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Intel Core i5-4690K (Devil's Canyon) Review

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Anfield 4th July 2014, 12:12 Quote
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Originally Posted by Harlequin
http://www.eteknix.com/intel-core-i7-4790k-devils-canyon-processor-review/9/

I have shown time and again my 9590 matches a 4770k when all cores are used - and mine runs at 57 degree`s under load under the AIO they use.

The review you linked to has an FX 8350 in it, not a 9590.
Also have you seen the power consumption when oc'd? Over 100W more simply isn't acceptable.
Harlequin 4th July 2014, 12:17 Quote
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Originally Posted by Anfield
The review you linked to has an FX 8350 in it, not a 9590.
Also have you seen the power consumption when oc'd? Over 100W more simply isn't acceptable.

a 9590 is just an 8350 with guaranteed clocks.

100 watts difference? notice the temps are lower even with that power useage , and 100w? that's a lightbulb - 10p for running it at full load for 10 hours straight.
maverik-sg1 4th July 2014, 12:22 Quote
Performance is what, I assume, we all immediately look for, but there's more reasons for swapping a 4.8ghz 2500K for a 4.8ghz 4690K - for instance, how does the difference in power consumption relate to pound notes, the year on year savings alone could justify the upgrade.

Would be good to see the energy calculator examples being used in reviews again....if anyone can do the math on this on, it'd be appreciated :)
SchizoFrog 4th July 2014, 12:32 Quote
Cheers Impatience. As I said I will wait for the review of the Impact VII but the MSI board does look like a good option, although I do hate that badge thing they have. Maybe I'll just black it out or even chrome the ****er. :)
Shirty 4th July 2014, 12:38 Quote
What gives me a warm, fuzzy feeling is that my 3570K at 5GHz uses less power at load than this new model at 4.8GHz, whilst giving away next to nothing in performance.
SchizoFrog 4th July 2014, 13:21 Quote
Shirty, true but surely your system idles more than it is at full load? (maybe not depending on what you use it for I know).
If so, the savings at idle far outweigh the minimal loss at load for the 4690K.
kenco_uk 4th July 2014, 13:50 Quote
I wonder what would constitute a cheesecake upgrade?

I think my max upgrade was probably shifting to a C2D chip. Iirc it was from an Athlon64 to an e6750.

I was quite tempted by this an upgrade to my 2500k, but again *sucks air through teeth* it's not quite enough.
Shirty 4th July 2014, 14:20 Quote
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Originally Posted by SchizoFrog
Shirty, true but surely your system idles more than it is at full load? (maybe not depending on what you use it for I know).
If so, the savings at idle far outweigh the minimal loss at load for the 4690K.

I only turn it on to play games ;)
MSHunter 4th July 2014, 15:07 Quote
Spelling: in conclusions, second sentence "on the other had," I think it should be hand? ;)
RedFlames 4th July 2014, 17:18 Quote
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Originally Posted by kenco_uk
I wonder what would constitute a cheesecake upgrade?

I think my max upgrade was probably shifting to a C2D chip. Iirc it was from an Athlon64 to an e6750.

going from single core Athlon XP 1700+ to a Q6600 would probably qualify as my biggest single upgrade performance wise

At least i know i can't really go wrong with any of the DC chips when i replace my dead 920 based rig, the Pentium is a step backwards [for me] performance wise but it's cheap and still competent [esp overclocked] whilst saving for a better cpu... the i5 and i7 are a sideways/marginal upgrade and a noticable upgrade respectively depend on how far the budget will stretch...
leexgx 15th July 2014, 19:27 Quote
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Originally Posted by kenco_uk
I wonder what would constitute a cheesecake upgrade?

I think my max upgrade was probably shifting to a C2D chip. Iirc it was from an Athlon64 to an e6750.

going from single core Athlon XP 1700+ to a Q6600 would probably qualify as my biggest single upgrade performance wise

At least i know i can't really go wrong with any of the DC chips when i replace my dead 920 based rig, the Pentium is a step backwards [for me] performance wise but it's cheap and still competent [esp overclocked] whilst saving for a better cpu... the i5 and i7 are a sideways/marginal upgrade and a noticable upgrade respectively depend on how far the budget will stretch...

If your going from a i7-920 to a i7 or i5 2xxx to beyond they are fast and worth it if you have the need for it

If going from mostly any AMD currant or past or c2d or c2quad even a i3 cpu are very good for on the cheap

You can get some good bundled pc that are i7 i5 and not badly priced (or buy a second hand i7/5 system)
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