Summary: I was in a quandary with regard to a CPU when I decided to replace a dead motherboard. I looked at Intel Core i7 CPUs but decided that was more speed and performance I really needed. I'm not a gamer and not a power user; so the Core i5 looked like a better investment. But the Core i5 4670 cost almost as much as the Core i7 processors. So, I went with this CPU (a little cheaper without a huge hit on performance), hoping it would be good enough for my modest computer use.
Summary: This processor is awesome for everyday users that use all the basic MSoft utilities and also for those that enjoy watching web videos and a bit of casual gaming on the side. Add a video card or two and you'll have an awesome gaming rig tho. This Core i5 is rated at 3.2GHz but runs closer to an average 3.6.
Summary: For my work applications this is overkill, but it is fast, and stays cool. Running Linux to remote in to my work sessions, also doubles as a personal use PC and it is flawless so far. Recommend this chip!
Summary: I stuck with my old Q6600 (overclocked to 3.4GHz on air) for many years, but it was really showing it's age. I decided to upgrade a little, seeing as how most MMOs are very CPU dependent with all of the character models having to be displayed. The difference is ridiculous. I play mainly FFXIV:ARR, WoW, Skyrim and other FPS games as well, and I'm finally able to have everything on Maximum settings very comfortably.
Summary: This has got to be the best choice for a CPU at this price range. I bought the i5 for my gaming pc and it was easy to install, performs fast, and the stock cooler keeps it at 40 C. If I would have bought the OC version then I would have picked up an aftermarket cooler. Anyways.. Intel is the best!
Summary: I primarily use my computer for gaming and I've never had an instance since starting up my new rig where I have felt any sort of slowness or lag with this processor in both games and in day to day applications.
Summary: I've recently bought four of these processors (separately) for PC building. Each has worked flawlessly. The packaging includes a good cpu fan/cage but no thermal paste. There's actually a thermal pad attached to the top of the CPU, but I just prefer to add a bit of paste too. No complaints whatsoever.
Summary: I believe core i5-4570 @ 3.2GHz is the best value in i5 range. With turbo boost it goes to 3.8GHz. This is fine for me. The system I am using this in is fast and I am happy. The temp is around 50C at reasonable load and this is very good. Since it is locked so BIOS will not OC it much. But for the sake of curiosity I would do it later. I expect 200MHz or so OC leverage. Full five stars to this processor from Intel.