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  • Intel Core i7-4790K Processor  (8M Cache, up to 4.40 GHz) (BX80646I74790K)
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Intel Core i7-4790K Processor (8M Cache, up to 4.40 GHz) (BX80646I74790K)

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  • Intel Rapid Storage Technology
  • Processor with Unlocked Clock Multiplier
  • Quick Sync Video enabling faster video conversion
  • Socket Type FCLGA1150
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  • Product Dimensions: 4.6 x 4.4 x 3.1 inches ; 11.2 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
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  • ASIN: B00KPRWAX8
  • Item model number: BX80646I74790K
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (277 customer reviews)
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  • Date first available at Amazon.com: June 2, 2014

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Customer Reviews

Well, its an intel chip, one of the best.
Angus Robinson
Really though, if even this old man can get it up....the clock speed I mean, you youngsters, with your staying power....You know what I'm trying to say.
Anthony J.
I was able to achieve 5.1GHz with my voltage set on auto.
Jacob Farrington

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215 of 239 people found the following review helpful By Anthony J. TOP 1000 REVIEWER on July 15, 2014
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I Know Fast.

My bike will go 170 MPH, my car will do 0-60 in 3 seconds, my girl will...ah..um...my processor is a 4790K.

I've said before that I'm out of the overclocking business. I mean, I kicked the habit, but like a junkie I started reading the articles and I see the higher base clock and smoother power delivery, improved thermal interface material and lower temps and in a dream state, I placed an order. Through the gauzy haze of the evening sky, one dusty footstep succeeding the next, I entered...The Devil's Canyon. Did your lights just flicker too?

Next thing I know I have packages arriving and out pops a MSI Z97M, 16 GB of Kingston 2400 Mhz RAM a Hyper 212 EVO along with a SanDisk Extreme Pro SSD among all the rest of it. It may be time to remove that credit card information, so I have to enter it to make a purchase.

I spent $1050 using a Cooler Master N200 case and an Antec High Current 620W, case fan and wireless along with what I mentioned earlier, which altogether might be $50 cheaper today, you know how that goes.
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30 of 31 people found the following review helpful By Nick Panaccio on August 27, 2014
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I built my previous computer more than 6 years ago, and was due a refresh. So, naturally, I wanted the best bang-for-the-buck processor in my new build. Enter the i7-4790K. Four cores, eight threads, and a base clock speed of 4 GHz make this processor a best buy, IMO. They redesigned the thermal layer in this CPU, so the temperatures remain incredibly manageable while overclocking it. That being said, this processor is so fast that I haven't even bothered OC'ing it, and my setup is more than capable of doing so - it's paired with an ASRock Z97 motherboard, fast RAM, etc.

This processor is a no-brainer for anyone looking to upgrade, and if you pair this with a solid state drive, it'll blow your mind how fast everything becomes. Amazon will only let me give it 5 stars, but it truly deserves more.
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75 of 85 people found the following review helpful By Joel on July 4, 2014
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To put it in perspective for people who say it isn't worth the upgrade over the i7 4770k. I previously had a 4770k, and it was a terrible overclocker. No matter what I did I couldn't achieve a speed over 4.2ghz. Not the fault of Intel, that's just the way it is with computer components. I was going to wait until Maxwell, at the very earliest, to upgrade again, then Intel released this CPU for pretty much the same cost as the 4770k. I ended up selling my 4770k for about 30 dollars less than what I paid for, and boy I am glad I did. As we sit right now I have my 4790k at what I consider a rock solid stable 4.9ghz at 1.37v. That is completely worth the 30 dollars I paid out of pocket for this CPU. And for those of you who are wondering, this CPU is compatible with some z87 boards. The advertisement up there that says a z97 is required is a lie. So for those of you who have crappy 4770k's this CPU is worth looking into.
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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Jacob Farrington on August 31, 2014
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Here's my build to add context to the review:
CPU: i7-4790K
Cooler: Corsair H100i (with Noctua fans)
Mobo: Asus Maximus VI Gene (mATX)
RAM: 8GB G.Skill Ripjaws X (2133MHz)
SSD: Intel 730 Series 240GB
HDD: Two (2) 3TB Seagate Barracudas in RAID1
PSU: Corsair CS550M (80+ gold)
Video Card: GTX 750Ti EVGA Superclocked edition
(all other parts are irrelevant)

My experience with this chip has been nothing but fantastic from the beginning. I have been stress testing my chip for a few days at varying frequencies, and my results were almost unbelievable. I was able to achieve 5.1GHz with my voltage set on auto. I used both P95 and AIDA64 in my testing, both of which my CPU passed with flying colors after a 4 hour "burn in." However, I was not able to make it to 5.2GHz since my PC blue screened after 5 minutes of Prime95.
All of this is extremely surprising since I've seen numerous reviews raving that this chip is a bad overclocker. So I've narrowed my possibilities down to three reasons. One, The reviewers who had overheating issues had a bad cooling system; two, they're very bad at using the BIOS; three, I must have the most golden 4790K to hit the shelves. Whichever is the case, I feel I have a great CPU and one that overclocks like a boss. If you don't believe me, I have the CPUID screenshot on my desktop for bragging rights.
If you're looking for a great Haswell refresh chip, look no further. This is a phenomenal processor. Or maybe I'm just excited to be upgrading from an AMD Phenom build that I've had since 2008.
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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Justin on August 6, 2014
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A wonderful processor. It's lightning fast, has a bit of overclocking headroom (not like you'd need to with the speeds it offers out of the box!). The cooler that comes with it is garbage, but that's to be expected. it runs very cool, and is well worth the money. However, if you believe Intel's claims of getting it to 5GHz on air, shed those hopes immediately. It becomes way too power hungry and way too hot before you can get there. It might be possible for that one person who gets lucky and gets the perfect product, but for normal use, you won't get that. All in all though, a very good buy, and I'd highly recommend it.
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