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Intel Core i5-3570K vs Core i7-2600

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3DMark Fire Strike Physics Score

Core i5-3570K 6090 points
Core i7-2600 4950 points
Difference: 1140 (23%)

Specification Charts

Combined Speed (all threads combined)

Core i7-2600 27.2 GT/s
Core i5-3570K 13.6 GT/s
Difference: 13.6 (100%)

Core Speed

Core i5-3570K 3.4 GHz
Core i7-2600 3.4 GHz
Difference: 0 (0%)


Core i7-2600 8
Core i5-3570K 4
Difference: 4 (100%)


Core i7-2600 95 Watts
Core i5-3570K 77 Watts
Difference: 18 (23%)

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Model Core i5-3570K Core i7-2600
Manufacturer Intel Intel
Architecture Ivy Bridge Sandy Bridge
Core Speed 3.4 GHz 3.4 GHz
Hyperthreading No Yes
Cores / Modules 4 4
Total Threads 4 8
Turbo 2/3/4/4 1/2/3/4
L2 Cache 4 x 256 KB 4 x 256 KB
L3 Cache 6 MB 8 MB
GPU Model HD Graphics 4000 HD Graphics 2000
TDP 77 Watts 95 Watts
Socket LGA 1155 LGA 1155
Released 2012-04-01 2011-01-01