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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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  • Scott S.
  • 7/30/2014 12:51:46 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsAMD addict trying Intel!! What?

Pros: So far this CPU its pretty fast clocked a 4.0 GHZ

4 Cores With 8 threads um-mm OK

It works and it is faster than my 4 core AMD 4.0 GHZ

But My true 8 Core AMD 4.0 GHZ smokes the paints off the Intel.

Cons: Price is the largest issue here Intel Processors are twice the price of same speed AMD's

I7 4.0ghz 319$
AMD 8core 4.0ghz 150$

I know witch one I'm buying from now on...AMD
your paying for the Intel name nothing else


Never really liked how Intel said I7 when they are trying to say 4 core i think its a marketing gimmick, really just call it a 4core or actually build a 8 core like AMD

Other Thoughts: Will Update After more testing

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  • Joseph L.
  • 7/29/2014 6:36:41 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsBeast Processor. You will be satisfied.

Pros: This thing is so fast. I do a lot of 3D rendering and was previously using an AMD Athlon x2 6400+, and on a same scene render, that AMD would take 4min 10sec, and this Intel takes just 48sec. For being a quad core and with how high the frequency is, I think it runs pretty cool. My room can be what seems like an oven sometimes because the door and windows are always shut AND sometimes my PS3 is on at the same time, thus really sealing in the heat. Because my other parts factor into these findings, I will state what I have as well. I'm using Hyper N520 heat sink and the HAF 932 Advanced case, along with my oven room. My temps are around 29C/32C when idle, and I've seen them spike up to about high 50's or to low 60's when under 100% full load on all 4 cores/8 threads. I think this is pretty good myself because on my older PC in this room with the stock heat sink my idle temps in an OPEN CASE were 39C/41C, and lets not even talk about full load...

Cons: Price, but hey, beats getting an AMD again.

Other Thoughts: Never used the stock cooler so I don’t know how well it would’ve worked out.

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  • Tim F.
  • 7/28/2014 6:16:04 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat CPU !!!

Pros: very fast cpu works great for people not looking to overclock

Cons: none

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  • Michael l.
  • 7/25/2014 10:25:34 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat CPU

Pros: FAST. Perfect. Can underclock for better energy efficiency.

Cons: Stock cooler sucks, DO NOT EVEN BOTHER. My temps got up to the high 90's after 10 seconds of prime95.

Other Thoughts: Running a noctua d14 series now, stay nice and cool never see over 60C even with overclocking (yes overclocking). My asus z97 deluxe overclocks the cpu up to 4.2 base frequency without any issues.

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  • Enrique J.
  • 7/11/2014 9:55:08 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGood choice for those not interested in over-clocking

Pros: This CPU is fast and there is a cost benefit if you are into over-clocking. While playing Crisis 3 the CPU stayed below 60 degrees C. the whole time without extra cooling other than the fan that came with the unit. Our case does have plenty of ventilation though.

Cons: None.

Other Thoughts: Processor is pretty easy to install although we had not done a build in a while and we did manage to mess-up the first attempt at installing the fan and in the process placed quite a bit of stress on the MB. The instructions that come with it are skimpy at best.

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  • Lura T.
  • 6/28/2014 3:55:45 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsIntel i7-4790 Quadifies

Pros: What a Great CPU for the money. Sure the others are more costly and have some cache extras, but for a CPU with Quad Core design at 3.6GHz and when coupled with a Mid to High End MoBo like the ASUS Z97-A LGA 1150 it is a Rocket. With the MoBo having great features just for adjusting the cores and being over-clockable it is truly a Real Monster of a CPU. I have now built three systems with this CPU all on the same ASUS Z97-A MoBo and one is seriously over clocked with Killer Kingston HyperX RAM and YES it is water cooled for this application.
The stock fan is decent, not as cheap s it looks once installed. You just have to be SURE to push down hard enough to get the Legs to Lock in place and it does require more pressure that i like to put on most Plastic Parts, but this is High Impact plastic capable of this type of force - Just don't go crazy in Over Kill Pressure or you will Kill/Break a Mounting Leg/s for sure.
The price is very comparable for the CPU speed and functions. Can't complain even if doing a High-End Gaming Unit.
Still i think Intel could be a little more prudent and with a i3 and i5 CPU this is a Decent cooling fan for those CPU's and the Heat-Sink is adequate, but when you jump to the i7 CPU arena i believe a different Fan and HeatSink should be employed/provided.

Cons: None to mention of any great importance except the Fan and HeatSinks as noted in the Pro's area

Other Thoughts: A Beefier Fan and Heatsink could be a Benefit for all i7 CPU's but does the job. It takes more force to secure the mounting legs than i desire to place on plastic parts.
Lastly there is a lag in the fan kicking in at the initial startup of a New Build. I have checked other MoBo Feedback and the same problem is persistent though out and it is that the CPU must heat up to a certain temperature for it to actually have the MoBo kick in the volts to get it turning. Sort of strange as when i built the First unit i was just about to turn it off thinking the FAn was a DOA, but after just a couple seconds it fired up as the temp went up on the CPU. So this not a Freaky one time occurrence s it has happened on all 6 of the New Builds i have done.
Because it is a state of the MoBo sending a signal (if you have a signal BIOS) to start the fan at a specific operating Temp and increase the speed as the temp rises i can't see deducting an EGG for this because it is built in certain MoBo's that way.
So don't - Freak Out - 'Like i Did' - when i fired up my First New Build and the CPU fan was not turning right away as it only happened on the initial start-up and has not happened since. This happened on every one of the 6 units i built so far all were ASUS MoBo's.
I did not take off an EGG for the Fan installation Force as nothing broke and it does the job intended. What else can be stated?

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  • Lura T.
  • 6/27/2014 7:10:51 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsThe Need For Speed

Pros: This is the CPU for the Gamer or Over-clocker and is not a Killer Budget component. Coupled with the proper MoBo and RAM (even without a Bad-Lad Video card) this is a True Monster.
You can tweak the cores and if going to do some serious over-clocking Do Not Use the stock fan. It will not be sufficient for this realm of End-User Enthusiasts.
The stock fan is fine for nominal use and maybe some over-clocking, but once you reach the Higher End of the Processors capabilities along with some Whip-A RAM you will definitely need a different cooling system or get ready later on to purchase a new CPU and possibly another MoBo to go with that little infraction.

It is a serious CPU with plenty of power and the price is not a Wallet Buster.
A sure Fire Speed Bullet right out of the box.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: Would be nice to have a little more Beefed Up Fan and Heat-Sink for this Grade of CPU, but if not doing any serious tweaking it does the job nicely coupled with proper Case Cooling Fans.

Looking for a Serious CPU for your gaming needs this one delivers the goods

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  • Matthew O.
  • 6/27/2014 9:16:30 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsVery Nice CPU

Pros: This is a great processor. It has very smooth and consistent performance. Temperatures on this CPU are very comfortable and steady.

Cons: None.

Other Thoughts: Some might say that since this isn't a K-series that it is not capable of being overclocked. That is not entirely true. While the multiplier in this CPU is locked at a max of 40, it can be adjusted. This means with the correct motherboard you can set the multiplier at 40 and maintain that 4.0GHz base clock. However, that is not it. You can also adjust the BClk value, with the correct motherboard. The default BClik is at 100MHz I successfully increased mine to 110MHz. This means the CPU runs at 4.4GHz in turbo mode, and at 4.0GHz at standard (you can force the multiplier to 40 and stay at the 4.4GHz, which is what I have done). I have a Corsair H100i and at this clock under full load, temps hold at 62C and at idle they hover between 27C and 32C.

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  • Nicholas B.
  • 6/22/2014 1:17:20 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsImpressive Performance

Pros: Great Temps and Great Performance gains compared to my old i5 3570k.

Cons: None

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  • JK I.
  • 6/22/2014 9:20:54 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggsSmooth and Quick

Pros: Had this CPU running for about a month, no issues at all. Stable, lightning quick, every program runs smoothly and fast.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: Used this CPU on a Gigabyte motherboard, GA-H97-D3H with 16 GB of Crucial Ballistix Tactical DDR3 1600 RAM running at 8-8-8-24. The SSD is a Samsung EVO 256 GB and PSU is a SeaSonic G Series @ 550 watts. Video is the 4790's built-in HD Graphics 4600.

As you can tell from the H97 chipset, I am not overclocking, and use the computer for "general usage", i.e., no gaming or other intensive use. As such the included stock heatsink and fan work well for me, 25 - 35 deg C at idle and light usage.

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