Summary: I understand that "K" models are geared towards aftermarket cooling systems and overclocking, but by no means should a chip not be able to handle its own rated speed.
Pros: Fast. Overclockable.
Cons: Gets really hot. Idle temps are completely fine, but load this sucker up and you'll be over 100C in less than 60 seconds. I find that completely unacceptable with stock clocks and stock heatsink.
Summary: This is definitely the high end of the i5s, so it's a nice CPU. I never overclock CPUs, so you'll have to go by other reviews for that. I wanted better processing power, and a CPU that would last me for several years before needing to be replaced.
Pros: It's not a bad CPU for an i5. Personally, I think the i7 is better able to handle the workloads I need. I thought my new build had the latter, but turned out to have the former. I got that replaced immediately with the i7-4770K.
Cons: Overpriced, even at the reduced email rate. A nearby national computer brick & mortar chain has it for $190, daily price. That means $20-40 cheaper, depending on the price Newegg is advertising at the moment. And you can walk out of the store with it in hand, or have them install it for you in a ...
Summary: Intel charges extra for the K unlocked processor. A processor needs a heat sink. The one Intel sells you cannot cool the processor even on turbo settings. I ran it at 4.2 with Prime 95 using 1.21V and hit 93C in about 45 sec. Why do they even bother with the stock cooler.
Pros: good processor at stock speed.
Cons: You cannot overclock this cpu with stock cooler.
Summary: Before I start my review of the 4670K, I just want to say that I already own the 4770K and I already know that it's more of a sidegrade over Ivy Bridge. I have written a review of the 4770K on Amazon and I will put a link in the bottom of this review so you guys can read it if you are interested.
The instructions on how to fit/remove the stock cooler could ...
M. Wolfers, Amazon
10 September 2014
Summary: The instructions on how to fit/remove the stock cooler could be a little more detailed, if you don't already know how to do it, then independent research is a must. Other than that I have no complaints.