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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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Technical Details
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
Best Sellers Rank 53,769 in Computers (See top 100)
Shipping Weight381 g
Date First Available24 April 2012

Product Description

Product Description

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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CPU;Heatsink and Fan

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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.

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

'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)

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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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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Bought this to replace my current quad core Intel Q4400. Installed processor and heat sink easily and I can see a marked improvement in performance. Price to performance was the main reason I bought this i5 rather than an i7. Highly recommended.
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