Pros: Good Performance. Compatible with Sandy Bridge mobos. Wont Bottleneck In Games.
Cons: Bad Integrated GPU, i5 3470k is Only 30 Dollars More Expensive, Not a K model.
When I built my first Gaming PC for Christmas last year my dad decided to buy a combo without me looking at it so I ended up with this processor instead of the 3570k I had wanted. Im not complaining too much though as I knew I could upgrade eventually and by no means is the 3470 a bad CPU. It performs very well in editing with a discrete GPU aiding it. In gaming it does not bottleneck your Card in 1080p or in Surround. It comes with all the good features of other Intel processors. One thing is that if you're in the market for an Ivy Bridge processor I can not recommend the 3470 at all as the unlocked and completely superior 3570k is only 30 dollars more expensive and will allow superior performance and allow you to overclock it for just a measly price difference. So while not a bad CPU its at an odd price point that wont do it any favors when the 3570k is so cheap.