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5.0 out of 5 stars Such power, so amaze, much speed, wow., 23 Dec. 2013
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This review is from: Intel Core i5 4670K Quad Core Retail CPU (Socket 1150, 3.40GHz, 6MB, Haswell, 84W, Intel Graphics, BX80646I74770, 4th Generation Intel Core, Turbo Boost Technology 2.0) (Personal Computers)
This is quite simply an absolutely incredible piece of silicon.

It's ridiculously powerful. I'm running it on an H81 motherboard with the stock intel doughnut cooler... What is this madness you ask- an unlocked processor for a non-overclocking motherboard?! Well, for some reason when I bought it from amazon this was only £155, making it a better value per unit performance than the other i5s even though I don't intend to overclock it. I don't see any need to overclock it, frankly. My sample scores 8214.6 on the PassMark CPU benchmarking software, relative to the average score for this processor of 7600 CPU marks. Talk about winning the silicon lottery! Runs rings around AMD processors in terms of power consumption- performance per watt is way above AMD, meaning you can get a lower-wattage PSU and save not only on PC cost but on power bills too.

My system consists of the i5-4670k, alongside a Crucial M4 128 GB SSD, 8 GB (2x 4) of 1600 MHz Patriot DDR3, MSI H81M-E33, MSI HD 7850 2GB OC and Windows 8.1, on a Cooler Master Silent Pro Gold 450 W PSU. Boots into Windows stupidly fast and games are beautiful and rapid. Oh, and in my small Micro-ATX case (Sharkoon MA-M1000) with the stock cooler (and a non-modular PSU!) and only a 140mm front intake and 120mm rear exhaust, it idles at 25 C and peaks at 50 C under stress. Wat. Oh and it's all pretty much silent too.

Price fluctuates wildly for this on here- wait until it hits a low, and then pull the trigger. Definitely worth buying over the Ivy Bridge (3570k) if you are building a new PC. It's often cheaper (!!) and is just faster and better.
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Initial post: 4 Jan 2014 01:20:18 GMT
Paul G says:
Yeah wright. Turn off oc gennie, all these cpus score the same regardless of the silicon(which is about 7600). The quality of the silicon lets you just overclock higher with lower volts. My is doing 4,5ghz on 1,13v(IBT and OCCT stable for few hours in both - by the way that is best you can get in a 4670k) and scores little over 7600 in default.

In reply to an earlier post on 4 Jan 2014 11:52:38 GMT
No OC is used whatsoever, source: my motherboard is a non-overclocking H81 and I have no idea what you are talking about... 7600 is the average result. You will note that there are many lower and higher than this for various reasons. I can assure you that my result was 8214.6. There is absolutely no need for me to lie about that.
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