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Intel Core i5-670
7.6 out of 10

Intel Core i5-670

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Overall 8
8.0

Four Stars

Davian, Amazon
7 January 2015
Overall 6
6.0

i5 670

Anonymous, Newegg
21 October 2010
  • 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 sl...
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Overall 2
2.0

i5-670

Patricia S., Newegg
5 May 2010
  • Summary: 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..
  • Pros: Fast!
  • Cons: It did not work. Stops booting with a 4F error code, CPU initialization. No Post even, nothing just keeps resetting.
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Overall 10
10

Great CPU!

Anonymous, Newegg
22 April 2010
  • Summary: 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...
  • 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 r...
  • 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.
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Overall 10
10

Intel's Fastest Chip

Anonymous, Newegg
16 April 2010
  • Summary: WHAT OTHER POSTERS DON'T GET: 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.
  • 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 s...
  • Cons: Do they really have to charge so much for it?
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Overall 10
10

*sigh*

Anonymous, Newegg
15 April 2010
  • Summary: 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.
  • 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 HWbot.org, the I5 670 completely dominates SuperPi benchmarks. Most motherboard have a base clock wall, with my previous ...
  • 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
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Overall 10
10

User Review

Alcino F., Newegg
29 March 2010
  • 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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Overall 10
10

The true use of this chip

earl c., Newegg
7 February 2010
  • Summary: 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.
  • 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 s...
  • 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 ...
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Overall 8
8.0

Strange product

Henry R., Newegg
3 February 2010
  • Summary: 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.
  • Pros: Future looking technology.
  • Cons: 8 Reviews, 1 buyer.
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Overall 10
10

integrated graphics on clarkdales

Jeff T., Newegg
29 January 2010
  • Summary: 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
  • 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
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