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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: Great Overclocker with great performance

Cons: Not all chips are made the same

I like this i5 as I got it to 4.5GHz with 1.3v and I was using a air cooler but I decided to use a 120mm Cooler Master Liquid cooler as I wanted to clean up my case as it had a side window and this CPU was all out a great CPU for people liking to tweak and do what they like with there CPU.


Pros: Voltage and Temperature Headroom, Integrated graphics

Cons: I bought mine used so can't say if it's worth the 200-225 it is normally was

Prior to this CPU I had an Athlon 640 and then an Phenom 955, and needless to say this was a much needed upgrade.
The ability to go up to about 1.4v (for everyday use) and near 90c at max load gives quite a lot of room to over-clock (you can even over-clock the CPU using the stock heat-sink).
Due to only having the h100i and two Corsair SP120's I'm able to do 4.7Ghz @ 1.36v, this is hopefully going to increase once I am able to afford a custom loop.
Sadly enough I've actually had multiple occurrences that I had to use the integrated graphics, and oh boy am I glad this CPU had it.


Pros: fast, power efficient, great at overclocking

My first overclocking was on this CPU, and this CPU IS AMAZING at overclocking. I got it to 4.4 ghz no problem


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.
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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