Product Type: Intel in Processor Upgrades
Newest Review: ... overclocked this unit and despite being an overclocking editon this will void the warranty. The processor is very fast and stable, howe... more
Member Name: Screenager1988
Intel Core i5 2500K / 3.3 GHz
Advantages: Powerful, future proofed, comes with an IGP
Sandy bridge came, sandy bridge saw and sandy bridge conquered.
You have no idea what I'm talking about do you?
It's the new (or somewhat new) Intel i5 2500k Quad Core, 3.3 GHz processor of course.
Lost? Don't worry, all you need to know is that if you're looking for a computer, for gaming office use or basically anything under the sun then this thing is your man.
It's your go to guy. If you see a premade pc your thinking of getting and you aren't sure whether or not this will be suitable for you - in 99% of cases it will be, and if it isn't you probably know what your looking for precisely.
I have the processor hooked up to a Z68 motherboard, working in tandem with a GTX 560 Ti, and I can play ALL the latest games on there highest settings at a high resolution fluently. It's just that good - infact for all current generation games this processor will do fine, an upgrade for gaming shouldn't be needed for a few years at least - and maybe not for longer, depending on how powerful the next Xbox and Playstation are ( Game designers normally design for the lowest common denominator.)
It's a little more expensive than the older AMD Phenom chips but the extra power you get more than makes up for it - if you do go for it then make sure you shop around, sales can go on quite frequently and make sure you get the K version which has an unlocked multiplier making overclocking that much easier. This chip can go up to 5GHz with special cooling systems, and the stock cooling can get it to around 4Ghz stably.
Summary: Well worth the money.
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