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Intel Core i5 4430 Quad Core Retail CPU (Socket 1150, 3.00GHz, 6MB, Haswell, 84W, Intel Graphics, BX80646I54430, 4th Generation Intel Core, Turbo Boost Technology 2.0)

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BrandIntel
Item Weight200 g
Product Dimensions11.4 x 10.2 x 8.1 cm
Item model numberBX80646I54430
Processor Count4
Computer Memory TypeDDR3 SDRAM
Wattage84 watts
  
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ASINB00CO8T9VC
Best Sellers Rank 11,716 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
Shipping Weight299 g
Date First Available23 May 2013
  
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Intel's 4th gen processor codename: Haswell offers superior performance over the previous generation Ivybridge by up to 10% clock for clock. This astounding performance boost results in performance improvements in multi-tasking, encoding, gaming and multithreaded applications. Intel's 4th generation processor has improved PCI-Lane 3.0 bandwidth which helps further boost performance of latest generation 3 graphics cards for the ultimate gaming experience.

For overclocking enthusiasts, Intel's 4th gen CPU has improved memory overclocking support, with up to and beyond 3000MHz possible with the very best memory kits. Memory bandwidth is critically important to Haswell compared to previous generations. High frequency memory performance significantly improves encoding, gaming and benchmarking tasks.

The biggest leap in Intel's Haswell processor is the on-board graphics which is now up to 2.6x faster than previous HD4000 found in the Ivybridge CPU. What this means is these latest processors can actually play the latest games in HD with low/medium settings applied. Of course if you want to experience True HD gaming at maximum details then a dedicated graphics card is still a must.

There are two words in your vocabulary that should never meet—Game and Over. You love playing, and you love winning, so you demand unmatched performance, the ability to customise your rig, and features that put you in control of the action. With Intel technology, you step into a heart-pounding experience. Pick up your weapon, challenge your friends, and experience gaming at its best—because the only thing more amazing than Intel technology is what you’ll do with it.

As a creative force and a professional, you must continually balance your vision with the deadlines of the real world. Intel technology helps you keep up with your creativity with unmatched and customisable performance, and feature’s that give you full control to optimise your workflow and maximise your productivity. So keep imagining, keep creating, and take your inspiration to the limit—because the only thing more amazing than Intel technology is what you’ll do with it.

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Matthew Davies on 20 Sep 2013
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Works great and I haven't had any problems, runs everything I need it to with minimum fuss and without breaking the bank!
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By Darren Rudderham on 2 Oct 2014
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7 of 33 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on 2 July 2013
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I purchased this item the 28th of june, today is 2nd of July 2013, the product has not been dispatched yet, these are the dispatch and delivery estimates:

DISPATCH ESTIMATE THURSDAY 18 JULY 2013 - SUNDAY 28 JULY 2013
DELIVERY ESTIMATE MONDAY 22 JULY 2013 - WEDNESDAY 31 JULY 2013

The problem is that I already have been charged, I mean, I have already paid for something that hasn't been sent yet, and it's not going to be dispatched until at least the 18th of July, in 16 days, and in 26 days in the worst case scenario, almost a month in advance!

What's the trick? Amazon has changed the status of the order to "Dispatching Now", and the estimates are the same, it seems that Amazon do need cash, so they charge you for your orders, even when the order isn't supposed to be dispatched in 15-30 days. And they are going to be "dispatching now" my order for almost a month.

I am beginning to look for alternatives to Amazon, I think they are getting too much power and market dominion, and they are beginning to do what they please.

Actually, there's no way to complain other than this, I have searched the web site and there is no other way to complain, I can only complain about the dispatching once I have received the order, and I can only tick three check boxes.

It's a pity
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35 of 41 people found the following review helpful
OC certainly not required 10 Sep 2013
By Mathew Kestner - Published on Amazon.com
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Used in an ITX build for my previous concrete contractor boss who enjoys video games. He wanted to play World of Tanks and his current Dell laptop with a first generation i3 couldn't get it beyond 20fps on minimum. Now he is seeing steady 30fps and more at low mixed with some medium settings, using the iGPU. He is quite pleased.

Stock fan and inside a Cooler Master Elite 120, this runs average of 40-45C, idle being higher 30's. A stock fan isn't to be expected as a workhorse anyway. Though at these figures, that isn't even close to getting hot. During World of Tanks play it doesn't speed the CPU fan at all, but I hadn't any method of testing the temp during game play, but certainly not a drop of lag on the appropriate settings.

Most often those looking for self builds are convinced of a CPU that can be overclocked. Don't fall victim for this whatsoever. Keep in mind the 60fps v-sync standard that most play by, as that is to match the 60hz produced by your television. Currently these CPU's can handle a large binary workload in gaming sessions, without much sweat.

To give proof OCing is needless, let me share some game benchmarks that I have taken the time to research.

Under Windows 8(which shows nearly identical performance of Windows 7):
*Please keep in mind the i7 has hyperthreading which is also needless in games*
*The machines are identical but the CPU was the only difference -- also using discrete graphics, not iGPU for these benchmarks*

Skyrim using an i3-3220 received 185FPS
Skyrim using an i7-3770k received 234FPS

Diablo 3 with i3-3220 @ 193.5FPS
Diablo 3 with i7-3770k @ 226FPS

Dirt 3 with i3-3220 @ 102
Dirt 3 with i7-3770k @ 109

Of course you could find charts and graphs showing in other games there is a larger difference between the two, but do not forget for one second the i3-3220 is a dual core and the i7-3770k is a quad core with hyper-threading.

Why do I use the i3 in this i5 review? To prove that the perceived gap existing between i5 and an i7 is almost non-existent in the gaming world.

The added benefit of the i5 over an i3 is the additional two cores. That is the major point of moving to an i5 from an i3. If you are always going to limit yourself to nothing more than casual gaming, web browsing, photo editing, and watching netflix than an i3 would by far be more than enough for you, but if you intend to continue gaming with newer titles and also want to encode/edit video, the i5 is easily the better choice. For an i7 to be fully utilized is hard to do, considering the lack of hyper-threading programs and most people who can use an i7 are most likely having it encode/decode video and editing seriously large files in Photoshop. Now add onto all of that, the i7 can already do extremely heavy lifting, where is the point of overclocking it? So in turn, where is the point of overclocking a k version i5?

If you are into video editing, then you are probably jumping into the i7 anyway. If you are casually into gaming and typical computer use, the i3 fits well. If you want a very flexible purchase that lasts longer than an i3 and can game as well as an i7, then grab this i5.

I speak vaguely of i3, i5, and i7, as each generation has been fairly similar(not identical) in terms of performance for the XXXX series.

The major changes from gen2, gen3, and now gen4 are focused a lot upon the integrated graphics, but also the change in how the transistors are produced on the chips, which leads to the shrunken die size.

Overall, if I drug out something otherwise simple, I apologize, but I do feel that other consumers without the time to enhance their knowledge of upgrades, generation gaps, and performance differences of what they are buying. I have no credentials aside from my self employment building computers and studying computer science major and physics minor, but when it comes to real word performance compared to singular CPU benchmarks no amount of certification nor "expertise" can deny that the i5 is easily the best all around choice for each generation of iSeries.

Go with overclocking if you want to wag around your e-peen or if you have an actual need for it. But if you do some research, you can easily find that the i5-2400(2nd gen, non-oc, socket LGA 1155) gives only a few less FPS than an i7-3930K(3rd gen, OC, no iGPU, socket LGA 2011)... though on paper these two processors are far apart. So again, real world even an i5 from two years ago can match a 6 core hyper-threaded overpriced i7 from last year, which means this currently reviewed i5 would by and far be the best bang for your buck.

Save a few bucks, save the trouble of learning OCing, and get a very solid series of CPU compared to anything AMD offers.

The bottleneck that is felt within computing currently is that the data storage level. An i3 first generation would boot to windows using an SSD in easily a fraction of the time it would take an xeon, i7, i5 or combination to be thought of if these were using a typical hard drive. So if you are considering upgrading your CPU because your self thought is the sluggishness of the computer, then perhaps consider if you have an SSD using AHCI as the controller interface. If you have an SSD but you don't know your computer is set to IDE, then the SSD will perform like mud. Having an SSD doesn't make your computer awesome... having an SSD installed properly will make it awesome.

I hope this helped.
23 of 28 people found the following review helpful
Why This CPU 16 Aug 2013
By Uncle Bob - Published on Amazon.com
At the moment this is the lowest cost Haswell CPU. That might change later this year / month / week / hour. Since it's cheap, what's missing compared to the other Haswell chips?

1) It's slower than the rest by a bit. You might take a 20% speed hit, possibly more if you over clock
2) It's a I-5 and not an I-7. This time around the I-7's are hyper thread and the I-5's are (mostly) not.
3) It's missing a few instructions related to virtualization.
4) It's not as low power as some

What's in there compared to the other Haswell's you can easily buy?

1) Same graphics engine, similar speed as the rest
2) Same 4 cores as the I-5's and I-7's (there is one I-5 with 2 cores, but it's not easy to find)
3) Same 1150 series motherboard compatibility

Great little part for the money. If a frame rate of 71 vs 60 ( or 24 vs 20) is life or death to you - spend more money on another CPU.

The built in video is fine for normal use, it's not going to give you uber frame rates on that brand new game that just came out. Plan on buying a couple of GTX-7xx's to really get those high frame rates. Those video cards each will cost you more than this CPU (maybe a *lot* more).
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Fast efficient CPU 21 Jan 2014
By JWink - Published on Amazon.com
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I got this as part of a budget build that I was doing. This particular CPU went into an ASUS B85M-G motherboard with no issues, even though I hated the small manual with small drawings as instructions that came with the Intel chip. I used the stock heatsink that came with the chip but I added Artic silver to the chip for better heat transfer. Although I would recommend that if you are planning to do anything high end that you should add a better heatsink than the stock.

I added Kingston Technology HyperX 8 GB (2x4 GB Modules) 1600 MHz DDR3 Dual Channel Kit with no issues into the board in addition I added the EVGA GeForce GTX 650 1024MB GDDR5 DVI mHDMI Graphics Card 01G-P4-2650-KR along with a Seagate Barracuda 3 TB HDD SATA 6 hard drive. After connecting all the cables and turning on the machine, I had no issues with compatibility or hardware problems. I am using Windows 7 Home premium as the OS.

The CPU runs fast and is efficient and is perfect for my budget build. Although not as fast as the more expensive chips, this is one of the best priced CPU's for its capabilities and speed. I have had no issues with anything hardware related and all these hardware pieces played nicely with each other.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
FAST! 24 Dec 2013
By Daniel Maxwell - Published on Amazon.com
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I built a PC for my parents as theirs bit the dust by way of a motherboard failure, I suggested that I could build them a killer PC (for their needs) for a bit cheaper than buying a prebuilt from some company.

This CPU running the new "Haswell" architecture is blazing fast, miles ahead of my older i3-3220. If I would have waited a few months I would have bought this for myself as it was only about $80 more than mine.
This is paired up with a Gigabyte Z87 (GA-Z87-D3HP) motherboard and 6 gigabytes of RAM which is plenty for what they need.

Basically all they do on the computer is surf the web, money management and occasionally my dad will edit some pictures. I'd definitely recommend this for anyone wanting a balance of speed and value, AMD still has a better value/performance ratio but I'd choose Intel any day simply because of personal preference.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Couldn't be happier! 23 Dec 2013
By Levi - Published on Amazon.com
Verified Purchase
An amazing CPU for the price. Incredibly steady with no hiccups at all. Very good experience with Amazon as well. They were able to get it to me a lot sooner than I ever expected. Would, and probably will, buy again.
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