Rated 4.9 out of 5 by 7
Rated 5 out of 5 by 8o8oedo the chip is verygood
this chip is very good easy to in stall high performance no drawbacks
21 September 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by POWER5LAVE 3770K
I brought this cpu to replace my 3570k i5. to be honest there wasn't nothing wrong with the i5 I just wanted the extra performance and hyper threading. I use mine mainly for when im streaming games to twitch as I was having issues with the quality while streaming on the i5. great all rounder CPU if you already have a z77 motherboard. if your looking at purchasing this and a mobo go for the 4770k as its around 10% faster then this chip.
31 August 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Stoyan Awesome little chip! Much better memory controller than Sandy bridge. Make sure you get a good board, it pays off big time! I got a Maximus V Formula for mine and all the options available have allowed me to run it at its most efficient. In fact, I've got mine at 4.5 and it's still under stock voltage. Needless to say I'm well chuffed with it :) Chip runs fast and cold, contrary to what you'd expect from Ivy Bridge in general, which is always good news.
Since Intel switched to using thermal grease instead of soldering the chips to the heat spreaders, quite big inconsistencies have been observed in CPU thermal performance. This is due to Intel using cheap thermal grease and too much glue to hold the heat spreaders on. It really depends on how lucky you get with your chip - mine runs great, but I've seen some real poor performance from a friend's chip.
09 April 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jeff Unlocked and will overclock to silly speeds with the right cooling.
A little expensive considering the I5 is not too far behind on performance
19 March 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Graham Stock heatsink is much better than enthusiasts give it credit for. In a mini ITX case it idles at 25deg.
Hyperthreading makes a big difference to video apps.
08 March 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jake Just yes. Enough power to run the most demanding games on tick over
31 January 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Filippo Very fast
Easy to follow instructions
Overclocking requires liquid cooling as any slight adjustments in clock speeds raise the temprature output significantly.
28 December 2012