Intel Core i5-3570K "Ivy Bridge" Processor Review

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Newly 30, I am in that age now where most of my friends are married, with kids and sometimes with one more on the way. This is also the age where people feel extremely comfortable in pestering you about your life and relationships, trying their best to make you feel like you are a complete failure for not settling down yet. Apparently, it is my fault for actually wanting to have some sort of vetting process when it comes to selecting a mate. Starting a family is not an easy decision and should really require more thought than what most people put into it. I have many friends who have made impulsive decisions when it comes to relationships and have paid for it dearly and that makes me realize that I would be extremely stupid not to be cautious. It is not that I have impossible standards when it comes to finding women to have a relationship with, but I do know what I need.

 

While it is nice to have a "10" for bragging rights, they are often harder to handle and requires too much maintenance. Once you reach your late 20s, your testosterone levels go down significantly and you can finally evaluate women much better and actually factor in things like personality, ambition, and worthiness, and learn to avoid emotional baggage, control issues and trouble. Being a male, of course, you don't want to be with somebody for the rest of your life that you can't stand looking at either, so a balance must be struck.

The process of selecting CPUs is thankfully a lot less stressful. Ever since Intel began offering unlocked "K" processors, choosing the right CPU for enthusiasts has been significantly easier. While having the top of the line unlocked i7 processor is good for the ego, that extra $100 premium can hurt the wallet, considering the economy. Thankfully, unlocked i5 processors such as the i5 2500K can deliver a well-balanced performance that will please enthusiasts and is equally as overclockable as the unlocked i7 version.

 

The Intel Core i5 3570K is part of Intel's Ivy Bridge processor line retailing for $212. The Core i5 3570K is based on 22nm manufacturing technology and uses new 3D-trigate transistors to deliver better performance at a lower TDP than Sandy Bridge based LGA1155 CPUs. Coinciding with the 3rd Generation Core i5 3570K's release are the new Intel Panther Point chipsets which deliver native USB 3.0 and PCI-E 3.0 support to mainstream Intel systems. Equipped with 4 cores/4 threads with 6MB of L3 cache and having a maximum turbo frequency of 3.8GHz, the Intel Core i5 3570K has plenty of processing power for most enthusiast needs.

 

 

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