Summary: Well I can honestly say... This blew me completely off my feet through the wall and into the kitchen... It hurt.. Haha anyway, I would classify this as the best gaming processor imaginable for the money. ( I HAVE EXPEREICNE WITH AMD ) I recently updated from a Fx8350 and a 7970 System, to my new r9 290 i5 4670k build. I was kind of sketched out because, I was going from an 8 core cpu to a 4 core cpu? I was really impatient I was saving for an i7 but i got too excited.
Intel Core i5-4670k Haswell CPU and it is awesome!
Andrew Ramirez, Amazon
1 week ago
Summary: First off let me start by saying that this is a really, really great CPU. This is the chip I decided to go with when building my gaming/work PC because of many reasons. First, it is the newest chip Intel has to offer and it is really a solid chip for the money. Second, it is overclockable and does really well with gaming and pretty much any other task you may throw at it; I've done some video rendering because I record my gameplay and it was wickedly fast at rendering...
Summary: i paid the extra 20.00 bucks assuming i could squeeze out the extra performance. while overclocking on my asus z87 motherboard using a thermaltake nic c4 cpu cooler. i found that I COULD NOT get the cores over 4.2. i was content with this speed. the cores must have a bad clock. i have moved voltage to the appropriate leves. never exceeded 2.25v while testing. even though i was able to boot windows at this multiplier, it would crash when stress testing.
Summary: runs hotter than ivybridge 1155 i5 k version, but i wanted thos all 6 6gb sata ports on the 1150 board to raid ssds , one mean mother when it comes to onboard transfer of files from one hdd to ssd or vice-a-versa 1 gb in 10 seconds !! im sold .that with 2 hyper x ssds , imagine 3 or 4 .raided together!
Cons: Nice chip. Very fast. Runs cool. Installs easy. It was time to move away from AMD for my main rig (though I will be using my 975 phenom in my second rig with an HD6850). No more potential bottleneck with a high end GPU. Better average frame rates. Low temps. Highly recommended. Installed it just today everything is jolly good.