When Intel announced their Haswell refresh some of us questioned where the “K-Series” unlocked processors were. We soon found out that Intel was working on two special processors made for enthusiasts codenamed “Devil’s Canyon”. These “Devil’s Canyon” processors would make up the K-Series of the Haswell refresh, but also have features that the other processors do not. Intel has addressed many issues that we saw on Ivy Bridge and Haswell processors in the past. Today we will be taking a look at the flagship Core i7-4790K quad-core processor. This is Intel’s first consumer processor to be clocked at 4.0 GHz and it actually boosts all the way up to 4.4 GHz! Let’s take a look…
When Intel launched their “Devil’s Canyon” processors last week they were exclusive to Intel 9-series motherboards. Well it looks like the chips are now supported on a large number of motherboards based on older 8-series chipsets (Z87, H87, B85, and H81), with a simple BIOS update from the manufacturer.
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’s next generation Core i7 “Haswell-E” HEDT (high-end desktop) processor lineup has been detailed. The lineup is set to launch later this year accompanied by the X99 Express chipset. Three new processors will be laucnhed that will effectively replace the current Core i7-4820K, i7-4930K and the i7-4960X.
At the Maker Faire this past weekend Reuters got to talk to Intel CEO Brian Krzanich, who confirmed that we would see the companies upcoming Broadwell chips in PCs sold during the holiday season.
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.
It looks like the features for the 9-Series chipsets from Intel have been finalized. Leaked slides from Hermitage Akihabara show us some of the main features for the upcoming Z97 and X99 chipsets from Intel.
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’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.
Intel has just announced their 730 Series solid state drives, which are aimed at gamers and enthusiasts. Intel has overclocked the controller on the drive by 50% and the NAND by 20%, which makes it faster than previous drives.
Aug 03, 2015 0