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A Review On: Intel Core i7-4770K LGA1150

Intel Core i7-4770K LGA1150

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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.

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Strong platform (LGA1150) it's too bad MB didn't offer DDR4 support with 1150 because I think CPUs could benefit with 3000Mhz + ram
broadwell 5775c beats it easily