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Intel Core i7-4790 Haswell Quad-Core 3.6GHz LGA 1150 84W Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4600 BX80646I74790

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Amazing performance and stunning visuals at their best. Get top-of-the-line performance for your most demanding tasks with a 4th generation Intel® Core™ i7 processor. For a difference you can see and feel in HD and 3-D, multitasking and multimedia, the 4th generation Intel Core i7 processor is perfect for all your most demanding tasks.

Effortlessly move through applications with smart multitasking from Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology. Enjoy the thrill of an automatic burst of speed when you need it with Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0. Experience your movies, photos, and games smoothly and seamlessly with a suite of built-in visual enhancements-no extra hardware required.


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  • Jeffrey C.
  • 3/5/2015 7:19:25 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsLove This Processor

Pros: Good price as I got one on sale here from newegg. Very fast. I'm not an overclocker so this was perfect. I didn't need the K model. 3.6GHz is wonderful for my needs. I've recently built two different systems and the system using this 4790 boots WAY faster than my system using the new i7 5820K. Below I'm going to put the specs on both builds.

Cons: Zero

Other Thoughts: System 1:

Intel I7 4790 Quad Core 3.6GHz per core
Gigabyte LGA1150 B85 G1 Sniper B6 - Totally wonderful board great BIOS
Corsair Dominator DDR3 Timing 8-8-8-24 1600Mhz 8GB Ram 4x2GB
OCZ Vertex 460A SSD Love this drive. It's fast. I like it better than the Samsung.

System 2:

Intel I7 5820K 6 core processer 3.3GHz per core
ASRock LGA2011 v3 X99X Killer Motherboard
G Skill Ripjaw DDR4 Timing 15-15-15-35 2400Mhz Ram 16GB Ram 4x4GB
Samsung Evo 840 SSD

The first system with the 4970 smokes the 5820K system with boot times. It's not even close. Don't get me wrong, they are both fast but the 4790 system is WAY faster and I'm not sure why. It has half the Ram but each core stock on the processor is faster. Maybe the OCZ SSD has something to do with it or maybe the Gigabyte motherboard. I don't know but all together it's one serious combination if your not planning on overclocking. I love everything about this 4790 system. I see no need to pay extra for the K version. Again, I don't overclock and this system is so fast without overclocking I don't see any need.

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  • Earl R.
  • 3/3/2015 12:49:01 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsi7-4790

Pros: Fastest processor owned. Runs like a champ.

Cons: N/A

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  • jaye h.
  • 3/1/2015 6:59:13 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAMD Fan Converted To Intel Fan By This CPU

Pros: 8 core, not 4 core 7.8 windows rating
went from amd fx 6350 to intel because of an epic fail on amds fx and apu prossecor line... long story short dont play mass effect on an AMD system. also frame rates in starcraft 2 went from 40 to 130.

Cons: I feel bad about giving my amd system to my cousin i found out that he plays mass effect on the pc as well as his ps3 'sigh'

Other Thoughts: EVGA 850w modualar PSU
antec full tower 1100?
ASRock Z97 Extreme3 LGA1150
intell i7 4790
GeForce GTX 770 2GB msi
sandisk force 128 GB SSD and 120 GB SSD
Team Vulcan 4 GB ddr3 2133ghz 10-12-12-31 x2

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  • HARVEY F.
  • 2/3/2015 10:18:41 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsIntel I7

Pros: Blazing fast, includes Intel graphic chip, quad-core, 8 threads

Cons: none so far

Other Thoughts: purchased this model because no real interest in over-clocking or a separate video controller.

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  • Anonymous
  • 1/26/2015 4:47:47 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsVery Nice

Pros: Everything.

Has QuickSync; AES support; vPro (nice, when paired with appropriate motherboard); VT-x, VT-d, VT-x with EPT (nice, when using virtualization technologies that support it); and a number of other useful features onboard.

Cons: I don't like the heatsink/fan mountings that rely on "push pins" to secure them to the motherboard. I have had too many "push pin" heatsink/fan assemblies "get loose" or just plain "wonky" on me. I replace those "push pin" assemblies with Dynatron K5 92mm (N82E16835114136) heatsink/fan mountings that use screws to secure the entire assembly to the motherboard in a "sandwich" fashion; heatsink/fin-MB-backplate.

Other Thoughts: I don't overclock so I could not justify the cost of a i7-4790K.

I am using this in a Windows 7 system that supports VMware-based virtual machines and has a Supermicro motherboard (N82E16813182829) that supports the various Intel VT features mentioned above.

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  • William L.
  • 1/20/2015 12:09:27 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsruns cool, run fast

Pros: -runs relatively cool, mine idles at about 35-40 degrees C even in a cramped uATX case with the stock heatsink
-runs fast. Short of the overclock-able 4790K, this is one of the fastest processors this hardware generation has to offer.

Cons: -expensive

Other Thoughts: While quite a bit more expensive than similar AMD chips, it runs much cooler, and apparently benchmarks higher than all but the FX-9590, which does so at the cost of running at a blazing hot 220W vs the 4790's 84W. If you need the absolute best and need it to run coolly and reliably, then accept no substitutes.

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  • nelson t.
  • 1/13/2015 10:34:16 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsToo fast

Pros: It's fast. It's an intel. It's an i7 with 3.6 Ghz of power. What more do you need to know?

Cons: Not Haswell-E. But that's a whole different product line

Other Thoughts: Honestly. I wanted to give this CPU a 1 star review, because before I upgraded to this unit I had plenty of time between loading my games to eat/drink/smoke/pack bowls/text/internet, and I'd gotten pretty habitual with those pre-game "rituals" and now with this lightning fast processor there are virtually no load times now, which requires me to stuff my food down quickly or die more often in online matches to give me time to have a smoke break; I basically needed to adjust my lifestyle. This thing is too fast, man

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  • WILMER V.
  • 12/19/2014 4:49:22 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsIntel Core i7-4790

Pros: Good I use this thing for gaming. it's an amazing processor for the tasks I put it through.

Cons: The price it's kind of high since is not an overclock processor. After a while I figure that the Intel Core i5-4690K Devil's Canyon performs just as good as this one. Anyways its a good processor.

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  • Sean T.
  • 12/16/2014 10:56:40 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Its a fast processor. Has not shown any signs of being slow. Very advanced in terms of power usage. Works well with the ASUS boards.

Cons: Not as fast as the Intel Xeon processor I have in another computer.

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  • KELI M.
  • 12/1/2014 7:51:45 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsIntel quality

Pros: As everyone else says, it's fast. No complaints whatsoever.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: I bought this instead of the 4790k to save $50, only to find it went on sale for the same price a week later.

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