I would like to thank Intel for providing the review samples.
Intel, the world's largest semiconductor company, released a new series of CPUs called Ivy Bridge several months ago. The Ivy Bridge processors are the successors of the Sandy Bridge series, but they use the same LGA1155 socket. Furthermore, Intel has been using the K domination for a while now on their product names to identify an unlocked processor with the ability to increase the multiplier beyond those of normal models. The new product line includes two unlocked CPUs, just like with the Sandy-Bridge series. In today's comparison, you will have the opportunity to see and compare the two unlocked processors of the Ivy Bridge series: the Core i5-3570K and the Core i7-3770K.
Ivy Bridge Models
As you can see, the main differences between the two unlocked processors are the Hyper-Threading technology and the size of L3 Cache. The i7-3770K has 33% more cache than the i5-3570K. HyperThreading "creates" one more virtual core for each physical core a processor has, which increases the speed of multi-tasking loads.
|Processors:||Intel Core i5-3570K||Intel Core i7-3770K|
|Frequency:||3.4 GHz (3.8 GHz with TurboBoost)||3.5 GHz (3.9 GHz with TurboBoost)|
|Cache:||6 MB||8 MB|
|iGPU:||Intel HD Graphics 4000 (650 MHz)||Intel HD Graphics 4000 (650 MHz)|
|TDP:||77 Watt||77 Watt|
So, the main differences between those two processors are the size of the L3 Cache and the Hyper-Threading feature. Both processors use the same integrated graphics core, which is no other than the Intel HD 4000.
Here are the processors themselves:
Intel Core i5-3570K
and Intel Core i7-3770K
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