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Intel Haswell i5-4670K vs. i7-4770K Comparison

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We compare the top two Intel Haswell processors Core i5-4670K and Core i7-4770K at stock and overclocked. Ivy Bridge results are included, too, to determine whether an upgrade makes sense. We also did a run with liquid nitrogen, resulting in maximum clocks of over 6 GHz.

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Great comparison, I'm glad to see real summer load temperatures on these CPU-s. Too many reviewers test in over air conditioned space - when it's 40 celsius outside, no one has AC at 20 degrees.
 
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Uhmm... one question. On what sequence the BF3 test was on? I've tested many many CPUs and never seen such a huge difference between these two.
 
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Please dont feed the troll :)
Already asked him politely(!!!) via pm, cause I wanted to know what was the problem but he never replied ;)

Uhmm... one question. On what sequence the BF3 test was on? I've tested many many CPUs and never seen such a huge difference between these two.
Ran first "level" (train map) for 60 seconds (for each test). Yeah difference was more than expected to say the truth this is why I ran the game two more times but not huge difference from first tests.

Hehe :D
 
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Those temps are insane!! Is that under water cooling?
 
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Those temps are insane!! Is that under water cooling?
Yeah I always wondered why they ran so damn hot then I remembered these CPU's have GPU's built into em :roll:
 
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Those temps are insane!! Is that under water cooling?
Yeah, I have tested 6x i7 4770K in total, these samples had really bad TIM (not that the retails should be that better though).
The main problem is that the TIM is not that great in order to transfer the temperature fast enough, so cores are getting really hot.
You also have to think that not only the GPU is build into the die but the VR (or better, part of them) as well. ;)
 

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Yeah, I have tested 6x i7 4770K in total, these samples had really bad TIM (not that the retails should be that better though).
The main problem is that the TIM is not that great in order to transfer the temperature fast enough, so cores are getting really hot.
You also have to think that not only the GPU is build into the die but the VR (or better, part of them) as well. ;)
Is it really worth buying one if you are not going to de-lid it I wonder.
 
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Maybe some people will prefer the best of both worlds. I chose to have a 3770K, i selected a good chip that does 4.5Ghz at a fairly low power consumption, re-lidded it after applying liquid pro and lemme tell ya son, life is beautiful
 

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Awesome review my friend! Temps are incredibly disappointing though, I expected better on water, obviously with the integrated stuff intel have thrown in its killing the thermals. Nice to see the difference between the 4 and 8 threads, I dont think I can see myself upgrading my processor in a long time.

I'm half tempted to jump back on a 2700K.

Get your shit together, TPU. You can do better than this.
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WHat version of wPrime you took? I runned v 1.55 and v2.09, and I really don't get the same time on my 2700k @ 4.5ghz (RAM 1600mhz)

V1.55: 175.25s
V2.09: 192.527s
 
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Awesome review my friend! Temps are incredibly disappointing though, I expected better on water, obviously with the integrated stuff intel have thrown in its killing the thermals. Nice to see the difference between the 4 and 8 threads, I dont think I can see myself upgrading my processor in a long time.



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Thanks buddy :)

WHat version of wPrime you took? I runned v 1.55 and v2.09, and I really don't get the same time on my 2700k @ 4.5ghz (RAM 1600mhz)

V1.55: 175.25s
V2.09: 192.527s
V1.55 if the official which is used on hwbot.org, so I picked this one :)
 
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Thanks buddy :)



V1.55 if the official which is used on hwbot.org, so I picked this one :)

okay, so I guess my time is okay xD still great increase over sandy and ivy
 

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I was under the impression that i7 performed the same as i5 for gaming.

Interesting how the i7 does perform better with some titles.

Does this also apply to ivy bridge or is it only haswell that has an improvement for i7 over i5?
 
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20 years gaming and i didn't ever heard about "MOBA" games.. :cry:
Maybe it means Massive Online Beerdrinking Alchoholics?????
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I was under the impression that i7 performed the same as i5 for gaming.

Interesting how the i7 does perform better with some titles.

Does this also apply to ivy bridge or is it only haswell that has an improvement for i7 over i5?
To say the truth, I dont really know, cause I havent tested BF3 on Ivy cpus :)

20 years gaming and i didn't ever heard about "MOBA" games.. :cry:
Maybe it means Massive Online Beerdrinking Alchoholics?????
:laugh:
LOL, Riot calls it MOBA :p
 
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I am little confused with top temp graph , Are all the CPU done with the Prolimatech Megahalem ?
Cause I can see the 4770k/4570k being warm but 3570k seems real hot , even stock speeds .
 
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