Pros: Extremely fast
Cons: Runs hot
Pros: Extremely fast
Cons: Runs hot
Pros: Adequate for low- to medium res gaming and movies
Cons: Not strong at 3D and hi-res
Pros: PRICE!; Wow - i5, and even 3.1 GHz
Cons: No OC, naturally; Aw - i5, but only 3.1 GHz
Pros: Cache, overclock ability, HT, cores
Cons: Heat, power
“Enough of the jokes. I take Tom's "Best CPU" monthly articles literally...for gaming (of which I not much of a), "if you're not going to OC, you probably don't need more than a 4440.) And when I was looking of an i5 for this new build I'm now working on, I saw an offer of this i5-4440 for only $168 at NCIX, it seemed that it would do. Review is predicated on a damned good price basically....” --dennphill
“I had one of these 1155 Pentium CPUs for a year, give or take a few days. With 8 GB RAM and a Gigabyte GT 730 GPU added onto an ASRock H61M-VS4 Motherboard, the G2030 was quite capable of doing small 3D renderings in TurboCAD, and it can handle older games like Xcom and the UT series, though not on hi-res. There was also no problem with movie watching, (as long as all necessary codecs are...” --Kosenator
“I recently built this into a budget gaming/work PC. I was stuck between a cheap i3, and a much more expensive i5, and this seemed to be a nice compromise. 4 cores is nice, but this will handily out run and quad core, as long as no more than 2 cores are used. At 3.8 GHz Stock, this has more than enough speed, and I have been able to push this cpu to extreme performance. It is matched with a...” --Macgyverman1123
“I have to say that overall I am extremely pleased with my i7 4790k purchase and it's performance. It is so incredibly fast, and is actually just a hair shy of a $500 i7 3930k in most tasks which says a lot. That really is a big deal for a $300 proc. The 4790k idles strangely cool, in the low 20's (C) with my Corsair H80i, and is about 8-10C cooler than an i7 4770k at idle all things being...” --hapkiman
“First off love this processor! You have to understand it is dual core with no HT (Hyper threading). Once you get past that, than you'll see this is one of the best bangs for your buck! I currently have one of these powering my spouse's gaming rig. I have overclocked it to 4.6Ghz at 1.38-1.4v. At this OC it beats out my i7 4930k in single core performance. For most games such as Arma 2+3,...” --DamselinDistres
The Intel i5-4690K is the fastest Core i5 Series processor of the Haswell Refresh lineup featuring a clock frequency of 3.5 GHz and a maximum boost clock of 3.9 GHz matching the specs of the Core i7-4770K in a way. The improved thermal design allows users to overclock the chip past these limits. Processor Number: - i5-4690K # of Cores: - 4 # of Threads: - 4 Clock Speed: - 3.50 GHz Max Turbo...
The Intel i7-4790K is the first 22nm consumer CPU to obtain clock frequency of 4 GHz and a maximum boost clock of 4.4 GHz which is also a first for Intel. With 4 Cores and 8 Threads, the fully unlocked design allows users to overclock the chip using an improved thermal design.Processor Number: - i7-4790K # of Cores: - 4 # of Threads: - 8 Clock Speed: - 4.00GHz Max Turbo Frequency: - 4.40GHz...
“Gotta love ppl not real 8 cores when in fact it is it's a 4 modules cpu with 2 cores in each modules that share resources get over it it's a 8 core and AMD came out with it first now Intel will come out with one. Mine OC great runs well with a h212 OC n the winter with push n pull but really loves to be on water when room temp is hot. At 4ghz my h212 had no problems even when my room had no AC...” --STRATUSRT02
The unlocked, FX 6-Core Processor represents AMD's next-generation architecture, which takes desktop processing to a new level. Get up to 24 percent better frame rates in some of the most demanding games, at stunning resolutions. Get faster audio encoding so you can enjoy your music sooner. And unlocked!
Series: Opteron L3 Cache: 16MB Manufacturing Tech: 32 nm 64 bit Support: Yes Cooling Device: Cooling device not included - Processor Only Virtualization Technology Support: Yes Average CPU Power: 80W