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Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz LGA 1150 Quad-Core Desktop Processor Reviews

Darkwizzie

Haswell Has Come to Town

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Pros: On average, faster speeds; Adaptive voltage; z87 Chipset; AVX2

Cons: Voltages needed while overclocking wildy varies; Steeper OC learning curve; Adaptive Voltage; Hot

I'm going to put a summary here and put the in depth stuff in the link later on. Haswell IS on average, faster than Ivy or Sandy Bridge once you factor in the IPC improvements. I assume you're overclocking. The results vary a lot as the amount of voltage required at a clock varies a lot. It is truly a lottery more than ever with this one. Haswell can tolerate a bit higher temps than older chips but they run much hotter as a general rule. There is a problem with the CPU (the glue used inside) that may be fixed by a proper delidding. Also not that Linpack  is a stress test for Haswell using Avx2 instruction set, blowing up the temps way above even other stress tests.  ...
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