Face-Off: Core i7 960 vs Core i5 3570K

Intel Core i7 960
Intel Core i7 960

Intel Core i5 3570K
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Intel Core i7 960
Overview
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Intel Core i7 960
Intel Core i5 3570K
Score
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5/5
Power Use
1/5 5/5
Performance: Applications
5/5 5/5
Performance: Games
4/5 5/5
User Score
Specifications
Specifications
Socket1366
Number of cores4
Clock rate3.2 GHz
Cache8 MB
Thermal Design Power130 W
Technology45 nm
Specifications
Socket1155
Number of cores4
Clock rate3.4 GHz
Cache6 MB
Thermal Design Power77 W
Technology22 nm
Conclusion
Intel has confirmed its status as leader in the market for desktop computer CPUs with a new generation of processors that are faster and less power-hungry than their predecessors. Although the gain in performance isn't enormous, it's certainly still beneficial. However, with no real competitors at this performance level, the price could stay quite high for quite some time.
Pros

+

Performances in applications and games

+

Turbo mode

+

Low power use

+

Much faster onboard graphics

Cons

-

Graphics processing is faster but still isn't good enough to replace a stand-alone graphics card—even an entry-level card!