Summary: able to be run at fraction of the cost and lower heat into workspace than previous machine.
Pros: Great processor, very low( <40w) power for average workstation use. excellent performance when needed with turbo boost.
Cons: Supplied cooling has unacceptably poor thermal interface material. Was having various slowdowns and other issues and it turned out by testing with intel extreme tuning utility, the cpu was thermal throttling under load. Once thermal interface material was replaced, full load testing could not get...
Summary: I bought the 3.1 GHz i7-4770S to run 24/7 at 100% load on all 4 cores doing World Community Grid number crunching. Before purchasing, I had read several sources saying the Turbo Boost clock speed is 3.9 GHz. However, it turns out that is ONLY true when ONE core is turbo boosted.
Summary: I think this CPU is good. But I can clearly review 10 years later. Next 2-3 years we may see changes of Computer style. I'm not sure how much we stick with desktop PC at home. I think this CPU can accept future OS ten years later.
Summary: I am using it on full load, running 8 processes in parallel to take advantage of hyper-threading. I am not doing any over-clocking. With the stock cooler the temperatures on the CPU were reaching 80C. This temperature might be exceeding the tmax spec.
Summary: I installed a 212 EVO I had on it and I ran Prime 95 just to see what I could see. I checked the cpu in the bios and it showed 3.1 and a 3.9 turbo and the ram was running at 1,600. So I used speedfan to check the temps, cpuid that came with my Asus board and a utility from Intel to check that it was...
Pros: does what it's supposed to do and performs well.
Summary: It is probably a wise investment to add a 3rd party heat sink or water cooling solution.
Pros: Fast, Low voltage
Cons: Gets incredibly hot quick when converting videos using intels stock cooling. Before adjusting fans even for a short video It got up to 75C. After adjusting Fans to hit max it seemed to stay at 65C but that was still only for a short 2 minute video converted from avi to mp4.