Chip-Faced with Intel


Moving along today we've got a few Intel CPU reviews to post including one Core i5-3570K CPU at HiTechLegion that comes multiplier unlocked (hence the "K" moniker) and offers some pretty decent performance for the price.

If you want something with a little more punch, the Core i7-3770K Ivy Bridge CPU at FutureLooks has a bit more power and is also factory unlocked for your LGA1155 platform.  If you don't believe them, TechPowerUp has the same chip on their bench as well.

The biggest changes can be found in the graphics core. It adds support for DirectX 11, which puts it on the map to play the latest games. Intel has increased the number of execution units from 12 to 16, which by itself will give a nice performance boost. We also see support for less common APIs like OpenCL 1.1 and OpenGL 3.1.