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Intel BX80646I54690

alaAverage 4.6

250 reviews

May, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 250 reviews of Intel BX80646I54690. The average rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Processors & Motherboards for all reviews. Reviewers really like the reliability. The usability also gets good comments. Comments are divided on the design. There are some less positive views about the size.

price, usability, reliability


On average, users rate this product 92/100.

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Consumer review by: Jake (

Best CPU on the Market!


Best 'Bang for Your Buck'. This is the best gaming CPU on the market today. Most games do not utilize Hyper-Threading which is the only difference from the popular i7 4790k. In BF4 this CPU shows the same FPS, maybe 1-2 FPS less at times, as the i7...

Hyper-Threading would be nice and the drop to 3.5GHz compared to it's big brother the i7 4790k at 4.0GHz is sad. I would have liked to see this CPU hold the 4.0GHz clock speed as well

May, 2015

Consumer review by: N/A (

I can not stress how nice this chip is.


this chip is fast, but then again the hardware helps, I have I7s I use at work that are not near as fast as this chip ; I made this purchase for a ROG build ; Ibwould recommend this chip


May, 2015

Consumer review by: Madhat (



After 2012 I started purchasing intel cpus only. Although I never had a issue with AMD cpus i personally like Intel more and since changing I haven't experienced any issues here either. The Inel i5 is marketed towards those who need more power than a...

Low Cost ; Easy Install ; Good performance ; Hyper-threading added to i5 family

None after 1.5 years

May, 2015

Consumer review by: N/A (

Intel BX80646I54690K


I bought this CPU for its efficiency and OC potential, and it's delivering. I also bought it because I didn't need an i7 (from what I read, an i7 really isn't necessary for most gaming) and instead could put the money I saved into an SSD (HUGE upgrade)...

Overclocked to stable 4.5 Ghz using Asus automatic overclocking, Hyper 212 Evo, and four case fans in a Corsair Carbide 500R case. I am completely new to overclocking and I know that there are better ways to do it than using Asus's automatic methods,...

Price, of course, is a bit higher than AMD's offerings for similar performance

May, 2015

Consumer review by: Sam A. (

Great CPU


My best advice for processor purchasing for the current i5 line-up: - Find whatever Haswell i5 is on sale and buy it. If the unlocked version (has a 'k' on the end of the name) happens to be on sale, you should get an aftermarket cooler so you can take...

Runs fairly cool: about ~35 degrees on idle with the stock cooler, up to about ~50 degrees from hours of gaming ; Significantly better VALUE than most AMD options at the moment (especially for gaming)

The stock cooler is not the greatest, a little noisy

May, 2015

Consumer review by: N/A (

Worth the Extra Cost


This is a great processor, and mine is overclocked mildly at 4.2 ghz. I get about 27 c° on idle with a 212 hyper evo, 5 case fans, and an a31 thermaltake chaser case. You will not regret shelling out the extra money for intel.

Lightning fast speed, decent temps, and integrated graphics


May, 2015

Consumer review by: N/A (



Planted this on a Gigabyte G1-Sniper Z97 board, and it seems to be a very good match-up? Once it's burned in for a month or so, may get a bigger fan/heat-sink and then do some serious over-clocking. And get 16Gb of fast memory?

This chip just loves to OC? Price $100 less than an i7, but is running at 4.1Ghz on stock fan/heat-sink and just barely warm under heavy load

Haven't found one yet

May, 2015

Consumer review by: crispyguy (

Great cpu for gaming!


Switched over from an fx 8350 trying Intel for the first time. Wow! what a huge difference in gaming this thing makes. Went from playing wow at 30-45 frames on ultra @1080p to 95-110! Also fps in h1z1 on ultra increased dramatically! Love this CPU!...

That I didn't go with Intel sooner

May, 2015

Consumer review by: Onus (

High bang; high buck


In most applications, even a hyperthreaded i3 will offer similar performance. This is one of those "what-if" purchases where spending less on the CPU and more on other components might produce a more obviously "better" PC. This means though, that it...

Fast. Overclocks for more. Future-resistant

Expensive compared to similar-performing chips. Not noticeably faster than the previous generation, so an "upgrade" isn't worth it unless you're gaining other motherboard features

May, 2015

Consumer review by: azanimefan (

great chip


great chip, just know that just because it's a DC refresh chip does not guarantee it will hit 4.7ghz on an overclock. From what i can tell the i5-4690k doesn't clock up as well or consistently as the i7-4790k

great performing chip. unfortunately mine was a terrible overclocker, and topped out at 4.2ghz, no amount of vcore or setting tweaking would get it over that point. but that's not intel's fault that it was a bad overclocker, just luck of the draw....


May, 2015