Pros: Good Overclock Potential, Hyperthreading, Fast CPU
Cons: Heat, Standard Pricing
Great performing CPU. Ivy Bridge architecture runs way hot though, my chip can go 4.5ghz and above easy but the heat increases alot after each 100mhz after my 4.5ghz, not too mention how much voltage you need. Cooling on air with HYPER 212 Evo. Got this CPU for a steal, only paid $250. The base price is usually around $320-$330 so it is quite expensive. Upgraded from a 3570k for Hyper Threading in my applications that use more threads and I can see a difference already.