Intel Core i5-3570K vs AMD FX-8150
Comparing Core i5-3570K and FX-8150 processor market type (desktop or notebook), architecture, sales start time and price.
Core i5-3570K and FX-8150 basic parameters such as number of cores, number of threads, base frequency and turbo boost clock, lithography, cache size and multiplier lock state. These parameters indirectly say of CPU speed, though for more precise assessment you have to consider their test results.
Information on Core i5-3570K and FX-8150 compatibility with other computer components: motherboard (look for socket type), power supply unit (look for power consumption) etc. Useful when planning a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. Note that power consumption of some processors can well exceed their nominal TDP, even without overclocking. Some can even double their declared thermals given that the motherboard allows to tune the CPU power parameters.
Technologies and extensions
Technological solutions and additional instructions supported by Core i5-3570K and FX-8150. You'll probably need this information if you require some particular technology.
Core i5-3570K and FX-8150 technologies aimed at improving security, for example, by protecting against hacks.
Virtual machine speed-up technologies supported by Core i5-3570K and FX-8150 are enumerated here.
Types, maximum amount and channel quantity of RAM supported by Core i5-3570K and FX-8150. Depending on the motherboards, higher memory frequencies may be supported.
General parameters of integrated GPUs, if any.
Available interfaces and connections of Core i5-3570K and FX-8150 integrated GPUs.
Specifications and connection of peripherals supported by Core i5-3570K and FX-8150.
Various benchmark results of the processors in comparison. Overall score is measured in points in 0-100 range, higher is better.
This is our combined benchmark performance rating. We are regularly improving our combining algorithms, but if you find some perceived inconsistencies, feel free to speak up in comments section, we usually fix problems quickly.
Passmark CPU Mark is a widespread benchmark, consisting of 8 different types of workload, including integer and floating point math, extended instructions, compression, encryption and physics calculation. There is also one separate single-threaded scenario measuring single-core performance.
3DMark Fire Strike Physics
Cryptocurrency mining performance of Core i5-3570K and FX-8150. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Let's see how good Core i5-3570K and FX-8150 are for gaming compared with game system requirements. Remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately. Also, your gaming PC must have a decent enough GPU to perform well.
Both CPUs satisfy the 96% minimum and 87% recommended requirements of all games known to us.
Competitors of Core i5-3570K from AMD
We believe that the nearest equivalent to Core i5-3570K from AMD is FX-8140, which is faster by 1% and higher by 5 positions in our rating.
Here are some closest AMD rivals to Core i5-3570K:
Competitors of FX-8150 from Intel
We believe that the nearest equivalent to FX-8150 from Intel is Core i5-5575R, which is nearly equal in speed and higher by 1 position in our rating.
Here are some closest Intel rivals to FX-8150:
Advantages of Intel Core i5-3570K
Somewhat newer (29 April 2012 vs 12 October 2011)
Cheaper ($111 vs $115)
Finer manufacturing process technology (22 vs 32 nm)
Lower power consumption (77W vs 125W), meaning that the rival with higher TDP might require a better cooler or other thermal solution.
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)
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
Advantages of AMD FX-8150
2.5% better performance in benchmarks
Higher boost clock speed (4200 vs 3800 MHz)
Higher base clock speed (3600 vs 3400 MHz)
AMD64 (AMD CPUs 64-bit architecture. Almost identical to Intel 64, save for some little and rarely used nuances)
Virtualization (Hardware acceleration of virtual machines)
So, which one is the better CPU?
Technical City couldn't decide between Intel Core i5-3570K and AMD FX-8150. The differences in performance seem too small.
Should you still have questions on choice between Core i5-3570K and FX-8150, ask them in Comments section, and we shall answer.
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