Intel has just announced their brand new “Devil’s Canyon” processors today. These processors are part of the Haswell Refresh which we saw most of the processors come last month. The “Devil’s Canyon” processors are a bit different as they are designed for gamers and overclockers and have new features not found in other Haswell Refresh processors. To that end we present our Devil’s Canyon preview, which should give you all of the information that you need to know about the Devils Canyon processors.
Intel recently launched its first Haswell Refresh processors, but it left out two enthusiasts chips from the bunch. These are the Core i7-4790K and the Core i5-4690K. These are not just multiplier-unlocked variants of the i7-4790 and the i5-4690 that Intel just launched. Both of these chips have been given an internal codename of “Devil’s Canyon” and the chips are made from high-performing dies binned out of the foundry, and placed on extra-durable packages with contact points that are designed for higher voltages.
Intel is expected to launch the next generation 9-Series chipset on May 11th which will include the latest Haswell refresh processors and various Z97 and H97 motherboards from different companies. It looks like MSI’s entire Z97 Gaming Motherboard line has been leaked.
Intel is planning on introducing their Haswell refresh platform next month in April. The new platform is expect to be a slight tweak of the existing Haswell processor family, with most processors getting a 100 MHz boost. VR-Zone has confirmed that the K-Series Haswell refresh processors would feature updated overclocking features and an improved TIM design.
Intel will be launching their Haswell refresh in about a month. The refresh will be compatible with the next generation 9-Series chipset compatible H97 and Z97 motherboards. HardwareLuxx got a first look at MSI’s upcoming Z97 motherboard prototypes at an NDA briefing.
Intel’s Haswell refresh is coming very soon and the SKU list as well as pricing have been listed online. This list is for the non-K variants, so for all the overclockers out there you are going to have to wait just a little longer for information on those chips.
We have been hearing a lot of rumors that Intel’s upcoming 14nm Broadwell generation of CPUs are going to be delayed. They had been on track to launch in Q3 of 2014, but that might not be happening. First off the M Series and desktop parts will not be delayed at all, but the Y, U and H Series will be delayed.
As expected Intel is planning to launch their Haswell refresh processor lineup in Q2 of 2014. Nothing really new is being added to the architecture except clock speed improvements. VR-Zone has revealed the full Core i7 Haswell refresh lineup and starts with the Core i7-4790 leading the way.
Our friends over at VR-Zone have revealed some very interesting details about the upcoming Intel Haswell refresh and Intel Broadwell platforms. The report shows that the new processors coming out of these platforms would only be compatible with new revised 9-series chipset motherboards.