Intel Corporation introduced the quad-core 3rd generation Intel Core processor family, delivering dramatic visual and performance computing gains for gamers, media enthusiasts and mainstream users alike. Available now in powerful, high-end desktop, laptop and sleek all-in-one (AIO) designs, the new processors are the first chips in the world made using Intel’s 22-nanometer (nm) 3-D tri-Gate transistor technology.
Model - i7 3770K
Socket - 1155
Frequency - 3.5GHz
Turbo Frequency - 3.9GHz
Cores - 4
Threads - 8
Intel Smart Cache - 8MB
Lithography - 22nm
Max TDP - 77W
Processor Graphics - Intel HD 4000
Graphics Base Frequency - 650MHz
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency - 1.15GHz
Its an i7, so best you can buy. Stock cooler is fine and comes ready pasted.
None really, but Installing these always makes me cringe. motherboard always creaks when the leaver is pressed down! The stock cooler installs easy, but check cooler cable does not fowl the fan as mine did. This caused it not to boot and a minute of worry before I worked it out.
Excellent CPU, very fast, sufficient to max out any game on the market at the moment. The chip I received overclocks VERY well, I have managed to get 5.0ghz out of it at 1.448v and 4.8ghz at 1.324v after delidding on an Asus P8Z68-V/GEN3 motherboard.
Superb performance, running with a gigabyte board and 16gb of memory. Not cheap but you get what you pay for. Originally looking to spend less on a processor but decided that would be a false economy as this i7 will last me longer.
I would say this has been fast and reliable, to be honest for day to day use its not much different to the i7 2600. You shave a few seconds of intense Photoshop and auto cad work but nothing to brag about. Overall. I would say it's fast not quite worth the money and if you ha e a 2600k don't bother wasting the money for an upgrade
This thing is a monster ok granted its at stock clocks right now but everything I've thrown at it so far has just been demolished without even breaking a sweat! Destroys any sort of video or audio encoding like I've never seen before. And games are just unreal, they are handled so easily i haven't seen temps over 44c under load (that is cooled by a corsair h80i though) my old asus 6970 is the only thing letting me down now thinking I need a 7950 instead ;)
No real bad points except the price is pretty high considering its such a small chip. You can buy gpu's cheaper than this that are much bigger!