Intel Core i5-3570K vs AMD Athlon PRO 300GE

Intel Core i5-3570K
AMD Athlon PRO 300GE

General info

Comparing Core i5-3570K and Athlon PRO 300GE processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture and sales start time and price.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
6.85
 
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Type
Desktop
 
Desktop
Series
Intel Core i5 (Desktop)
 
AMD Athlon
Architecture codename
Ivy Bridge
 
Zen
Release date
29 April 2012
 
30 September 2019
Launch price (MSRP)
$235
 
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Price now
$371
 
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Technical specs

Core i5-3570K and Athlon PRO 300GE quantitative parameters such as cores and threads number, clocks, manufacturing process, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of Core i5-3570K and Athlon PRO 300GE performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their test results.
Number of cores
4
 
2
Number of threads
4
 
4
Base frequency
3.4 GHz
 
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Maximum frequency
3.8 GHz
 
3.4 GHz
L1 cache
64K (per core)
 
192 KB
L2 cache
256K (per core)
 
1 MB
L3 cache
6 MB (shared)
 
4 MB
Manufacturing process technology
22 nm
 
12 nm
Die size
160 mm2
 
209.78 mm2
Maximum core temperature
67 °C
 
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Maximum case temperature (TCase)
67 °C
 
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Transistor count
1,400 million
 
4950 Million
64 bit support
+
 
+
Unlocked
+
 
-

Compatibility

Information on Core i5-3570K and Athlon PRO 300GE compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one.
Max number of CPUs in a configuration
1
 
1 (Uniprocessor)
Socket
FCLGA1155
 
Socket AM4
Power consumption (TDP)
77 Watt
 
35 Watt

Technologies and extensions

Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Core i5-3570K and Athlon PRO 300GE. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.
Instruction set extensions
Intel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX
 
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AES-NI
+
 
+
FMA
-
 
+
AVX
+
 
+
vPro
-
 
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Enhanced SpeedStep (EIST)
+
 
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Turbo Boost
2.0
 
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Hyper-Threading
-
 
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Idle States
+
 
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Thermal Monitoring
+
 
-
FDI
+
 
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Security technologies

Core i5-3570K and Athlon PRO 300GE technologies aimed at raising security, for example, by protecting against hacks.
TXT
-
 
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EDB
+
 
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Secure Key
+
 
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Identity Protection
+
 
-
Anti-Theft
+
 
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Virtualization technologies

Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Core i5-3570K and Athlon PRO 300GE are enumerated here.
AMD-V
-
 
+
VT-d
-
 
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VT-x
+
 
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EPT
+
 
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Memory specs

Types, maximum amount and channel number of RAM supported by Core i5-3570K and Athlon PRO 300GE.
Supported memory types
DDR3-1333, DDR3-1600
 
DDR4-2666
Maximum memory size
32 GB
 
64 GB
Max memory channels
2
 
2
Maximum memory bandwidth
25.6 GB/s
 
39.74 GB/s
ECC memory support
-
 
+

Graphics specifications

General parameters of GPUs integrated into Core i5-3570K and Athlon PRO 300GE.
Quick Sync
+
 
-
Clear Video HD
+
 
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Graphics max frequency
1.15 GHz
 
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InTru 3D
+
 
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Graphics interfaces

Available interfaces and connections of Core i5-3570K and Athlon PRO 300GE integrated GPUs.
Number of displays supported
3
 
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Peripherals

Specifications and connection of peripherals supported by Core i5-3570K and Athlon PRO 300GE.
PCIe revision
3.0
 
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Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Core i5-3570K and Athlon PRO 300GE. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

i5-3570K 6.06 +13.9%
Athlon PRO 300GE 5.32

Passmark

i5-3570K 4927 +13.9%
Athlon PRO 300GE 4325

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of Core i5-3570K and Athlon PRO 300GE. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
5.9 Mh/s
 
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Gaming performance

Let's see how good Core i5-3570K and Athlon PRO 300GE are for gaming compared with game system requirements. Remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

Advantages of Intel Core i5-3570K

13.9% faster in synthetic tests
Intel 64 (64-bit Intel CPU architecture. Almost identical to AMD64, except small and rarely used nuances)
Anti-Theft (Anti-Theft enabled laptop, if equipped with a 3G module, can be blocked remotely by an SMS message when stolen)
Idle States (a set of CPU idle states of varied depth, used for energy saving purposes)
Enhanced SpeedStep (saves energy by managing CPU frequency and voltage in realtime. Supercedes SpeedStep)
Execute Disable Bit (allows marking some memory ranges as non-executable, thus protecting software against so-called "buffer overflow" attacks)
AES-NI (Advanced Encryption Standard New Instructions - additional instructions for hardware acceleration of AES encryption and decryption)
Unlocked
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
IdentityProtectionTechVersion
QuickSyncVideo

Advantages of AMD Athlon PRO 300GE

Much newer (30 September 2019 vs 29 April 2012)
Finer manufacturing process technology (12 vs 22 nm)
Less power hungry (35 vs 77 watts)
AVX2 (Advanced Vector Extensions 2 - an extension to AVX, the set of SIMD instructions working with 128- and 256-bit registers)
x86-64 (a general name for 64-bit extension of x86 instruction set. There are AMD64 and Intel 64 versions that differ very little)
Virtualization (Hardware acceleration of virtual machines)
FMA4
ECCMemory

So, Core i5-3570K or Athlon PRO 300GE?

Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends Intel Core i5-3570K.
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