Intel Core i5-3570K vs. i7-3770K Ivy Bridge

Intel Core i5-3570K vs. i7-3770K Ivy Bridge

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Value & Conclusion: Intel Core i5-3570K


  • The Intel Core i5-3570K retails for $235.
  • Good price
  • Great performance
  • High overclocking potential
  • Low power consumption under both idle and load
  • Really high temperature under load
  • Low performance iGPU
9.3The 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


  • The Intel Core i7-3770K retails for $342.
  • High performance
  • Includes Hyper-Threading technology
  • High overclocking potential
  • Good price based on performance
  • Low power consumption under both idle and load
  • High temperature under load
  • Low performance iGPU
9.6The 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.
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