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Intel Intros Devil's Canyon CPUs

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On Tuesday, Intel Corporation president Renée James revealed during COMPUTEX 2014 in Taipei three "Devil's Canyon" chips that are slated to be released sometime in June. They will not only feature an unlocked multiplier, but also improved packaging and thermals.

According to Intel, the new chips will be fully socket compatible with the current 1150 pin LGA package. They will also have Next-Generation Polymer Thermal Interface Material (NGPTIM) that works with existing cooling solutions, enabling higher and cooler performing CPUs. Intel has also thrown in additional capacitors to smooth the power delivery to the die.

For starters, the fully unlocked Intel Core i7-4790K features four cores with a base frequency of 4.0 GHz each and eight threads. Other features include 8 MB of Intel Smart Cache, support for two-channel DDR3-1600 memory, integrated Intel HD Graphics 4600 clocked at 1250 MHz, support for LGA 1150 socket, and more.

The company also introduced the Intel Pentium Processor Anniversary Edition that is also unlocked. This chip has two cores clocked at 3.2 GHz each (base frequency). The chip supports LGA 1150 socket, two-channel DDR3-1333 memory, and features Intel HD Graphics, Intel Quick Sync Video, and 2 MB of Intel Smart Cache. This processor is compatible with Intel 8 or 9 Series chipsets.

Finally, there is also the Intel Core i5-4690K, a fully unlocked processor with four cores clocked at 3.5 GHz (base frequency) and four threads. This chip supports LGA 1150 socket, two channel DDR3-1600 memory, and includes Intel HD Graphics 4600 clocked at 1200 MHz. There's also 6 MB of Intel Smart Cache.

In addition to the Devil's Canyon chips, James also demonstrated the world's first 14 nm fanless mobile PC reference design -- a 2-in-1 form factor with a 12.5-inch screen that is 7.2 mm thin with the keyboard removed. This device was based on Intel's new Core M processor, which promises to deliver fanless designs, lightning-fast performance of a tablet and the form factor of a razor-thin laptop.

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    neon neophyte , June 3, 2014 1:04 PM
    "Polymer Thermal Interface Material"

    intel, we want solder. it costs a couple bucks. go back to what you used on sandy.

    i just read a review of the 4790k. i quote this from it:

    "due to the extra power consumption generated by higher voltages, the Core i7-4790K ran hotter, at an average of 88C, compared to 78C for the older Haswell processor."

    Looks like the new TIM did nearly nothing to me.

    what a let down.
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    patrick47018 , June 3, 2014 1:05 PM
    ItsHappening.jpg! Etc etc! Let's see some benchmarks
  • 8 Hide
    whiteodian , June 3, 2014 1:08 PM
    My next build will be with DDR4... I'll be waiting Intel :-D
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    rohitbaran , June 3, 2014 1:11 PM
    Pricing?
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    hannibal , June 3, 2014 1:20 PM
    Quote:
    Pricing?


    High enough...
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    danwat1234 , June 3, 2014 2:10 PM
    Cheap in a few years
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    Chattahoochee , June 3, 2014 3:57 PM
    Time to pop the top on that 4770K,check this Passmark run on air out.

    http://www.passmark.com/baselines/V8/display.php?id=12567508497
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    neon neophyte , June 3, 2014 4:01 PM
    "Time to pop the top on that 4770K,check this Passmark run on air out."

    if a 4790k is harder to delid, that would make a 4770k superior imo.
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    Mac266 , June 3, 2014 5:23 PM
    Ill wait for reviews thanks.
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    alextheblue , June 3, 2014 6:09 PM
    Quote:
    "Time to pop the top on that 4770K,check this Passmark run on air out."

    if a 4790k is harder to delid, that would make a 4770k superior imo.

    Agreed.

    Anyway, the unlocked dual core Pentium - now with DDR3 1333! :p 
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    DrBackwater , June 3, 2014 7:26 PM
    Crap, intel seems to be doing their business finance analysis with customers rather than what customers actually want.

    I want well not really: 5930k 8 core cpu with ddr 4 support and all those bells and whistles.

    Not slight increment in what the markets willing to to pay.

    All intel wants to do is destroy arm technology and tailor the xeon market, screw their customers unless your w.i.l.l.i.am.
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    knowom , June 3, 2014 8:39 PM
    Still fine with my C2Q 9550 equivalent X3360 because Intel just hasn't been that innovative it's very comparable to i5, but tends to be more energy efficient ironically.

    As for i7 if I wanted something more powerful that more closely rivals that I'd just get a cheap dual socket 771 motherboard, pair of xeon cpu's, and some FB dimms since it's dirt cheap second hand.

    In fact I could do that with 771 12MB quad cores and disable the cores on each CPU to have a 4 core 24MB cache CPU essentially 6MB per core. With the cores disabled it should cut the CPU power in half roughly so it would be more efficient and cooler as well.
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    f-14 , June 3, 2014 10:49 PM
    Intel
    Core i7-4790 3.6 GHz 1150 Boxed Processor
    Available for In-Store Pickup Only.
    microcenter.com/product/432163/Core_i7-4790_36_GHz_1150_Boxed_Processor
    Intel
    Core i7-4790 3.6 GHz 1150 Boxed Processor
    $249.99
    Product Information
    SKU 207423
    Mfr Part# 185231
    UPC 735858278881
    Technology
    Processor Type Desktop
    Launch Date Q3'14
    Specifications
    Core Haswell
    Processor Core i7 4790
    Operating Frequency 3.6GHz
    Turbo Speed 4.0GHz
    Number of Cores Quad-Core
    Number of Threads 8 Processing Threads
    Level 1 Cache 128KB
    Level 2 Cache 1MB
    Level 3 Cache 8MB
    Processor Architecture 22nm SOI
    Graphics Specifications
    Graphics Specifications Integrated Intel HD Graphics 4600
    Graphics Core Intel HD Graphics 4600
    Intel HD Graphics Yes
    Memory Specifications
    Integrated Memory Controller Yes
    Memory Types Supported DDR3-1600
    Memory Channels Supported 2
    What's in the Box
    What's in the Box 1 x CoreT i7-4790 Boxed CPU, Intel designed thermal solution (Fan, Heatsink, Clip
    Included Accessories Intel designed thermal solution (Fan, Heatsink, Clip Assembly)
    Manufacturer Warranty
    Parts 3 Years
    Labor 3 Years

    THE BEST PART WAIT FOR IT........

    Reviews
    Write a review
    1 / 51 / 5
    not worth it
    May 27, 2014
    Customer avatar
    Elsiebby
    Age:25-34Gender:Male
    I bought this and have since experienced very hot temps at stock.
    No, I do not recommend this product.
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    f-14 , June 3, 2014 10:51 PM
    oops copied wrong link
    Intel
    microcenter.com/product/434211/Core_i7-4790K_40GHz_LGA_1150_Boxed_Processor_-__PREORDER

    Core i7-4790K 3.6GHz LGA 1150 Boxed Processor - PREORDER
    10+ in stock at Twin Cities/St. Louis Park Micro Center

    $279.99
    Specifications
    Product Information
    SKU 302521
    Mfr Part# PRESALE-301275
    UPC
    General
    Release Date (mm-dd-yyyy) 07-04-2014
    Technology
    Processor Type Desktop
    Launch Date Q3'14
    Multimedia Instructions SSE4.2
    SSE4.1
    AVX
    SSE
    SSE2
    SSE3
    AES
    MMX
    SSE4
    AVX2
    EM64T
    NX / XD
    FMA3
    F16C
    SSSE3
    BMI1
    Streaming SIMD Extensions 4
    TSX
    VT-x
    HT / Hyper-Threading Technology
    TBT2.0 / Turbo Boost Technology
    VT-d
    TXT
    Specifications
    Core Haswell
    Operating Frequency 3.6GHz
    Number of Cores Quad-Core
    Number of Threads 8 Processing Threads
    Level 1 Cache 128KB
    Level 2 Cache 512KB
    Level 3 Cache 8MB
    Thermal Power 84W
    Processor Data Width 64-Bit
    Socket Type Socket 1150
    Graphics Specifications
    Graphics Specifications Integrated Intel HD Graphics 4600
    Graphics Base Frequency 350MHz
    Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency 1.2 GHz
    Intel HD Graphics Yes
    Memory Specifications
    Integrated Memory Controller Yes
    Memory Channels Supported 2
    What's in the Box
    What's in the Box 1 x Core i7 Boxed Processor
    Manufacturer Warranty
    Parts 3 Years
    Labor 3 Years
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    f-14 , June 3, 2014 10:55 PM
    Core i7-4790K 3.6GHz LGA 1150 Boxed Processor
    Number of Threads 8 Processing Threads
    Level 1 Cache 128KB
    Level 2 Cache 512KB <-------------!!!!!!!!!!!
    Level 3 Cache 8MB

    Core i7 4770K 3.5GHz Socket LGA 1150 Boxed Processor
    Number of Threads 8 Processing Threads
    Level 1 Cache 4 x 32 KB instruction caches 4 x 32 KB data caches
    Level 2 Cache 4 x 256 KB = 1024KB / 1MB <--------!!!!!!!!!
    Level 3 Cache 8MB

    looks like the 4790k doesn't do anything to speed things up despite it's 4GHZ clock for branding and marketing it's got a bottle neck in the level 2 cache worse than the 4770k and 3770k
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    neon neophyte , June 3, 2014 11:06 PM
    Quote:
    Core i7-4790K 3.6GHz LGA 1150 Boxed Processor
    Number of Threads 8 Processing Threads
    Level 1 Cache 128KB
    Level 2 Cache 512KB <-------------!!!!!!!!!!!
    Level 3 Cache 8MB

    Core i7 4770K 3.5GHz Socket LGA 1150 Boxed Processor
    Number of Threads 8 Processing Threads
    Level 1 Cache 4 x 32 KB instruction caches 4 x 32 KB data caches
    Level 2 Cache 4 x 256 KB = 1024KB / 1MB <--------!!!!!!!!!
    Level 3 Cache 8MB

    looks like the 4790k doesn't do anything to speed things up despite it's 4GHZ clock for branding and marketing it's got a bottle neck in the level 2 cache worse than the 4770k and 3770k


    that has to be a mistake...
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