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Intel Core i5-670 Clarkdale Dual-Core 3.46 GHz LGA 1156 73W BX80616I5670 Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics

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  • 32nm Clarkdale 73W
  • 4MB L3 Cache
  • Intel HD Graphics

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Upgrade your system with the Core i5-670 and own the processor that speeds up when you do. These new CPUs feature the “Intel graphics technology" with "Intel Clear Video Technology", which combines video processing hardware and software technologies for a wide range of digital displays. It delivers enhanced video playback, sharper images, and precise color control for a premium visual experience. Core i5 processors also allow you to multitask faster and unleash powerful media creation tools.

Best of all, the 4MB of Intel Smart Cache gives you blazing speeds you never realized were possible. Take advantage of Intel Turbo Boost technology which dynamically accelerates CPU performance to match your workload. The Integrated Memory Controller optimizes data bandwidth with two channels.

Smart Cache provides a higher-performance, more efficient cache subsystem while the Core microarchitecture accelerates overall system performance across your applications through energy efficiency. Add the Intel Core i5-670 to your system and you’ll never look back. Experience the convenience, versatility and raw power of Intel Core i5 processors today!

  • newegg Intel Core i5 Dual-core Processor With dual processing cores, the multitasking monster Dual-Core Intel Core i5 processor delivers twice the performance on highly-threaded applications, taking your desktop PC experience into a completely new realm of mega power. The powerful processor delivers serious performance on the ultra-demanding games of today and tomorrow. The innovative 32nm dual-core technology optimizes thermal performance for reduced power consumption and noise.
  • newegg Intel Graphics Technology Intel Graphics Technology provides a visually stunning experience optimized for Blu-ray and HD video with Windows Vista support and comes standard with many notebooks, desktop computers and motherboards—without the need to add an external and costly graphics card.
  • newegg Intel Advanced Smart Cache Intel Advanced Smart Cache Technology dynamically allocates the shared L3 cache to each processor core based on workload. This efficient, multi-core-optimized implementation increases the probability that each core can access data from fast L3 cache, resulting in significantly reduced latency for frequently used data and improved performance.
  • newegg Intel Turbo Boost technology Intel Turbo Boost technology maximizes speed for demanding applications, dynamically accelerating performance to match your workload-more performance when you need it the most.
  • newegg Greater Performance with Hyper-Threading Technology Hyper-threading enables multi-threaded software applications to execute two software threads in parallel to improve system responsiveness. Intel Core i5 enabled with HT Technology delivers performance and multitasking gains that result in increased productivity and efficiency.
  • newegg Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology (EIST) EIST allows the system to dynamically adjust processor voltage and core frequency to decrease average power consumption and average heat production. Combined with existing power saving features, EIST may provide an excellent balance between providing power when you need it and conserving power when you don’t.

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  • Anonymous
  • 10/21/2010 2:05:14 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

3 out of 5 eggsi5 670

Pros: Very fast Dual Core, used to be top of the line Dual Core. 2 cores and 2 threads.

Cons: Don't buy this unless you need the built it video, which you shouldnt if you are building a gaming PC. You are better off buying an i5 760, and saving $100. I made the mistake and bought this, instead of the quad core. It is you choice in the end, but keep in mind a Dual Core with 2 Threads is slower than a 4 Physical Cores processor.

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  • Patricia S.
  • 5/5/2010 10:30:54 AM
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsi5-670

Pros: Fast!

Cons: It did not work. Stops booting with a 4F error code, CPU initialization. No Post even, nothing just keeps resetting.

Other Thoughts: this CPU was not available for re-order so I tried a different vendor and different CPU, for second attempt.
Same issue-- What does 4F mean. the closes I could find was CPU initialization...But come on- two in a row...I tried different video cards, different power supply- have memory ordered to try specifically what has been tested--Note: none of the DDR3-1600 Memory manufacturers are on the approved list. If that does not work--- I may be done with Intel.

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  • Anonymous
  • 4/22/2010 1:01:55 AM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

5 out of 5 eggsGreat CPU!

Pros: Absolutely blazing fast CPU. Fastest Clarkdale chip, and they're killer overclockers, so if you are overclocking, get this card (if you can get it at a good price, of course).
Doesn't run too hot. Stock cooler is fine, even if you're overclocking (unless you want to break 5 GHz).
I'm personally running it at 4.75 GHz on the stock cooler, at stock voltage (though it fails Prime95, I don't really do anything that requires that much power. If I needed to, I'd probably downclock it to a more stable 4.3/4.5 GHz).
Integrated graphics are nice.

Cons: Integrated graphics are largely unnecessary and only drive up the price.
Dual core isn't the best for gaming, but it works out fine.

Other Thoughts: I dunno if I can keep up the 4.75 GHz speeds without killing the chip but as it stands, I'm fine at the moment.
Price is one of the biggest things about this chip. The integrated graphics really drive the price up, and a lot of people look at that but just see a dual core at the same price as an i7 920. This is a big reason why people don't like this chip, because it costs so much. I got this card only because it was on a great sale at another store (249.99 after rebate, with the Gigabyte H55M-USB3 mobo too). Still 5 eggs because it's a really great CPU for me.

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  • Anonymous
  • 4/16/2010 9:47:47 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

5 out of 5 eggsIntel's Fastest Chip

Pros: It runs cooler and can be overclocked higher than any other Intel CPU. Most people can get it up to 4GHz on stock voltage. With just be bit of jiggering, most people can get it up to 4.5. Get a supercooler and feed it fresh air from outside the case, 5Ghz should not be unreasonable. You can not say that about any other CPU, especially the new 6 core Intel.

Cons: Do they really have to charge so much for it?


1. The 750's extra cores help only if you are doing heavy duty image processing or encoding. In most other applications that extra horsepower do you absolutely no good.

2. For most users it is the GHz that affects the user experience. That is what generates the crisp screen response that most of us associate with speed.

3. For for 95% of most users, this cpu, overclocked. is the fastest CPU out there. At any price.

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  • Anonymous
  • 4/15/2010 3:57:15 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggs*sigh*

Pros: To all you people bashing the price....the purpose of this chip is NOT for mainstream users. This chip was designed with one thing in mind, dominating benchmarks. Just look on, the I5 670 completely dominates SuperPi benchmarks.
Most motherboard have a base clock wall, with my previous I3 540 I was only able to hit 5.6ghz because the multiplier on that chip was 23 and my board was hitting the wall at 246 base clock. This I5 has a multiplier of 26, plus turbo, so 6.4ghz will be easily had for me with the right cooling.

Cons: Just people giving reviews who don't own this chip.

Yes for mainstream users, the I5 750 is the way to go hands down for socket 1156. But if you are looking for raw clock speed, t

Other Thoughts: I own this chip, just did not get it from newegg.

This is the first and pretty much only nehalem architectured chip currently that can hit 7ghz.

Right now I'm just running 4.05ghz (225x18) on a cool 1.152 Vcore with air cooling. Haven't had much time lately for any extreme cooling runs but I'll give another updated review later.

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  • Alcino F.
  • 3/29/2010 6:15:32 AM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: very fast processor, running at 3.46 ghz,, it will run on 1 care until you need the second one then it will boot up, so it actually works very well

Cons: None

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  • earl c.
  • 2/7/2010 10:01:19 PM
  • Ownership: less than 1 day

5 out of 5 eggsThe true use of this chip

Pros: This chip is for users who want an SFF case and have no need for fancy graphics cards. But you could reduce costs by letting amd and nvidia do this on their chipsets instead of doing it all on Intel chipsets. This will hurt Intel later down the road as AMD moves ahead in the sub $200 cpu market share.

Cons: There are users that would love a version of this chip for gaming the same as the E8600. Most games do not use 4 cores except for Far Cry2, and GTAIV. But with console games being ported that means that 3 core games coming form a X360 or PS3 would be written for triple core CPUs. Intel should be looking at that. AMD already has.

Other Thoughts: Intel knows that SFF boxes and laptops sell so they steered this to those markets. But neglecting gamers is not very smart. They need an alternate version. Not all gamers want a quad core. Turbo booost does not match up against AM3 965s well. GTA IV proves this out well. The only chips that equal that one are the extreme core models. As games demand more than 2 cores Intel will be forced to raise the overall clock speed with 35 NM quads.

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  • Henry R.
  • 2/3/2010 3:23:23 PM
  • Ownership: less than 1 day

4 out of 5 eggsStrange product

Pros: Future looking technology.

Cons: 8 Reviews, 1 buyer.

Other Thoughts: In my opinion, the reviewer that compared this to the i7 920 was spot on... For now. The thermal profile issue also has merit (my i7 920 heats the room very nicely... seriously +5 degrees) but overall, this chip is more a design exercise than a product for the current marketplace.

This design might do well for on-chip GPU acceleration for bioscience applications (i.e. folding@home) but it's a long uphill climb to catch Nvidia and AMD/ATI.

I'm taking one egg from Intel for the dual core design. It's the 21st century and at this price level, four or more cores are the norm.

There are reports (rumors?) of this chip OCing well over 4.5GHz but in all of the published benchmarks I could find, the only thing I see is the Phenom II x4 9 series equaling or besting it for a C note less.

This product needs some serious rethink in the price arena.

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  • Jeff T.
  • 1/29/2010 4:51:27 PM
  • Ownership: less than 1 day

5 out of 5 eggsintegrated graphics on clarkdales

Pros: to the other reviewers commenting on the price - the increase is because of the integrated graphics on the CPU (Clarkdale)

Cons: i don't own this chip

Other Thoughts: i'm not sure if i'm 100% correct, it just seems logical if you look at the specs and see the differences between the lynnfield and the clarkdale CPUs

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  • Anonymous
  • 1/25/2010 12:28:04 PM
  • Ownership: less than 1 day

2 out of 5 eggsA dual core at 290.00$ ?????

Pros: It is the fastest stock dual core on the market...

Cons: Price, Intel is just crazy when it comes to pricing their CPU's. This CPU costs more than the i7 920... That is just ridiculous. If this was a beefed up 750 then I could understand but 2 cores for almost 300.00$ is just insane...

Other Thoughts: Not sure who is doing the marketing for Intel but that person should have been fired long ago... The reason you do not see many reviews from products like these is simple, nobody is buying these overpriced dualies... You can get an i5 750 and a set of DDR3 for the same price as this CPU....

Intel = Greed

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