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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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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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BrandIntel
Item Weight200 g
Product Dimensions12.7 x 14.5 x 8.1 cm
Item model numberBX80637I53570K
Processor Count4
Computer Memory TypeDDR3 SDRAM
Wattage77 watts
  
Additional Information
ASINB007SZ0E1K
Best Sellers Rank 20,783 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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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Finn94 on 22 Jun 2014
After a lot of research about upgrading my gaming PC I decided to purchase this powerhouse for a couple reasons:

1. It uses less power and produces less heat than the AMD FX-8350 (77w vs 125w)
2. It has great over clocking potential, with most chips hitting 4.5GHz with ease.
3. Superb performance in gaming and unanimous positive praise amongst PC gaming forums and expert reviewers.

Pros:
Based on new architecture (22nm vs 32nm)
Very strong performance in every aspect, in particular gaming.
Very strong over clocking potential

Cons:
'Adequate' cooler provided by intel. Although if you are buying this CPU with high performance in mind, you are likely going to consider an alternative CPU cooler to keep the temperature and noise down.
Only has 4 cores.
Quite expensive considered the AMD alternatives (FX-8350 @ £135, which has twice the cores the 3570k has)

Overall:
If you have done your research about CPUs you will likely know there is a fierce debate amongst AMD and Intel fans and having used both I have sympathy for both. I chose the AMD FX-8350 as a comparison because in terms of gaming benchmarks, both are very similar with the 3570k stealing the majority of wins. The FX-8350 really excels when it can unleash its extra cores, media conversion and Adobe photoshop are examples of this. But Intel's newer architecture means that core for core the 3570k will likely outperform the FX-8350 without a heavy over clock. I definitely recommend this CPU as it is fantastic, although it really shines when gaming if it is paired with a powerful GPU and a good motherboard. That being said, most games are now being designed with the next gen consoles in mind and these consoles have 8 cores.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on 14 Sep 2014
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A massive upgrade from my i3 in gaming terms.
My loading screens were hanging around for a long time, and when playing online games it gave me an unfair advantage.
With the i5 they are so much quicker. probably loads a game in about 20 seconds.
This working along side my Samsung SSD, my computer really does fly now.
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By Matthew on 13 Sep 2014
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This is just amazing. Used it in my PC build recently and going from an AMD Athlon x4 605e to this was just great. This with an SSD, Raptor hard drive and 16 gig of ram really makes for a swift machine.
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101 of 110 people found the following review helpful
Outstanding for CPU-intensive games and everything else 21 Jun 2012
By Bryan - Published on Amazon.com
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I recently upgraded from an AMD 955 CPU to an i5 3570k CPU, and I must say that Intel has gained another convert. This CPU will chew through any game, and I get much better performance than I ever did with the 955--the 3570k simply blows AMD out of the water. I do not do any sort of image editing or video encoding, so this review is written entirely from a gamer's perspective.

PROS:
-Great for extremely CPU-intensive games like the Total War games (Empire and Shogun 2 in particular). These games are fairly difficult to run smoothly at very high graphics settings due in large part to incredible (but demanding) particle effects, high unit density, shadow effects and many others, but the 3570k has no problems handling Empire at max settings (assuming you have a decent GPU to boot).
-I get much higher frame-rates and better performance in games like Crysis, Crysis 2, BF3, Max Payne 3, Empire: Total War, and Deus Ex 3 as well as older games like FEAR, Half-Life 2 and Rome: Total War.
-Achieves an overclock of 4.3-4.6GHz without much trouble at all (I've got mine at 4.5 GHz), at least on a Gigabyte Z77-UD3H motherboard.
-Using the Gigabyte Z77-UD3H MB I managed to OC to 4.3GHz with no stability issues at stock CPU Vcore voltage (1.13 V).
-Built-in Turbo boost feature clocks the 3570k up to 3.8GHz--which is a pretty decent boost and would be a good option for gamers who are uncomfortable with messing with BIOS settings to OC their CPUs.

-Almost identical to the 3770K in terms of gaming performance. Benchmark scores for a number of games show marginal (if any) improvements for the 3770k. Other benchmarks and certain games like the Total War series actually see improved frame-rates with the 3570k versus the 3770k.

CONS:
-It does run somewhat hot--I get temps in the high 70s, low 80s (deg C) with the Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO (with Arctic Silver 5 TIM) at 4.5GHz and 1.35 Volts. However, IB CPUs are designed to withstand more heat, so this is not a huge issue, but it may warrant considering a pricier cooler if you want to OC to around 5 GHz or higher.

OVERALL: The 3570k is an excellent CPU for any game on the market with a great performance-to-price ratio. Virtually all gaming performance benchmarks that you will find give near identical results for the 3570k and 3770k, so I would save yourself $100 and take the 3570K over the 3770k and put that money into a better graphics card or an SSD. If you already have a 2500k I would say that a 3570k is not worth the upgrade, but if you have anything older or are looking to switch over to Intel from AMD I would highly recommend it!

My PC specs:
Gigabyte Z77-UD3H MB
i5 3570k OC'd to 4.5GHz with Cooler Master 212 EVO + AS5 TIM
EVGA GeForce GTX 680 2GB on stock settings
Crucial M4 256GB SSD
Corsair Vengeance 1600MHz 8GB DDR3 RAM
93 of 110 people found the following review helpful
Wow. 25 May 2012
By bob - Published on Amazon.com
I am very impressed with this CPU. "Slick" is the word that comes to mind. THe stuff on paper about the native PCIe rev.3, and the new memory control circuit....etc. It looks good on paper. "These numbers are better than those numbers, this is different than that...." Well I put one of these into my computer...the one I use everyday, and haven't really upgraded for a while. I build i7s and Xeons, opterons, and Phenoms.......everyday. I get them to work, feed them an OS, drivers, applications, burn them in, package them and ship them out. I never really do 'my' work on them. (kinda like the shoemakers kids). I went back and forth between the i7s, the 2011 socket....but since this had been a bare bones bullet proof unit, I decided to go with the i5....something that would do what I needed it to do, and NEVER fail.

So I put this into an AsRock Extreme 4. Put my old hardware in there. Moved the drives over, loaded the drivers, and fired it up. Holy $^%t! All of that stuff on paper...forget it. What a kick. Real SATAIII is way faster than a SATAIII card. The graphics....wow! I felt like a kid on Christmas morning. This is a total computing experience. Again, I build cutting edge stuff for a living. So I'm kind of numb to this type of stuff. But when it was MY desktop flying around like that (Upgrade was from a core 2 quad).......I was an end user again, and a very happy one at that.

(just one tech note: You have to have a z77 or better southbridge to make all the newer stuff on the gen. 3 Intels to work)
32 of 36 people found the following review helpful
Stop Reading and Buy It Now! 5 July 2012
By Anthony Hodges - Published on Amazon.com
First off, let me state that I bought mine through Micro Center because they were offering the mobo I wanted in combination with this CPU when it first dropped for $280 as a package. However, I highly doubt there will be a big difference in the chip based on where you bought it.

This chip is out of this world. I paired it with a Z77 mobo and it FLIES. I've managed to successfully OC it to 4.6 GHz on air cooling (Cooler Master V-8) with temps ranging from 20C idle to 64C load. That sounds high, but the TJMax for this chip is 105C and it's safe to push up to 90C. I've still got enough room to MAYBE push 4.7 out of this, maybe. Now note, you WILL NOT be able to push this chip much beyond 4.5 GHz without some serious cooling solutions thanks for Intel's decision to use paste instead of solder. There is a major voltage/heat wall at 1.34v that will stop you in your tracks and the temps start rising fast at about 1.28-1.3v. However, pound-for-pound, this chip is worth it in both my opinion and reviews over the last generation simply because of that native USB 3.0 support and PCI-E 3.0 support. It will run neck-and-neck with a OC'ed Sandy Bridge, but offer the new supports. Both may not be used heavily right now, but I'm future proofed for at least 1 1/2 years minimum. Why not get the same performance with new toy for slightly more price?

I do not use my system for heavy media processing so I cannot comment on that, but I do use it to see how far I can push the system and for gaming. Just for an example, I'm running BF3 (which is very CPU intensive for a MP game) under ultra settings and only use 68-72% of my CPU potential. My previous AMD 955 BE was under 100% the entire time and never let down. I sadly had my GPU fry from static when I was rebuilding my system with this new chip and I got to play with the iGPU on the chip while I waited for my graphics card's RMA to finish. I was NOT able to play high graphics intense games like BF3, but I was able to play games like Civilization 5 and Diablo 3 under high settings with 60+ FPS with just the integrated GPU. That's impressive to me!

If you're looking to upgrade to a new chip, this one will not let you down and will continue to zippy and take advantage of new technologies well into the future. This chip is good for the gamer, a challenge for the OC'er, and PERFECT for the person who just wants to sit at home and watch Youtube.
11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
Pleased so far 3 May 2012
By Hope - Published on Amazon.com
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I am pleased with this cpu so far, I paired it with a GA-Z77-DS3H that came loaded with an older F2 bios without any issues. The onboard video is actually fairly decent and will suffice most home users and casual gamers needs, it can run most current titles on med-low settings at decent frame rates.

Despite what others are saying, this cpu runs cool especially paired with a Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus. The boxed cooler on this unit is almost embarrassingly small especially when this is an unlocked "K" model meant for overclocking. Im hitting mid 30's and it is not much warmer than ambient temps.

The amazon price is a bit higher than Intel initially announced, but overall not a bad value given most people are getting 4.5-5.0ghz on these things.
10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5 stars for CPU, 3 stars for CPU cooler 15 July 2012
By Kobad - Published on Amazon.com
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The CPU itself is great! I overclocked it to 4.2 Ghz, and my gaming DIY PC was a star! The integrated graphics without the drivers are horrible. But installing the drivers makes all the difference: 1.0 (without drivers)->6.7 (with drivers) on the Windows Experience Index (rating from 1.0 to 7.9) for graphics and gaming! It was even better than my ATi Radeon HD 6450! (It scored 4.4 and 4.6, for Aero and Gaming, respectively)

But the CPU cooler was the only con. And it was a biggie. I can take Intel's side in saying most people don't like the risk of overclocking. But then again, this is an unlocked CPU that was meant for overclocking!

The temperatures were 35 Celsius idle, 70 Celsius while gaming, at 3.4Ghz (Turbo Boost was off). But going to 4.2 Ghz meant 65 Celsius idle, and 100+ Celsius doing simple browsing! Of course, I turned the PC off immediately and never used it again until I installed a different Cooler Master CPU cooler.

Though I recommend the CPU, I think you should order a Hyper 212 Plus or some other CPU fan with it.

EDIT: Even though the included fan was bad, the Rocketfish one I ordered was even worse. Due to this I am changing my review to 5 stars.

EDIT2: Actually, the fan is pretty good if you don't use the CPU in the background (antivirus and BOINC). The temperatures are 10 Celsius lower than with BOINC running.
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