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.
"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."
Here is some more Tech News from around the web:
- 4th Gen Intel Core "Devil's Canyon" Processor Family Preview @ NitroWare
- Intel intros 'Devil's Canyon,' Pentium Anniversary overclockable CPUs @ The Tech Report
- Intel Devil's Canyon i7 4790K & i5 4690K Preview @ Hardware Canucks
- Intel Devils Canyon receives support on ASUS Z87 @ Madshrimps
- Computex 2014 International Press Conference and New Product Preview @ Techware Labs
- Crucial ships DDR4 for servers, desktop modules coming in August @ The Tech Report
- Computex 2014 Asus Product Announcement and Press Event @ TechwareLabs
- Asus engineers confirm 120hz 4k still some time away @ Kitguru
- Microsoft, Salesforce thump table in cloud tie-up talks – report @ The Register
- Netis Wireless Adapters and Portable Router @ TechwareLabs
- Misfit Shine Wearable Fitness Activity Monitor Review @ Legit Reviews
- Samsung, with this new 3D NAND SSD, you're really spoiling us … or perhaps a rival? @ The Register
- Samsung wants to 'thingify' your BODY with Simband @ The Register
- DIY IoT computer smaller than a square inch @ The Register
- iOS 8 vs iOS 7 @ The Inquirer
- Microsoft might make us wait another year for the Windows 8 Start Menu @ The Inquirer
Replace thermal paste.
Replace thermal paste.
Sell it as a new processor.
not really…new number to
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.
I’ve been running my 3770k at
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.
Fortunately Microcenter is
Fortunately Microcenter is close to me. http://www.microcenter.com/category/4294966995/Processors-CPUs.