As always the internet has done its job in keeping us informed of the latest and greatest in Tech news. Yesterday final specifications of Intel’s Devil’s Canyon started to surface. While the I5 variant doesn’t seem to be a very substantial upgrade in terms of frequency, the I7 variant is looking quite nice.
The I7 chip known as the 4790K will feature 4 cores with Hyper-Threading and will have a 4.0GHz base frequency with a Maximum Turbo boost of 4.40Ghz, 8MB Cache, 88W TDP and of course feature the Intel HD Graphics 4600 integrated core. While not only offering a 500Mhz higher clock than its predecessor, the 4770K; the 4790K will also feature Improved TIM and allow for better overclocks.
The I5 variant doesn’t offer quite as big a jump from its predecessor, the 4670K; only allowing for a 100MHz frequency gain. The 4690K will feature 4 cores with a 3.5GHz base clock with a Turbo Boost up to 3.90GHz, 6MB cache, 88W TDP and the Intel HD 4600 Integrated Graphics Core. While the gains may not be to significant at first look the 4690K will also feature the improved TIM which should allow for better overclocks.
Will you be purchasing one Intel’s Devil’s Canyon Haswell Refresh chips to go along with a nice new Z97 motherboard? Or will you be waiting for the next generation of Intel chips before you upgrade? Let us know in the comments below!