Rated 4.8 out of 5 by 11
Rated 5 out of 5 by ScoobyMike Great bit of kit!
I upgraded from an old q9450 so the difference is more than substantial! Coupled with the SSD, the performance is superb, everything is smooth and fast, I might be lucky, but i am running a stable O/C of 4.5 ghz @ 80 degrees on a stress test (about to go water cooled), I couldnt ask for any more with regards to performance.
Delivery was uneventful and as expected, so perfect really, plenty of protection in the boxes.
29 May 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Wolf525 Gaming heaven
Simply the best way to overclock an Intel cpu period. Best for both gaming and computing, also has added 4600 gpu that its unlocked equivalent doesn't have. I would also say if your M/board can take E3 Xeon 1230 v2 chip, this is also a great buy due to it having hyper threading giving a virtual 8 cores for the same price, though you forfeit integrated gpu.
09 May 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Samrees21 Very good for gaming!
This is running in my gaming system @ 4.2ghz although at stock speeds it still can handle any game that I've thrown at it. Stock fan isn't good so I recommend upgrading it A.S.A.P. Awesome CPU 10/10
16 October 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Gaza48 Hot CPU
Got this CPU to 4.3 without any extra voltage.Offers the same performance at this speed as my i5 2500k @ 4.5,but runs a little bit hotter,so I don't want or need to take it any further.I only paid £160 for the 2500k in my other system so this cost more for the same performance or less.I can get my 2500k to 4.9 with a little more voltage and get no such heat issues.Both systems run in the same type of case (CM690 advance) and have the same amount of cooling with three intake and three exhaust fans.Third party CPU coolers used of course.
20 August 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Sparks Update required on initial installation for Ethernet
After installing the board with no problems, I could not understand why I could not get an Internet connection.
Eventually found that the driver for the Qaulcomm Ethernet controller on the Gigabyte disc was out of date and did not work.
You need to go to Gigabyte's website and download the later driver, this fixed my problem instantly.
19 August 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by chris Simply the only choice for a gamer I have 2 systems this one and a i7 3770k system both overclock to 4.7 ghz and the i5 3570k beats the i7 in nine out of ten games
Intel should sell there chips with a cooler that can cool allthough there stock cooler is a lot better tgan amds
08 May 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Calum Excellent Processor, does exactly what it says on the tin.
Breezes through any programme or game I throw at it.
The heat sink fan is a bit weird, but so are all heatsink fans from intel :p
09 April 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Tinashe best processor in its price range
worth every penny
06 April 2013