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3rd Generation Intel® Core™ i5-3570K Processor

Unparalleled performance for unlimited digital creativity

Intel® Core™ i5 Processor

Intel® Core™ i5-3570K Processor

For PC performance that adapts to you, get an automatic burst of speed when you need it and overclock for higher-sustained frequency when you want it with a Visibly Smart Intel® Core™ i5-3570K processor. Get ready to unlock a whole new PC experience—because the only thing more amazing than Intel® technology is what you’ll do with it.


3D Gaming and Media: Performance Normalized to Baseline

Fast Visuals. Fun Gaming.

  • Take your gaming graphics to a whole new level—no extra hardware needed. Spend clicks versus hours to edit, convert, and share your video. Not only can you prepare a 10-minute YouTube* HD video in less than one minute, but you can also convert a 10-minute HD video for your smartphone in just seconds—now your video is waiting for you, and not the other way around.
  • With a killer combination of smart features and overclocking, the Intel® Core™ i5-3570K processor is the ultimate weapon when you demand stunning PC performance for gaming.


Everything You Do - 18 percent faster: Performance Normalized to Baseline

Less Waiting. More Doing.

  • The Intel® Core™ i5-3570K processor comes with rich visuals plus an automatic burst of speed1 that translates into faster performance and greater efficiency when you’re creating a home movie, rendering an animated character, or editing photos.


Intel® Core™ i5 Processors Desktop PC Configuration Details

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Intel® Processor Name

2nd Generation Intel® Core™ i5-2500K Processor

3rd Generation Intel® Core™ i5-3570K Processor

Number of cores / threads



Processor speed

Up to 3.70GHz

Up to 3.80GHz

Processor cache

Unified 6MB L3

Unified 8MB L3

Motherboard manufacturer

Intel® Desktop Board DZ68DB

Intel® Desktop Board DZ77GA


Intel® Z68 Express Chipset

Intel® Z77 Express Chipset

Chipset Intel® INF file

Platform BIOS



System memory

8GB (2x4GB) Micron* DDR3-1333 9-9-9-24 1T

8GB (2x2GB) Samsung* DDR3-1600 11-11-11-28 1T

Hard disk

Seagate* 1TB Barracuda SATA2 7200rpm

Seagate* 1TB Barracuda SATA2 7200rpm

Hard disk driver

Intel® Rapid Storage Technology (Intel® RST)

Intel® Rapid Storage Technology (Intel® RST)

Video card

Intel® HD3000 Graphics

Intel® HD4000 Graphics

Video driver

Graphics resolution

1920 x 1200 resolution, 32-bit color

1920 x 1200 resolution, 32-bit color

Operating system

Microsoft* Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit, on NTFS

Microsoft* Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit, on NTFS

Microsoft DirectX* version

Microsoft DirectX 11

Microsoft DirectX 11

Power management mode

High performance

High performance

Additional information: 2


Product and Performance Information


1. Requires a system with Intel® Turbo Boost Technology capability. Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 is the next generation of Intel Turbo Boost Technology and is only available on select Intel® processors. Consult your PC manufacturer. Performance varies depending on hardware, software, and system configuration. For more information, visit www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/architecture-and-technology/turbo-boost/turbo-boost-technology.html.

2. Software and workloads used in performance tests may have been optimized for performance only on Intel microprocessors. Performance tests, such as SYSmark and MobileMark, are measured using specific computer systems, components, software, operations, and functions. Any change to any of those factors may cause the results to vary. You should consult other information and performance tests to assist you in fully evaluating your contemplated purchases, including the performance of that product when combined with other products. For more information go to http://www.intel.com/performance. Results have been measured by Intel based on software, benchmark or other data of third parties and are provided for informational purposes only.  Any difference in system hardware or software design or configuration may affect actual performance.  Intel does not control or audit the design or implementation of third party data referenced in this document.  Intel encourages all of its customers to visit the websites of the referenced third parties or other sources to confirm whether the referenced data is accurate and reflects performance of systems available for purchase.