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Intel 3rd Generation Core i5-3570K CPU (4 x 3.40GHz, Ivy Bridge, Socket 1155, 6Mb L3 Cache, Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0)

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  • Series : Ivy Bridge
  • Socket : LGA 1155
  • Graphics chipset : Yes
  • 3rd Generation Intel Core Processor
  • Intel Clear Video HD Technology
  • Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0
  • Intel HD Graphics
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Intel 3rd Generation Core i5-3570K CPU (4 x 3.40GHz, Ivy Bridge, Socket 1155, 6Mb L3 Cache, Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0) + Asus P8Z77-V LX Motherboard (Socket 1155, 32GB DDR3 Support, ATX, Intel Z77 Express, USB 3.0, CrossFireX Support, Dual Intelligent Processors 3) + Corsair CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9 Vengeance 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1600 Mhz CL9 XMP Performance Desktop Memory Kit Black
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Technical Details
Item Weight363 g
Product Dimensions12.7 x 14.5 x 8.1 cm
Item model numberBX80637I53570K
Processor Count4
Computer Memory TypeDDR3 SDRAM
Wattage77 watts
Additional Information
Best Sellers Rank 2,681 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
Shipping Weight454 g
Date First Available24 April 2012

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A new PC can provide you with unique and expanded capabilities. And when it is powered by a visibly smart 3rd generation Intel® Core™ processor, it can deliver amazing performance. Smart features give your PC the ability to adapt to your needs, as well as stunning visuals built-in for an enhanced experience that you can both see and feel. You can enjoy a wide selection of entertainment, create and share your great memories, and explore and connect to what interests you most. Rediscover what’s possible with a new computer. The only thing more amazing than our technology is what you’ll do with it.

The 3rd gen Intel Core processor family features Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0, delivering a burst of processor speed automatically when the workload demands additional performance and greater adaptability.  So whether you use your PC to be creative, play games, or for everyday tasks such as homework, these new processors offer the performance and features you want to get more done in less time.

The 3rd gen Intel Core processors feature built-in visuals, a suite of visual enhancements that provide everything you need to enjoy a smooth, seamless, stunning experience on your PC. Spend minutes rather than hours to edit, convert, and share your videos. Add a new dimension to your viewing experience with 3-D. Unlock a world of premium HD movies and content, viewing images and HD video the way they were meant to be seen—sharper, smoother, and richer. Play your favorite games with no extra hardware needed. The built-in visuals of the 3rd gen Intel Core processor eliminate the need for many of the functions provided by a discrete graphics card, reducing power consumption and system cost.

Unlocked 3rd gen Intel Core processors feature top-of-the-line speed and our best desktop visuals built in. With overclocking enabled, you get the flexibility to set your system specs just the way you like.

The 3rd gen Intel Core processors provide options for innovative system designs and enable more energy-efficient platforms that can meet ENERGY STAR*6 and other global environmental requirements.

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Intel Ivy Bridge i5 3570K Quad Core 34GHz Socket 1155 Processor Unlocked BX80637153570K Components Processors CPU

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92 of 93 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An upgrade I am happy with. 8 Jun 2012
By jethro
This cpu comes with a cooler, the same cooler that came with my E8400 cpu in 2009, which was a surprise when I opened the box. The cooler is fine unless you want to overclock.

The i5 3570k is overclockable, and you can tell this from the k in its model number.

I got this, and was playing Skyrim full screen with windows task manager, permformance tab, showing on my second screen. None of the 4 cores seemed stressed out and the game was silky smooth. I then played skyrim with a hd movie playing on my second screen and skyrim didn't skip a beat. My E8400 couldn't handle that and it was overclocked by quite a bit.

I looked at getting an AMD FX 8 core cpu, but that costs about the same, is slower most of the time and the deciding factor was the AMD FX chips use far more electricity than the intel cpu's.

This cpu comes with built in hd4000 graphics, a built in graphics "card", It is not really upto gaming, but if you have to remove your graphics card for some reason, it is there as a back up. I intend to remove my graphics card and make a low profile home theatre pc when I upgrade this cpu, as the graphics should handle movies.

The hd4000 graphics also means you can use Lucid's Virtua MVP. That is a way of using the graphics on the cpu to help out with games or save energy, but I have not had much luck with it so far, and I do not regarde this as much of a selling point. Time will tell as Lucid sorts the software out for it.

If you buy this cpu and decide to overclock it, Intel has a tuning replacement plan. This means you pay 20 dollars and if you fry the cpu, they will send you a new one. Just don't bin the retail box like I did, you need to send the cpu back in it................
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35 of 37 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of my best choices 1 Aug 2012
By Esmein
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I can't really add anything to the highly technical reviews you can find on any of the big tech sites, so I'll cut to the chase.

This chip is incredible.

Even at stock frequencies it flies through tasks you throw at it. Video encoding, BOINC projects, recent game titles; The 3570K doesn't care.

If you were wondering whether to get this CPU or the 2500K, I'd advise you to check prices. When I bought mine, the difference was 8, so I opted for the 3570K's lower power consumption and 5-10% better performance. If you get the older chip for around 150 and this one still stays above 170, you might choose otherwise.

That's on stock frequency. I wouldn't run a K series CPU on stock, though. While I have no experience with overclocking Sandy Bridge, I'm very pleased with what this i5 Ivy Bridge brings to the table. I'm at 4.4 ghz at 1.215V with max temps under 75C in 4-thread Prime95, which is the most heat you can possibly generate. Even folding Einsten@home 7/24 brings it to 67-69C at most, which for these chips is well within safe territory.

For anyone who cares to compare their current setup, Hyper PI 4M calculated on 4-threads gives a result between 47.8 and 48.4 seconds.

Oh, and Amazon ships like they mean business. I ordered it using Prime, and it took them 16 hours to deliver it (London address).

I'm very well pleased and would recommend it to anyone thinking about building a PC that doesn't bat an eye at the most demanding games or video encoding.

The only thing I'm baffled by is the size of the stock cooler. The aluminium-copper heatsink is barely 2 centimetres high, if that. I have a hard time imagining it's capable of keeping the processor under 70C at stock voltage and frequencies.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars very good for gaming 10 Dec 2012
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I am primarily using this cpu to play games of all types at the highest settings - I have not used it for any CAD use.

This plays everything very smoothly - from games like skyrim to fps games such as CoD or Battlefield. I have had no hiccups or lag issues in the slightest.

I am using it in conjunction with a 7850 graphics card and 16gb or crucial ram. I would highly recommend this cpu for gaming.

I purchased this cpu after looking at reviews comparing it with the i7. Whilst the i7s apparently provide better processing power for highly intensive CAD programmes it apparently makes very little/no difference in performance on a variety of games.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Seems OK. 8 Sep 2013
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Box arrived a little worse for wear which immediately raised some suspicions that the product had been tampered with i.e. was a refurb/2nd hand and not new. The CPU itself had some small scuff marks on it which also fed these suspicions. The product itself seems to work fine. I haven't got round to over-clocking it yet so I haven't been able to see its full potential. My suspicions are probably completely unfounded, the seller appears to be quite reputable according to the other reviews and I don't want to be making any wild allegations. Overall the product works, so I'm happy and it's impossible for me to know if it is genuinely new or not.
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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars amazing 25 Jun 2012
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I did a LOT of research for my new build and decided on getting this little beauty. I was undecided between the Ivy bridge or save a few quid and get the older sandy.
This chip is outstanding i have managed to over clock to 4.8ghz on air though i current run at 4.4 as i find this is more than enough for my needs :)
This cpu comes with integrated hd4000 graphics, which is ok but not really up to running games at a decent lvl although you can use Lucid's Virtua MVP. Lucid use's the graphics on the cpu to help out with games, this basically makes your pc use both the on-board gpx and your own discrete gpx card as a virtual SLI. it doesn't work with everything though when it does work it's outstanding. I currently have a GTX560ti and can run through BF3 at 1920x1080 with everything at max detail without any lag or slowdown.
Unlike it's big brother i7 Hyperthreading isn't a part of this cpu and tbh you really don't need it for a gaming rig.
Overall another excellent cpu from Intel just remember if you want to overclock make sure you get the "K" version as it's fully unlocked, it does run hot though Intel have claimed this is normal for this cpu i'd recommend an aftermarket cooler as the stock cooler is not going to cut it.
Buy this and you won't be disappointed, it will work fine in a Z68 board though in Z77 board you can fully utilise all it's features.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Great little CPU!
After a lot of research about upgrading my gaming PC I decided to purchase this powerhouse for a couple reasons:

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Published 1 month ago by Finn94
5.0 out of 5 stars Why bother with I7...
Great CPU and best bang for buck back when I bought it. Who needs an I7 and hyperthreading, when you have 4 cores and the ability to overclock? Read more
Published 2 months ago by T. Borba
5.0 out of 5 stars Fast, Cool, Quiet
I bought this for gaming and it does job greatly. Its quiet at office tasks and does not get too hot when gaming either.
Published 3 months ago by Tomas Satala
5.0 out of 5 stars Top CPU
A brilliant CPU. I've used it for hardcore gaming for over a year. Had better performance than most of my friends i7 CPU's.
Published 3 months ago by O. Hancox
5.0 out of 5 stars Great
Very pleased with this processor.

I would suggest to anyone thinking of buying this to check their motherboard BIOS is up to date enough to support it... Read more
Published 4 months ago by A P H
5.0 out of 5 stars Good solid basis.
This CPU is a great basis to build an up to date gaming computer on. Run a few stress tests on it now and it's performed outstandingly, even out performing some i7s. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Rhys Harries
5.0 out of 5 stars Just what I needed.
Very pleased with this processor. It's packed with power and runs cool even under intense load on the stock fan. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Joseph.
5.0 out of 5 stars great processor
this is the best i5 out there .no problems playing bf4 on ultra settings and the processor is easy to swap around . Read more
Published 5 months ago by Stuart Carey
5.0 out of 5 stars bought for a self build.
Got this a year ago now and it's been great. Over clockable although I havent yet (havent needed to). Read more
Published 5 months ago by Paul Naidoo
5.0 out of 5 stars Gobsmacked
Seriously coming from a Q6600 @ 3.6ghz with a h50 cooler idle at 39-41 degrees and 60-65 full load, it was actually struggling to keep it cool. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Mr. M. Yilmaz
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