This CPU has almost made me forget the C2Q Q6600 ever existed. Almost.
24 March 2015
Summary: Before I built my rig with this CPU three years ago, I thought I would never grow more fond of a processor than the Core 2 Quad Q6600 I was upgrading from at the time. Although I will always be fond of that chip, the i7-3770S is miles better and does more than I was ever able to do with the Q6600.
Summary: WOW, I forgot all about this. I've been running it constantly (really) since I bought it with only a few day of shutdown when I went on vacation. never any heat issues (guess I got the fans placed correctly) and never a hardware hiccup.
Summary: Use it for my media server with Plex and it does what it suppose to do with 4 cores for smoother and faster transcoding media files. used to cooling with evo 212 but now with h100i with new case and additional fans.
Summary: This is a very fast chip, I have absolutely nothing bad to say about it for what I knew it was. It is a low power, 65 TDP processor that really can handle ANYTHING you could possibly throw at it right now. 3.1ghz with 3.9ghz boost with such a low energy footprint is pretty incredible.
Summary: 3.1GHz...and 3.9GHz under turbo. I have two other systems with 2700K processors (and sadly, system boards that won't allow OverClocking (didn't know that when I got the parts together) - and this processor can do everything those 2700K processors can do (which is short of everything...FAST..