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Intel Core i5-4460 Haswell Quad-Core 3.2GHz LGA 1150 Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4600 BX80646I54460

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Amazing performance and stunning visuals with a boost.

Raise the bar on your PC experience with rich visuals plus an automatic burst of speed when you need it. The 4th generation Intel® Core™ i5 processor delivers amazing performance, stunning visuals, and built-in security for deeper protection.

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years

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  • Rajh U.
  • 12/4/2014 3:55:25 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsExcellent!

Pros: INTEL SHALL TAKE OVER THE WORLD... ok just kidding. Super stable and fast.

Cons: None obviously.

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  • Randal T.
  • 11/26/2014 11:56:32 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsIntel mmm Good

Pros: PROS
- Great Value
- Solid performer for the price
- Quad Core
- Haswell processor
- Easy Install
- Seems to work as hard as other pricier CPUs

Cons: CONS
- Dunno if its really overclock-able

Other Thoughts: OTHER
- Glad I got an aftermarket CPU fan to use with this processor
- Runs very cool

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  • owen k.
  • 11/22/2014 9:22:12 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsMid speed, not fast...

Pros: Bought 3 of these.

Good processors, but not as fast as I had thought.
I was expecting real speed.
These processors are far below what I 'had anticipated.

I was expecting really fast performance from:
Win7-64, 16GB, Asus mobo H97I, i5 true quad-core. Oh well.

Consider getting i7s. I almost wish I would have.

If you game, i7....

I have not OCed yet.

Cons: Problem 1: Intel put thermal goo on the bottom. Just leave it bare.
I Removed it and used Artic Silver as thermal compound.

Problem 2: The Processors made in Costa Rica have slower fans (good) than the
ones from Malaysia. If more air is needed, they can increase speeds.

Problem 3: The little catches that connect to the mobo are really screwy.
One has to be careful to make sure the catches really take hold.

Problem 4: The processors from Costa Rica are more polished
on the copper bottom processor plate than those from Malaysia.

Other Thoughts: I wish Intel would have another version of this with all copper heat sink.
I would have bought that model.

Skype is running at 20% average on all processors!
Wow... So the math works out (80%) / (4 * 100%)
That is what the Asus processor analyzer is telling me.
Nothing else is running...

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  • Bao-Long L.
  • 11/22/2014 9:01:45 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsLove it

Pros: Easy to install. This is the heart of my new PC that replaces a 4 year old one so of course, it way faster. Among the non-K i5 processors, there isn't a huge amount of difference, so I just got the cheapest one, which happened to be this one.

Cons: None so far

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  • Niclas K.
  • 11/20/2014 11:55:07 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsHigh Performing Gaming CPU

Pros: * The 4460 offer performance close to other more expensive options that cost way more;
* A clear performance-per-dollar winner in my book; and
* Easy to install.

Cons: * Running a bit hot with stock cooler; and
* Possibly added cost for aftermarket cooler.

Other Thoughts: If you have the budget to upgrade to another cooler, do it. Otherwise, if you do not have any reason to OC, the 4460 is a winner.

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  • Brad P.
  • 11/10/2014 10:54:04 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGreat processor, not so great integrated graphics

Pros: Fast processor for its class. I'm happy with that part.

Cons: I don't game. I have 2 desktop monitors and a HD TV. I had all 3 connected to my new desktop. I have this chip on a Asus Maximus Hero VII. It was working fine for a couple of weeks or so, ie, all 3 displays. But then the signal to the TV would be lost. Most of the time Windows was telling me the display was there, the desktop was extending to it, but no signal to the TV. I read after there seems to be a problem with the Intel 4000 level integrated graphics and signals being lost to HD displays. I gave up trying to find a solution. I popped an old Asus EAH4550 card into my system that doesn't have Windows 8 drivers and the signal to my TV has not failed using this card, and it's only using Windows native drivers. I'm just going to get a good video card and disable the integrated graphics. It socks because that was why I bought it so I didn't need a video card.

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  • Robert b.
  • 11/7/2014 9:15:51 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsLove it

Pros: Great price for a great CPU.

Cons: Stock fan could have been better, but it came free with it and does the job ok.

Other Thoughts: Love Intel

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  • Gang S.
  • 11/4/2014 4:19:46 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsThe Fan Broke on its own!!

Pros: Speedy, very cost effective. If you don't do computational intensive stuff (like 3D, video rendering or heavy maths), this is for you. More than sufficient to gaming.

Before I purchased this rig, numerous friends suggested me to buy a aftermarket CPU cooler since the bundled CPU fan is complete junk. In my last Core i7 setup, I had a stock CPU fan running for 5 years without any issues, so I chose to neglect their recommendations and went for using the stock CPU fan. GUESS WHAT HAPPENED - because I had a vertical setup, somehow the plastic thingy that are designed to secure the Fan, fell loose and the Fan got detached from the CPU. I noticed numerous slow downs, but one day the computer just rebooted itself. Initially I thought it was a graphics card issue, but then I checked the temperatures, and the CPU temp was some crazy reading. I immediately replaced with a aftermarket Fan and luckily the stock fan did not fry my CPU. If you are going to use this CPU, or other Core i3/5/7s, please, right after you open the package, throw the stock fan to trash. It's completely worthless.

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  • Lucas K.
  • 10/27/2014 12:09:40 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat CPU

Pros: Fast, handles anything I throw at it. Four cores is more than enough for my gaming and other media needs.

Cons: Stock heat sink can run with a little noise when its running hot. For an absolutely silent system I suggest an after market one.

Other Thoughts: CPU: i5-4460
GPU: AMD Radeon HD 7870
MOBO: Gigabyte G1-Sniper H6 ATX
RAM: Team Vulcan 16GB DDR3 1600
HD: SanDisk Ultra II 240GB SSD/ WD Blue 1TB
PSU: Corsair CX600M

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  • Ryan H.
  • 10/18/2014 6:56:38 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggsUpgrade from a q6600 for gaming w/benchmarks

Pros: ive been running a q6600 besl modded to 3ghz with 8gb of ddr2 set with a ssd 120gb, 1tb for game storage and a gtx 560ti which has been working well for me even with games like battlefield 4, call of duty ghosts, tomb raider etc at medium to high settings at 1920x1200 res and some fxaa and some AA. Lately though its been looking long in the tooth with some stuttering, freezing and system locking up or even shutting down once when turning on at times. I decided to look at upgrading and was deciding between a fx 6300, a fx 8320 or 8350 and bouncing possibly an i5.

I setup my wife with a new motherboard, fx 6300 and 8gb of ddr3 since her q6700 and motherboard was only up to 4gb of ddr2 and to max her out to 8 on her board was going to be over $200 bucks! It improved her performance quite a bit with the newer gtx 470 I was able to get for her with a trade. She was playing WOW at 1920x1080 everything maxed out and getting mid 30's in major cities.
However, when I switched her current setup, I had to do a reinstall on a new hdd and take her old hdd and make shortcut links to WOW and her other programs till she can reinstall.(she still hasn't reinstalled WOW yet.)

I really didn't want to go through a reinstall and I have read and experienced with intel chips and chipsets that I can usually switch hardware without reinstalls. Also, because I was using my current power supply (PowerX 600watt), and I would need a more expensive motherboard to run fx 8, not looking to overclock, and I read from quite a bit of the heatsink being loud and recommending a different cooler, It looked better to go with a high stock I5 and a basic motherboard. I went ahead and grabbed a msi h81m-e33 motherboard and added 2 8gb sticks of ddr3 1600 Kingston hyperx ram to that.

I decided to benchmark my current q6600 setup at 3ghz with sleeping dogs, batman arkham origins (PhysX off) and tomb raider all maxed out including AA and filtering to look at differences. And then ran the same benchmarks with the new CPU, motherboard and ram.

Sleeping dogs: q6600 min-17.9 max-38 ave-31.6
i5-4460 min-21.9 max-38.4 ave-32.3

Batman AO: q6600 min-25 max-94 ave-68
i5-4460 min-46 max-98 ave-72

Tomb Raider: q6600 min-29.1 max-56 ave-40
i5-4460 min-30 max-54 ave-40.6

The biggest jump was double minimal frames on Batman and playing all my games, I had no micro stuttering or the game freezing up or pausing. On Batman the intro plays at the beginning, the sound use to break up and the Bethesda logo when the other would play really choppy like a slideshow on the q6600 while the i5 no more sound issue, and all played flawless.

The biggest teller is on WOW Ultra everything 1920x1200 in city areas I was getting 60FPS! That doubled for me in the switch as well.

General computing with a SSD I noticed slight speed with webpage loads but nothing night and day really.

Overall still happy with the upgr

Cons: Could only wish it was cheaper really.

Other Thoughts: For most single player gpu bound games, general work (web browsing, hd movies, Netflix, youtube music playing), this old core2quad's still get the job done fairly well. If you have a great motherboard that does ddr3 and can overclock, id say keep the platform. I upgraded because of instability, lock ups and stutters while playing games was ruining my experience. If you especially want to play MMORPG RTS and play competitive multiplayer games this i5 will definitely do fine.

While from my benchmarking I didn't see too much of a difference, I think if the graphic settings were tweaked, the i5 would see more gains. Also having a higher minimum frame rate really improved my overall gaming experience. Plus my system is very cool and superquiet (now with my new Corsair Carbide Spec 01 case!) compared to my old Lenovo q6600 rig that was like a jet engine space heater!

If you can spend the money and play online games and just do general work don't render, i5 otherwise if you render go fx 8 or a i7.

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