More hints on Devil's Canyon

Subject: General Tech | June 3, 2014 - 02:47 PM |
Tagged: Intel, i7-4790k, devil's canyon, computex 2014, computex, 4790k

The biggest improvement for overclockers on the new Devil's Canyon processors goes by the name of Next-Generation Polymer Thermal Interface Material; which will replace the much maligned TIM used on Haswell chips that many have blamed for poor overclocking results.  So far the news is good but as no samples have arrived anywhere for review we still await the final word.  As it is an LGA 1150 processor the current heatsinks will cool this chip and in theory a BIOS/UEFI update should allow them to run on current Z87 boards making it a very easy upgrade.  As you can see in the list the speeds are raised slightly from the previous generation, check out the other features [H]ard|OCP heard about right here.

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"Intel is presenting its new Devil's Canyon processors today at Computex in Taiwan. Enthusiasts get a two new processor solutions, one with HyperThreading and one without. While many of us are familiar with processor core clocks of 4GHz+, this is first time we have Intel serving up a minimum 4GHz clock on its enthusiast K processor."

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June 3, 2014 | 03:16 PM - Posted by JohnGR

Replace thermal paste.
Sell it as a new processor.

June 3, 2014 | 05:09 PM - Posted by Canuck (not verified)

not really...new number to differentiate the changed part, but its price point is pretty much in line with the 4770k so its not like they are charging a much higher premium for the change.

June 5, 2014 | 10:00 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

I've been running my 3770k at 4.2GHz for a while now no problem. I think I'm good for a while longer still.

June 6, 2014 | 11:43 AM - Posted by obababoy

Fortunately Microcenter is close to me. http://www.microcenter.com/category/4294966995/Processors-CPUs.

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