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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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CPU Model Family Core i7 4700MQ core i5 core i7 core i7
CPU Model Speed 4.1 GHz 3.5 GHz 3.4 GHz 3.3 GHz
Processor Count 4 4 6 6
CPU Model Socket LGA 1155 LGA 1155 LGA 2011 LGA 2011
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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)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B00KPRWAX8
  • Item model number: BX80646I74790K
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (224 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #42 in Computers & Accessories (See Top 100 in Computers & Accessories)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: June 2, 2014

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Customer Reviews

Runs everything I want for now and the foreseeable future.
Joe
I installed this in my new rig and everything is so fast, it is a huge change from my Intel Core i7-870 Processor 2.93 GHz 8 MB Cache Socket LGA1156 with 8GB of RAM.
Juniorverse1
Great processor, much much better than my original i7 CPU which is 4 years old now.
Charles Michael Jenkins

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151 of 171 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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67 of 74 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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16 of 17 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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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Buris on July 13, 2014
The 4790k fixes everything wrong with 4770k for the same price as it's predecessor. You will experience no slowdowns and your computer will fly through literally anything you throw at it. while overclocked, this CPU can beat out intel's lower-end 6 core, socket 2011, Enthusiast CPU's at stock. This processor is also just fun to play with, being a great overclocker due to it's redesigned power management and redisigned TIM. If you have a 4770k, it might not be enough to jump the gun, but if you're looking for an upgrade, this is the one.
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5 of 5 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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