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Core i5-3570K Vs i5-2500K

– The Core i5-3570K belongs to the newer Ivy Bridge processor, while the i5-2500K is an older Sandy Bridge processor.
– The i5-3570K is clocked 100 MHz higher ( 3.4 GHz Vs 3.3 GHz) than the i5-2500K. Both are quad core and do not support Hyperthreading.
– The i5-3570K comes with a better integrated graphics ( called HD Graphics 4000) as compare to the one in the i5-2500K ( which comes with HD Graphics 3000).

Table : Core i5-3570K Vs Core i5-2500K Feature Differences

Feature Core i5-3570K Core i5-2500K
Core Frequency 3.40 GHz 3.3 GHz
No. Of Cores 4 (4 Hyperthreads) 4 ( 4 Hyperthreads)
Cache Organization 6 MB L3 6 MB Intel Smart Cache
Turbo Frequency 3.80 GHz 3.7 GHz
TDP Rating 77 Watts 95 Watts
64 Bit Support Y Y
Lithography 22 nm 32 nm
Integrated Memory Controller DDR3-1600 /1333 DDR3-1333
Integrated Graphics Intel HD 4000 , 650 MHz Base, 1150 MHz Turbo HD Graphics 3000, Base 850 MHz, Turbo 1.1 GHz

Table : Core i5-3570K Vs Core i5-2500K Benchmarking Comparison

Benchmarks Core i5-3570K Core i5-2500K
PassMark CPU Mark Score 7840 6818
Super Pi 2M (Lower in better) Not available Not available
3D Mark 06 CPU Not available 6101
Windows 7 Experience Score Not available 7.6


Some more details of Core i5-3570K

The Core i5-3570K belongs to the Ivy Bridge group of processors which makes significant improvement in the integrated graphics using its HD Graphics 4000. The newer 22 nm manufacturing process promises better power envelope performance. In CPU area, you can expect a 10% performance improvement over Sandy Bridge.

Some more details of Core i5-2500K

The core i5-2500K is the overclockable version of the core i5-2500. It belongs to the second generation Core i5 processor, more popularly known as the Sandy bridge Processor. There have been several improvement over the previous generation core i5 processor, most notable among them is the improvement in the integrated graphics ( x2 performance improvement). The new Turbo 2.0 further boosts the performance. In the lithography improvement the we now have a unified 32 nm die having everything on a single die. The higher passmark score of core i5-2500K with respect to the core i5-2500 only indicates that more samples sent the overclocked 2500K scores

Further Suggested Readings

The i75-2500K belongs to Sandy Bridge. Check out the Sandy Bridge Architecture.

The Core i5-3570K belongs to Ivy Bridge. Check out the Ivy Bridge Architecture.

– Check out the HD Graphics improvement in Graphics in discussion at HD Graphics 4000 Vs HD Graphics 3000.

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6 Response

  1. Alex says:

    Just hearing a lot of noise about the heat issue with the Ivy Bridge. Did anyone use is and found heat issue. Had it been just 1 or 2 deg C, it would have been fine. But I am hearing figures like 20 deg higher in Ivy Bridge over Sandy Bridge when it they are overclocked by same amount of heat ? This is insane.

    1. propus says:

      It may have been exaggerated. The best thing to do is to wait a bit to let the things settle down. Intel may be right is saying that it “works as per specification” – if they are talking about the stock clock frequency. The heat issue surface only during overclocking.

  2. noah says:

    Heat Issues aside, the Ivy Bridge is worth the extra 20 dollars that they charge. You get a processor that is over 15% faster and comes with a GPU that is 50% faster. You spend only 10% extra to get performance improvement of the order of 20% – basically more value for money.

  3. peakperformance says:

    If you are not into overclocking you might wat to consider the non K parts. For Ivy bridge it is 3450 and for sandy bridge it is 2500 or 2400 ( no k in the end)

  4. askjeev says:

    Do you have any recommendation for the motherboards for the Ivy Bridge processor ?

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