Value & Conclusion: Intel Core i5-3570K
|9.3||The Intel Core i5-3570K provided remarkable performance on all tests and seems to be the processor with the highest performance per Dollar on the market right now.|
The lack of Hyper-Threading makes it perform worse than the Intel Core i7-3770K in most benchmarks, but testing in games showed that both processors perform similarly during gaming. What concerned us a bit was that we were unlucky with our sample; it had temperature problems. This happened because the TIM Intel used didn't perform as expected.
We would also like to see a better integrated graphics processor in the future.
Value & Conclusion: Intel Core i7-3770K
|9.6||The advantage of Hyper-Threading makes the Intel Core i7-3770K the most powerful processor of the Ivy Bridge series. With its larger cache and Hyper-Threading, it was able to win this comparison against its smaller brother. It also ran cooler than our i5-3570K, which seems to be due to a known issue with the TIM that Intel used for this series.|
All in all, the i7-3770K is the king of Ivy Bridge processors. Its only negative point was the low-end iGPU used, which is probable to change with the new "Haswell" series.