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Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz LGA1155

100% Positive Reviews


Pros: It's fast.

Cons: It's not fast.

It's fast. Not really much to say, got all the features like PCI-E 3.0, Quad-Core, Unlocked, 22 nm, faster memory clocks.

Dislike all you want, you know I just summarized every review about the i5 3570k.


Pros: Fast, Handles everything I throw at it, Great for gaming, web browsing, photoshop, and everything inbetween

Cons: Can run a bit hot

I bought this CPU for my first computer desktop and have not been disappointed. This is a great CPU, it handles every task with ease, I never have to worry about it not being able to perform. On average, i have a minimum of 10 tabs open on Chrome, and plenty of programs running in the background and it barely breaks a sweat. I recommend this to anyone who wants great performance and great reliability. 


My system:

i5 3570K


G.Skill Sniper 8Gb Low Voltage

Crucial M4 128Gb

WD Black 500Gb

Corsair GS 600W

XFX 7870Ghz 

CM Hyper 212+


Pros: 4.5 GHz at 1.27v, Quad Core, nice stock temps

This was a great buy, I wasn't sure whether to purchase this or a 3770k, but I decided on this and I love it! Can reach 4.5 GHz easily, and has performed well in all the benchmarks i have tested


Pros: Great Speeds, never close to full load during gaming, and loves to be OC

Cons: Can't think of any

This by far the best bang for your buck when looking to build a gaming Rig. If you put the money into an aftermarket heatsink and OC you will not need a new CPU for many many years. This thing is simply a beast


Pros: performance of four real solid cores without any gimmicks. on average runs on lower voltages than previous generation.

Cons: documented heat / TIM issues.

Group 'B' 3570K chip. 4.4GHz @ 1.368V.. mad.gif

CM TX3 with dual 92mm fans, grabbed a matching second fan to go with the OEM TX3 cooler.
140mm top fan with 120mm back fan; AS5 thermal paste.

current temps: (idle)
case 23C
core package 29C / lowest core 23C.

current temps: (gaming max'd)
case 23-24C
core package 76C / highest core 76C


OK swapping of 3570K's is complete.

Costa Rica
batch # 3237B882
serial # MC240246A2005
4.4GHz @ 1.256v (not verified stability yet, might go up or might go down)
idle voltage currently @ 0.920v

Costa Rica
batch # 3228B572
serial # 3E221049A2015
4.4GHz @ 1.368v
idle voltage @ 1.060


OK guys and gals....
this chip is a winner already and I haven't even lowered the voltages yet as I think I can.
just ran some Crysis 3 and max temp was 63C hottest core and 63C package.
the old chip was 77-84C max.

this is the exact same set-up with only a different chip; same paste same cooling solution.
so 4.4GHz @ 1.256V with the option to drop a tad lower..

so now thinking about it I wonder if my chip was somewhat defective or just that bad...?
the vdroop on this chip because of the lower voltage is more like what I'm use to seeing, more the norm.
hmm. thinking.gif


Pros: ivy bridge, clock for clock higher than sandy bridge. All the bells and whistles that come along with an ivy bridge cpu.

Cons: Heat is horrid when overclocking. Could only get it up to 4.5Ghz while on water (h100i).

It's a great chip. Especially for $220. With the right cooling you can overclock fairly well. And if you're adventurous you can delid it and push it even further.
Supports usb 3.0. pcie 3.0. faster ram speeds. Runs on z77. Its a quad core so it works great for gaming and everyday use. And when overclocked can power through almost anything you throw at it.
I'd recommend it to any one unless they NEEDED the 4 threads that come with an i7.


Pros: Price, Quality, Overclock

Cons: none so far

My current setup on this processor is pretty good. 4.4GHz on 1.250v. This is in a Asus P8Z77-V Pro motherboard, cooled by a Corsair H100i with 2xCorsair 120mm Quiet Edition fans [push]/[pull] with 2xNZXT 200mm red led fans. Very nice and easy to overclock, this CPU hasn't let me down thus far.

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Pros: Great Performance in Gaming, Runs quick

Cons: Heat

This is a great CPU for gaming. Switched from AMD and could already tell the difference. My chip was a bit subpar in the overclocking area though, i needed about 1.32v for a 4.4ghz overclock, but couldn't get there without heat being an issue.


Pros: Very fast, excellent OC'ing, withstands heat, PCI-E 3.0

Cons: OC'ing makes it run HOT, stock cooler is rubbish


This is my first Intel processor. My initial impressions were very good. Overclocks extremely easily, and runs with no flaws. Intel sure know what they're doing when it comes to quality!


After using this processor for a while, you get to feel just how much power this thing has to offer, even at stock speeds it is a real beast, and once overclocked it will really begin to strive.

Overclocking is very straight forward. Increase the multiplier, and if it becomes unstable add some voltage. Run stress tests (I recommend Intel Burn Test) and monitor the temps while doing all this, until you get a nice stable overclock that you are happy with. Just remember, you will need some good cooling for this CPU.

I found once I OC'ed this CPU it began to run quite hot, at 4.4ghz on my Hyper 212 Evo, it hit 90C in Intel Burn test, and 60C while Folding. Now these temps are perfectly fine, but you will still want some better cooling if you plan on 4.5ghz+.

This CPU is excellent for both folding and gaming. It runs games with ease, and gets a very good PPD with F@H. I recommend it for both applications.


I like this Processor from Intel alot. It is very powerful, very good for overclocking and as long as you have a good cooler, the temps are alright. If you are looking for a good processor for gaming, this is the way to go!

Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz LGA1155

Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX806237I53570K

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