The Overclocking Knights have set a new overclocking record with the Intel Core i7-4770K retail processor. They overclocked the processor all the way up to 7068.52 MHz using the MSI Z87 XPOWER motherboard, which is MSI’s top of the line overclocking motherboard.
Just a year ago Intel launched their Ivy Bridge processors and now a year later we have another platform launch from Intel. The 4th Generation Core Haswell processors are the “tock” to Intel’s “tick” and “tock” release schedule. A “tock” represents a new architecture and a “tick” represents a process refinement. So Haswell brings with it a new architecture, but is still built on the same 22nm process as Ivy Bridge. Intel has introduced a new LGA1150 socket with Haswell and a new chipset so you will not be able to throw this processor in an older motherboard, you will have to buy a new one. Today we are taking a look at the top of the line Haswell desktop chip the Core i7-4770K. Of course the “K” denotes that it is an unlocked processor. This is a quad-core processor that has a default clock speed of 3.5 GHz and a turbo frequency that goes all the way up to 3.9 GHz.
It looks like the Intel 4th Generation Core processors that were on sale over in China earlier this month were in fact real! With the Haswell launch less than a week away many retailers are stocked with the chip and one Japanese retailer took a few photos of the Core i7-4770K box. Read on to check them out!
Just yesterday Chinese retailers were listing Intel’s complete 4th Generation Haswell processor lineup for sale so it would not be long before we saw a review pop up. Even though Intel will be officially launching the processors on June 2nd there is already a complete review online. The guys over at ChinaDIY have taken the Core i7-4770K through the paces. Want to know how it performed? Read on as we take a look…
Whenever a new processors comes out we always want to see how far we can push it. Well for Haswell it looks like a handful of people have already got their hands on them and have been seeing what they can do. The guys over at OCaholic have spotted quite a few CPU-Z validations on Haswell chips, one in particular shows that the Core i7-4770K was overclocked to 7 GHz at 2.56V!
We are still firm believers that Intel’s 4th Generation “Haswell” processors will launch in 3 months or so, but that has not stopped some Dutch online retailers from listing the Core i7-4770K, which is of course the flagship of the processor family. Both MAXICT.nl and takeITnow.nl have the processor listed for pre-order. MAXICT has it listed at €331.13 (incl. VAT) and takeITnow.nl €352.00 (incl. VAT). That’s $427.29 and $454.43 in US currency.
The upcoming flagship consumer processor based on Intel’s Haswell architecture will be the Core i7-4770K. It looks like Tom’s Hardware has one one hand and has already run it through quite a few different benchmarks and tests. They are comparing it directly to the Core i7-3770K “Ivy Bridge” processor and the Core i7-2700K “Sandy Bridge” processor. Read on to see some of the benchmarks.
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