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 - i5 3570
Socket - 1155
Frequency - 3.4GHz
Turbo Frequency - 3.8GHz
Cores - 4
Threads - 4
Intel Smart Cache - 6MB
Lithography - 22nm
Max TDP - 77W
Processor Graphics - Intel HD 2500
Graphics Base Frequency - 650MHz
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency - 1.15GHz
This is an excellent CPU. Ignore those who claim you can only overclock the "K" chips. Not true at all. All of these Ivy bridge i5 chips have a "+4 bin" (400MHz) mild overclocking on top of highest Turbo Boost setting. So, whereas the base clock speed is 3.4GHz, and the normal "Turbo Boost" frequencies are : 3.8GHz (1-2 cores loaded) / 3.7GHz (3 cores loaded) / 3.6GHz (4-cores loaded), add on 400MHz, and you get : 4.2GHz (1-2 cores loaded) / 4.1GHz (3 cores loaded) / 4.0GHz (4-cores loaded), which is more than fast enough to run every game you can throw at it. If you're willing to tweak the BCLK by 5%, you can add on another 200MHz, and with "Multi-Core enhancement" (runs all cores at the highest frequency), you can get a maximum potential overclock of 4.4GHz under any load, which is exactly 1GHz above the base 3.4GHz. Not bad for a supposedly "un-overclockable" CPU...
Easy to install, great stock fan if not into overclocking which this processor isn't designed for anyway. Massive improvement over my old core 2 duo. Paired with 8GB ram has handled everything I have thrown at it including Crysis 3, Metro Last Light etc along with Photoshop and DAZ3D which used to run sluggishly on my old system.
Faster than my old i7! (870) Very happy, not bothered about overclocking which is why I didn't get the K version. My Asus motherboard still gives me the option to do so though. Good Value and Runs at 30c on Idle and 50c under load using stock cooler. ( I do have a side fan in my case though)