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Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz is a performance CPU based on the 22nm, Ivy Bridge architecture.


It offers 4 Physical Cores (4 Logical), initially clocked at 3.4GHz, which may go up to 3.8GHz and 6MB of L3 Cache.
Among its many features, Turbo Boost and Virtualization are activated and the processor has multiplier unlocked.


The processor integrates mildly powerful Graphics called Intel HD Graphics 4000, with 16 Execution Units, initially clocked at 650MHz and that go up to 1150MHz, in Turbo Mode which share the L2 Cache and system RAM with the processor.
Both the processor and integrated graphics have a rated board TDP of 77W.


Compared to Core i5-2500K there's an overall 9% performance boost. Its performance is very good and sufficient for extreme gaming.


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This or an I7, i heard an I5 at times performs better than an I7. Also how long do you guy's expect these CPUs to support the best GFX cards out there?

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4 years. i5s are great overclockers, and are much cheaper. i7s are not worth the money unless money grows on trees.

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The 4 years was a huge guess, it's probably more. I have no way of knowing how long they will support the latest.

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Finally a response :) Thank you CrazySymbols i thought around as much but with new consoles and new tech coming out soon i just wanted some reassurance and again thanks im about to order it off of newegg right now :)

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id agree i5 is better buy, especially if youre not video editing. As for next gen consoles, yes they have 8 cores, but dont forget they're 8 weak cores and it will also take some time for developers to fully use these 8 cores so i expect it will be a while before we see the i7 begin to pull away

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Alright thanks, i just thought that the I7 was more future proof but if the I5 can hold on for a long time, then i would rather save the money for something else thanks

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And don't forget intel processors have WAAY more "horsepower" (for lack of a better term) than amd processors. Just look at this for one example.
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/fx-4100-core-i3-2100-gaming-benchmark,3136.html
The quad core amd processor with faster clock speeds and big cache is struggling to keep up with a dual core intel cpu with lower speed and less cache xD. Just look at the maxed out Skyrim benchmark! Holy crap! Just shows you that ultimately numbers don't determine performance.

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HI. I want to build a Rig with a Intel i5-3570k as processor, ATI Radeon 7870 Powercolor Devil Edition as my GPU, an ASRock Fatal1ty Z77 Professional as my MOBO and a 8gb RAM. Can I run games smoothly even after new games are released? Thanks!

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Hey Buddy it would be an awesome build which can max every game and wouldn't need a replacement for atleast 2 years. So go ahead and build that monster rig :)

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Devil edition is just overpriced hd7870, i you want performance get HD7870XT or gtx760

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@Quickzilver,
For real? This would be a monster rig? I'm thrilled now. Thanks Buddy! :)

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@Zilincan,
I'll try your suggestion. Please check my rig if you have comments. Thanks mate! :)

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id say maybe downgrade your mobo to something like an msi gd45, that will save you some money which can be spent on getting a 670 or 7950 instead. And youll get 3 free games if you go with 7950 rather than 2 free games with 7870.

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I already bought this Mobo. No more turning back :)

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Hi i want to upgrade my PC for next gen games,you think with this cpu i need new gpu? Or my cpu can stand well in 2014 games so i must change the gpu?

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This should hold its own for at least a year more, and you can even OC it if you want a performance boost.

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Thanks for reply! I just ask because all gamers have 4 cores and i still 2. Anyway i dont know how to overclock,i mean how much?

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Through BIOS you can mess around with the multiplier and voltage, you can take it further with a good cooler. Just don't overdo it and read couple of guides first. The "K" Intel CPUs are made to be overclocked

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hi, which is better for current and future gaming, 8320+7970 or 3570k+gtx760? Thanks!

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3570k + GTX 770 is a better comparison. Whilst the intel and Nvidia route may be more tight on your wallet, it is definitely a better solution for the long term and in stability. And PhysX and 3D vision are nice.

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becasue radeon cards are unstable sarcasm :-D

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3570k and 770 wasn't actually an option.. But I've I've decided to get a 8320+680 (cause I can get one for £30 less than 770) thanks for help anyway

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770 is just overclocked 680, you can do it yourself and will still have that £30 in pocket

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Thanks for all your help!

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My point was it was an unfair comparison. Get the 680 then, it's a great card. If physX doesn't matter then the 7970 would have been perfect with that CPU.

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well, adaptive v-sync matters more to me but i like where they are taking physx. And it was a fair comparison as 8320+7970(or 680) currently costs the same amount of money as the3570k+760 (or 670). So, i was looking for which offered more perf. for the money, and i decided that would be the 680 opt.

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It does if you decide to overclock, if you don't know how to overclock the 770 is a good option.

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oc'ing is easy, BUT i have actually changed my mind because i dont think 680 is worth the extra money, so ive gone for 3570k + 670.

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Guys I was wondering what are your temperatures for this CPU.
I have in Core Temp 41 C min for hottest core and 67 C under max load for hottest core.
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What are yours numbers? Thanks

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It would vary from what CPU cooler a certain person uses as well as the OC done. Your temps are totally fine. You could get a good aftermarket cooler if you'd like to keep them lower.

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Well, I'm already using Cooler Master Hyper 212+ EVO cooler and I plan to over clock in future that is why I'm wondering how others are doing.

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61 C if fine under load….it's normal.

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212+ EVO isn't a great cooler. It's fine, but you should be looking at higher end aircoolers or even closed loop watercoolers to do better. :)
In your case if max temps under load is 67C that doen't leave any headroom for OC since you shouldn't let them to 70C. Well, maybe your Vcore is set higher and that's why. Try OCing a bit and see where it's stable without increasing voltage.

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Thanks for the suggestion. Do you think that something like
Corsair H70 water cooler should do the trick. I cannot fit anything larger in the case, I have 120mm slot at the back, currently occupied by exhaust fan.

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I'd get noctua nh-d14 if it fits in your case. Will cool better than the h70 and should be around the same price, I think. Nevertheless, H70 is a very good cooler.

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Noctua probably wont fit, but thanks anyway. I'll stick to 212+ EVO for now and make the change when I decide to OC. Thanks

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yeah, no need to waste money on something you don't actually need. And with that GPU you won't see a difference with OCed CPU. Well, not in gaming.. You would have to get another card first and SLI to have any actual benefits in gaming by CPU OC. :)

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well SLI is of course part of the whole plan :) cash is ready, but since I don't need to improve the performance right now I kind of waiting for some good prices for another 660ti in my area, but I looking at my temps now :)

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wow, that's cool. You shouldn't worry about CPU temps too much. If they stay below or around 65C that's still good. Getting them below 60 would be nice but not easy. Especially with OC.
just FYI, no harm can be done to your CPU even if temps goes as high as 80C, 90C. Only thing you may worry about in such high temps is the decrease of CPU's lifespan.

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it is easy, just get a closed loop water cooler, ive got a corsair h60i 2013 edition (£65) and ive oc'd to 4.6ghz easily and never get higher than 50c even under full stress, regarding what you said bout the performance and no need to oc with his cards cause he wont see any increase, am i in the same basket?

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No, for a 690 I'd say an OCed 3570k would be recommended. Especially you would notice fps difference in more CPU demanding games. Far Cry 3, Crysis 3 are demanding on a CPU. You can downclock your processor to stock frequency and make a benchmark, then OC set the OC as it was and benchmark it again. I'm quite sure you'll see a difference.

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i did notice a big increase of bout 20fps in FC3, and arma 2 and arma 3, thanks for the info man, helped a lot

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Yes, those games you mentioned are pretty extreme on a CPU. You should OC as high as you can and leave it like that. Because it's worth to do so for your system. ;)

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ive oc'd high as i can, if i go higher i get bout 10 min of gameplay till i get a reboot

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Then you have to increase temps. Course, with higher voltage will come higher temperature. However, if your CPU doesn't go above 50C even in stress tests you can surely increase them. That will improve stability

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bios is set to shutdown and 95c (i know the ivy bridge runs hot) but i monitor the temps and they never seem to go above 50c, if i go to 4.7ghz i get around 53-58c on full stress

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Below 60C is still very good. Also, keep in mind that stress tests are to heat the chip up to it's maximum. When gaming it won't heat up as much ;)

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below 60c is with stress test

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Cool, when gaming your CPU temps should be a tad lower than those you get when stress testing :)
IB isn't that hot, by the way ;)

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So, I added another fan to the heatsink, and also couple of noctua case fans. I also overclocked to 4.2 ghz and I'm still below 70C. I'd say im fine :)

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Finally ordered this with Asrock Z77 Extreme4-M and MSI GTX 670 OC. You guys think it could last for quite a while? Wonder if I should SLI it in the future..

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I'm not quite sure what do you mean with 'last'? :P
If you mean running games on any setting at your native res, then that setup should last your for 2 and a half years as minimum.

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ah yeah that kind of 'last'. The lifespan of how my spec could handle any games in max settings. Should've clarify that lol. Thanks for the info

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;)
Alright then :D

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Would a Gigabyte H61M-DS2 motherboard support this cpu? Im not gonna oc, but Thats the only cpu i can get my hands on

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you own fx-8350?
anyway H61 board is not for overclocking -so get non K version

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Yeah, but this is for my brother, Its for his birthday, but is it compatible?

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Yes it's compatible with H61M-DS2 :)
However, I'd also suggest getting a non K version if you can, as Zilincan said.

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Would that cost less at all? Im only getting this one cause I dont gotta order it. And will it give any performance decrease? I wanna give this Kid a good present for his birthday.

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the performance will be the same and the price is also less, the only point to buy K series is for overclocking..

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Alright thanks, you just saved me some money :)

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pleasure mate :)

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Yep, azeemultra007 has it totally correct ;)

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@ emilsz.. thanks buddy :)

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MSI H61MU-E35 (B3) can this motherbord support this cpu ?

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Why want you stick i5 K version into budget and for overclocking locked motherboard?
http://www.msi.com/product/mb/H61MU-E35--B3-.html#/?div=CPUSupport

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4 GB

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don't buy K series processor if u r not planning to overclock it..

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16 GB

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this is gona bottleneck with my gpu MSI GeForce GTX 760 TwinFrozr OC 2GB DDR5 PCIe 3.0

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2012
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8 GB

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No

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2012
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No way

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2016
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16 GB

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it doesnt bottleneck my gtx690 wich is way more powerful than the gtx 760

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2008
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4 GB

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does this motherboard support this processor?
Gigabyte GA-H61M-DS2

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2012
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Yes

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2008
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really? :D great thanks buddy..

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2008
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and what about overclocking if i want to do?

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2012
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16 GB

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