Hardware Intel Core i5-4670K (Haswell) CPU Review

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  1. Meanmotion

    Meanmotion bleh Moderator

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  2. Baz

    Baz I work for Corsair

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    In short, got Sandybridge/Ivybridge? You're good.
     
  3. David

    David RIP Tel

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    Yep.

    Some clock for clock performance and power efficiency improvements, but not a compelling upgrade.
     
  4. Corky42

    Corky42 What did walle eat for breakfast?

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    Especially as there is yet another socket change, i just don't get why LGA 1150 has replaced LGA 1155.
    I mean would it have been to much to ask to just have 5 spare pins ?

    Wait for Skylake is what i say, at least then it make buying a new MoBo worth while with DDR4
     
  5. Kralnor

    Kralnor New Member

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    I think you mean Core i5, not Core i7 :)
     
  6. GuilleAcoustic

    GuilleAcoustic Ook ? Ook !

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    Think I'm sticking with my Q6600 and wait for DDR4 to be released and used. I'd better buy an SSD than changing the whole thing (I do not game).
     
  7. Combatus

    Combatus Bit-tech Modding + hardware reviews Staff Super Moderator

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    Thanks - just edited those!
     
  8. runadumb

    runadumb New Member

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    Yip, I'm fairly certain I will be buying one of these soon.
     
  9. Otis1337

    Otis1337 aka - Ripp3r

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    if i was in the market even with the thermal problems i would not boost it over 4.4Ghz as i dont like to change the voltage much at all anyway...
     
  10. nathan

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    first paragraph
    "you're options"
     
  11. Siwini

    Siwini What is 4+no.5?

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    Same. Still haven't found a need to upgrade form my q6600.
     
  13. Corky42

    Corky42 What did walle eat for breakfast?

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    Power draw is very dependent on what version of chip obviously, but i think Haswell draws around the same as previous chips when under load, give or take.
    Where it does save power though is when idle.
     
  14. Harlequin

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    2 observations:

    1 when will you update your 6 year old benchmark suite?

    2 - will you stuff it in a case (intel approved build with no case fans) and retest to see just how hot it really gets in the real world.

    thanks ;)
     
  15. rayson

    rayson Damn sure it was legal

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    jesus i going to get the amd fx6300 . it is half the price. really don't want to get amd since no micro-atx or mini-itx board but hell Intel you going to price your cpu's so high then..
     
  16. Salty Wagyu

    Salty Wagyu moo

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    Worth upgrading from an OC'd i5-750 3.4GHz? I guess I can wait another generation if not, the Geforce 670 keeps me going ok for now, just have to turn Level of Detail down to medium sometimes in games as that's CPU intensive (Tomb Raider for e.g.)
     
  17. Andersen

    Andersen Brain for hire

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    So glad I went for Ivy Bridge.
     
  18. Elton

    Elton Officially a Whisky Nerd

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    Turn the details on high. And increase the res. It might help. That said, you can push the 750 much higher than 3.4. I hit 3.6 on the stock cooler rather easily.

    As for this processor. I have Sandy Bridge at 4.3. I have no impetus to upgrade for a few FPS.
     
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  19. Yslen

    Yslen Lord of the Twenty-Seventh Circle

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    Depending on your usage, you might run into issues. The 6300 is literally half the performance in some areas, part of the reason it's half the price. The minimum Skyrim framerates on the (faster) 8350 aren't exactly compelling next to the old 2500k.

    I agree though, Intel's pricing is getting silly, they're just releasing each new generation at a higher price because they're getting no competition.

    Your best bet might be to pick up SB or IB kit (with mini-ITX maybe) on the forum marketplace.
     
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  20. Bindibadgi

    Bindibadgi Tired. Forever tired.

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    DDR4 is not likely to become a desktop product as JEDEC has only certified it for ECC server only so far. We're as likely to see GDDR5 for desktops as DDR4 right now.
     
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