Editors Liked

  • Faster at stock speeds than the 4770K
  • Class-leading performance
  • No price premium over Core i7-4770K
  • First all-core 4GHz processor from Intel
  • Should work on most LGA1150 motherboards
  • Cooler running
  • Virtualization tech
  • NGPTIM

Editors Didn't Like

  • Haswell overclocking variability
  • No improvements to graphics
  • Potential for relatively quick voltage-induced degradation
  • Update isn't quite significant enough to upgrade from the initial Haswell CPUs
  • IGP performance in non-synthetic benchmarks continues to be a concern