Intel Core i5-3570K Quad-Core Processor 3.4 GHz 4 Core LGA 1155 – BX80637I53570K

  • Model: Intel Core i5 Processor i5-3570K
  • Clock Speed: 3.4 GHz
  • DMI: 5 GT/s
  • Intel Smart Cache: 6 MB
  • Lithography: 22 nm

Intel BX80637I53570K Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge Four-Core 3.4GHz 6MB L3 Cache Socket 1155 77W Desktop Processor

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  • Anthony Hodges says:
    9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Stop Reading and Buy It Now!, July 5, 2012
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    Anthony Hodges (Louisville, Kentucky) –
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    This review is from: Intel Core i5-3570K Quad-Core Processor 3.4 GHz 4 Core LGA 1155 – BX80637I53570K (Personal Computers)

    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.

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  • Unavailable says:
    16 of 18 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Overclocked it to 4.8Ghz rock solid, May 24, 2012
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    This review is from: Intel Core i5-3570K Quad-Core Processor 3.4 GHz 4 Core LGA 1155 – BX80637I53570K (Personal Computers)

    Using a Corsair H80 cooler and an ASUS P8Z77-V DELUXE motherboard, I was able to overclock this to a rock solid 4.8ghz and keep the temps under 75 degrees celsius at full load.

    The built in graphics is also pretty good for being integrated. I was able to play starcraft 2 an nearly maximum settings at 1680×1050 resolution with it.

    If you really want to know how the processor does when it comes to graphics, you can compare roughly to a $100 graphics card. Better than a Geforce GT 440 for sure.

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  • bob says:
    33 of 35 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Wow., May 25, 2012
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    bob

    This review is from: Intel Core i5-3570K Quad-Core Processor 3.4 GHz 4 Core LGA 1155 – BX80637I53570K (Personal Computers)

    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 northbridge to make all the newer stuff on the gen. 3 Intels to work)

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