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Intel Core i3-4370 Haswell Dual-Core 3.8GHz LGA 1150 54W BX80646I34370 Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4600

  • 22nm Haswell 54W
  • 4MB L3 Cache
  • 2 x 256KB L2 Cache
  • Intel HD Graphics 4600

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Amazing performance and stunning visuals start here.

Get a smooth, seamless visual experience with a 4th generation Intel® Core™ i3 processor, featuring longer battery life and built-in security for deeper protection.


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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years
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  • Romaric M.
  • 8/14/2015 8:25:48 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsVery Very Good CPU

Pros: This is the best i3 processor out there.
On my system, the whole setup consumes 36W while idle, it is clearly a very good choice for a mini server.
The passmark of the cpu is just great for most applications.

Cons: I think the pricepoint is a bit too high and Intel is to be blamed for this.

Other Thoughts: Ideal processor for a Plex Media Server installation.

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  • Keith S.
  • 8/7/2015 2:42:09 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsCheaper than a XEON

Pros: This was a compromise from a XEON processor. I needed a processor that had some very basic graphics for install of operating system and would support ECC memory. System has been running for about 8 months 24/7 without any problems.

Cons: Non that I can tell.

Other Thoughts: This fits the bill. Installed on an ASRock E3C224D2I motherboard running FreeNAS-9.3-STABLE with 4 HGST Ultrastar 4GB SATA drives with 16GB ECC memory. Case is a Fractal Design Node 305. Everything was a tight fit, but it works.

Some people have stated that it will overheat so I installed a Noctua NH-U12S cooler and have no problems even under heavy loads

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  • K M.
  • 8/7/2015 7:44:48 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

5 out of 5 eggsFast processor

Pros: It handles most games with ease. It a fast processor . It's a great buy for the price

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: Should of bought it sooner

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  • Bonnie H.
  • 7/1/2015 12:31:01 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: very surprised at how fast this i3 is. Absolutely no complaints about this processor. Also, I am using the Intel HD video and can't tell the difference between this and my nVidia 9100 cards I had before. I do not game, but I work on photos and video and everything is running smooth.

Cons: NONE

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  • Aaron B.
  • 6/13/2015 11:11:41 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAmazing CPU

Pros: Best Gen 4 i3 processor out there

3.8 ghz is more than fast enough for most things

Stock heatsink is more than acceptable for average use, and even with everything in the case under heavy load, it's still hard to get it to break 60C.

Extremely impressed with this. Do not regret buying this for a prototype computer build.

Performance-wise, seems to actually very slightly outperform my old Phenom II x6 1075T. When all six of its cores CAN be used, it does a bit better, but for only one or two cores, this CPU is amazing.

Cons: For me, none, aside from not waiting for the price to go down with the new i3 line starting to get off the ground.

Other Thoughts: (specs below)
I bought this with the intent of using it for a gaming computer. My last build was an AMD Phenom II x6 platform, this time I wanted to try Intel, after almost five years. It wasn't hard to install, even though I did almost poop after dropping the heatsink right onto the processor by accident.
Despite this 'just' being an i3, this, coupled with a 750 Ti, (and at 1080p) has been able to run Planetside 2 at Ultra (with some settings turned to high) in 98+ vs. 98+ battles, while maintaining above 30 fps. Warframe, with all settings on/up, is 60+ fps except in heavy survival games.
Bioshock Infinite also maintained 60+ fps during the entire playthrough on this new computer. It was absolutely marvelous to play the game this way. It dipped, not a lot, in large combat, but was fairly consistent. Near max settings, no antialiasing. I sit a little far away from my 27" monitor, I don't need AA to appreciate the image. :)
I put this same graphics card in my old computer just for comparison. As stated in Pros, this thing actually manages to do better in every game I play, and almost every stress test, than the Phenom II x6 in the old compy. It's VERY impressive for its... size?
Speaking of size, the heatsink is... well it's the default Intel heatsink, so it's tiny, but it works. The CPU has to hit above 60C for its fan to kick into audible range. It's good and quiet. I haven't attempted any overclocking yet however, and I'm ordering a TX3 preemptively for that purpose.
10/10, would recommend for a budget Intel gaming build. I wonder how it would perform with two cards in SLI.

Case:
Xigmatek Aquila Black, Windowed
Motherboard:
ASRock Z97M OC Formula
CPU:
Intel Core i3 4370 3.8 GHz
Drives:
ADATA Premier Pro SP900 128 GB SSD for OS and drivers.
ADATA Premier Pro SP900 256 GB SSD for... everything else.
RAM:
ADATA XPG V2 2 x 8 GB DDR3 1600
Graphics:
PNY GeForce GTX 750 Ti OC 2 GB
Power Supply:
Corsair CX500M

This is a pricey, but otherwise FANTASTIC portable LAN box. It boots into windows before any parts of the logo touch each other, even! That got me excited.
Soon I'll have three yellow LED fans, and I'm transplanting yellows onto the front fan of the case, for maximum black and yellow, black and yellow

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  • Leslie E.
  • 5/27/2015 1:28:40 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsIntel does it again.

Pros: A very good Intel CPU for the cost.

Cons: None!!!

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  • Jared R.
  • 5/21/2015 3:05:51 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat CPU, but slightly pricey

Pros: It is the most powerful I3 on the market.
It has never been my bottleneck
Easy to cool
Compares to a I5 3570K w/ $70 difference, and much cooler.

Cons: File extraction is a noticeably slower than an I5. Other than that I can't tell a difference.

Other Thoughts: This was for a compact build, so heat was a major factor. Before completing my build I did some tinkering, and with the same GPU this CPU got similar results to my I5-3570K. I have not had a single problem with this CPU. I swapped out the heatsink for one with a copper core. But I had it sitting around, I’m sure the OEM heatsink is just fine.

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  • Anonymous
  • 3/14/2015 11:44:42 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsExtreme dual core

Pros: This CPU is incredible. I never thought a dual core could throw down like this thing can! I am primarily gaming with this build, at 1080. I have it on a basic Asus mobo, with 8GB of Corsair Vengeance. I paired it with a Sapphire 7770 Vapor-X, and I put the CPU on a water cooler. excessive, I know. but this system can rip at full throttle, pushing 70 fps or higher at full HD, and doing so about silently. CPU never goes about 55 Celsius, even at 100 percent burn, GPU never goes about 45. I have it with an ssd, so this thing absolutely rips!

Cons: none

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  • Luis K.
  • 2/16/2015 6:50:58 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsLittle Gaming Monster

Pros: Can game as well as an i5
Hyper-threading
Fast
54W tdp

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: I bought this and paired it with an MSI GTX 960. The system is fast as can be and it tuns all my games maxed out very well at 1080p. You dont need an i5 to game, anyone who tells you this clearly hasnt gamed on an i3 like this one. Im running Evolve with maxed out graphics at 1080p puling an average of 55 fps. This little processor can game!

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  • Alan R.
  • 12/12/2014 11:06:19 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsBudget mid range gaming PC King

Pros: Haswell goodness in a very affordable range
socket support still strong
efficient

Cons: whiny stock cooler fan.(might just be bad luck on my unit)
cools just fine, but annoying noise

underrated by the ignorant because only 2 physical cores

Other Thoughts: I've always been a budget conscious game PC builder and never felt like the extra money my friends would often spend on builds added that much more to the gaming experience.
Because of that I have bought AMD chips exclusively since 2004. However I am now an Intel convert. This CPU seems tailor made for my needs.

It's very underrated in gaming PC circles.
I replaced a gamer favorite AMD FX-6300 with this little guy and I have seen only improvements in almost everything I do on my PC. Especially older DX9 games and less optimized indie/early access games. I was getting so fed up with so few applications using all the cores on the FX.

I would encourage the enthusiast gamers on a budget who aren't concerned with overclocking seriously give this guy a look over the FX chips. For the price this CPU is hard to beat.

For the record, very few FX chips rate higher on CPU Boss than even the i3-4360 as they don't even list the 4370 yet.

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