testing Methodoloy

Comparison Processor Configurations

CPU
Intel
AMD
Core i7-3770K
Core i5-3570K
Core i7-2700K
Core i5-2500K
Core i7-3960X
Core i7-3820
FX-8150
A8-3870K
Motherboard
Gigabyte Z77-D3H
ASRock X79 Extreme 4
ASUS CrossHair V
ASUS F1A75-V PRO
BIOS
F10
1.80
1301
2201
Chipset Driver
Intel Inf 9.3.0.1020 and IMEI 7/8
Intel Inf 9.3.0.1020 and IMEI 7/8
AMD chipset drivers
DDR3 Memory
G.Skill 8GB (2 x 4GB)
G.Skill 16GB (4 x 4GB)
G.Skill 8GB (2 x 4GB)
Memory Timings
9-9-9-24-2T @ 1,600MHz
Integrated Graphics
HD 4000
HD 4000
HD 3000
HD 3000
N/A
N/A
N/A
HD 6550D
Discrete Graphics
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680 2GB (ForceWare 301.10)
Disk Drive
Corsair V128 SSD
Optical Drive
Sony AD-7263S
Chassis
Corsair Graphite 600T
Power Supply
Corsair AX750
Operating System
Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit

CPU and Memory Benchmarks

HEXUS.PiFast
Our number-crunching benchmark stresses a single core by calculating Pi to 10m places
CineBench Using CineBench's multi-CPU render, this cross-platform benchmark stresses all cores
wPrime Another number-crunching benchmark that stresses all available CPU cores/threads
AIDA64
Benchmark that analyses memory bandwidth and latency
MediaEspresso
Encodes 720p episode (55m) into BlackBerry Bold-friendly 480x360 version in mp4
PCMark 7
An all-encompassing test to evaluate system performance

GPU Benchmarks

3DMark Vantage DX10, run at the default performance preset
3DMark 11 DX11, run with the performance preset
Just Cause 2 DX10, 1,280x720 low/medium and 1,920x1,080 high settings
Batman: Arkham City DX11, 1,920x1,080 with very high quality settings

Miscellaneous Benchmarks

Power Consumption While idling and when running wPrime and 3DMark Vantage

Notes

Our Core i5-3570K chip is an engineering-sample model provided by Intel. Its performance may not be completely indicative of that found on a retail chip, though we can make meaningful comparisons against other Intel chips in this line-up because they are also Intel-provided 'ES' chips.

Look out for the 3570K vs. 2500K numbers; both chips will co-exist for a while at a £160 price point.