Summary: The Intel Core i5-4670K performed good enough for daily tasks, games, pi calculations, CPU benchmarks, and even encoding tests. It is clearly the best choice in its price range but is not worth upgrading to from a Core i5-3570K. It is the best choice for gamers as only few games take advantage of Hyper-Threading, and those that do don't exhibit a large enough performance boost to make the i7 worthwhile.
Pros: Good price, Great performance for its price, Better iGPU performance than HD 4000, Low power consumption under both idle and load, High performance, Includes Hyper-Threading Technology, Better iGPU performance than HD 4000, Good price to performance ratio, Low power consumption under both idle and load, 8 MB cache
Cons: Really high temperature under load, Low overclocking potential, Small performance increase versus Core i5-3570K, High temperature under load, Low overclocking potential
Conclusion: Intel hopes the Core i5-4670K Haswell chip is chosen by PC enthusiasts as the base for a quality mainstream build. Most of the signs are positive, as the £190 processor is fast, energy efficient and has much-improved integrated graphics over the last generation. Yet with the vast majority of gamers and enthusiasts electing to run with a discrete video card and therefore negate any meaningful benefits from the integrated graphics, we believe that anyone with a broadly...
Excerpt: Intel Core i7-4670K Review Manufacturer: Intel UK price (as reviewed): £191 (inc VAT) US price (as reviewed): $249 (ex tax) Preferred Partner Price: 167.94 (inc VAT) click to enlarge If you're after a CPU upgrade or building a new system and don't want to spend more than £200 on the CPU, then your options have been fairly limited if you also want to dabble in serious overclocking.
Intel Haswell 4th Generation CPU: i5-4670K and i7-4770K Review
1 June 2013
Summary: Intel keeps on pushing their technology to the max. Even while being the performance leader in most hardware segments, their engineers are driven to (re)design new architectures to satisfy the end-user's desire for more speed. However the focus with this CPU generation is not purely based on raw speed; this 4th generation main objective is to reduce the power consumption to the max, to gain grounds in the portable market.
Excerpt: As soon as some time passes without ASUS giving their competition a “homework”, we can safely expect an avalanche of exclusive products. This time it's the new motherboard which will make most of over... The best motherboard doesn’t necessarily have to be the one that has the most of everything, simply because some of us don’t use a great number of capabilities that a device has. True, we would all pr...
Conclusion: Intel Haswell has been a hot topic for a considerable amount of time. Even before Ivy Bridge had even hit the shelves troops of enthusiasts were speculating about what could be, but some 12 months since Intel’s 3rd generation processor launch we are once again with the biggest name in the industry for that much anticipated showdown. So what do we think of Intel Haswell now that it is finally here?
Pros: + Good performance increase for different uses, + Overclocking is easy and effective, + Overclocking is flexible – BCLK adjustments, + Overclocking realises significant performance improvements, + Requires less voltage to overclock, + Better heat dissipation compared to IVB at stock
Conclusion: L'ingresso delle CPU Haswell ha portato ad un incremento prestazionale medio stimabile in circa il 10% (lato CPU) rispetto alla precedente generazione Ivy Bridge, migliorando al contempo l'efficienza energetica, aggiornando alcune ottimizzazioni architetturali e migliorando notevolmente le performance lato GPU.
Pros: Buon rapporto tra prestazioni e prezzo, Elevata efficienza energetica, Ideale per i gamer meno "spendaccioni"
Cons: Potenzialità in overclock letteralmente "castrate" dalla pasta termoconduttiva interna, iGPU ancora lontana dalle soluzioni AMD nel gaming
Intel Haswell: Core i5-4670K im Vorab-Test [Originalartikel]
8 October 2013
Excerpt: Schon vor dem offiziellen Start von Intels Haswell-Generation konnte PC Games Hardware ein Sample aus dem regulären Handel ergattern. Im Vorab-Test ist der Core i5-4670K dank höherer pro-Takt-Leistung schneller als der Core i5-3570K, die Grafikeinheit ist besonders flott. Update: Aus Fairnessgründen haben wir die Testergebnisse aus dem Artikel entfernt.