All of the following tests run much faster on the overclocked Core i5-3570K, which is not much of a surprise considering its 1 GHz clock rate advantage.
Really, the only news here is the current quarter's relatively sluggish performance in the compression-oriented tests (specifically, WinRAR). But, when you remember that the previous build offered a bit more memory bandwidth, we have a potential explanation.
- Don's $1000 Machine Is Here To Play
- CPU, Motherboard, And Cooler
- Video Card, Power Supply, And Case
- Memory, Hard Drives, And Optical Drive
- System Assembly And Overclocking
- Test System And Benchmarks
- Benchmark Results: Synthetics
- Benchmark Results: Media Encoding
- Benchmark Results: Productivity
- Benchmark Results: Battlefield 3 And The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
- Benchmark Results: DiRT 3 And StarCraft II
- Power And Temperature Benchmarks
- Core i5-3570K And GeForce GTX 670 Are Potent