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Intel Core i5-3570K Vs i7-2700K

– The Core i5-3570K belongs to the newer Ivy Bridge series ( launched April 12, 2012), while the Core i7-2700K is an earlier Sandy Bridge processors.

– Both are quad core. However, Core i7-2700K also support Hyperthreading.

– The Core i7-2700K has slightly higher clock frequency. Even though the newer Ivy Bridge is slightly faster ( clock to clock about 10%), the Core i7-2700K has been found to be slightly better in Synthetic benchmark.

– But the main reason of preferring the i5-3570K has to do with its Integrated graphics. The HD Graphics ( called HD 4000) in i5-3570K is about 50% better than the HD Graphics 3000 in Core i7-2700K.

Table : Core i5-3570K Vs Core i7-2700K Feature Differences

Feature Core i5-3570K Core i7-2700K
Core Frequency 3.40 GHz 3.50 GHz
No. Of Cores 4 (4 Hyperthreads) 4 ( 8 Hyperthreads)
Cache Organization 6 MB L3 8 MB L3 Smart Cache
Turbo Frequency 3.80 GHz 3.9 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 1.35 GHz

Table : Core i5-3570K Vs Core i7-2700K Benchmarking Comparison

Benchmarks Core i5-3570K Core i7-2700K
PassMark CPU Mark Score 7840 10257
Super Pi 2M (Lower in better) Not available Not available
3D Mark 06 CPU Not available 7000
Windows 7 Experience Score Not available Not available

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 i7-2700K

At $332, the Core i7-2700K is a good value for money, if you plan on using the processing power it provides. It has a high 3.5 GHz base clock making it great for extreme processing. You will need a good external graphics card, since, the Integrated HD 3000 is not great for high end computing.

Further Suggested Readings

The i7-2700K 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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