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Intel Core i7-4770K LGA1150

100% Positive Reviews



Cons: BIG Price Tag, not a HUGE leap from 3770K

This is a great processor. Period. I have worked with the 3570K, and the 3820 before, and this beats both of them. On super pi 1M, it scored 9.282 seconds at stock speed paired with a maximus vi gene and 16 gb of 1866 dominator ram, with a gtx 770. This thing is just ridiculous. The price tag at first is one of those "no way" moments, but after it's installed, you have one of those "worth every cent" moments. I would HIGHLY recommend this product to anyone.


Pros: High overclocking headroom

Cons: Needs delid if stress testing above 4.5-4.6 GHz

This chip is one of the better I've used, and is still relevant by todays standards, even a few years after its release. With a modest overclock it still competes with $300 chips in 2017.

It's biggest issue is its temperatures. Intel really dropped the ball on the IHS. A 100W load hitting 90c on some of the best air coolers around doesn't make sense. Luckily, delid is easy with delidding tools hitting the market.


Pros: Awesome CPU

Cons: None

It is a really good CPU it is fast and reliable. Its also a good overclocker.


Pros: Great potential when clocked high

Cons: Deliding is necessary to gain good OC results.

There seems to be a lot of misinformed individuals going around claiming haswell is not a big leap over ivy. That is true when you compare both at their represented stock clocks but when overclocked to mid-4 GHz it can make a big difference. In addition the IMC on haswell is far superior that of ivy in terms of clocks and raw bandwidth if clocked high. Furthermore, the supposed poor overclocks apply to all previous generation of chips since at launch there is always a large quality of chips that do not overclock that well. This is normal as the quality of the chips improve over time.

Overall, if you're coming from ivy, there is very little reason to upgrade unless you use AVX2. I upgraded from SB and have saw benefits all around not to mention the additional features Z87 motherboards offer over Z67.

I think this was a worthwhile upgrade for me.
Intel Core i7-4770K LGA1150


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