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Posted by on May 30, 2012 in Featured, Reviews |

Intel Core i5 3570K, Ivy Bridge at a fair price

Intel Core i5 3570K, Ivy Bridge at a fair price

Under the new micro architecture, Core i5 presents the 3750K, which in recent weeks has been featured in numerous reports showing both its benefits and flaws, one of the most approached that of the operating temperature that can achieve these Intel’s new standards .

Considering that at this time of day and must have read the technical section developed by our expert David Sarmiento no choice but to invite them to do that is to face two new against Ivy Bridge.

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Platform and Methodology

The platform for this occasion is that they see then where we have three processors, each other.

Test Platform Ivy Bridge
Processor Intel Core i5 3750K
Motherboard Z77A-GD65 MSI
Memoirs G.Skill PC3-14900 Z Ripjaws 4x4GB @ 1600 MHz 9-10-9-28 1.5v 1T
Video Card NVIDIA GeForce GTX 590
Power Supply Platinum 1000W Seasonic
Processor Cooling Liquid-cooled Intel
Storage Kingston HyperX SH100S3 120GB
Monitor Viewsonic VX2835wm 28 “
Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
Video Drivers NVIDIA GeForce 296.10 WHQL Drivers

A platform supports the same socket, but the previous generation.

Test Platform Sandy Bridge
Processor Intel Core i7 2600K
Motherboard Z77A-GD65 MSI
Memoirs G.Skill PC3-14900 Z Ripjaws 4x4GB @ 1600 MHz 9-10-9-28 1.5v 1T
Video Card NVIDIA GeForce GTX 590
Power Supply Platinum 1000W Seasonic
Processor Cooling Liquid-cooled Intel
Storage Kingston HyperX SH100S3 120GB
Monitor Viewsonic VX2835wm 28 “
Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
Video Drivers NVIDIA GeForce 296.10 WHQL Drivers

The second comparative Intel platform.

Test Platform Sandy Bridge-EP
Processor Intel Core i7 3960X
Motherboard ECS X79R-AX
Memoirs G.Skill PC3-14900 Z Ripjaws 4x4GB @ 1600 MHz 9-10-9-28 1.5v 1T
Video Card NVIDIA GeForce GTX 590
Power Supply Platinum 1000W Seasonic
Processor Cooling Liquid-cooled Intel
Storage Kingston HyperX SH100S3 120GB
Monitor Viewsonic VX2835wm 28 “
Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
Video Drivers NVIDIA GeForce 296.10 WHQL Drivers

The tests chosen for this occasion is that we usually use in our test platform for motherboards and processors, where we have evidence multimedia, spreadsheets, games and synthetic.

Benchmarks Adobe Photoshop CS5
AIDA Extreme Edition v2.30.1900
Cinebench R11.5
Futuremark 3DMark11
PCMark 11
PovRay v3.7 RC5
x264 HD Benchmark 4.0
Games Far Cry 2
Resident Evil 5
STALKER: Call of Pripyat
Utilities CPU-Z v1.60
Prime95

Test Methodology

The system tests and graphs will be executed in the classic, three times per test at least averaging the results and verifying the consistency of each other. For games we test medium quality and a resolution of 1680 — 1050 pixels. The display section of the potential overclock we could achieve with this processor. Energy consumption will also be addressed, taking into account the highest consumption for two states experienced by the entire platform, resting and maximum load, where the former is the desktop stand for 30 minutes and the second is a total load of the card video using 3DMark Vantage Extreme and its configuration for the processor Prime95 for at least 3 tests to deliver the highest score.

System testing

Whereas the 3570K is a quad-core processor without HT, while the 2600K does have this feature, so that despite the previous generation, you can leave the path to Ivy Bridge.

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As the bandwidth of the reports, Sandy Bridge-EP is a little behind, but that’s nothing new. What it is striking as this time, the improved micro-architecture from Intel can not be significantly better than the previous one, although we are not testing the top of the line processor of the new generation.

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The result in Cinebench shows us that the core by core, megahertz for megahertz, Sandy Bridge manages to improve the outcome in single CPU calculations, at least for Cinebench. Moreover, to accomplish the same task in multi CPU the advantage clearly carries the 3960X and followed this have to 2600K, where both have HyperThreading CPU.

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Whereas the synthetic tests are an accurate reflection of reality, we say that the difference between all platforms is not significant in reality, although numerically they are. Anyway, we will not take away credit for the new Ivy Bridge, which are here to stay.

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In ray tracing and illumination of an image, we need to run the test on a single core, is the one that achieves a lower time to carry out the task, while increasing the number of cores, the Sandy Bridge-EP faster.

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Completing testing system we have but the Core i7 has HT 2600K, can not be better than the Core i5 3570K on the first pass encoding test, even when the road gets heavier, Sandy Bridge is who gets a better result. Moreover, the Core i7 3960X, also known as Sandy Bridge-EP, is the most powerful of the table and was not with the price it has is the least we can do.

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Graphic Evidence

Just as we saw before, between 2600K and 3570K (Sandy Bridge vs Ivy Bridge), are tied to results, as in the Performance mode the Sandy achieves a superior result, whereas when we demand the most of the Ivy gets the best result between these two processors for Socket LGA 1155.

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With a better average than the two processors is that Sandy Bridge Core i5 3570K Ivy manages to keep the first performance of this test game Far Cry 2.

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Meanwhile, in Resident Evil 2 we see that the Core i7 3960X able to surpass the two processors and is probably due to physical cores has 2 more than their containers. However, the Ivy Bridge not far behind in a close second place.

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To end the testing we could run on these platforms, we have that for a game of high image quality, limiting the FPS will always be the CPU and the number of nuclei that have, no matter whether they are a product of HT, and that the end result we see more clearly the average performance improvement wire.

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Overclock and Consumption

The beginning was not easy, since the motherboard does not allow us to overclock, even let us change the turbo mode multiplier, so it was necessary to resort to Plan B. This was to make use of a foolproof spectacular P8Z77-V Deluxe ASUS to let us get to 4800 MHz with a voltage acceptable, although the maximum temperature was high, considering that we work with a cooling liquid.

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On the consumption side, we have a visible improvement comparing with Sandy Bridge, which translates into less consumption 7 W across the platform and around 30W at full load, which is due solely to the CPU Core i5 3570K has less power consumption.

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Conclusion

Performance-wise, we have a processor that achieves good performance, but does not stand well above the still existing Sandy Bridge, with the drop in price that will suffer will become an excellent option at this time may cannibalize the future dangerously Ivy Bridge next in the market for desktop computers.

Without being exceptional, the Ivy Bridge CPU we tested achieved acceptable performance for many daily tasks and it does so while consuming less than their predecessors spent by micro architecture, although this does not remove the need for a further review of these processors to be polished so unpleasant details such as temperature and perhaps other more performance, which at times does not love but not frightened.

Although the processor we tested, not the top line, allows us to outline a basis that perhaps this time Intel is beginning to tread on the heels with his pitches and the famous Moore’s Law, which today, are quite the literally and took them to implement a new technology building transistors ( transistors 3D ), most of them caused a setback, so perhaps the maturation period of Ivy Bridge is more than we’ve seen in other micro architectures and also guess that’s possible to keep the socket LGA 1155 as the basis for its new platform was the smartest move considering that Sandy Bridge was a product that sells very well.

To close the circle, were consistent with the performance, but we’re not jumping for joy, in the same, Ivy Bridge is good, but lacks enough to get sunburned greatly overcome and be Sandy Bridge replacement that everyone expects.

Author: Luis Felipe Castillo
Photos: Mariano Mancilla

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